Forget coffee. More and more consumers are turning to alternate sources like gum, candy and even waffles for their daily caffeine fix.
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
Bang! Caffeinated Ice Cream -- Caffeine Content: 125 milligrams per scoop
Butterfinger Buzz -- Caffeine Content: 80 milligrams per bar
A Snack in the Face caffeinated brownies/cookies -- 122 milligrams per serving
ChocoMallows/CoffeeMallows/JavaMallows -- Caffeine Content: 100 to 280 milligrams per marshmallow
Clif Shot Bloks -- Caffeine Content: 16.7 milligrams per piece
Cracker Jack'd -- Caffeine Content: 70 milligrams per package
DoubleKick Caffeinated Hot Sauce -- Caffeine Content: 12 milligrams per teaspoon
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Port St. Lucie Police Department
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