Revive Energy Mints
I’ve received a lot of free things through my blog. A care package from POP Chips. A gym membership to Hampton Hill Athletic Club. A letter from Governor Mark Sanford.
And now hundreds of energy mints.
Revive Energy Mints sent over a heaping box full of the hundreds of mints for me to try and give away. The mints each have 85mg of caffeine in them (more than Red Bull, less than coffee) and taste, go figure, minty. The packaging says the mints provide a small boost of energy, in addition to providing fresh breath.
I spilled all the mints over my desk for dramatic effect.
I took a couple of the mints on my way to the gym last night and they taste pretty good. I love chocolate mints, chocolate mint ice cream, etc., so the taste and lingering aftertaste was great. They also gave me a boost of energy. I started feeling a caffeine buzz about 20 minutes after I took them, just as I was arriving to the gym. I always used to drink a lot of soda while I was a teenager to help me stay up into the wee hours of the morning — this is the same thing, without the sugar and calories. Oh, but it wasn’t the morning. And I’m married now. And 24.
Okay, maybe it’s not the same thing at all.
Regardless, it was a nice having a small surge of caffeine right before hitting the treadmill. It wasn’t a huge rush of energy, but it was definitely noticeable — I could see taking the mints if I felt a little drab some random Tuesday afternoon, woke up after a really late night with the baby, etc.
Just as I was shocked when the Governor of South Carolina wrote me a letter and Anne of Hampton Hill offered me a free gym membership, I’m shocked and humbled that a company like Revive Energy Mints would send me over hundreds of dollars worth of product — energy mints for life, basically.
This year, this blog, and this weight loss journey cannot be anymore giving.