Paolyta B and Whisbih

Are these drinks bad for you? Good for you? Fine in moderation?
I love the stuff, am drinking a bottle a day but have raised a few eyebrows when I drink it. It doesn’t seem to have any effect at all apart from a pleasant taste. The list of ingredients sounds quite healthy. So, any advice from sensible humans who actually know what the are talking about?

Could swear I’ve seen this question somewhere before…

These drinks contain stimulants. In this regard, drinking Paolita B and Whisbih is much like coffee–ok in moderation. I think if you’re not overdoing it, you won’t see too many ill effects-- apart from those resulting from the odd homicidal maniac “spiking” the drinks, that is :laughing: .

[quote=“Toasty”]Could swear I’ve seen this question somewhere before…
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Whisby discussions.

[forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopic.ph … sbih#60332](Whisbih

[forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopic.ph … bih#137405](JUST what is whisbi?

The 5 story apt building that just went up next door to me was bult with PolyB powered workers.

I could never get by those guys without doing a drink with them. PolyB & Heng Seng Sasparilla mix quite well.

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My former boss was a frequent wisbih and paolyta drinker and now has diabetes. May or may not be connected to the drinks. Personally I find them disgusting.

On the trail again today, and got pulled over by a couple of workers who were rebuilding some Amah and Agong’s remote tribal hut into something a bit more solid. They insisted that we cracked open a couple of (big) bottles of Paolyta B, even though it was only 10 in the morning.

Agong smiled and looked on benevolently as the men he was employing got drunk on the job. They sold it me as Taiwan Red Wine, but it’s more than that, it has all the added goodness of ginseng extract, vit B1 and a healthy kick of caffeine to augment the alcohol.

I wobbled off down the trail after half a bottle, and the workers returned to their arc welding :bravo:.

http://www.paolyta.com.tw/pro/pro1.htm

Not good that the OP (1 bottle a day back in 2005), only managed 43 posts.

Don’t do legal drugs!

McStrange didn’t make it til his 44th post,
TainanCowboy’s building next door already crumbled to dust…

:liar:

[quote=“Nuit”]On the trail again today, and got pulled over by a couple of workers who were rebuilding some Amah and Agong’s remote tribal hut into something a bit more solid. They insisted that we cracked open a couple of (big) bottles of Paolyta B, even though it was only 10 in the morning.

Agong smiled and looked on benevolently as the men he was employing got drunk on the job.

Not good that the OP (1 bottle a day back in 2005), only managed 43 posts.[/quote]

It’s impossible to get drunk on that stuff, the % of alcohol is nearly nonexistent.

Ah. Thought I saw 10% on the bottle. Not 10% proof then.

But now it reads like an ad for gay porn.

What % alchohol is this stuff? It would be good to know as I like to drink it on long motorcycle trips. I consider it to be more of a hardcore energy drink than an alcoholic beverage. It certainly doesnt taste any stronger than beer. I’ve never drank enough at one time to feel the alcohol, it doesnt take much to make me feel twacked out from the caffeine and taurine.

I didn’t know it contained alcohol. I’ve drank it at work, thinking I was getting a vit B lift. I did get some strange looks. :astonished:
Maybe because it doesn’t contain alcohol I was getting strange looks? :ponder:

It has a tiny amount of alcohol…way less than 1%. Check the label on the bottle: it tells you.

When I was young and foolish, my friends made me drink a small glass of Baolida B and mijiu plus a raw egg against hangover. I think.

There is a reason why it is solely legally sold in pharmacy, there is healthy stuff in it but typically good for those on a diet or eat less as it reduces appetite greatly. it’s medicinal so to take with moderation !!

The workers building my house loved that stuff. Every day in the evening I would look through the work site to pick up trash. I could fill a big trash bag every week of empty bottles.

Most would also drink beer as a chaser. One work group assigned the young kid to go buy their bottled drinks and beer…he would hop on the scooter every two hours. For other groups they waited for the “little bee” to arrive selling drinks. The little bee was a woman in a small truck with ice chests. She knew where all the work sites were located so just drove around to them.