I never developed a taste for coffee. (UnAmerican of me, I know.) But every now and then I’ll have a crappy night’s sleep and need a caffiene-boost. Sodas laden with high fructose corn syrup or artificial sweeteners threaten to aggrevate my gout, so I picked up some chocolate-covered coffee beans. I can eat one of them and get rid of the flavor with a piece of gum, and in 20 minutes or so, I can feel my heart speed up and my eyes open wider. Mission accomplished.
Today, I look at the lables. One of the “Shock-a-lots” packages claims “Caffeine equivalent: about 2+ cups of coffee.” The Starbucks box says “Serving size: 40 pieces” They expect you to eat FORTY of these things at a time? Is that like the equivalent of 80+ cups of coffee? Is my caffiene tolerance so low?
There’s my love-hate relationship with caffiene. What’s yours?