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* New ways to get that energy fix
* From snack bars to macro squares to jelly beans
* Convenient, gluten-free, vegan caffeine options
Sure, we all know caffeine boosts energy, but it’s also an antioxidant. And it’s one of the only substances shown to boost performance on standardized tests. If you’re a big fan of caffeine, and are wondering where the interesting new ways of getting your fix might be, since after all there are plenty of new and inventive ways to enjoy the benefits of hemp-derivatives, look no further: here are some stimulating new ways to get your caffeine, without drinking coffee.
1. Eat Your Coffee Caffeinated Snack Bars
These gluten-free snack bars come in three different flavors and each bar has the equivalent of one cup of coffee’s worth of wakefulness juice. The SPY team loved the peanut butter mocha flavor, which also made a great afternoon pick-me-up snack.
2. No Cow Chocolate Sea Salt Energy Bar
This dairy-free protein bar puts the energy in energy bar. It features 45 mg of caffeine, no added sugar and it’s vegan.
3. Quantum Energy Squares
These wholesome, coffee-infused little cubes have energy-boosting macro nutrients along with an amount of caffeine equivalent to one shot of espresso each.
4. Viter Energy Caffeinated Mints
Get fresh breath and a freshened boost of energy with these caffeinated mints. Great for when you’re in a hurry or if you’re headed to a date and want to be extra jittery and talkative (but with fresh breath!)
5. Pure Chocolate Energy Chews
These vegan, kosher energy chews give you 50 mg of natural caffeine along with energy-boosting b12 vitamins.
6. Caffeinated Jelly Beans
These “extreme” jelly beans have quite a bit of pick-me-up: 50 mg of caffeine and 25 g of carbs, plus electrolytes.