Most adults think they’re going to die if they don’t get their daily caffeine fix. But for those instances in which you’re looking for a boost of energy without downing cup after cup of coffee, there is STEEM’s caffeinated peanut butter.

The caffeine mixed with the fat of the peanut butter allows the consumer to achieve all the benefits of a caffeinated beverage, but without the unfortunate crash associated with sugar-packed energy drinks like Red Bull.

According to Grub Street, the coveted caffeinated peanut butter is currently being marketed towards athletes, given that it’s energizing and rich in protein, as well as to the general populace as an effective hangover cure.


Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, just know that bureaucrats try to ruin everything.

New York Senator Charles Schumer is petitioning to take the peanut butter down in fear that it might be dangerous to children. Schumer hopes to have the product approved by the USDA, explaining, “this may look like an ordinary jar of peanut butter, and it may cost the same as a jar of peanut butter, but the fact is, it’s much more dangerous than an ordinary jar of peanut butter.”


While the jar is currently only available online and a handful of stores in Massachusetts and Connecticut, Schumer fears the product’s high caffeine content could cause issues to an unknowing consumer. He notes, “the FDA does not require the amount of caffeine to be listed on food labels. So this stuff and other snacks can have a lot of caffeine and the consumer wouldn’t even know. If they allow it, it can spread to all kinds of other snacks, even Popsicles, candy, things that kids eat. It needs some regulation.”


STEEM has come forward expressing its openness to an FDA regulation, explaining their product is “perfectly safe when used as directed.”

[via The New York Post]