Red Bull's Secret Ingredient Not So Secret Any More

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The undisputed king of the energy drink market appears to have tipped its hand and revealed exactly what it is about Red Bull that gives you wings. Officials in Hong Kong found traces of coke in several cans of the heart exploding beverage yesterday. A spokesman for Red Bull then issued a statement which explained, in no uncertain terms, that there is no way any nose candy made its way into the drink and offered a clear explanation for the confusion.

"It would have been absolutely impossible for Asian (or any other) authorities to have found traces of cocaine in Red Bull Energy Drink," the company said in a statement. "We believe that Asian authorities mistakenly applied concerns about Red Bull Simply Cola to Red Bull Energy Drink, a completely different product with an entirely different formula."

This comes one week after traces of coke were discovered in the winged beverage in Austria. Fears of consumers overdosing were put to rest when spokeswoman Sigrid Rosenberger said the levels were right around the detection limit. The company then went on to say that its Red Bull Cola is, "harmless and marketable in both the US and Europe." No argument here.

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