Friday, December 31, 2010

Mad-Croc Spiked Spearmint Energy Gum Review

Following the review of Mad-Croc's Power Peppermint Energy Gum, I started to compile some notes on their other offering - Spiked Spearmint. The most obvious difference between the two is, obviously, the type of mint used in the gum.


The Spiked Spearmint gum pieces are the same soft jumbo pieces as the Power Peppermint with the only difference being the color. Power Peppermint pieces are blue while the Spiked Spearmint ones are green...pretty straight forward, isn't it? Peppermint is usually associated with the color blue and spearmint with the color green. Another big difference between the two pieces is that the Spiked Spearmint pieces do have the typical gum glazing which cracks, and disappears, after a few chews. As you continue to chew, more differences become apparent. For example, the spearmint pieces resemble regular spearmint gum with a mild minty taste and a well balanced sweetness level. More intense minty flavours appear after a few minutes of chewing, but their intensity is also comparable to that of regular spearmint gum.

There is some bitterness from the energy ingredients, but compared to that of the Spiked Spearmint, it is more subtle and doesn't appear for a while. Overall, I prefer the spearmint flavour over the peppermint one.


Once again, no caffeine content is given on the pack, but it is stated that 2 pieces equal an 8 oz energy drink. The energy effects are identical to those of the Power Peppermint, so it is kind of pointless to describe everything again in detail so - eating one piece will result in the effects showing in about 15 minutes with the boost lasting for about 40 minutes.

Ingredients: sorbitol, gum base, malitol syrup, carnauba wax, natural and artificial flavors, caffeine, xylitol, niacinamide, titanium dioxide, glycerin, soy lecithin, calcium pantothenate, sucralose, taurine, maltodextrin, resinous glaze, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin, blue #1 and yellow #5, calcium silicate, cyanocobalamin, BHT

Cost -$2.00 from KingofCaffeine
Taste - 9/10
Energy - 4/10 to 10/10

Overall - 13/20 to 19/20...pretty decent tasting energy gum with a nice kick

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