The picture above and the actual cans I bought have the "new and improved" design on them. Red Thunder used to have a different can design that was mainly blue and red. The new design is alright but it looks kind of odd on an 8 oz. can. 8 oz. is smaller than a regular can of soda and these days most energy drinks come in 16 oz. cans. Still, Red Bull usually comes in an 8 oz. can so it makes sense that Red Thunder does too. The design looks sort of cheap but it informs you of the product and does what it's supposed to do.
I've reviewed about three Red Bull "clones" in the past but none of them actually tasted 100% like Red Bull. They all had very, very similar flavors to Red Bull but weren't quite as smooth. That isn't the case with Red Thunder because Red Thunder is Red Bull. There's no difference whatsoever, it's the same drink. It tastes the exact same and has the same amount of carbonation. If you've had Red Thunder you've had Red Bull and vice versa. If you've never had Red Bull, it's a strong tasting drink with a nice kiwi flavor. If you're reading my website you've most likely had Red Bull though.
Red Thunder also contains the same ingredients as Red Bull. The only exception is that Red Thunder has Niacin and Red Bull doesn't. So, you're getting the same energy buzz as you would with Red Bull too. A can of Red Thunder contains 75 mg of Caffeine, it also contains Taurine, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12 and Pantothemic Acid. I drank two cans of Red Thunder right after each other and noted a nice lift in energy. One small can of Red Thunder doesn't seem to provide me with any energy but if I drink two than I definitely feel more energized. If you're not like me and don't drink a lot of energy drinks I recommend just drinking one can, one can should provide the average person with a decent lift in energy.
Red Thunder definitely isn't an original drink but it is a great value. It's literally Red Bull with the exception of the name and can design. If you're a big fan of Red Bull and there's an Aldi's nearby I recommend picking up a 4 pack of Red Thunder, it's a good deal.