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Penguin Energy Gum Kola
Not bad….that’s a pretty accurate description of Penguin’s Kola flavored energy gun. Start off with Bazooka Joe bubble gum, dilute the flavor, add some cinnamon, mix with a pinch of kola nut, and there you go….And odd mix to be sure, but really it’s not bad at all. It’s definitely a strange mix of flavors and not something I would expect out of a piece of gum, but there we have it. It’s a superbly “OK” piece of gum…not something I will remember for being great, not something I will remember for being bad…it’s just kind of there. The weird mix might be something that makes it stand out, but I’m just not sure if it’s something that many folks would be looking for when they pop a piece of gum in their mouths. The one good thing about this stuff however is that the sugar free taste is very subdued…..It’s not nearly as noticeable as it is in the Penguin Citrus. The odd mix of flavors really helps to hide it which I REALLY appreciated.
The power of the Penguin gum is not really able to hang with the big boys. One piece of Jolt gum felt way more powerful than the 3 pieces of Penguin gum I popped. I think that if the content of energy producing herbs were a bit stronger, or if a bit of caffeine was thrown in for good measure this stuff would hold its own. As it sits, Penguin Kola only relies on Ginseng to give it a kick, and without upping the dosage it just doesn’t have what it takes to be a strong energy product.
Over all the flavor is ok, but don’t rely on this to keep you going or wake your ass up.
I got this stuff a while back and it disappeared on me…..totally vanished till I found it in an empty (or so I thought) box. I had been really bummed too because I was so excited about getting to try out the worlds first (and probably only) caffeinated lip balm. I mean come on…caffeinated lip balm!! You can get a caffeine fix when you aren’t hungry OR thirsty here… Seriously, think about it…I mean if you HAVE to use lip balm, might as well get a nice dose of caffeine while you’re at it right?
Look at it like this guys…how many of you out there can seriously put on FLAVORED lip balm and NOT question your sexuality? Oh sure you MAY have a tube of bubblegum flavored “Lip protection” but I bet you sure as hell wouldn’t be letting your frat buddies know now would ‘ya? I didn’t think so…. So let it be known that from this day forth putting on “Orange Cream” or “Vanilla Toffee” will be ranked right up there with chainsaws, V8’s and concrete. Damn straight…this stuff is a MANS lip balm. We are talking shotguns and beer, not Hello Kitty and purses anymore. If anybody were to give you crap about glossing up your lips with something that was flavored “Orange Cream” “Chocolate, “Mint”, or “Vanilla Toffee” you could just shove it in their face and say “listen biatch this is caffeine….CAFFEINE!!” and they can just back the hell down. This isn’t all sugar and sweetness…we are talking mind altering substances here.
So now you are (may) be wondering how this stuff tastes and works. Well, it’s lip balm, not candy so taste is pretty irrelevant. It’s more of a suggestion, but to answer the question, it’s ok….I mean it has flavor but I am not about to bite into it to really get the full experience. I’m honestly ok with any of the ones I tried, but mint is probably number one for me just because it’s simple. The power of the stuff is hard to quantify. I put it on and within a minute or two I definitely got a kick…a very noticeable one too. I’m not sure if it was actually as strong as I thought or of I just notice it more because I’m amazed as hell to get something out of a tube of lip balm…at any rate, I noticed it and definitely perked up…so score one for the Spazzstick guys. You will definitely be able to find one in my car and close at hand if not on my person from here on out….I mean seriously, it’s LIP BALM with freakin’ CAFFEINE.