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I just watched the videos connected to this story. In one of them, it talks about the new Cracker Jack product called Cracker Jack'd. It is a snack with caffeine baked into it. I was at the check out at Walmart and saw this. It looked tasty so I bought one. It was pretty good, but too much flavor was added. There were nuts and chunks of granola type stuff, sprinkled with lots of spicy cheese flavor. They had a few varieties. One might think it is a healthier alternative to the candy bars.
The problem I have is that I had no idea it was an energy snack. I looked at the package several times. They say there is mention of caffeine on the front and back of package. I don't think it's wise to take a product that is traditionally for kids, and then make an adult version and add caffeine to it! I try to avoid caffeine, since I drink a cup of coffee every morning and I feel that is enough for me! I would not have bought that snack had I known it was made to give you a burst of energy. I tend to get irregular heart beats. I've been checked several times and was found to have nothing but a minor murmur...but I still wonder if there could be something else. The crazy heart beats never happened while I was being tested of course!
Jmarr, I'm glad you mentioned your experience, although I don't scan the snack isle at check outs often, it's good to know that a product such as what you tried exists and could fall into unsuspecting hands, Yikes.