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# 40749 2-Sep-2009 20:53
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This arrived in the mail today....

The Brand New, V Pocket Rocket.
(A bit of back ground information can be found here under 'Shame On You', thanks to Target).
Here is the product website.









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  # 252749 2-Sep-2009 21:16
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Are all the energy drink putting these out now?, I saw at least 6 different brands of these in the dairy today

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  # 252859 3-Sep-2009 10:13
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No thanks.




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  # 252860 3-Sep-2009 10:20
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Hello party drugs replacement.




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  # 252861 3-Sep-2009 10:21
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BurningBeard: No thanks.

I'll stick to coffee thanks.




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  # 252864 3-Sep-2009 10:24
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Tap water for me thanks

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  # 252888 3-Sep-2009 11:48
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This could be perfect to keep in the desk drawer for those late night call outs.


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  # 252889 3-Sep-2009 11:50
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I've been trialling that Coca-Cola Brands' Mother and it's got a sh*tload of caffeine on it. Does provide a buzz to keep you going. Don't drink more than one a day, though.




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  # 252892 3-Sep-2009 12:05
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It is ridiculous how drink companies can pack large quantities of caffeine into small shots of liquid and call it a "dietary supplement". Energy drinks have a caffeine limit per 100mls, dietary supplements currently have no limit on caffeine per millage. These products are not dietary supplements, they provide little benefit to the consumer other than the caffeine "buzz". They do however pose serious health risks to consumers, particularly youths who, while V's website claims are not the target audience, are the biggest consumers by far. Just look at the 15 year old girl up North a few weeks ago who collapsed after having a "dietary supplement" shot which contained 250mg's of caffeine in a 60ml shot from the dairy across the road from her School. The Ministry of Health has started investigating these products, hopefully they will place similar restrictions on them as normal energy drinks have. I;m with johnr, water for me thanks.



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  # 252904 3-Sep-2009 12:59
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I like the Occasional Energy Drink,
but the Pocket Rocket Drink stats that it contains 160mg of Caffeine!!!
That is the same amount of caffeine in two Coffees and the website says that their new product (60mL) has the same amount of Caffeine in a 500mL 'Big V'.

My friend told me he drank the Demon Energy equivalent of the "V' Pocket Rocket, and he had a HUGE energy burst for about 10-15 minutes after he drank it, but then felt like sleeping for the rest of the day!

The Box I received states that I should be 'over 16' to drink this too, but I am only 15!!!! =.=




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  # 252907 3-Sep-2009 13:15
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LOL, a dude I know (foolishly) drank about 10 (can't remember the exact number) V's at a party - he stupidly thought this would be a far more healthy alternative to alcohol.

The restult was a paraesophageal hernia - the gastro-esophageal junction remains where it belongs, but part of the stomach is squeezed up into the chest beside the esophagus.




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  # 252908 3-Sep-2009 13:15
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I recently stopped drinking coffee. About 3 weeks after I'd stopped, I had one and it was HORRIBLE.

I was really jittery and feeling almost paranoid. God, that must be what its like for someone to be coming off crack!

I think if I had one of those shot things now, I'd probably end up shooting myself!

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  # 252915 3-Sep-2009 14:13
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BurningBeard: LOL, a dude I know (foolishly) drank about 10 (can't remember the exact number) V's at a party - he stupidly thought this would be a far more healthy alternative to alcohol.


The restult was a paraesophageal hernia - the gastro-esophageal junction remains where it belongs, but part of the stomach is squeezed up into the chest beside the esophagus.


 

Sounds... revolting.

And how many days before he got to sleep??




 

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  # 252917 3-Sep-2009 14:20
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When V first came out, I had a trip to do up North (2 hours drive) - they were giving away free cans at the lights so got one thinking "great, will keep me a bit more alert" - will admit it did, but soon as I got to my destination, I crashed out and slept like a baby.

What goes up must come down.......

Old manager of mine used to drink a LOT of that Top Secret stuff.... last I heard he had diabetes and they atributed it to that stuff and the amount he had consumed. How true that is I dont know.




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  # 252923 3-Sep-2009 15:16
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TinyTim:

Sounds... revolting.

And how many days before he got to sleep??


I'd say he probably crashed after that. Haven't seen him for a looooong time.

Keep in mind this is the same guy who started smoking just for something new to do.  And also lived on mince pies for months - "I'm still skinny so it's not bad for me" was his attitude.

I've noticed a majority of people I see out and about who drink V, Red Bull and other similar garbage are often overweight.  I fell into the nasty habit of having one every morning and can't say it did me any good - I'd be absolutely shattered by 1pm in the arvo and no amount of coffee would fix that - all that would to is put my brain into hyperdrive while my body still felt sluggish.




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  # 252925 3-Sep-2009 15:21
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BurningBeard:

I'd say he probably crashed after that. Haven't seen him for a looooong time.

Keep in mind this is the same guy who started smoking just for something new to do.  And also lived on mince pies for months - "I'm still skinny so it's not bad for me" was his attitude.


This isnt him is it ? Tongue out

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/2822625/Burns-victim-vows-to-party-on




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