Guide to Caffeinated Gum

By Caffeine Informer Staff

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Gum laced with caffeine! It can be a great way to get a pick-me-up without having the inconvenience of guzzling down an energy drink or a coffee.

Sometimes drinking just isn’t an option, so a good caffeine gum can be the answer to get you through boring lectures/meetings or even keep you energetic for those special times with your significant other with fresh breath to boot.

Update: The caffeinated gum market was hit hard this year by the FDA, which sent out a warning to caffeinated food product manufacturers. Many pulled out of the market including gum giant Wrigley’s.

However, not all caffeinated gum is created equal and some deliver more kick for your money, so we put together this handy caffeine gum guide so you can make informed decisions when choosing that perfect energy gum.

When flavor, caffeine, and price come together in the right combination, you have found a winning gum that should wake you up as you chew.

Update: We’ve indicated the gums discontinued by using a Strikethrough.

Popular Caffeine Gum Available

Caffeine/pieceFlavorPrice/pack
Military Energy Gum
(Formerly Stay Alert Gum)
100mgmint
cinnamon
$1.28
GoFast! Gum80mgcherry$2.73
Blitz Energy Gum55mgmint

original

$2.45
X8 Energy Gum50mgmint$4.99
Jolt Gum45mgmint$2.49
Vibe Energy Gum40.5mgmint$3.99
RockStar Gum40mgmint

orange

$1.99
Amp Energy Gum40mgcitrus$2.99
Mad Croc Gum40mgpeppermint

cinnamon

$2.12
Mini Thin Rush Gum40mgspearmint

cinnamon

$1.99
Wrigley’s Alert Energy Gum40mgFruit

Mint

$2.99
VE2 Energy Gum35mgmint$1.69
Think Gum10mgpeppermint$2.99
Black Back Gum5mgmint$2.49
Plow On Energy Gum100mgSpearmint$2.99
Java Gum65mgPeppermint or Spearmint$2.99
OneGum (Europe)50mgMint€3.50

Energy Gum Downsides?

The most common complaint people have about caffeinated energy gum is the flavor. Most of the ones I’ve tried lose flavor pretty quickly and what’s left isn’t that appealing.

Caffeine and other energy ingredients tend to have a bitter taste, so as soon as the sweetener is dissolved, what remains can be unpleasant to the palate. Some are better than others and the mint varieties last a bit longer than the fruit flavored energy chewing gums.

The other danger with caffeine gum is ingesting too much caffeine.

The varieties that list more than 50mg per piece could be potentially dangerous for those with low caffeine tolerance of if they get into the hands of children.

Caffeine energy gum can be a great alternative to energy drinks, but chew the gum responsibly and don’t expect the caffeinated gum to last as long as your standard chewing gum.

It will be interesting to see if this energy product market segment will last in the USA.

 

  • Edward

    Stay Alert gum has a new name and formula and the new formula is a real loser. The gum sticks to your teeth and becomes stringy as you chew it. It is now called Military Energy Gum

  • http://www.caffeineinformer.com ted

    Thanks for letting us know that Edward.

  • polokath

    I had RockStar energy gum and loved it Can’t find it to buy.

  • roger

    because the gum is gone thats why it is crossed out above durp

  • roger

    i dont use energy gum i drink MOUNTAIN DEW !!!!!

  • roger

    that crap is dangrous if a kid eats tons of highly caffinated kind…. well, you know.

  • http://troop356.wix.com Brandon

    yea thats right roger mtn is the best

Last Modified: January 3, 2014