Rich Energy drop Haas. No.... Really. Seriously........

Rich Energy drop Haas. No.... Really. Seriously........

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DanielSan

14,289 posts

111 months

Saturday 20th July
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Gary C said:
Just received three cans of this stuff off Amazon as a memento of a crazy F1 story.

Might even try one just to see how awful it actually is.
Copy and paste from my post on the previous thread....



Just had a couple of mouthfuls, I even had a glass of water first as I've had a couple of beers and a Zobrowka Bisson Grass vodka and apple juice (the polish drink it a lot as found out in a stag weekend last year, vodka is available and Tesco and it tastes like apple strudel!) while watching Le Mans this afternoon/evening so the palette is cleansed.

Initial aroma, very similar to Red Bull but a not as strong. Very sweet smelling as you'd expect with an energy drink but personally I don't find it unpleasant.

Taste wise - if you like drinks of this type Red Bull/Monster/Relentless etc then it isn't too bad. It's unsurprisingly very similar to Red Bull in taste but again I'd say a little less sweet. Flavour wise it's that typical mixed fruit/sugary taste you'd expect from an energy drink there's nothing all that remarkable about it.

The one negative, well at least when it comes to the consumption of it and not the company as a whole, is that it leaves you with a really dry mouth feeling a couple of minutes after you've had a few sips and feeling drier as I type this. I'm not sure how they've managed to achieve this but my good God it's still getting worse!

Taking another mouthful of it in a bid to cure the dry mouth feeling (yes I know what you're thinking, I'm not stupid, well maybe a bit, but it only seems fair to give it a proper test) and the taste of it has gone severely downhill! As basic things to aim for with a drink surely making you want to at least finish it is number one on the list??

Conclusion- initial flavour wise actually not too bad, it's just this damn after taste that's the problem. I'm off to eat a ball of cotton now to improve the situation.... May as well finish the can first though

Pebbles167

2,180 posts

96 months

Saturday 20th July
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I bought a 3 pack from Amazon, partly out of curiosity, and partly to grab a piece of what is soon to be a bizarre thing of the past.

I thought it tasted fine, just as good as Red Bull really. But then again even if it we're available in shops, the taste of Rich energy (or Red bull) wouldn't be good enough to get me to spend the extra over the generic 50p cans of non fruity energy drinks you can find in most shops, and unless they made a sugar free version I'd be unlikely to drink it regularly anyway.

Europa1

8,644 posts

132 months

Sunday 21st July
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Eddy5 said:
The Storey continues
He has at least changed the logo.

To the one registered in the name of the company he is no longer a shareholder or director of (unless it was transferred or licensed to him as part of his exit).

It gets ever more bizarre and convoluted.

Gazzab

17,057 posts

226 months

Sunday 21st July
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That’s a very similar logo ! Idiot.

silentbrown

4,934 posts

60 months

Sunday 21st July
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silentbrown said:
Anyhoo, I'm 99.9% sure all the assorted "Lightning Volt" twitter accounts are parodies/fakes,
Well, correct on that one so far. The "official" Lightning Volt Ltd twitter (which used to have the coffee shop B logo) tweeted

twitter said:
"Okay, okay, this is a parody account smile

How about:

Retweet if you think this whole situation is a damn farce and William Storey is a complete loony."
https://twitter.com/LightningVoltF1/status/1152599835821912064

silentbrown

4,934 posts

60 months

Sunday 21st July
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TheDeuce said:
Eddy5 said:
The Storey continues
He's such a bellend.
Absolutely.

As the original "Rich Energy Ltd" is on its way to insolvency with BDG, he can't just transfer assets out of it to avoid creditors getting their hands on them.

https://www.companydebt.com/articles/insolvent-com...


FourWheelDrift

77,606 posts

228 months

Monday 22nd July
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Torro Rosso now gets some Antlers on it's cars.

https://scuderiatororosso.redbull.com/en/toro-ross...

Another dig perhaps or just clever sponsor acquisition?

silentbrown

4,934 posts

60 months

Monday 22nd July
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Just came across this gem in the archives. December 2015...



Moderately NSFW, being Sunday Sport...

https://archive.org/details/Sunday_Sport_27_Decemb...

Petrus1983

2,337 posts

106 months

Monday 22nd July
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silentbrown said:
Just came across this gem in the archives. December 2015...



Moderately NSFW, being Sunday Sport...

https://archive.org/details/Sunday_Sport_27_Decemb...
How the feck did you find that laugh

Hope he enjoyed his lifetime of free RE. Have to say his story seems even more BS than Storey usually comes out with.

Usget

4,966 posts

155 months

Monday 22nd July
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That is absolutely brilliant and might replace "90 million cans" as my favourite part of this story so far

Dynamic Space Wizard

621 posts

48 months

Monday 22nd July
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Usget said:
That is absolutely brilliant and might replace "90 million cans" as my favourite part of this story so far
Tripod man's probably drunk all 90 million by now laugh

Usget

4,966 posts

155 months

Monday 22nd July
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I put that picture on Twitter (crediting you of course silentbrown) and it seems to have got a bit of traction hehe

silentbrown

4,934 posts

60 months

Monday 22nd July
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Petrus1983 said:
How the feck did you find that laugh
Internet "Wayback machine". Funny what you find going down that rabbit hole sometimes!

I'd been looking for confirmation of the claim by GrandPrix247 that the Whyte lawsuit was already in progress long before the Haas deal, mentioned here.

https://www.grandprix247.com/2019/07/20/reader-rig...

C Lee Farquar

2,482 posts

160 months

Monday 22nd July
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silentbrown said:
Just came across this gem in the archives. December 2015...



Moderately NSFW, being Sunday Sport...

https://archive.org/details/Sunday_Sport_27_Decemb...
And the Sunday Sport is owned by....

andrewcliffe

456 posts

168 months

Monday 22nd July
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...David Sullivan - who is supposedly one of the secret billionaires that WS regularly refers to.

Robmarriott

1,740 posts

102 months

Monday 22nd July
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How long had Whyte been using the logo?

silentbrown

4,934 posts

60 months

Monday 22nd July
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Robmarriott said:
How long had Whyte been using the logo?
Since 2008. The RE variant was "created" in May 2015.

cookie1600

1,237 posts

105 months

Monday 22nd July
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dgmx5

119 posts

193 months

Monday 22nd July
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Danny Ric has also engaged Ebury Partnership in defending the claim from his former manager... https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/amp/formula1/49070675.

I think it is safe to say that Haas instructed a reputable firm of solicitors in such a niche industry.

Deesee

2,614 posts

27 months

Monday 22nd July
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dgmx5 said:
Danny Ric has also engaged Ebury Partnership in defending the claim from his former manager... https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/amp/formula1/49070675.

I think it is safe to say that Haas instructed a reputable firm of solicitors in such a niche industry.
I think it’s safe to say Dani Ric does not read the internet. hehe