New In Snack Food: Caffeine-Infused Chips
By Jacy Wojcik in Food on Jun 18, 2008 5:32PM
Hmmm...how to make an already not-so-healthy product even worse for you? Add a shit-ton of caffeine, of course! The creators of Engobi (short for Energy Go Bites) have done just that with their new line of caffeine-infused snack chips. Each 1.5 ounce single serving bag has 140 mg of caffeine, making it stronger than a serving of brewed coffee, Redbull, espresso, regular Jessie Spano–strength caffeine pills, etc. Flavors come in Lemon Lift and Cinnamon Surge, which sounds almost as delicious as Mountain Dew flavored Doritos.
Now, we fully understand the immense desire for caffeine on certain occasions—morning cup of coffee with the newspaper, an espresso with dessert, venti-anything after an all-night drink fest—and we also realize there are studies showing a little caffeine is actually good for you. But a cup of coffee is one thing. A tiny bag of 220 calories, 11 grams of fat, 3 grams of saturated fat, sodium filled, caffeine infused potato chips is certainly another. Bring on the panic attacks and the heart disease. [S-T]