Thursday, August 5, 2010
The Look: Jolt Energy Gum comes in a cardboard packaging similar to a bunch of energy gums hitting the market. The front of the package has the word JOLT with a lightning bolt going through the "O". They also list the flavor, some key ingredients, and have a little diagram depicting the strength of the gum. On the back there is nothing special just nutritional information and an ingredient list.
(8 out of 10)
Taste: Jolt was smart about choosing mint for the flavoring. The flavor is listed as Icymint and it has a very nice mint flavor too it. There is absolutely no bitterness or any bad aftertaste in Jolt Energy Gum. The mint is not overpowering and really makes for a nice gum.
(9 out of 10)
Does It Work: Sadly Jolt doesn't list the caffeine amount or any of the other ingredient amounts on the package. All I can find on the package is the little diagram saying 2 pieces equals 1 energy drink and on the back they use the cup of coffee comparison. I am going to guess there is about 80 mg of caffeine for 2 pieces. After chewing two pieces I got a nice alertness that was about average with no crash.
(7.5 out of 10)
Overall Thoughts: Energy gums are a great product. You can bring a pack almost anywhere and get a quick boost of caffeine into your system rather quickly. Jolt Gum is pretty good. I think the flavor is better than a bunch of gums out there and the kick is mild (which works great in certain situations). If you manage to find some Jolt Gum then I easily recommend trying it.
Official Website: http://www.joltgum.com/