Caffeinated Chocolate Anyone?

Coffee Caffeine and Awake Chocolate

If you are a caffeine junky, but don’t necessarily want to consume it in liquid form, take note of this chocolate bar, aptly named “Awake”. The 1.5 ounce treat contains 100mg of caffeine,  equivalent to an average cup of coffee.

Of course, you will be ingesting a lot more calories and sugar compared to a cuppa joe, alongside a bunch of nasty ingredients. Here for example is Awake’s Caffeinato Chocolate Caramel:

Sugar, cocoa butter, chocolate liquor, whole milk powder, soy lecithin, artificial vanilla flavor, caramel filling (glucose, sweetened condensed milk,sugar, coconut oil, water, brown sugar, sorbitol, salt, soy lecithin, potassium sorbate, artificial flavor, Caramel  color (sulphites), color (tartrazine)), caffeine, and succinylated mono- and diglycerides.

By the way, a small amount of caffeine is naturally present in chocolate – about 20mg in a 1.5 oz bar. Awake has five times more than that.

  • Ash

    I don’t understsnd the caffeine craze… too much caffeine makes me sick to my stomach.
    Anyway, this doesn’t look too bad considering it is a chocolate bar. What’s the calorie count? Sugar? How does it compare to other chocolate bars?

    • Leslie M

      Seriously? It sounds pretty nasty for a chocolate bar. The company’s website is sketchy and gives nutrition in terms of DV rather than actual amount, but it contains 7 tsp in a 1.5 oz bar.

      If that doesn’t make you sick to your stomach…

  • H2O

    Thanks but no thanks. Coffee organic sugar with organic half & half only 3 ingredients I will stick to my morning coffee.

  • J T

    Chocolate-covered espresso beans is a thing, too.

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  • Aria Gonzalez

    I’m pretty sure the vanilla flavor is relatively benign. Coloring… I don’t like that, why does it need that? Can someone explain to me what succinylated mono- and diglycerides means though? I’ve got no clue.