Sunday, June 20, 2010
The Look: Plow On comes in a red tear away foil package. Each pack has 5 pieces of gum (500mg of caffeine total). On the front they have a picture of a bull that is about to charge and the slogan, "your instant energy source". I love how they say how much caffeine is in the gum on the front (seriously every company needs to list the caffeine amount). One of my gripes is there is no way to really reseal the package. No one is going to chew all 5 pieces at once so there needs to be a way to reseal it better than just folding the end over. Aside from the minor gripe of the reseal factor I still think they did a good job on the package.
(7.5 out of 10)
Taste: Taste is the roughest part for energy gum to overcome. I was a little worried when I read there is 100mg of caffeine in each piece (that is a bunch of caffeine to hide in a small piece). Each piece of gum is about the size of a Mentos. When I first started chewing it the gum kind of crumbled but luckily after a bit it formed into gum. The taste is a very nice mint and there is no initial sign of caffeine anywhere. After about 5 minutes there is an ever so slight taste of caffeine that pokes through but it is hidden a bunch better than a lot of gums out there.
(8 out of 10)
Does It Work: Plow On Gum is powered by mostly one thing, caffeine (100mg a piece). There are also very small amounts of other ingredients but caffeine is the real power behind it. Here is the deal, 100 mg of caffeine delivered in gum form does the trick very nicely. My only complaint in the kick department is where are the other goodies like B vitamins and taurine (they have 10mg?!?). If you want a very quick initial rush then Plow On is great. You will be awake almost immediately after chewing it but the downside is there is nothing to help keep the rush going after the caffeine buzz is gone.
(8 out of 10) They initial rush earns it an 8
Overall Thoughts: Plow On is good gum. It is better than several of the other gums I have tried. 100mg of caffeine in a single piece is great for an instant pick me up. You get 5 pieces for under 3 bucks which is a great value when compared to energy drinks. I think Plow On is definitely worth checking out if you get the chance. You can check them out on the web at: Plow On Energy Gum. As always comments are always welcome.