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Click pic to view comments Confirmed sighting: Go-Co Milk Chocolate Energy High
Posted: 16:02 Mon 06-10-2003. Price: 9.95 for box of 20 bars (online). Location: Whistlestop shop, Waterloo station, London. Nutritional unusualness: "Equivalent caffeine content of approximately 190 mg per bar".
Snackspot reports: According to the Firebox page about it, "The manufacturers recommend that pregnant or breast-feeding women, children, and those with a high sensitivity to caffeine should refrain from eating Go-Co" - in other words, exactly the kind of high-risk confectionery thrill I live for! In practice, it's actually an unusually rich, dark texture, a bit like eating a solid chocolate brownie. Inexplicably, I did develop diarrhoea a few hours after eating it (though that may also have been a result of finshing off the last of the Concentrated Fruit Smoothies) but, either way, not quite the "Energy High" I was hoping for.

...Still, more of a result than I got from Firebox's Octane Re-Energising Gel (12.95 for 2.3 ounces, "Do not ingest or get into eyes"), which seemed to have no effect whatsoever, though maybe I was applying it to the wrong area. In other energising news: caffeinated still mineral water Water Joe is arriving in the UK from Germany, aimed at those who "enjoy the purity of water and the kick of coffee, but who prefer to avoid the side-effects of other drinks" - while Wellman High Performance (1.30) is a fruit juice based energy drink intended to replenish the essential nutrients which men in particular seem to be always running out of for one reason or another.


Posted: 23:27 Tue 07-10-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: At the risk of reviving the whole "adult" energy drink discussion: http://www.snackspot.org.uk/thread.php?story=0303291340daa

- Bevnet has the latest on "light apple/pear like" US beverage "Energy 69", though they conclude that "the brand is simply too risque to penetrate (no pun intended) traditional soft drink distribution channels": http://www.bevnet.com/reviews/energy69/

Posted: 12:40 Wed 15-10-2003 by "Sadaat Malik" # permalink comment
Comment: Bought this stuff from Whistlestop in Heathrow after crap delayed flight. Gotta say this shit really rocks, anyone know where I can get some other than Whistlestop? Have they got a web-site?
Posted: 13:59 Wed 15-10-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: You can get boxes of 20 bars from Firebox: http://www.firebox.com/index.html?dir=firebox&action=product&pid=433

- or this appears to be the closest thing to their "official" site: http://www.windfalldrinks.com/newpage14.htm

Posted: 14:11 Wed 15-10-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: Actually this looks a bit more "official": http://www.experentis.com/gocoabout.html

"...the presenter of Channel 4's RI:SE spectacularly lost the plot live on breakfast TV with a packet in his hand"

- well, it wouldn't be the first time...

Posted: 13:57 Sun 19-10-2003 by "Anon" # permalink comment
Comment: Christ, this has to be the worst official product website in history - check out the broken links, misspellings of "IBIZIA" [sic] and an inexplicable obsession with the Notting Hill Carnival, all part of the "Students" section: http://www.experentis.com/students.html
Posted: 11:17 Sun 25-04-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: they're now selling this in the special "gay" Tesco Metro on Dean St in Soho...

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