Guide to Caffeinated Gum

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

Military Energy Gum
(Formerly Stay Alert Gum)
GoFast! Gum80mgcherry$2.73
Blitz Energy Gum55mg



X8 Energy Gum50mgmint$4.99
Jolt Gum45mgmint$2.49
Vibe Energy Gum40.5mgmint$3.99
RockStar Gum40mg



Amp Energy Gum40mgcitrus$2.99
Mad Croc Gum40mg



Mini Thin Rush Gum40mg



Wrigley’s Alert Energy Gum40mg



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
Superfast Energy Gum50mgMint/Mentholvaries
Neurogum40mgFresh Mint?

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

  • 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

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

  • roger

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

  • Brandon

    yea thats right roger mtn is the best

  • Heather Andersen

    As bad/inconsistent as the Military Energy Gum was, it was highly effective both in price and efficacy. It seems they’re out of stock on their site and Amazon, though! Scrambling to find a good alternative?

  • Newbie

    Why do you say its bad/inconsistent? Honest question

    I think they have a solid product.. but clearly lacks of marketing skills(packing, design, etc) as other brands have exploited

  • Mike Kleinsteuber

    I’d rather chew my gum irresponsibly thanks very much

Last Modified: September 9, 2015