Given that Red Bull is a copy of Krating Daeng, a Thai energy drink, it isn't a surprise that Asian markets often offer an impressive selection of caffeine-packed sodas. What is surprising, however, is how much better many of them taste -- and how much cheaper they are. In an office taste test, the staff of DailyFinance universally preferred the flavor of Roaring Lion, an energy drink that's almost exactly like Red Bull, but has a lighter, more citrusy flavor and costs 26 percent less. Yunker, a Japanese energy soda was even better: Packed with herbs, B vitamins and Coenzyme Q10, it had a mild, almost lychee-like taste -- for about the same price as Red Bull.
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