Are we so worn out and lacking in energy these days that even our foods now have to contain energy boosting ingredients? Caffeine has been in soda's for a long time and chocolate has something which adds a lift but now just about every type of food product producer thinks a good selling point would be to add 'energy'.
Take Perky Jerky for example made with an Amazon River berry called Guarana found in many energy drinks. Eating some Perky Jerky will "power you from workout to night out. It's great for a quick pre-game boost, busy moms on-the-go, or a mid-mountain hike snack. It's a functional morning desk snack and the perfect munchie to survive a long road trip! Satisfying and portable, it's perfect fuel to do, well, whatever it is that you want to do.."
Gum, mints, maple syrup, Cracker Jack...and on and on are now being caffeinated. We are a tired nation. Why don't we just go to bed a bit earlier?