What are Energems? Where can I buy them? What's in them?

Since I'm not a fan of chocolate or of sweets, it's not too surprising that I didn't know about this product; but the fact that it's like getting your coffee-fueled energy only in a little chocolate candy form;  I thought I'd check it out for the Coffee Talking page.

I actually saw this product listed in a random 'little bit of everything' catalog online.  I didn't buy them, but made a mental note to look them online and see what they were.

What better place to find out about them than their own website?   I checked out their FAQ page to get the low-down on this energy packed little chocolate bit.

Q. What are Energems?
Energems are bite-sized, energy supplements in the form of a hard coated gem made with real milk chocolate, caffeine, B-vitamins and a proprietary energy blend.

Energems enhance memory, focus and concentration. There are 3 servings (9 gems) per box. A single serving (3 gems) has the caffeine equivalent of a cup of coffee or energy drink. Each gem has only 15 calories and less than 1 gram of fat. Energems’ unique delivery system allows consumers to conveniently and discretely consume the appropriate amount of energy as needed, when needed

Q. What flavors do Energems come in?
Energems comes in three delicious flavors: Milk Chocolate, Mint Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chocolate.

Q. How many Energems should I consume?
It’s as easy as one, two, three: one serving = 3 gems, so take one, two or three gems depending on how much of an energy boost you need.

Do not exceed two boxes (18 gems) per day. Each box should be consumed hours apart.

Q. Where are Energems made?
Energems are made in the U.S.A. They are made with high quality milk chocolate that is produced in Chicago.

Q. What are the ingredients in the energy blend?
Energems contain caffeine, B-vitamins and a proprietary energy blend.

Q. Is the energy blend similar to energy drinks and shots?
No. Not at all. First, Energems also contain L-theanine, a natural supplement which improves with memory, focus and concentration as well as counteracts the jitters associated with caffeine.

Many energy drinks and shots contain Phenylalanine, a major ingredient in Aspartame. Energems do not.

Q. Why a chocolate energy supplement?
So many of us have tried bittersweet energy drinks and shots with the same reaction: ugh! Over 83% of Americans consume chocolate. What a better way to increase your energy than a great tasting, chocolate based energy supplement? And, it’s made with real milk chocolate!

And one serving of Energems has only 45 calories and 2 grams of fat, so they are easy on the waistline! And only 7 grams of natural sugar per serving!

Q. How much caffeine is in one serving of Energems?
With 75mg of caffeine per serving, three Energems has about the same amount of caffeine as one cup of coffee.

We recommend limiting consumption of Energems to no more than two boxes per day, with each serving consumed several hours apart.

Q. Will Energems give me the jitters?
Energems were formulated with your needs in mind. The last thing you need from your energy supplement are the shakes and jitters. L-theanine helps counteract the jitters often associated with caffeine.

3-Box Variety Pack of Energems (Chocolate, Mint, Peanut Butter)

Energems were featured in the December 2014 issue of O Magazine.

 PDF with information and nutrition on all three variety flavors

Available online through Amazon or at many gas stations and convenience stores:

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