10 Things You Didn’t Know About Red Bull

Originated As Krating Daeng

The drink started out in Thai as a sweeter version of what we know it as now, but still mixed with caffeine and taurine. Dietrich Mateschitz collaborated with Chaleo Yoovidhya when the drink cured him of jet lag, infused it with a berry flavor, and released it in Europe back in 1987.

Each Can Equivalent To One Coffee Cup

Red Bull isn’t as loaded with caffeine as you might think. It actually has 80 milligrams of caffeine in each 250 milliliter can, which is the same as a standard cup of coffee. In comparison, many smaller Starbucks drinks has hundreds of milligrams. The other ingredients, like taurine, makes it so it’s worse to drink three or four cans compared to three or four cups of coffee.