However, pretty much everyday I see new products that are packed full of caffeine. So even with 250 + reviews under my belt I am still amused at all the odd caffeinated products that are available on the market. It really makes me think that I am not the only one that has a caffeine addiction. So if you have a caffeine addiction, like I do, maybe some of these products will trip your trigger.
1) Shower Shock Caffeinated Soap - The meaning of a fresh shower has changed quite a bit now that you can get a caffeinated soap. All you people that take long showers, beware. A can of Red Bull has 80 milligrams of caffeine and the Shower Shock Caffeinated soap has 200 milligrams of caffeine per serving (12 servings per bar). The best part of waking up might not be a Folgers any more, it could taking a caffeinated shower. Hey at least you will save some time in the morning by not having to make coffee! And no, you can't eat the soap.
2) SumSeeds Caffeinated Sunflower Seeds - That's right the next big scandal in baseball might not be related to steroids. Instead it will have to do with the players being overly caffeinated and hyper while on the field due to consuming 120 milligrams of caffeine while eating SumSeeds Caffeinated Sunflower Seeds. Maybe it will add a couple miles per hour to Clemen's fast ball?
3) Primer Caffeinated Breath Spray - Fresh breath is a good thing. Fresh breath and caffeine is a better thing. With 1400 milligrams of caffeine (33 milligrams per spray/serving) packed into a tiny 8 milliliter tube you can really enjoy a solid kick. $5.00 for 1400 milligrams of caffeine or $2.00 for 80milligrams of caffeine in a RedBull. Which would you rather have?
4) Crackheads Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans - Screw brewing in it. Put some chocolate on it and eat it straight. A 4 ounce serving of Crackheads Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans will net you 266 milligrams of caffeine. Hey, they are even Kosher certified!
5) Snickers Charged - I know what you are thinking, none of these products come from main steam companies. But hey the Mars Snackfood Company is catching on to our caffeine addiction society. Why eat a regular Snickers Bar when you can have one with 60 milligrams of caffeine for about $0.75. Two of these is stronger and cheaper than a Red Bull.
6) Diablo Energy Strips - Why chew, swallow or soap up to get your caffeine? Try one of these energy strips from Diablo. Place a strip on your tongue an voila, you got caffeine. One package contains 18 strips and will net you 450 milligrams of caffeine. Not bad for $2.49!
7) Blow Energy Drink - Why even bother placing an energy strip on your tongue when you can just snort something to get your caffeine buzz? No, don't really snort it, you are supposed to mix it with water. But hey, who wouldn't want a vile of Blow that contains 240 milligrams of caffeine for $2.50?
8) Gum / Mints - Both a staple at your convenience store. So why not add caffeine to the mix. Again fresh breath and a nice buzz. There are a plethora of these products out there from Jolt, Bawls, Foosh, etc. Most of these gums and mints have the same kick as a cup of coffee (about 80-120 milligrams). So why have coffee then brush your teeth? Pop in some gum or mints and skip a step. Now that I think of it, caffeinated Tooth Paste would be even better. Get rid of the plaque and bad breath while getting a nice kick. I wonder if that would work? Or is it just another caffeine addiction?
So are we really a society with a caffeine addiction? I will let you form your own opinion on that. I don't believe we are quite there yet. But a couple more years or a couple more odd products and we might be able to apply a new label to ourselves. Maybe when they release caffeinated air?
9) Charms Maxxed Energy Lollipops - Another mainstream company, People that make Tootsie Rolls, has come out with a lollipop that has a bunch of energy ingredients. At least the packaging looks really cool!
If you have heard of any other zany caffeine related products post a comment (and don't link spam me - I hate that).