Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Cheap Jolt at On the Run

Here at Shoplifting With Permission we are concerned about the high price of drugs. We like our alcohol and caffeine, and we sometimes struggle to acquire them without going over the grocery budget.

So it was with considerable interest that we picked up a little goody at the On the Run convenience store at the ExxonMobil gas station at the O'Hare oasis: Free extra caffeine shots to add to your coffee.

Now, we noticed that the energy drink Red Bull was offered at the gas station at 2 for $5. But we dont' do Red Bull, we do coffee. So we headed inside and poured ourselves a 77-cent special. We turned our attention to the creamers, because -- this is embarrassing, but -- we like to drink about 10 creamers in our coffee.

Then we noticed it: A little creamer container, Stok2
with the words, "Black coffee shot. Equivalence: 1 shot espresso. 1 svg delivers 40mg caffeine. Limit 2/day. Warning: High Caffeine."

Now, we get enough of a jolt from the regular coffee, especially since we are breastfeeding and don't want to get our babies all silly on the juice. But we brought one home just to share with you, because these babies are free at the coffee counter. If you are out on the road and need more than a regular coffee, you don't need to spend more on a larger coffee or on No Doz or Red Bull -- just help yourself to one or more of these and juice up the java.

They are reportedly also served at 7-11.