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Spoolio
01-03-2008, 07:30 AM
Granted, they have an F1 programme and all the TV ads to pay for, but why 99p a can when Tesco and Sainsburys are 24p/26p? Or, to tip that question on its head, what muck are the others putting in theirs! This is an odd topic, perhaps I've drunk too much of the stuff 'cos I didn't go to bed till 3am -which is way to late for me. Been rebuilding the Durga for Sunday.

josh_smaxx
01-03-2008, 09:42 AM
Have a look for Relentless, twice the size of redbull and i think 1.23 from tesco's, very very nice aswell :thumbsup:

LEGEND
01-03-2008, 10:00 AM
Yeah but it isn't that nice when you buy some from Tesco and realise that you have to be at school in 3 mins, when it takes about a minute to get to school, you either have a choice, down the whole can or have it shot in the bin when you get to school. I can certainly say that you definatley feel very strange afterwards for the next hour or so.:lol:

josh_smaxx
01-03-2008, 10:06 AM
Yeah but it isn't that nice when you buy some from Tesco and realise that you have to be at school in 3 mins, when it takes about a minute to get to school, you either have a choice, down the whole can or have it shot in the bin when you get to school. I can certainly say that you definatley feel very strange afterwards for the next hour or so.:lol:

Down it, all you can do, or drink it at dinner time :thumbsup:

ben
01-03-2008, 10:23 AM
lol you dont want to see me when ive been on red bull :lol: hyper hyper hyper hyper hyper hyper hyper HYPER!!!!!! haha.

I bet it will only cost red bull about a third of the price to make a little can though.:thumbdown:

losidan
02-03-2008, 01:31 PM
I dont know why cos it doesnt have any more caffeine in it than a cup of tea or any more energy...it's crap

Lee
02-03-2008, 03:37 PM
Yup and its not an instant boost either, it can be seen in the blood 5 mins after taken orally but drinks take longer from dirnks such as tea and coffee and longer again from soft drinks, usually peak plasma is upto 2 hours later, upto 3.5% of caffeine doesnt even get absorbed and comes out chemically unchanged.

Tom3012
02-03-2008, 04:37 PM
tesco's own brand make me tired... redbull doesnt make me tired, but it hardly makes me hyper... i just like the taste :D

try something called "rockstar" if you can... woolies, 99p.... 500ml :thumbsup:

josh_smaxx
02-03-2008, 05:05 PM
tesco's own brand make me tired... redbull doesnt make me tired, but it hardly makes me hyper... i just like the taste :D

try something called "rockstar" if you can... woolies, 99p.... 500ml :thumbsup:


Ye, i get rockstar occasionally, very nice but still a cheap imitation for relentless :thumbsup:

ashleyb4
02-03-2008, 05:33 PM
Redbull what a load of crap!

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DCM
02-03-2008, 06:44 PM
I dunno why you lot need to take Red Bull and shit like that... try going to bed at the right time and eating regular, and you will feel more awake.... burn the candle at both ends and your bound to feel tired....

Spoolio
02-03-2008, 06:56 PM
I dunno why you lot need to take Red Bull and shit like that... try going to bed at the right time and eating regular, and you will feel more awake.... burn the candle at both ends and your bound to feel tired....

You are right on that score - its just sometimes these days this is not possible. I wish I was still a kid - that way when your mum & dad do everything for you, you can go to bed early and eat properly. :lol:

DCM
02-03-2008, 07:01 PM
hey dude, I got five kids and on me tod with them.... I get tired, so I go to bed lol....

Col
02-03-2008, 07:16 PM
There is a very simple reason why Red Bull is the price it is - because people pay it!

I have a massive amount of respect for Red Bull and the several racing teams they run (amongst all the other things) but I agree with DCM here if you need stimulants to get you through the day, you're doing something wrong

b4rs
02-03-2008, 07:51 PM
redbull is nice but i rarly drink it, unless with vodka! :thumbsup:

although the same stuff is like 90p cheaper, and it comes in the form of Best-buy energy drink. its like 20p and its bloody gorgeous

jimmy
02-03-2008, 08:16 PM
redbull is expensive because they hand out quarter of a million a time to put even just their colours (not even brand name) on something.

racingdwarf
02-03-2008, 08:22 PM
redbull is expensive because they hand out quarter of a million a time to put even just their colours (not even brand name) on something.

Right! I now know what colours my next shell is going to be........would you have their number?:D

jimmy
02-03-2008, 08:29 PM
haha, all joking aside, it's worth an ask! :D I've had red bull people round my place of work before, looking to get their brand shown (and yeah, with no name attached)

b4rs
02-03-2008, 08:57 PM
how to do you mean jimmy, explain further please, examples?

Tom3012
04-03-2008, 10:59 PM
i agree with DCM, balanced and healthy diet and you feel better ( im studying a BTEC in sport and nutrition is a subject)...

however i just drink redbull cos i like the taste :thumbsup:

Lee
04-03-2008, 11:42 PM
how to do you mean jimmy, explain further please, examples?


Alex, when its a brand like red bull, people see the colours and sub-conciously put it with red bull, its a very subtle way of advertising without seeing red bull everywhere. Its like if you see a white background with a red triangle you think marlboro without it saying it. its just clever marketing and of course its cheaper:D

emzy
06-03-2008, 05:03 PM
Yeah but it isn't that nice when you buy some from Tesco and realise that you have to be at school in 3 mins, when it takes about a minute to get to school, you either have a choice, down the whole can or have it shot in the bin when you get to school. I can certainly say that you definatley feel very strange afterwards for the next hour or so.:lol:

First time I had Relentless I drank an entire can in less than 5 minutes... and then fell asleep in the next lesson. Didn't work so well...!

James
06-03-2008, 05:35 PM
haha, all joking aside, it's worth an ask! :D I've had red bull people round my place of work before, looking to get their brand shown (and yeah, with no name attached)

Didnt Rich Cree work for redbull motorsport a while ago? maybe he has some insight ..

They have/had a secton on their website regarding sponsorship for teams/events, i mailed them a few years ago about Blyth/Worksop R/C events, still waiting for a reply :D . A slab of 24 to keep race control awake would have done :thumbsup: ..

MK999
06-03-2008, 05:43 PM
First time I had Relentless I drank an entire can in less than 5 minutes... and then fell asleep in the next lesson. Didn't work so well...!

Relentless never seems to work for me either, despite having the same caffeine content as red bull but being 2-3 times as big, it's pretty weird. :confused: