Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Food for Thought: Snickers Charged

In our caffeine-obsessed culture, it should come as no surprise that popular candy bar Snickers now comes in a "charged" variety, touting high levels caffeine, taurine, and b-vitamins to keep you going all day long. This may also come as no surprise because I posted about it a while ago, asking for anyone who manages to lay their hands on it to send a review. Well, lucky readers, Mike the ever-intrepid was willing to try out the new candy concoction. Here's what he had to say last night through google chat:

Speaking of which, I did try one of those candy bars
me: how was it?
9:59 PM Mike: It was a little saltier than most Snickers. There was a sort of sharp taste to it, and a little bit of lingering metallic bitterness in the aftertaste. Four bites in, I could hear colors. After the fifth bite, I could see time.
I give it a B- for taste and a solid A for expansion of consciousness.
me: yikes
so it is psychotropic, basically
10:00 PM Mike: Essentially yes.

I'm not sure if this is enticing or repulsive. Ultimately, I guess, it depends on what effect you are going for. At the end of the day, though, Snickers is still a candy bar and, as such, has high amounts of calories, fat, saturated fat, and sugar. I guess this raises an interesting question--which would you prefer as a source of caffeine: Snickers Charged or diet soda?


Binx said...

i choose #3: coffee!

zebeckras said...

I want me some diet soda, because I'm addicted. :P No I'm not! I'm not drinking it all that much now that I'm done with Lent (when I wasn't drinking it at all)! Okay yes, the first week I had it nearly every day, but then... well then we were on vacation... but NOW that we're BACK I've only had it twice! And that's not because I couldn't have it. I could have.

Yeah so I'm addicted.

Anyway though - the real reason I would truly choose soda over Snickers, if those are the only two choices and I have to choose between them, is because I think it's the lesser of two evils. Honestly. I'm not going to eat a chocolate bar every day to boost my freakin' energy. (especially if it tastes kinda wacky.)