Product endorsement: Foosh mints


in Geek stuff, Oxford

I feel the time has come to formally register my appreciation for Foosh Power Mints. The reasons for which I like them are numerous:

  • They don’t dance around the fact that they are caffeinated mints. There are no euphemisms (ie. guarana), and the dosage is clear and comprehensible – 100mg of caffeine per mint.
  • They actually taste quite good, particularly for a sugar free mint and especially for one so effectively saturated with stimulant.
  • They cost less than coffee, per unit wakefulness, and do not require boiling water. They can be had in the UK for 2 Pounds per pack of 12 mints.
  • They can be consumed quickly and easily, without pausing from what you are already doing: whether it be reading, trying to sort out a train timetable, debugging a PHP script, or scaling a frozen waterfall.
  • Unlike coffee – which tends to make me ravenously hungry – they do not substantially increase my food bill.
  • Along with caffeine and mint flavour, they also contain some unknown (probably negligible) amount of ginseng and – more usefully – taurine and B vitamins.

For those struggling to slog through reading material, or develop some basic level of awareness in the early morning (for work, travel, or other reasons), Foosh mints are worth a try.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Anonymous July 9, 2006 at 1:57 pm

They are also vegan, according to the FAQ.

Antonia July 10, 2006 at 1:31 pm

So long as the loss of appetite doesn’t mean you fall subject to student malnutrition.

Milan July 10, 2006 at 2:41 pm

It’s not loss of appetite: it’s the absence of an abnormally enlarged one.

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