All Natural Caffeinated Maple Syrup
Why have plain ol’ delicious maple syrup when you can have all-natural Caffeinated maple syrup instead?! Unless you have a problem with caffeine, this once-boring condiment now packs a punch and is available through ThinkGeek. We guess you may be able to forego the second cup of coffee for breakfast and instead chow down on some pancakes and caffeinated syrup-goodness. Each serving has more caffeine than energy drinks (approximately 84mg of caffeine per tablespoon serving.
Curious as to what caffeine actually is? Please enjoy this informative excerpt from Wikipedia:
Caffeine is a bitter, white crystalline xanthine alkaloid that acts as a stimulant drug and an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor. Caffeine is found in varying quantities in the seeds, leaves, and fruit of some plants, where it acts as a natural pesticide that paralyzes and kills certain insects feeding on the plants. It is most commonly consumed by humans in infusions extracted from the seed of the coffee plant and the leaves of the tea bush, as well as from various foods and drinks containing products derived from the kola nut. Other sources include yerba maté, guarana berries, guayusa, and the yaupon holly (don’t worry, we’ve barely heard of these either).
In humans, caffeine acts as a central nervous system stimulant, temporarily warding off drowsiness and restoring alertness. It is the world’s most widely consumed psychoactive drug, but, unlike many other psychoactive substances, it is both legal and unregulated in nearly all parts of the world. Beverages containing caffeine, such as coffee, tea, soft drinks, and energy drinks, enjoy great popularity; in North America, 90% of adults consume caffeine daily.
Now, if you’re not prone to injecting massive amounts of caffeine into your body on a dialy basis, we’re sure you know someone else that is (*nudge*nudge*…the Holidays are just around the corner) and this wacky gift will surely wow a foodie, and keep him awake for days.