Japan's Black Black Chewing Gum Flavor Packs a Caffeinated Punch

By: Laura McQuarrie - Sep 17, 2014
References: thedailymeal & jbox
Japan's Lotte Black Black chewing gum flavor is ideal for coffee lovers who would rather chew than sip. The caffeine content in the chewing gum is said to be absorbed about three times quicker than that you'd find in a coffee drink, plus the gum is mint-flavored, so there's no need to worry about having that awful coffee breath afterwards. Most gums that are minty and fresh are colored white, but this one has a dark coloring from agents like cacao and gardenia, which is where the name of the product comes from.

Although caffeine has gotten a bad rap, the Black Black Gum isn't all bad, since it does contain a form of the B-3 Vitamin, niacinamide.