There are numerous infamous examples of foods and drinks that just didn’t seem to make it: New Coke, Crystal Pepsi, Arch Deluxe to name a few. Sometimes it’s a mystery why products don’t hit it off. Unfortunately, I feel this product has several obvious reasons.
I didn’t really know what I was getting into when I picked up the box. Normally, I wouldn’t pay this much for a product to review, especially a product of which I was hesitant about the claims. When I first opened the box to photograph and eat the dots, I was greeted with strips of perforated foil and plastic pouches, each containing three dots (appearing more like pills now though). Now, I don’t want to make any judgments, but I probably would be pretty iffy about carrying around pouches of little pink tabs with just “e” printed on the outside. Maybe I’m just being paranoid.
I’m really not a huge subscriber to the energy drink/candy/spray/pantyhose phenomenon. If I really want to have my heart race/excel in life, I’ll go for the obvious choice. However, Energy Dots have no caffeine whatsoever – the “energy” is provided by Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin). A pack of 3 Energy Dots provides 7,500% of your daily value of the vitamin. I don’t know about you, but I get kind of nervous when a number on my food’s nutritional facts reaches quadruple digits. The back mentions two packs a day (6 total dots) is the daily limit. I did end up eating two packs worth on the day we tasted these, but honestly, I didn’t really feel any real energy boost. However, at most times of the day, I usually have a good deal of black coffee or tea flowing through my veins already.
Fun Fact: If you ate the entire box in one sitting, you would have consumed 90,000% of your daily recommended B12!
Energy Dots are available in one flavor – “Raspberry Lemonade”. You can definitely taste the tart citrus over any raspberries. It’s probably similar to receiving a pack of unlabeled Halloween candies while Trick-or-Treating marked “SWEET TARTS”, except the kids also go nuts afterwords because they’re so hopped up on B12.