From Too Many Chefs -

March 19, 2004
I'm awake, I'm awake!

My good friend Sam has just pointed out to me an article about IT workers and caffeine from the Network World Fusion site, where they mention caffeine soap. Apparently, there are people (mostly IT workers by the sound of it) so desperate for their morning jolt that they want it in the shower before the coffee is even brewed. According to the marketers, your skin can absorb a certain amount of caffeine from the soap. How does it get from there to your bloodstream? I don't know, but the guy interviewed in the article claims it gets the job done.

Sam thoughtfully included another link to the ThinkGeek site, where they have a whole section on caffeine (38 items, including the soap). Did you know Jolt makes chewing gum? You can also get Timmy's Torrid Tonic - Caffeinated Hot Sauce, surely a killer combination for the strong-hearted.

Personally, I will stick to good old-fashioned coffee and tea. Now I just need a nice warm milk and a dark room to calm down in...

Posted by Meg in Sussex at March 19, 2004 8:19 AM | TrackBack

Elves. Elves get it into your blood. Freaky little high strung wired to the gills elves pushing teeny tiny little coffee mugs.

I bought my cousin-in-law some of the soap for Xmas. He seems to like the stuff.

Posted by barrett on March 19, 2004 at 8:34 AM

I like the blurb on the ThinkGeek site:

Tired of waking up and having to wait for your morning java to brew? Are you one of those groggy early morning types that just needs that extra kick? Know any programmers who dont regularly bathe and need some special motivation?

Posted by Meg in Paris on March 19, 2004 at 8:52 AM

Let me know when they make a caffeine-filled toothpaste!

Posted by ladygoat on March 19, 2004 at 8:14 PM