More trimethylxanthine considerations

2006-08-11

in Geek stuff

While Foosh Mints maintain my energetic support, I feel rather differently about Boots’ ‘feel the difference’ caffeine strips. Each pack includes 28 strips and each strip contains 8mg of caffeine (8% of one Foosh mint). Despite the much lower caffeine content, they taste rather more bitter and generally nasty. They are also slimy and loaded with artificial sweeteners, gelling agents, bulking agents, and glazing agents. Even at the price at which Boots seems to be trying to get rid of them (£1 for three packs), they are not worth it.

I confess to being intrigued by the prospect of caffeinated hot sauce.

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Milan August 11, 2006 at 1:29 pm

You do occasionally have to wonder whether people in a few hundred years will view today’s casual caffeine usage as we now view the casual usage of opiates in the era of the Romantic poets.

Probably not, because caffeine is a molecule that, on average, makes people more like the ideal versions of themselves, as defined by places of work and study. Aware, active, awake, and always thinking.

Anonymous August 11, 2006 at 3:52 pm

Have a look at the dangers of caffeine.

R.K. August 11, 2006 at 1:14 pm

Your ‘energetic’ support, eh? I suppose that is to be expected.

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