I stopped by the 7-11 for gasoline and a decaf this morning and noticed an unusual black box positioned near the sugars, creamers and other flavorings.
In it were what appeared to be coffee creamers, except they were black with silver lids.
They’re Stok black coffee shots, apparently. The label says “Limit 2/day. Warning: High Caffeine. Not for those under 18, pregnant or caffeine sensitive.”
I fall into the last category, but I snagged a few anyway so I could do a little research on them. Supposedly, Stok black coffee shots have as much caffeine as a cup of espresso. Although they are called creamers, they technically contain no cream or dairy product at all. No, this just contains caffeine. Which you pour into your, well, caffeine.
According to www.energyfiend.com, which is dedicated entirely to everyone’s favorite legal drug: “A 0.44 ounce shot of Stok Black Coffee Creamer contains 40 milligrams of caffeine. The “non-dairy creamer” shots come from Whitewave foods under the Stok brand. There is a “sweet” version and a non-sweetened version.”
I won’t be trying this stuff because it’ll cause my heart to jump out of my chest. But a brave soul in the newsroom here, Nona Nelson, has agreed to be my test subject.
I’ll write back later and let you know if Nona is hanging from the ceiling by her fingernails.