WHAT do you call a bottle of energy drink and a packet of coffee rolled into one?

The answer is a small candy ball called Go! Go! Extreme Energy Candy, a brainchild of Basic Food Science Corporation, and the first of its kind in the country. It mixes the effects of an energy boosting chemical with a sweet icy flavor.

One piece of this concentrated mint packs in 30 mg of caffeine and 18 kcal of energy. That’s like drinking half a cup of coffee with every piece!

People who are always on-the-go would be glad to know that caffeine and peppermint can increase wakefulness, improve concentration and memory retention, and decrease fatigue arising from late-night school or office work.

The caffeine component of the candy also enhances metabolism while the peppermint flavor can also serve as a freshener. And like almost anything that can be considered “sweet,” the energy candy contains sugar which is the most basic source of energy.

For a candy that costs a few centavos more than the average sugary delights, Go! Go! provides a safer alternative to most energy drinks in the market. It contains a small amount of caffeine that is enough to give anyone an energy jolt. In contrast, energy drinks are often concentrated with an intense amount of caffeine that can be detrimental to one’s health.

When taken in large amounts, caffeine can cause palpitation and insomnia.

“The candy is perfect for active and health conscious consumers who also want value for their money,” said Basic Food Science Corporation President Alexander Chan Roses.

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For a candy ball that’s slightly bigger than a marble, Go! Go! offers the effects of an energy drink that can fit in your pocket. Joseinne Jowin L. Ignacio

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