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Red Bull: Giving Cola Wings

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Red Bull Cola

Red Bull has entered the fray that is soda, more specifically, cola. Don’t let the name cola confuse you, this is no Coke/Pepsi knock off, “Red Bull Cola isn’t just a cola; it’s premium, strong and natural.” Most people, including myself, overlook the word, ‘natural’. In my defense though, the word does seem to be overused, and in most cases it doesn’t even seem to be accurate. Mutineer’s Editor-in-Chief, Alan Kropf, displays a perfect example of a questionable product labeling of the word “natural”. Let’s not steer too far from the topic of Red Bull though, because in the case of Red Bull claiming to use “natural” products, well I can ensure you, they are not joking around.

Upon receiving a generous sample from the fine folks at Red Bull, I was also given a small pamphlet with awesome little pictures and names to go with each natural ingredient; coca leaf, kola nut, lemon/lime, clove, cinnamon, cardamom, pine, corn mint, galangal, vanilla, ginger, mace, cacao, licorice, orange and mustard seed. The natural flavors are from plant extracts and the natural caffeine is from coffee beans. See, I told you. Red Bull is taking no prisoners on their way to dominate the cola market. Why drink a cola that is filled with unnatural products and high-fructose corn syrup when you could have premium cola?

Red Bull Cola can

Strong? Yes, it is in fact strong too. The Red Bull 8.4oz has 32mg of caffeine and the 12oz can has 45mg of caffeine. An average 12oz cola has about 34mg of caffeine. So, as you can see Red Bull Cola has almost 30% more caffeine than an average cola. I’d recommend the 12oz can of Red Bull for maximum effectiveness.

So, we know this product is the real deal – it’s strong and natural, but why even try and break into a market that is already dominated by the big players? Red Bull founder Dietrich Mateschitz is a full-blooded Mutineer, and he wants to revolutionize the cola industry.

“Few people know that around the same time of Red Bull’s[energy drink] conception, Mateschitz had another idea. His vision was that one day he would produce a cola better than any other cola he had ever tasted, better than any that he loved from his childhood. A premium and 100% natural cola. The packaging design has been locked in his safe for nearly 20 years, waiting for this day.”


  1. Chuck P. | Monday, March 9, 2009

    Yes, a Red Bull cola. I love Red Bull not only does it taste great they also have the coolest Air Racing series on the planet. When does this stuff come out? From your description it sounds like something I need to try asap.

  2. TJ McNasty | Monday, March 9, 2009

    YES! (that is all)

  3. Some brunette girl. | Wednesday, March 11, 2009

    Absolutely amazing.

  4. Mark | Thursday, March 12, 2009

    Finally, an awesome, natural alternative. Way to go.

  5. Anthony | Monday, March 16, 2009

    I have yet to try this, but when I see it (and I recall recently seeing it at a store somewhere?) I’ll definitely be picking a few up. I’m not a fan of soda and try and avoid it all together, but this has me curious.

  6. Jackson | Wednesday, March 18, 2009

    I haven’t seen it in the stores yet, but I’m intrigued to try it.

  7. R.C | Tuesday, June 9, 2009


    my new favorite.

  8. Anwer | Friday, July 24, 2009

    Wish it was available in 12 packs instead of 4-packs. Excellent

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