How much caffeine is in your food?
We unknowingly consume caffeine on a daily basis (and I’m not talking about drinking a can of Red Bull and not knowing why you’re bouncing off the walls), whether we know it or not. How so? Well some foods offer substantial amounts of caffeine. Let’s take a look at some sources of “hidden” caffeine and how they compare to a regular cup of coffee.
Caffeine occurs naturally in a lot of foods, such as chocolate for example…why? Because caffeine is one of the substances that a cocoa bean is composed of. So since dark chocolate is made by increasing the amount of cocoa beans in the mixture (you’ve seen these dark chocolate bars claiming 50% pure, 60% pure…etc all the way up to 100% pure which is basically just cocoa powder and extremely bitter tasting chocolate.
The higher the purity of dark chocolate, the more bitter the taste and as a result, a considerable increase in the amount of caffeine.
Caffeine is now even being boosted in chocolate bars (read candy bars) as a marketing scheme….Butterfinger candy bars, now have a version called Butterfinger Buzz. which contains 80 mg of caffeine or thirty-five times the amount of caffeine in a traditional Butterfinger candy bar.
Candy bars aren’t the only culprits of course, another example of this trend is AMP Energy Gum, which contains 40 mg of caffeine per piece! Chew the whole pack and you’ve got the equivalent of uppers! Wtf!?
If you wanna be trendy douchy you can even be eating Ed Hardy Chocolate Rocks which contain 7.5 times the amount of the Butterfinger Buzz or 300 times the amount of caffeine in a regular candy bar!!!!