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Red Bull Cola

Boasting a strong and natural flavor, the new Red Bull Cola drink creates a new variation on the Red Bull line with a drink that contains notable “natural flavours from plant extracts” and “natural caffeine from coffee beans”. Also included in the mixture are coca leafs, kola nut, lemon/lime, cloves, cinnamon, caramom, pine, corn mint, galangal, vanilla, ginger, mace, cocoa, liquorice, orange and mustard seeds. Sounds a bit intense! Apparently the drink has been classified as a “narcotic” in certain parts of the world, including Germany, whose own food safety institute conducted research that revealed traces of cocaine. While the research institute claims that the levels of cocaine did not pose a health threat, Red Bull responded to the allegations stating, “De-cocainized (sic) extract of coca leaf is used worldwide in foods as a natural flavouring.” I guess, drink on?

By Elie Ayrouth

Elie is a product of Orange County, CA. In early 2012, his dentist diagnosed him with 8 different cavities, three of which on the same tooth, as a result of his 23-year Sour Patch Kid addiction.