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Why Is Red Bull Banned In France?  
User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 51
Posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 6082 times:

As the title says.
What do French people mix with vodka btw  Wink ?

UTA


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User currently offlineLy7e7 From Israel, joined Jun 2004, 2234 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5958 times:

Why mix Grey Goose ?  Smile

Seriously though, how come an EU product from a neighboring country is banned ?



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User currently offlineSebolino From France, joined May 2001, 3681 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5948 times:

What is red bull ????

With vodka, one can put orange juice or Tequila+Gin to make a TGV ...


User currently offlineAerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7110 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5930 times:

they probably mix it with Red Rooster/Coq Rouge..... Wink I have no idea why France and not England or anywhere else like that. Though you have to be 16 in the UK.
I was shocked when I got asked for ID to buy it...(partly cos I'm 21) In New Zealand you can buy it at any age, and if you go to the right place you can buy the concentrated version.


User currently offlineAerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7110 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5920 times:

Quoting Sebolino (reply 2):
Tequila+Gin to make a TGV

A TVR is even better. just replace Gin with Red Bull....


User currently offlineSLC1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5889 times:

Quoting Sebolino (reply 2):
What is red bull ????


Crack in a can, seriously it's an energy drink

http://www.redbull.com/


User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4124 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5857 times:

Quoting Aerorobnz (reply 3):
I was shocked when I got asked for ID to buy it...(partly cos I'm 21) In New Zealand you can buy it at any age, and if you go to the right place you can buy the concentrated version.


Really? Here it's the same thing. Anyone can buy Red Bull. It's what inspired Armadas of "energy drinks" to be put out onto the market.



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User currently offlineBA380 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1466 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5581 times:

I understand it is banned in Sweden as well. Can't remember the details, but some people say that it is dangerous, due to the high taurine amount or something.


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User currently offlineDIJKKIJK From France, joined Jul 2003, 1780 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5424 times:

Quoting SLC1 (reply 5):
Crack in a can, seriously it's an energy drink


and it tastes like shit!



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User currently offlineWillo From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 1352 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5406 times:

It's banned in Denmark and Malaysia, as well as France. As mentioned, in addition to the high caffiene content, it also contains other "substances" including taurine which stimulates the metabolism. The combination of the caffiene and the "substances" is what the French Health Ministry thought unsafe. The EU Court of Justice upheld the French ban.

just out of interest I've seen another similar energy drink "Dark Dog" advertised on sponsor badges in the FIS ski jumping. I haven't seen this drink in the UK but see it is widely available elewhere. What does it taste like?

[Edited 2005-03-08 13:37:27]

User currently offlineOV735 From Estonia, joined Jan 2004, 904 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5376 times:

I wonder, how will the 'new' Red Bull Formula 1 racing team be welcomed at the French GP. Advertising tobacco products has been banned in the EU during the races for several years now, and teams come up with solutions (like replacing the tobacco company titles with other words and phrases on the cars), but since Red Bull is the only name the racing team has, how will they be called during the French GP?

I'm not much of a fan of Red Bull myself, but during long exam sessions I've had a few cans.


User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4896 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5346 times:

I know...






























BECAUSE IT GIVES YOU WINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Big grin



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User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3599 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5295 times:

It's because of the caffeine.

Go get a copy of the January 2005 National Geographic and read the article about caffeine in there. It will tell you all about why it is banned.


User currently offlineOYRJA From Denmark, joined Feb 2007, 78 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5284 times:

It is banned here in DEnmark as well.

Acording to the people who banned them it's because it's way to much coffeine in it. I have tried it several times and I cant really feel the difference.
And I must admit that it tastes very good indeed mixed with vodka. Just watch out for your kidneys if you drink to many of them  Wink


User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 51
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5261 times:

Yayers ! OYRJA is back !

UTA



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User currently offlineCaptOveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5258 times:

Quoting SLC1 (reply 5):
Crack in a can


That about sums it up. It is also overpriced and tastes like crap. I once drank a can and spent the next 12 hours wide awake. then missed class the next day when the buzz wore off.


User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5258 times:

Why Is Red Bull Banned In France?


Probably because it isn't French. Big grin


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24899 posts, RR: 56
Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5244 times:

Ah yes, glorious Red BUll Big grin

Double Vodka with Red Bull  Smile



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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 18, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5229 times:

Quoting ArmitageShanks (reply 12):
It's because of the caffeine.

Go get a copy of the January 2005 National Geographic and read the article about caffeine in there. It will tell you all about why it is banned.



Well, that's true, but there a million and one things out there that are really not very good for you, but are perfectly legal. Banning it (revolting as I find the stuff, personally) just seems a bit excessive.



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User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined exactly 15 years ago today! , 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 19, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5230 times:

Interesting how all these countries have banned it yet the US still allows it. Meanwhile almost all those countries allow drinking at age 16 yet the US is 21. Always interesting how different countries perceive differently what is dangerous for its citizens.

LH423



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User currently offlineOYRJA From Denmark, joined Feb 2007, 78 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5224 times:

I think it was last year when several young swedish people died after their Kidney stopped working after drinking Red Bull Vodka for a whole weekend.

User currently offlineAerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7110 posts, RR: 13
Reply 21, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5151 times:

Quoting Gkirk (reply 17):
Double Vodka with Red Bull

8 pounds for the privilege in Covent Garden/Leicester Sq drinking establishments...

The most I've had in a sitting is 4 pack bottles, and that was buzzing me out completely. My reactions became 'reverse drunk' I reacted to everything, had sore 'kidneys' and couldn't sit still without shaking and it is a hell of a sugar headache on the comedown. That was excessive, but 1-2 cans every now and then is fine.


User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5118 times:

I used to drink Red Bull a lot. Mostly on Sunday's when I got up with hangovers from previous nights. It really helps.
About 6 months ago I was drinking RB at work and I felt like I was getting heart attack. That was it.
I am clean of Red Bull. Last time I had one, was in October 2004  Smile

Rafal


PS - I know that RB is banned in Malesia because few people have died in the night club drinking RB mixed with vodka.


User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8439 posts, RR: 9
Reply 23, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5098 times:

Don't care much for red bull, personally don't like the taste of it.

Anyhow I want one of their merchandising fridges.


User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 11
Reply 24, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5092 times:

Wow, surprising to hear Red Bull is banned in so many European countries! Here, it's available everywhere, right on supermarket shelves...and there is no age limit to buy it...it's just like buying coke or Pepsi.

I never buy it though..it tastes like crap..yuck!  ill 

BTW...what will the Red Bull racing team do for the French Grand Prix? Cover the titles and call them Jaguar racing again just for the French GP?  Wink



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25 Post contains images Aerorobnz : My good Australian friend that works in the beverages industry said The only reason Australia has Red Bull is because New Zealand has it. All Red Bul
26 Post contains images Swisskloten : OYRJA: I know a Swedish woman who is only 1.5 meters tall, weighs 46 kg and can drink anyone under the table! Red Bull? She probably has a few cans of
27 NZ747 : I once had 6 redbulls and felt like I was high. Almost a feeling of not weighing anything or walking on air. I guess that's where the slogan comes fro
28 Post contains images N5176Y : The French, as usual, are sissies.
29 CaptOveur : Watch out, they might fart in your general direction.. or fling a cow at you.
30 Post contains images Gkirk : £8 for double vodka and redbull? Just glad up in Scotland it's £2.90
31 Post contains images NZ747 : That's because they want more Scottish guys to get drunk so they can have sex with 'real women', and not the wooly kind you guys find on the farm pad
32 Post contains images TGV : Then how come Coca and Pepsi are still authorized ?
33 Post contains images OYRJA : LMAO!!! Is she good looking? A drinking contest with a girl is like having a drinking contest with GKirk
34 Post contains images Gkirk : They call it Le Coke and La Pepsi in France?
35 JGPH1A : Nope - "coca" or "coca light" (even if it's Pepsi).
36 VHXLR8 : In the state of Victoria (and possible elsewhere in Australia) it's illegal for bars to serve Red Bull mixed with an alcoholic drink. For example you
37 Post contains images SK A340 : No, it is not banned here. I however stopped drinking it (read mix it with vodka) since I heard that it contains something which is extracted from bu
38 Sabena332 : Ok, Red Bull contains a lot of caffeine but not more than a regular cup of coffee so I don't understand why it is banned in some countries. I am just
39 Post contains images 7LBAC111 : Really. News to me - though I did get ID'd buying it once. And I'm 27! I think you refer to Taurine, which does have something to do with a bull - he
40 Post contains images Gary2880 : will the red bull team be allowed to drive in the french grand prix?
41 Mika : I understand it is banned in Sweden as well Like Micke said, it is NOT banned in Sweden.
42 Post contains images Banco : At least the drivers won't nod off during the race, even if the spectators do.
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