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Is the Red Bull™ energy drink kosher?

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Future readers should be aware that the Red Bull's status as kosher may change over time. –  msh210 Dec 22 '11 at 15:41
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Yes, but that doesn't mean it's good for you. –  Yaakov Kuperman Mar 28 '12 at 4:35
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According to the Chicago Rabbinical Council (cRc), the "Original Energy Drinks" in regular and diet are kosher while the "Cola" and "Shots" are not. http://www.crcweb.org/beverage_list.php

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Both answers are correct. The cRC compiles a list of recommended beverages, not all of which it certifies itself. The actual certification comes from London's Federation which is a well-recognized hashgacha (their hechsher symbol is an octagon with KF in it). Most people in America haven't heard of that hechsher, but will readily follow the cRC and Star-K's endorsement of this product. –  Shalom Jan 14 '11 at 13:27
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Personally, I couldn't care less if it's got a proper hechsher or not. I tried Red Bull once, and it was disgusting! Give me good ol' coffee any day of the week! –  Barry Hammer Nov 29 '11 at 12:59
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Hashgacha/Supervision: Beth Din of the Federation of Synagogues London

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