Foosh Energy Mints: Yeah, that’s some serious caffeine.

Apparently I’ve become our resident caffeine expert here at [GAS]; having been through chocolate-covered espresso beans and caffeinated chapstick, next up on the list was something else “seriously caffeinated”: Foosh Energy Mints.

The timing was once again spot-on, since a box of these landed on my doorstep just in time for exams. The general consensus among the bleary-eyed students that I offered them to in the past couple of weeks was that yes, they have quite a kick, and no, they don’t exactly taste good. But then, you don’t really drink Red Bull for the taste either. (At least I don’t – to me, it tastes like carbonated cough syrup.)

Don’t mistake – these aren’t candy, and they’re not a substitute for mints intended to just fight bad breath. But if you were going to grab a shot of espresso anyway and would rather (a) not have to worry about spilling it on yourself; and (b) spend considerably less than you would at Starbucks, then having a tin of Foosh for emergencies might not be a bad idea. One mint contains 100mg of caffeine, about the same as a cup of coffee.

Since the folks at Vroom Foods were nice enough to send me some to try, and I don’t want to encourage myself to overindulge (I do get some sleep these days), how about a small give-away? For the first 8 U.S. readers to comment on this post, we’ll send you a tin of Foosh in the mail. Just be sure to leave a valid address in the email field so we can contact you! And then after you get them, come back and tell us what you thought.

Or if you’d like to purchase some for yourself, you can get them straight from the source, or add some onto your order the next time you get something from ThinkGeek. A tin will run you about $3.99 for 12 mints.

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