Viva Toro

by Viva Toro Beverage Company

Product Type

Functional: Energy Drink: Regular

Container

8.3 fl oz (250 ml) can

Nutritional Info

serving size 1 can (8.3 fl oz), calories 113, total fat 0g;
sodium 215mg;
total carbohydrate 28g;
sugars 28g;
protein 0g;
niacin 100%;
vitamin B1 100%;
vitamin B2 100%;
vitamin B6 100%;
vitamin B12 100%;
pantothenic acid 100%

Ingredients

carbonated water, sucrose, glucose, sodium citrate, citric acid, taurine, siberian gingseng, royal jelly 3X, macca extract, caffeine, inositol, niacin, thiamine HCL, pyridoxine HCL, Cyanocobalamin, Riboflavin, D-Pantothenol, Natural flavors

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Review: Viva Toro Energy Drink

Posted: Mar 30, 2004 at 12:00 AM (Last Updated: Apr 01, 2004 at 8:13 PM)
Wow, where do we begin with this one. There are some very obvious issues with this energy drink that will undoubtedly have many people in the industry (including Red Bull's lawyers) champing at the bit. One look at the name ("toro" means bull in Spanish), the can (which prominently features a red bull), or the marketing materials ("It ain't no BULL...it's better") and there's no question who Viva Toro is emulating. Oddly enough, their web site also makes conflicting claims about the product, first calling it a "new and exciting drink" and later claiming that it has been around in Asia since 1981. Regardless, there's a somewhat sad twist to all of this -- the product actually tastes great (and very natural). We have no idea why they didn't come up with an original brand to market the product under. Instead, they've undoubtedly written their own death sentence as this appears to be somewhat blatant trademark infringement.

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