If you’re tired at work, pulling an all nighter, running a marathon or you’re a cyclist, this list is what you need to see!
We made a list of the 7 Best Caffeine Snacks for Coffee Addicts 2018: it ranges from coffee-flavored snacks, to caffeine jam packed gum you can get right now.
Is it even possible to live WITHOUT coffee?
We’ve all had that painful moment when we miss our morning coffee because we’re running late for work or we’re forced to take those dreadful early classes (9am classes should be outlawed).
Agree with us when we say: that coffee is the 9th wonder of the world, and to make it better, in moderate amounts, caffeine actually has healthy benefits. Caffeine can boost our memory, improve our mental functions and decrease fatigue (see this study). But in some cases, caffeine can boost blood pressure, so if you’re unsure how much caffeine you can handle, check with a professional.
Every once in a while you wanna skip having coffee breath, or you just don’t have time to get that much needed caffeine injection cause you’re stuck in the office and painfully trying to make it past noon.
Low energy begone! Here we go:
Best Caffeine Snacks for Coffee Addicts 2018
If you’re looking to get that morning jolt, and coffee just doesn’t sit well in you within the first work hour, here are some awesome caffeine loaded snacks that you didn’t know existed:
If you like coffee and chocolate, this is what you’ve been waiting for! This energy-packed bar loads 100mg of natural caffeine per bar. The revitalizing energy is definetly different than your typical coffee or energy drink. Other notable natural ingredients include Guarana and Maca. Guarana was long used for stamina and energy and the Maca is used to increase mental clarity and reduce stress. You’ll be enjoying some clarity for a good 2 to 6 hours without the crash. To make things better, it’s natural tasting, gluten-free, non-GMO low on sugar, low sodium, high protein and vegan. The low sugar gives the bars a more subtle and some bitterness taste- so the perfect snacks for adults, or those trying to adult.
A single bar only packs around 100-110 calories and weighs 25g: 5g of protein, 8 net carbs (carbs less fiber). Definetly one of the most popular coffee-alternatives bars available on the market today making it on top of our list of Best Caffeine Snacks 2018.
Better Than Coffee Energy Bars comes in 4 flavors: Dark Chocolate and Coconut, French Roast, Dark Chocolate and Raspberry, and Dark Chocolate and Mint. Find it: here.
If you’re looking for an energy boost that’s small and compact, have no fear, Bolt Energy Chews are here! Perfect as a coffee substitute or as a complement when you need the extra energy. These chews come in box containing 12 packs. A single package contains 2 servings of organic, non GMO, and gluten-free energy chews. Each serving loads 20mg of caffeine derived from organic Yerba Mate (natural leaf that contains caffeine), electrolytes, organic superfruit blend of Acai, Blueberry and Pomegranate, complex carbs and B Vitamins. These are perfect for the gym, marathons, hikes and biking!
Each serving (30g about 4-5 chews) contains no fat, 24g of carbohydrates and just 90 calories. Stock these at work as an afternoon snack, or in your car for your commutes.
PROBAR Bolt Organic Energy Chews comes in 3 flavors: Berry Blast, Raspberry and Strawberry (Strawberry doesn’t have caffeine). Find it: here.
Imagine having to work military hours, waking up before the sunset, doing exhaustive drilling throughout the day and missions to ensure the safety of the country. Well, there’s such thing as energy gum, and these ones are backed by U.S. Military research for 6 years. Introducing: Military Gum Chews, designed to provide energy for military and security agencies. They even ran scientific experiments and The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and The National Academy of Science both concluded that caffeinated military gum chews were an effective way to sustain vigilance and alertness during military operations (see the study here). Your office environment may not require as much physical performance as military personnels, but when you need to quickly improve mental alertness, thinking and physical performance, just chew on one of these. Unlike waiting for your coffee to kick in, Military Gum Chews begins to work instantly through oral absorption. A single chewing piece will deliver 100mg of caffeine, equivalent to a cup of coffee. So if you can’t stand the coffee breath or it just doesn’t sit well in your stomach, pick up a case. These are also perfect for early commutes, morning jogs, marathons, hiking and physical activities, they are compact and light enough to slip in your pocket. A tray comes with 24 packs and contains 5 pieces of Military Gum Chews per pack and each piece packs 100mg of caffeine, equivalent to one cup of coffee (that’s 5 cups of coffee in just a pack).
Military Gum Chews comes in 3 different flavours: Mint (most popular flavor), Spearmint and Cinnamon. Find it: here.
If you’re a fan of mints, Viter Energy Caffeinated Mints are a must! These are by far one of the best selling caffeine mints in the market today. They are loaded with 40mg of caffeine and B-Vitamins per mint and work fast thanks to sublingual absorption. Just pop two of these and you’ll nearly get the same caffeine intake as a whole cup of coffee or energy drink, without the nasty coffee breath, and instead some minty feeling giving your mouth a clean feel. The little tin is uber convenient, just keep it in your pocket, at work, in your car or take it with you to have that extra energy in your next marathon, hike or gym work-out. To make things even better, Viter even offers 100% money back guarantee if for any reason you don’t like the Energy Mints, just return them and they will refund you every penny- that’s how confident they are in their product.
This product is made in the U.S. and each tin contains 20 minutes (the equivalent of about 10 whole cups of coffee). These energy mints are 0 calories, kosher, vegan, gluten-free, lactose and dairy-free, aspartame and sugar-free. Each mint contains 40mg of caffeine, Vitamin B-6, Folate, B-Vitamin complex of niacin and Vitamin B-12.
Viter Energy Mints come in two flavors: Wintergreen and Spearmint and are available in single tins, 6-pack (popular choice), or 1/2 LB bulk bags. Find it: here.
CHOCOLATE! There we got your attention- and to sweeten things (pun-intended), Energem Chocolate is also laced with caffeine. Not only will these bite-size chocolate supplement you with energy- they taste absolutely delicious! These will give you a reason to skip the coffee line (saving you some time- and some good breath). Easily increase your focus, energy levels and concentration with a single serving. Each gem contains Vitamin-B, Vitamin D, L-Theanine, antioxidants and is only about 15 calories! 3 of these contain 133mg of caffeine – the equivalent of a large cup of coffee. One whole serving already contains 400 UI Vitamin D which is 100% of the recommended intake- so you get all your Vitamin D in one go. Chocolate definetly has to be somewhere on our list for Best Caffeine Snacks 2018.
Energem is committed to quality ingredients; they’re made in the USA, and contain no artificial flavours, colours or preservatives. They are hard-coated with the choice of three flavours: Dark Chocolate, Mint Dark Chocolate, and Berry Flavoured Dark Chocolate. Each bottle contains 21 Energems, that’s the equivalent to 7 large coffees. Find it: here.
If you’re addicted to getting your caffeine through coffee but just can’t stand that morning line, Dry Brew Coffee Chews got you covered. Before we go any further, the taste is definetly strong so we would recommend this to hardcore coffee lovers only. There is some light sweetener, but if you require sugar and some of that sweet stuff in your coffee- skip this. This was designed for coffee lovers with active lifestyles who are always on the go, no time to sit and sip. A whole 6 oz cup of coffee is condensed into a single coffee chew. This way you get with the same caffeine without missing out on the natural coffee flavour. What makes the bold taste so distinct is that Dry Brew holds a patent for Flavourful Waterless Coffee. They have a unique process of condensing the ingredients of a 6 oz cup of coffee into a chewable form.
To keep it real: Dry Brew uses three simple ingredients of conventional coffee: real coffee with natural caffeine, zero calorie sweetener and non-dairy cream. Every chew contains 35 calories and an eye-opening 65mg of naturally derived caffeine. Find it: here.
CLIF BLOKS is the official sports nutrition sponsor of The Ironman North American Series. That should say it all. If you’re looking to get the boost needed to make it through an all-nighter, a marathon, a triathlon or a heptathlon (yes-this actually exists), CLIF BLOKS has you covered. These were made to please you taste buds, while delivering the energy you need to get achieve peak performance. What makes these special is that they were meticulously designed from packaging to its taste. CLIFS BLOKS easily fits into your pockets, not to mention backpack and is convenient to open so you can easily squeeze a cube out midway into your marathon.
Each SHOT BLOKS are made easy to chew with its semisolid design, packing only 33 calories while delivering energy to your body through carbohydrates. Each three-cube serving contains up to 50mg of caffeine (depending on the flavour). For the extra energy, the caffeinated flavours are orange (caffeine: 25mg), Tropical Punch (caffeine:25mg) and Black Cherry (green tea derived caffeine:50mg). The Black Cherry flavour also contains electrolytes to support proper muscle function, that way you won’t be cramping mid-way in your activities. To make things even better, CLIF BLOKS is made with organic ingredients. It’s recommended to take this 15-30 minutes prior to your activities in order to increase blood sugar levels, and then every 20-30 minutes to temporary maintain higher blood sugar levels.
SHOT BLOKS are available in a variety of flavours. Orange, Tropical Punch and notably, the popular Black Cherry flavour pack caffeine. This is the perfect energy food to pocket for endurance requiring activities such as hiking, cycling, marathons or sports. For those that don’t feel like chewing, CLIF has designed liquid gel SHOTS that you can easily and quickly take during your activities. You can check them out here (shots contain up to 100mg of caffeine):
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