Today I am going to take a Sheet. Actually I am going to take two Sheets. Before you get all grossed out, I am referring to the new energy strip on the market called Sheets. Sheets Energy Strips are little strips that you let dissolve on the tongue (kinda like LSD but legal and no hallucinations, sorry). Each strip is loaded with vitamins and caffeine to help kick your butt into gear. Let's see if taking a Sheet can get me going, or if the company is "full of Sheet".....
The Look: Sheets Energy Strips come in a little cardboard sleeve with 4 individually, foil wrapped strips. Sheets did a fantastic job on the packaging. On the front there is a picture of a smiley face putting a Sheets on his tongue. The image and several of the bits of writing on the front are done in very cool style that is slightly raised from the rest of the packaging. On the back you get all the usual warnings, nutritional information, etc.
Sheets did it all right in my eyes: listed the caffeine content, kept everything uncluttered, and made a very cool looking package. I really like how they even put the little smiley face using Sheets directly onto each strip, very cool.
(9.5 out of 10)
Taste: There are currently 2 flavors available of Sheets at the moment: Cinnamon Rush and Berry Blast. My favorite of the 2 was Cinnamon Rush. I find that cinnamon flavored items do a fantastic job of masking any hint of caffeine in almost anything, and this was no exception.
The berry blast flavor caught me off guard a bit. When I first put it on my tongue, it tasted almost like a fruit roll-up for a few seconds. A few seconds later, there was a bit of a spiciness that kicked in that complimented the berry flavor quite well.
Sheets did a fantastic job at masking the caffeine taste on these.
Cinnamon Rush (9 out of 10)
Berry Blast (8.5 out of 10)
Does It Work: Each package contains 4 strips and there are 2 strips in a serving (That is 2 servings per package for those slow at math). Each serving contains 100 mg of caffeine, vitamin E, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, biotin, and pantothenic acid. As you can see Sheets kept the ingredient list simple with stuff that works. It took about 10 minutes after I let both strips dissolve on my tongue for me to start to feel the effects. It was nothing overwhelming but it was noticeable. I was able to go through my morning work day without the need for an energy drink. This was actually the perfect amount of pick me up for work.
(8 out of 10)
Overall Thoughts: The Sheets commercial made me laugh a bit the first time I saw it. I figured that Sheets Energy Strips were just some new money making scheme that would fade away soon. After trying them however, I am officially sold on these wonderful little strips. You get the power of a standard sized energy drink in a package that you can take any where and they taste pretty damn good.
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