Chargers are candy coated chocolate covered espresso roasted coffee beans. Think M&M peanut but with a whole coffee bean in the middle instead of a peanut. The candy coating is a little thicker than the M&M and the chocolate to coffee ratio is just about perfect. The chocolate is not lacking in strength, in fact I snacked on a little Hershey's Dark for a comparison. The Chargers competed well, and picked my caffeine level back up since I waited a few hours since my last fix. Most other reviews I see about this product say just a few pieces equals out to a cup of coffee, but we all know how poor a standard that is with it's wide variation. Are we talking 2am truck stop coffee strength or stuff you can actually see through? Further there is a variation whenever you talk organics, each bean is unique and will have a different amount. Remember that, and just don't be too disappointed if you don't get the kick in the pants you want. I see some similar products claim about 20mg per bean which seems to me to be a little high for the Chargers as I ate the whole package which would be 300mg caffeine if I used that formula. Personally it feels like half that. This is a case where YMMV. The package they come in is also cool, it's patterned after a standard D cell battery, though in placing the two side by side, the D cell is a bit bigger in diameter. It is still effective camouflage.
- Chocolate + coffee = flavor combo win
- Unstandardized natural caffeine = buzz fix show
- Crunch from candy coat + crunchy coffee bean = crunch win
- Cool stash box packaging = crush proof win
- Magnetic steel packaging = eco recycling win
Eat them because you like chocolate, coffee and crunchy things.
I bought mine from: Chargers on ThinkGeek