Caffiend: Buzz Bites and FOOSH Mints
Looks like: The packaging for both products is simple and straightforward, with minimalistic design centered around the product logos. The chocolate chews are a dark brown and resemble whipped chocolate (like a Three Muskateers candy bar) on the inside; the mints are white with flecks of blue throughout, like a Certs on steroids.
Tastes like: The Chocolate Buzz Bites are delicious, filled with a dark, rich chocolate flavor that's sweet enough to tickle the taste buds without an instant toothache. The FOOSH mints pack a potent peppermint mint kick; biting into one is akin to chewing fire crackers.
Smells like: The chocolate chews smell like melted fudge, and the mints smell, well, minty.
Caffeine and other contents: Each chocolate chew and mint contains 100 mg of caffeine, 20 more mg each than one can of Red Bull. Each product also contains a blend of ginseng, Taurine, and B vitamins. People who are leery of artificial sweeteners and hydrogenated oils should know that the chews contain corn syrup and partially hydrogenated coconut oil, and the mints contain aspartame.
Caffeine kick: Both products do what they purport to do -- provide an instant energy kick that's sudden but subtle. The mints, in particular, are real eye-openers, and chewing on them and breathing into the air is akin to rubbing Vicks VapoRub around your nose. The chocolate chews also give a good energy boost, but they taste so yummy that it's hard to eat just one at a time, and consumers could quickly get wired to the gills eating them. -- Niki D'Andrea