Better Food at Fleet Center

There are non-Mcdonalds food options in the entrance of the Media Center. They appear to have cases upon cases of Red Bull. What is Red Bull, anyway? There are also salads, breakfast cereals, and what looks like fruit salad.


Derek Martin's picture
Derek Martin on July 26, 2004 - 20:41 Permalink

Red Bull, a caffeinated beverage illegal in Canada. I’ve never had it, so no idea what it tastes like.

Peter Rukavina's picture
Peter Rukavina on July 26, 2004 - 20:53 Permalink

I believe they sell Red Bull at Interlude. I’ve been too afraid to try it there. Perhaps it is contraband?

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mike on July 26, 2004 - 21:02 Permalink

Red Bull markets its eponymous functional energy drink in more than 70 countries. The nonalcoholic drink contains the amino acid taurine, B-complex vitamins, caffeine, and carbohydrates — not bulls testicles, or any other rumored ingredients. Red Bull claims that the body needs more taurine than is produced during physical exertion. The drink has grown quickly, capturing about 70% of the worldwide energy drink market. Austrian Dietrich Mateschitz founded Red Bull in 1987 and owns 49% of the company. Although the company originated in Austria, the recipe for Red Bull is said to come from Thailand.

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Alan on July 26, 2004 - 21:03 Permalink

I think if you have more caffine, Peter, you are going to start seeing little dancing Dave Winers like in a Flintstones — stay off the Red Bull.

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foog on July 26, 2004 - 23:58 Permalink

Red Bull tastes just like cream soda. A pleasant discovery for me, since I’m a big fan of cream soda and it can’t be had for love or money here in Hungary. Some research suggests that taurine might be harmful, other studies show that it may actually be good for you (cats need it to prevent heart disease). It supposedly gives you a bigger boost than caffeine, but I suspect it’s all viral marketing for something more or less inert.

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eileen sharon d... on July 27, 2004 - 00:21 Permalink

The PBS television program Nightly Business Report closed the Monday evening show with a reference to Fleet Center’s bathroom situation. Supposedly there are only 20 porta-potties for all journalists.

Say it ain’t so.

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Peter Rukavina on July 27, 2004 - 23:39 Permalink

I had a Red Bull just now. Fizzy red-tasting pop. Can says “Vitalizes body and mind.”

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Jeff on July 28, 2004 - 04:01 Permalink

Has anyone elese seen that crazy little Red Bull car driving around Boston? They seem to be everywhere!

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Kiwinky on August 26, 2004 - 18:01 Permalink

I just oicked up a CAN (yes..a carbonated can) of the Red Bull stuff AT yaletown Market, Yaletown — Vancouver BC canada.

They started selling it this week- as it is now legal in Canada.