I had no idea about the origin of the Red Bull energy drink until I traveled to Thailand. Apparently the drink started as a Thai beverage and then was adopted to western markets. Today, the two companies operate independently. The Thai Red Bull is much stronger tasting than the one in America but it similarly claims to give you an energy boost. The drink comes in a glass bottle and is available at convinece stores all over Thailand for about $1.50. Turns out the Red Bull Logo has a lot of significance in Thailand. Because of the agreement between the two Red Bull companies, the American Red Bull variant cannot be sold in Thailand.