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In his unending quest to plagiarise every single thing that stands as good and decent about the internet, Datazoid proudly ventures toward Chefelf's very own Extinct Beverage Museum. Besides, Datazoid is on a different continent. Datazoid has access to beverages Chefelf does not. Datazoid also speaks often in the third person, it seems. Anyhow. Fanfare ahoy!

Extinct Beverage Reviews

Beverage Title!

Red Eye: Plus

Tagline: "Energy Drink with Attitude"
Manufacturer: RedEye International. Made in Australia.
Website: www.red-eye.com.au
Currently under construction.
Magical Contents: Amazonian guarana, Korean ginseng, "a balanced blend of aminos and vitamins". On the ingredients panel, the differences between this and the other Red Eyes so far reviewed are that it includes folic acid and inosine. It also states vitamin C, which is not specified on the others.
Click here for information on these ingredients.
Medical Warnings: ""Not suitable for children under 15 years, diabetics or pregnant women. Should only be used under medical or dietetic supervision." Addendum in fine print: "Red Eye is not intended to replace a nutritious diet and should be used in conjunction with an appropriate exercise or training program."
Volume: Bottle; 330ml.
Daily Dosage: "Reccomended daily dosage adults two serves = 650ml". Lack of punctuation preserved for posterity. Also, my crude kindergarten mathematics suggests that consuming two bottles would actually put you over the legal limit by 10ml. OH NO.
Nutritional Info: Plenty of sugar.

Ingredient Graph for idiots Amount per 100ml
Energy 45cal
Protein < 0.1g
Carbohydrates 11.3g
Sugars 11.0g
Sodium < 0.1mg
Chemicals Amount per 100ml
Caffeine 10mg
Calcium 10mg
Vitamin C 24mg
Taurine 18mg
Niacin 6mg
Inosine 3mg
Vitamin B6 1mg
Pantothenic Acid 1.1mg
Vitamin B6 1mg
Vitamin B12 1.2ug
Folic Acid 120ug
Riboflavin (B2) 60ug
Potassium < 0.1mg

Beverage Bottle, glass
Can also substitute for a drug test sample.

To the eye:
It's astonishingly yellow. Not to put to fine a point on it, it looks like pee. It's got the traditional Red Eye trait of instantly losing all carbonation as soon as the bottle is opened, also.

Beverage closeup
And this little piggy went "weeee..."

To the nose:
It smells quite refreshing, actually. There's a vague aroma I can only describe as "dairy", and a hint of vitamin B.

To the mouth:
It's not unpleasant. If it were possible to have managed to get energy drinks right, I'd have to say Red Eye are the ones who've succeeded at it. You can taste the unmaskable vitamin B, which shares a flavour with rotten celery, and the dairy smell somehow manifests itself in a taste which is actually kind of chocolate-like.

And a little while after:
There's a noticable aftertaste of vitamin B, although it's more of a chemical flavour than the aforementioned tang of rotten celery.

Again, it's not unpleasant. It's not great, all energy drinks that make a big deal out of including vitamin B either suffer from a deplorable taste of rotten celery or from being overly fruity to try to mask the horrid vitamin. This one's kind of a half-way house between the two flavours.

One word summary*:
Vitamin B.

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