Red Eye is a particularly potent flavored drink
with a number of questionable substances
which, manufacturers claim
, give you energy, thus its slogan - "Energy drink
" It is a relatively new upstart to the flavored drink market
, originating and available in Australia
, as a bottled drink
or on tap
. From the bottle
Red Eye is a lightly carbonated New-Age beverage containing a uniquely balanced and revitalizing blend of pure spring water, natural amino acids, vitamins and Amazonian guarana. It provides immediate enlivenment and refreshment in today's busy world. RED EYE with guarana is the perfect boost when you need an energy lift. Please enjoy in moderation.
It also contains Taurine, and recently removed Glucuronolactone from the ingredient list due to public concern. There are several types of Red Eye - gold, platinum, eXtreme and classic. Each has a creative and exciting mix of psycho-stimulants - note I did not say healthy. Basically each type has a base of amino acids and essential vitamins, as well as:
Classic - a 'hint' of guarana.
Gold - more guarana.
eXtreme - Gingko, Ginseng.
Platinum - Seven Gs - ginger, grapeseed, green tea, guarana, ginseng and ginkgo.
It comes with the sort of packaging that makes you instantly suspicious. 330mL bottle, fairly similar to a beer bottle in size and color, but also flashy, stylish, eye catching. Another interesting note off the bottle points out (in caps):
NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 15 YEARS, DIABETICS OR PREGNANT WOMEN. SHOULD ONLY BE USED UNDER MEDICAL OR DIETETIC SUPERIVISION.
I suspect this is a bad thing. At any rate it certainly isn't a good thing.
However, it does taste quite nice for the sweet toothed of us despite the fact that one bottle also probably contains enough psychostimulants to run a small redneck army for several days. If you don't know anything about Guarana, Taurine or Glucuronolactone I suggest you look it up. It taste like a sweeter, tangier and generally more jazzed up type of creaming soda, if quite strong. Even if you dislike creaming soda, you might like this.
Overall, despite the great taste, its on my avoid list. A few too many questionable substances and disturbing messages to boot. Compare with the Slurm drink from Futurama. After consumption, I get urges to drink lots of water in a vain attempt to flush my system.