Forget coffee. More and more consumers are turning to alternate sources like gum, candy and even waffles for their daily caffeine fix.
But the Food and Drug Administration is closely watching the marketing of these foods and wants to know more about their safety, announcing on Monday that it will look at the foods' effects on children in particular. Here are 20 popular caffeinated snack foods, some of which may surprise you (and some that may gross you out).
GU Energy Gel -- Caffeine Content: 29 milligrams per packet
Java Pop -- Caffeine Content: 60 milligrams per lollipop
Jelly Belly Extreme Sport Beans -- Caffeine Content: 50 milligrams per bag
Ed Hardy King Dog Energy Mints -- Caffeine Content: 97 milligrams per mint
Loud Truck Energy Gummi Bears -- Caffeine Content: 32 milligrams per ounce
Perky Jerky -- Caffeine Content: 45 milligrams per serving
Sumseeds -- Caffeine Content: 120 milligrams per bag
Turbo Truffles -- Caffeine Content: 150 milligrams per truffle
Water Joe -- Caffeine Content: 60, 70 or 120 milligrams per bottle, depending on size
Wired Wyatt's Caffeinated Maple Syrup -- Caffeine Content: 84 milligrams per tablespoon
Wired Waffles -- Caffeine Content: 200 milligrams per serving
Wrigley's Alert Energy Caffeine Gum -- Caffeine Content: 40 milligrams per piece
X8 Energy Gum -- Caffeine Content: 50 milligrams per piece
Sherrie Gibbs routinely takes her 14 year old dog Quigley out for walks in the Janin Acres subdivision in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley and is not surprised to learn that coyotes and mountain lions are roaming around her neighborhood.
Craig Mason of Los Osos hadn't heard from his brother for days when he finally received a text Wednesday. He thought his brother was fishing with friends in Baja California when he learned that Hurricane Odile had wreaked havoc in the Mexican resort.