by strick

Is Red Bull really made from bull testicles?

well, although i've told the story many times (but never believed it at all), unfortunately i have to admit that no, it isn't.

although in the USA it's the young raver types that I see drinking red bull, the drink originates in Austria, and in neighboring Hungary it's the old men standing outside the medicinal baths that i see drinking red bull. i've been told that *they* believe it's made from bull testicles, and drink it to increase their virility. and the package does say it's made with "taurine" -- what else would that be? oh, ok, just an amino acid.

Here's a excellent urban-legend-smashing page dealing with the bull testicles and other favorite rumors about governments banning red bull for containing Glucuronolactone.


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