Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Plow On Energy Chewing Gum Review

A few months ago I got a bunch of energy gums from ChemicalEvolution.com and already had the chance to review a few of them - Stay Alert.


A fresh minty scent hit me, as well as the realization that the gum looked like Stay Alert, when I tore open the package. The gum is hard and crumbly, but once it soaks up some saliva, it turns into something very chewing and large. Yes, each fully chewed piece is about the size of 2 regular pieces of gum.

Similar to Stay Alert, and many other energy gums, the minty flavour is released instantly, but soon follows the strong bitterness from the active ingredients. The bitterness is strongest at the start but after a few minutes it goes down to a more manageable level, though it never disappears completely. Like the bitterness, the minty flavour also goes down a notch after a few minutes of chewing. Though still there, I was focusing on the bitterness more so than the flavour itself. I really wish this was a bit mintier.

After a few minutes of chewing I spit out the gum and the minty flavour stayed with me for a while...but so did some of the bitterness.


Each piece has 100 mg of caffeine, just like Stay Alert. The way the gum works is very similar with the effects becoming apparent within 5 minutes. You feel awake and focused at first, and then comes the raw energy from the caffeine. There are no jitters and there isn't a crash an hour and a half to two hours later when the effect start to disappear.

Bottom line is this gum is very similar to Stay Alert in terms of package, look, taste and performance. Not bad, but nothing exciting or unique.

Cost - $2.99 from ChemicalEvolution.com
Taste - 7/10
Energy - 7/10 to 10/10

Overall - 14/20 to 17/20...depending on the number of pieces you chew

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