Recently, while in a 7'11, I came across a couple of bottles bearing the name Dr. Tobi. Curious, I grabbed a bottle and gave it a try. The taste was good, slightly lemon-grapish with a touch of vitamin, but like many so-called energy drinks, Dr. Tobi's was sweet. Very sweet. Too sweet.
This is hard to understand since the drink is made in Thailand, for Thais, and Thais do not like their sweets as sweet as in the west. Alos, each little 140ml bottle carries a whopping 130 calories, which is way, way too high.
The verdict on Doc Tobi? The best thing about Dr. Tobi's drink is unlike most other energy drinks, there is no caffeine. There was no surge of energy or euphoria as with caffeine drinks, and once finished, the only thing satisfied was my sweet tooth. At 13 baht though, you could get a huge bottle of water instead. Next time, I'll take the bottle of water.
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