I am running on EMPTY this week people. And by empty, I mean drained, dying, someone put me to bed and wake me in like, a month. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m too tired for any sort of caffeine. I mean it. Coffee doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t even sound palatable. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s that bad. Although, just for spite, I downed four shots of espresso this morning for the pure heck of it. Effect = zero. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s only Wednesday, which is pretty depressing for me. But, while glaring at the evil screen mocking my attempts to work this afternoon, I did a little Googlicious search. Yeah, I did it. I queried Ã¢â‚¬Å“weird things that have caffeine.Ã¢â‚¬Â And lo and behold. There are plenty of weird things that have caffeine. Most of them, which is simply fantastic, are available in foodie form. How many of them IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m going to try is yet to be determined. But you know, just in case IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not the only one dying this afternoon, or at least curious about random places to eat your caffeine, your welcome.
Biofuel Popcorn (Seriously, no joke.)
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not even kidding, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s called Biofuel Caffeinated popcorn. 1 pumped up bag has approximately 150-200 mg. Energizing sugared-up carbohydrates cominÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ right up. Â Paul saw it first though.
Energy Breath (Say Whaaat?)
Kissy kissy with a dose of caffeine for good measure. 33 mg of caffeine in one spray (1/3 cup of coffee), and since it gets absorbed straight from the mouth, you donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have to fight stomach acid for that precious jolt, which means faster effect! One of these zippy little 8 ml containers has 1,400 mg of caffeine. Yikes! Coming to you in both peppermint and cinnamint.
DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t like the flavor of coffee? (Heathen). Some donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t, okay okay. Well, if you canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t drink your coffee and you donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t wanna eat your coffee, then drink your water up. Yup. Water Joe has the same caffeine equivalent as a cup of coffee. And hey-a, yaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll coffee people, you could brew your coffee with this special waterÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
Stay Puft! (The WorldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Finest Caffeinated Marshmallows)
I actually donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t even know what the caffeine level is in these things, but the name is awesome, the box licensed by Ghostbusters and you get 24 at a time. Shucks.
Gosh I wish IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d come up with this stuff on my own. IsnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t it brilliant? If you need some salt and beef, then why not eat it with a dash of caffeine? Well, guarana to be exact, a stimulant with twice the caffeine that coffee has. Go for Ã¢â‚¬Å“Perky Jerky Ã¢â‚¬â€œ The Action Packed Snack.Ã¢â‚¬Â
In Need of a Snack in the Face, per Chance?
Sign me up! Â Caffeinated cookies and brownies right here with 200 mg in one oooey gooey bite of chocolatey goodness. Â Â Your choice of chocolate chip or sugar cookie if you’re not a brownie fan.
I’m off to find a smack in the face, probably literally.
Freelancer Tara Alley usually writes about coffee because she’s addicted to it. Â But at the moment she’s mixing things up and talking all about portable air conditioners. Â You know, like to cool down after a hot cup of coffee.