Saturday, February 26, 2011

Blast Caffeine

What if I told you that for under 13 dollars you could get the caffeine equivelant of over 100 energy drinks?  Also what if I told you the container was about the size of a Tic Tac container.  Well a product called Blast Caffeine promises to deliver just that... Let's check it out.

The Look:  As I mentioned earlier Blast Caffeine comes in a container that resembles a Tic Tac package.  The entire package is orange with a flip top style lid that dispenses the caffeine.  The packaging is very uncluttered and has a nice look to it.  I also love the size that was chosen for the packaging because it fits great in your pocket which means you can bring it anywhere you want.  The packaging didn't bring anything new but at the same time I don't really have any gripes for it either.
(8 out of 10)

Taste:  Just because I am Caffeine A Holic,  I decided to first try Blast caffeine by itself.  Yeah that is right I didn't mix it with anything.  Instead I just poured one shake into my hand and then licked my hand.  I was actually surprised at the taste of it when I tried it by itself.  The taste wasn't nearly as bad as pure caffeine that I have had in the past.  The bitterness of caffeine was still present but it was very minimal.  Luckily though I will be judging the taste category by mixing it with things instead of by itself.
The first thing I tried Blast Caffeine in was Gatorade.  I shook the container one time inside the bottle and then shook it all up.  Surprisingly it tasted just like Gatorade even after being laced with a decent amount of caffeine (about 100 mg).  Secondly I tried adding Blast Caffeine to Sprite Zero and once again all I could taste was the Sprite and none of the caffeine taste was present.  For the final test I decided to try and add Blast Caffeine to a glass of water.  This time I was barely able to taste the caffeine but I still did notice it.  Still for most things you will not notice Blast Caffeine at all when you add it.  The company even suggest that you can add it to different foods to give you an extra pick me up with whatever you eat.
(8 out of 10)

Does It Work:  Blast Caffeine just contains one primary ingredient: CAFFEINE.  Yeah no B vitamins, no caffeine, no Gingko, etc....just good old Caffeine.  According to the company, the dispenser is designed to give you 100 mg of caffeine per shake.  So depending on your caffeine tolerance you give it 1 shake, 2 shakes, or even 3 shakes for those Caffeine junkies out there who are daring.
When I ate the caffeine directly out of my hand I could actually feel the effects within just a few minutes.  When Blast Caffeine was mixed with a drink it took about 15 minutes for me to start to feel the effects.  Unless you mix this with something with lots of sugar, you will not experience any type of a crash.
(8 out of 10) 1 Shake
(9 out of 10) 2 Shakes

Overall Thoughts:  This is a fantastic product for when you want to add extra caffeine to what you normally drink.  Considering the size of the container, you can bring Blast Caffeine anywhere you want.  Just remember to be responsible if you try this product because 11 grams of caffeine can kill someone.

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