Friday, April 28, 2006

Lo Cal?! Energy Drink??

Has anyone seen this new "energy" drink from Tab?

They're touting this as a "low calorie" energy drink.

Perhaps I'm not remembering my science class, but aren't calories the things that our body use to make energy? Aren't calories the things that our bodies burn up so that we can make it to work every day or go shopping or play tennis?

So if something is an energy drink how can it also be low calorie?

According to the website this product is sold in a "convenient" 4-pack (convenient for who the buyer or the seller?) and has only 5 calories per can.....5 calories?!?

(SIDE NOTE--I was at Sam's Club the other day and bought Pepsi for The Boyfriend and the case now contains 36 cans instead of 24....emblazoned on the side of the box was this "Now with 50% more than a 24 Pack" uhm yeah and you're still charging me more)

It contains the following ingredients (don't click on the links unless you really want to read about this, sometimes ignorance is bliss:
Carbonated water, citric acid, taurine, natural and artifical flavors, sodium citrate, sodium benzoate (to protect the taste of course), ginseng extract, caffeine (ah that's where the energy comes from31 milligrams of caffeine to be exact, were you aware that caffeine has an MSDS ((that's a Material Safety Data Sheet)), vegetable juice (for color it says but, ewh in a carbonated beverage), acesulfame potassium, sucralose, carnitine fumarate, niacinamide (Vitamine B3, Guarana Extract, Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12).

Well since it's got Niacin in it, that means CHG can't drink it, I'm sure she's happy to hear that.

So the next time you're looking for a little bit of energy but no calories grab a Tab Energy.

And oh yeah before I forget Billy-Sue-Jack, grab yo mamma a Tab and a pack of Pall-Malls from the trailer.

1 comment:

Kat said...

Pepsi in a 36 pack? I can barely lift the 24 pack "cube". I hate the cube. I'd rather have 2 12 packs. They are easier for a 5'2" chick to lift!