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 barsme: 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: yikesso it is psychotropic, basically10:00 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?