Monday, March 12, 2012

Energy + Gum = RockStar!

Remember when I raved about how much I love Extra Dessert gum? Well, it's still my favorite gum. But being a gum aficionado, I like to try new flavors and brands. The latest gum I've been test driving is Rock Star Energy Gum. Yes, the energy drink company, Rock Star, now has an energy gum available.

Caffeine + gum = Happy Kari
Containing caffeine, B-vitamins, and Taurine, this gum is supposed to give you an energy boost equivalent to a half cup of coffee (80 mg of caffeine per serving, which is 2 pieces of gum).

I was skeptical, but thought I'd give it the ol' sporting try.

It actually works!

Although it tastes completely nasty (I swear I can taste the caffeine in it), it does provide a bit of a kick for my mid-afternoon slump. I combine one piece with a piece of Extra Mint Chocolate Chip Dessert gum, and it's bearable (mostly because the Dessert gum is amazingly awesome). The best part is that it's sugar-free!

Just the small 40 mg of caffeine does the trick and helps me keep my eyes open while I'm staring at web analytics reports at work. It may also be a good option for pre-workout. Pop in a piece of gum after you drink your pre-workout supplement, and then hit the weights.

While I'm not crazy about the taste of it, I do like the fact that it actually works. Apparently, there's an orange flavor available too; however, I have a full box of the mint flavor, so it'll be awhile before I need to buy more. I'm glad I tried this gum; it's a nice addition to my gum collection.

Have you tried Rock Star gum or any other kind of energy gum? What did you think?


  1. Gum collection! You make me howl. :D

  2. Oh I'm soo on it! I have every flavor of Extra Dessert I've found so far! Where'd ya find the Rockstar gum? I'd like to try...

    1. We actually got some samples from a friend, but I think it's available at Vitamin Shoppe. You can also buy it online from Rock Star's website.

  3. I LOVE the dessert gum, just had it for the first time. WOW.. ;) Haven't tried energy gum, I like coffee!! Old school!

  4. I'm definitely going to try it!

  5. I didn't know this gum existed!! I'm intrigued...


  6. Interesting. I'm going to check the vitamin shoppe around here tomorrow.