Thursday, July 10, 2008

Energy in a Bottle

For Bangkok taxi drivers on the road for twelve hour shifts, there's a host of energy drinks available. Composed of sweet concoctions of sugar, water, caffeine, taurine, and vitamins, these beverages are considered to be medicinal and give cab drivers a temporary boost. Almost every taxi in this city has at least one 150ml bottle of energy tucked between the front car seats. In Thailand, there's numerous brands to choose from, including Krating Daeng, M-150, Shark, Zone, and Lipovatin (pictured). The recipe for Krating Daeng, or Red Bull, is used to produce the version made outside of Thailand and sold world-wide, but the original Thai Red Bull is still made in Bangkok by T.C. Pharmaceutical Industries Co. Ltd. Have a swig and wake up!