Guide to Caffeinated Gum: Varieties, Price, and Caffeine Levels
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.
However, not all caffeinated gum is created equal and some deliver more kick for your money, so we put together this handy caffeine in chewing gum chart 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.
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Popular Caffeine Gum Available
|Military Energy Gum
(Formerly Stay Alert Gum)
|100 mg||mint, cinnamon||$1.28|
|Viter Energy Gum||60 mg||Wintergreen or Cinnamon||$4.70|
|Apollo Energy Gum||80 mg||spearmint||$2.60|
|Zenergy Gum||50 mg||mint||$3.66|
|X8 Energy Gum||50 mg||mint||$4.99|
|Jolt Gum||45 mg||mint||$2.49|
|Vibe Energy Gum||40.5 mg||mint||$3.99|
|40 mg||mint, orange||$1.99|
|Mad Croc Gum||40 mg||peppermint, cinnamon||$2.12|
|40 mg||spearmint, cinnamon||$1.99|
|40 mg||fruit, mint||$2.99|
|VE2 Energy Gum||35 mg||mint||$1.69|
|Think Gum||10 mg||peppermint||$2.99|
|Black Back Gum||5 mg||mint||$2.31|
|Plow On Energy Gum||100 mg||spearmint||$2.99|
|Java Gum||65 mg||peppermint or spearmint||$2.99|
|OneGum (Europe)||50 mg||mint||€3.50|
|Superfast Energy Gum||50 mg||mint/menthol||varies|
|Neurogum||40 mg||fresh mint||$2.90 or less|
|Zestel Energy Gum||20 mg||spearmint||$2.98|
|Energy Bombs Chewing Gum||40 mg||mint, cinnamon||$2.99|
|Drive Gum||25 mg||bittermint||varies|
|Bold Gum||100 mg||arctic mint, spearmint, cinnamon||$2.99|
|Run Gum||50 mg||mint, fruit, cinnamon||$1.87|
|Vivarin Gum||40 mg||mint||$2.67|
|Rev Energy Gum||100 mg||spearmint||$3.00|
|Game Gum||20 mg||spearmint||$2.50|
|Zenergy Gum||50 mg||mint||$3.75|
|Alert 5 Gum||40 mg||mint||$2.48|
|Simply Gum – Awaken||12 mg||peppermint||$3.33|
|Fly Gum||80 mg||mint||$3.40|
|Solar Energy Gum||none||mint||$14.50/100ct|
|Golf Gum||80 mg||spearmint||$3.40|
|Block Head Energy Gum||50 mg||peppermint||$3.40|
|On-Demand Chew Pod||50 mg||mint||$3.99|
Energy Gum Negatives?
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 50 mg per piece could be potentially dangerous for those with low caffeine tolerance or if the gum gets 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 regular chewing gum.
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It will be interesting to see if this energy product market segment will last in the USA.