ENGOBI Caffeinated Chips – Review

Posted on May 23 2008 - 2:47pm by L.

engobi caffeine chips

Hello, I am one of the test monkeys and occasional writers at GadgetKing. I was given a pack of “cinnamon” ENGOBI and a pack of “lemon” ENGOBI and was told to try some and pass some around to my cohorts. My overall first impression is someone sprinkled a bunch of crushed caffeine pills over some cereal, once these things melt in your mouth a second wave of “flavor” will hit you – the after taste is that of chemicals and ummm EVIL. photoAs far as caffeine goes, I am sure it does have loads, you can taste it all the way, in fact I “tested” this stuff 15 minutes ago and the “taste” just keeps on giving.  As far as my co-workers go, it’s sufficient to say I lost friends over this. One of my innocent victims was on the phone when I slipped her the bag, she reluctantly popped a chip, and then her face contorted – first thing she said was “I thought we were friends”, she then hit the water bottle like a person who just came out of a desert. BTW my boss just called me and showed me the glob of brown stuff from the bottom of the bag – WTF?! But I will say it again, there sure as hell caffeine in those chips *twitch*.

7 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Russ May 23, 2008 at 2:49 pm -

    I tried em… they weren’t that bad… and they do give you a boost of energy. I think Gene was just thinking too much about the fact that they have “caffeine” in them.

  2. Squiggy May 23, 2008 at 2:59 pm -

    They were brave enough to send you a sample.

  3. Gadget King May 23, 2008 at 3:03 pm -

    What do you mean Squiggy… we tell it how it is…. if it is good it is good…. if it is bad it is bad.

  4. D Miller May 23, 2008 at 3:42 pm -

    I like the cinnamon better than the lemon. But they are good. The lemon taste like a weird sweetner. You must have got a bad batch? Cinnamon!!!!

  5. vdiggity May 24, 2008 at 6:27 am -

    I’m Gene’s “ex-friend” who tried these chips. I can forgive the Cinnamon Surge flavor, but the Lemon Lift one – CURSES!. I was like “Oooh lemon! This can’t be bad – I like lemons, I’ll have some.” It was lemony alright, but the aftertaste just kept on… – how can I put this – it kept “lifting” me off the ground. I realized, I was actually jumping for water. Mind you I’m not a major water drinker, but I drank almost 2 bottles of it to rinse off the taste.

    I just hope before they come up with their “BBQ” flavor (if they haven’t already), that they would do more “in-house” taste testing.

    And Gene, I’m still not talking to you.

  6. LeRoy May 25, 2008 at 5:06 pm -

    That stuff aint natural yo!

  7. AFROBOB May 27, 2008 at 1:11 pm -

    LOL, have you figured out what the brown lumpy stuff was on the bottom of the bag?

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