Monday, July 6, 2009
Now We Know Why That Red Bull Gives Us a Buzz
Germany is none too happy about the results of tests on Red Bull Cola. Seems they found "traces of cocaine" in there.
The laced soda out of Austria actually has decocainised coca leaf (or basically cocaine). Levels are considered safe though per the FDA of Europe.
Still, the Germans are not impressed. They've banned Red Bull in six states. Now, aren't they the ones who enjoy some stout beer?
Ah well. I guess we all choose our poisons.
Red Bull of the U.S. does want to make sure that buyers know that the product tested was European Red Bull Cola.
"We believe that Asian authorities mistakenly applied concerns about Red Bull Simply Cola to Red Bull Energy Drink, a completely different product with an entirely different formula...de-cocainized coca leaf extracts are used as flavoring in food products around the world and are considered to be safe. Indeed, in 21 C.F.R. 182.20, the Food and Drug Administration regulations provide that it is acceptable and safe to use de-cocainized coca in food products in the United States," notes Red Bull Energy Drink.