10.16.2017

Shock Coffee Premium Hyper-Caffeinated Ground Coffee Frac Packs - As Featured on the Today Show


This post is coming to you thanks to a gnat, a baby and traveling.

I am traveling.  Staying at someone's home. There isn't a guest room but I'm bunking on an air mattress in the same room as the baby.  And the first night here, I was suddenly awakened by something 'shifting' in my ear... ?  I flipped to the other side and laid my head back down.  My ear was against the pillow and I felt it again. A shift upwards in my ear.  OMFGosh there is something in my ear!

Well, long story made short, I was positive it was a spider (because in my brain, a brown recluse spider was the obvious first choice of something awful crawling into my ear while I was sleeping) but no, it was a gnat.  A big gnat; but a gnat none-the-less. And I was rescued by waking the homeowner to use a tweezers to pull the 'something' out of my ear...

Needless to say I didn't sleep the rest of the night.  In part due to an ear ache I now had but also thanks to my own over-active brain positive something else must still be in my ear and I was sure there was a line of 'somethings' crawling up the wall, over the pillow, over my hair and into my ear... I just knew it. 

So I did not sleep.

Hence; my drinking a gazillion cups of coffee to stay awake yesterday... and the need for some heavily caffeinated brews!

Amazon tells me this is one of the 3 top brands that claim to be the strongest coffees.

Shock Coffee Premium Hyper-Caffeinated Ground Coffee Frac Packs 2.65oz 

(Pack of 6 - 1 lb Total) - 50% More Caffeine Than Leading Brands Without Sacrificing Taste - As Featured on the Today Show 

  • Shock Coffee Hyper-Caffeinated (High Caffeine, High Energy) Ground Coffee--Sleep is Overrated
  • As Featured on: The Today Show, ABC Nightline, CNBC, Food Network, and more!
  • Energy Blend: 50% More Caffeine than Leading Brands without Skimping on Taste
  • Package Contents: 6 Bags of 2.65oz "Frac" Packs Pre-Ground Coffee (1lb Total)
  • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. No Hassle Returns If You Don't Fall in Love.

 

Product description from the company via Amazon

 
Shock Coffee is the producer of the world's finest energy blend coffees and coffee drinks. Our coffee comes in whole bean or ground and is exclusively available in a high caffeine energy blend. We don't add any caffeine to our coffee and we select coffee beans for their taste and caffeine content. At Shock Coffee, we firmly believe that Sleep is Overrated and one sip of our coffee will make you a believer, too. Shock Coffee will add hours to your day and make you more productive without the jitters. Many other high caffeine options out there haven't been able to perfect the taste to caffeine ratio, so you're left feeling unsatisfied.

That has been our priority since day one and our loyal fans and the media have agreed by helping to make Shock Coffee the #1 energy coffee of the US Military and one of the world's top selling energy blends since '06. Since Shock Coffee's launch, many coffee connoisseurs have dubbed it The World's Strongest Coffee. In fact, in recent testing against Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts, and Death Wish Coffee, our blend's caffeine to flavor ratio stood out time and again.


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Death Wish Coffee Single Serve Capsules for Keurig K-Cup Brewers, 10 Count 0.42oz
Valhalla Java Ground Coffee by Death Wish Coffee Company, USDA Certified Organic & Fair Trade (12 Ounce Bag)
Biohazard Ground Coffee, The World's Strongest Coffee 928 mg Caffeine (1 LB)



        













10.12.2017

It's Blue Wine but it's Not Wine... gik Live - the blue wine out of Spain



This morning I was reading the news when I saw a 'blurb' on the side bar mentioning a blue wine.  That got my attention because... well, blue wine.  I ended up going to the website of Gik Live and learned that the 'wine' is not allowed to be called wine because officially Europe has only 3 options;  red, white and rose'.  So blue is classified under other. 

The site had a "Press" section so I delved into it to learn more about this cool looking but odd drink. 

"Try to forget everything you know about wine. Try to unlearn the hundreds of protected wine designations of origin, the complex and demanding service standards and everything that sommelier said at a tasting course to which you were invited. Forget traditions and forget that we are speaking about the liquid which represents the blood of Christ at church.
Now open your eyes, what do you see? A sweet and blue drink with 11.5 degrees of alcohol. That’s Gïk. Do you want to try it?"

The blue color of Gïk is  created from a mixture of white and red grapes, which is then added to two organic pigments; indigo and anthocyanin – which comes from the very skin of the grapes used to make wine.
"Our wine comes from different Spanish and Franch vineyards, whose grapes we transform into Gïk. That’s right: we work with grapes from different areas of Europe, whose color and flavor we improve through food tech. We choose these wineries in terms of the people who work them and their innovative nature. That’s why Gïk has no denomination of origin, but a guarantee of quality and unique flavor.

Our wineries are located mainly in La Rioja, Zaragoza and Courthézon."

The Gïk team is made up of young people without any wine tradition. They are in their twenties and have no previous experience. They have no fixed schedules. Their office is worldwide. There are not business people but creators: designers, programmers, artists and musicians. They work without hierarchy; horizontally.


In the end I was not sure what to think.

A bunch of 20-something guys make a blue drink.  Market through word of mouth on the internet.  It's only available to pre-order through their site and no one knows what it tastes like.  I'm not intrigued enough to spend cold hard cash on it myself, but I'm sitting here sipping my third cup of morning coffee and was interested enough to post about it.  Heck, I don't even know if the product really exists outside the marketing and the website.

One thing in the press release information and website mentions they use the skin of grapes and natural indigo to color the wine.  Well, indigo is a natural blue dye of sorts.  So I'm thinking to myself, "I could pour a glass of white wine and add a couple drops of blue food color..."  and I could, except I prefer drinking coffee to wine.

Eh, it's just the coffee talking again.

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