Aerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 8075 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 7148 times:
they probably mix it with Red Rooster/Coq Rouge..... 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.
Mdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4145 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 7075 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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Willo From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 1352 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 6624 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?
OV735 From Estonia, joined Jan 2004, 937 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 6594 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.
OYRJA From Denmark, joined Feb 2007, 78 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 6502 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
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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LH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 52
Reply 19, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 6448 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.
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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.
Lindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6336 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
PS - I know that RB is banned in Malesia because few people have died in the night club drinking RB mixed with vodka.
Springbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 24, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6310 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!
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?
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