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Summit Red Thunder

Worth a try for the cost-conscious Red Bull lover.

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Not really sure how it happened, but a bodega by my house was carrying this in stock and it caught my eye. Lo and behold, when I got home and looked it up, I learned it's an Aldi store-brand energy drink! I'm no snitch, but I'm not sure they're supposed to be resold...

By the name Red Thunder I'm definitely assuming this is a Red Bull knock off, but good job to Aldi still making a cool name. It also reminds me of the discontinued drink Red Rain, which was also a Red Bull knock off. A cheap and very average tasting knock off.



It tastes exactly like Red Rain! And at the price of 4/$2.00 it's a perfect comparison to the uber cheap, discontinued beverage!

For the uneducated who have no idea what I'm talking about, the taste is as follows. If you took a Red Bull and mixed it 3:1 with water, you'd get Red Thunder. It has a toned down version of the "sour" flavor, or "bite", that Red Bull has. And it also has a toned down version of the sweetness you get with the OG.



A silly, low-effort can but I don't hate it. Blue and silver pattern on the front with a red lightning bolt on the side.



120mg of caffeine in the 12oz can. 40 grams of sugar with Niacin, and Vitamin B6/12.


All of that said, watered down Red Bull isn't that bad for me since I really like Red Bull. And at around 1/6 of the price, there's definitely a market out there for it. I'm not sure the geographical footprint of Aldi, but if you're a cost-conscious Red Bull lover, go check Red Thunder out for yourself.

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