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Caffeinated Jello Shots

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There is no denying it, we live in a society fueled by caffeine. Coffee helps unzombify millions every morning. Energy drinks like Redbull and Monster keep people from falling asleep at their desks everywhere, and what college student hasn't used a combination of coffee, energy drinks, or NoDoz to aid in a late night cram session.

Although, despite caffeines obvious greatness, there are still some that do not approve of the culture. I speak specifically of Sleep Number, and their fake website wakey'z. They have the nerve to tantalize us with amazing caffeinated products, and then, just seconds after revealing it was all a sham, attempt to sell us a mattress. How dare you tempt me with delicious caffeinated owl wings and coffee cereal which turns the milk into triple shot espresso. I would much rather have those products than a stupid mattress! I say to hell with them all, I'll sleep when I'm dead!

//end caffeine fueled rant

Anyway, who needs fake websites to give us novel methods of consuming caffeine, we are perfectly capable of coming up with our own.

I now present to you the caffeinated jello shot.

(original idea, and 5 grams of anhydrous caffeine generously provided by talbotron22)

 
 
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Step 1: Materials

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Relatively simple shopping list

1. Caffeine powder (can be bought pure or made from ground up caffeine pills)
2. Jello, multiple flavors are recommended (so different colors can represent different dosage)
3. Shot glasses (Paper bathroom cups can be used, or cut down plastic cups)
4. Optional: B12 pills


Step 2: Deciding the dosage

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The caffeinated jello shots can be made at many different concentrations.

50mg- Mild energy rush
100mg- Enough energy for 80's dance night
200mg- Standard caffeine pill dose
300mg- Twitching starts. Jello shots begin to taste very bitter
400mg- Feelings of hopelessness set in
450mg- Makes coworkers angry

Not recommended to go past this point



500mg- Urge to kill puppies rises
600mg- Loss of reality begins to occur
10 grams (amount of caffeine in 100 cups of coffee)- The LD50 has long been passed. Futurama theorizes this is the point where the ability to move at hyper speed is gained.

ElvenChild10 months ago
Theoretically, for every 100 pounds of body weight, it would take about 6 grams of caffeine to kill you, and I'm pretty sure hyper speed doesn't apply to carcasses.
iestrada21 year ago
Hey between me and you I use a different white powder from my "street pharmacist".
HSLINKS3 years ago
Back in the old days coke & no name coke came in 3 qt bottles. I would buy 2 - "6 pks" of these to get through most of the week.                          First thing in the morning before even hitting the bathroom I used to stand at the fridge sucking one down, then the last little bit went into my cup. This cup was huge about 6 inches across the top, it stood on the top of the toilet tank while I was in shower, and I would grab some while showering.                                                                                                                At work I had another 6 pk in fridge for day use. I was working 40+ hrs, pulling 21 credits (mixed day and night classes). Since I was boss my schedule worked for mix of school and work. During college I would hit the coke machine, then drive back to work, then later night classes, then back to work, then home to homework, paperwork from work and my other 3 qt.                                                                                                                  My day started at 4am and generally ended around midnight.                    I am ADDH so it really worked to keep me focused - back then girls didn't have ADD let alone ADDH. So I was self medicating. Also a tea drinker .. My tea of choice is breakfast tea because you can get it dark enough the colour of the cup doesn't show and its not bitter.                        I went through horrible withdrawals when I dropped using coke. I am close to 60, rarely do coke anymore, but still am sucking down tea. My cup is smaller about 4.5 inches across and am using 8 tea bags for 2 cups. I go through 4-6 a day.  ... Ria
hogey74 HSLINKS3 years ago
That's crazy! I used to have two or three strong plunger coffees during my mornings off but when I tried that recently (now in my mid 30s) I got the jitters! And those energy drinks give me the heeby-jeebies!
HSLINKS hogey743 years ago
I know I can't do the amount of caffeine I used to do. But still have to have it, or I have headaches. At least it's less than when I was younger .. Ria
hogey74 HSLINKS3 years ago
Yeah had caffeine head aches before - closest I ever want to get to a migrane.
Screamo3 years ago
Weird, haven't heard of those but my birth mom drinks Alchohol Jello shots O.o
here is a much better idea, just keep a seperate fridge... or put the cups in the back.... or a child lock until they can read.... also... I eat jello :( and I am 16
Belmondo8833 years ago
I love jellos shots!
cbrown2223 years ago
how many mg of caffeine wuld be in about a tbsp of caffeine?
probably enough to kill you if your talking about pure caffeine lol
evardsson3 years ago
Looks like the perfect thing for turning all-night coding sessions into a party. BTW, my drink of choice at that big coffee chain whose name I shall not mention: Venti quad-shot sludge cup (20oz drip + 4 shots of espresso) - comes out to about 630mg caffeine. Even after downing one of those (in about 30 minutes) less than an hour after drinking an entire pot of standard drip I still experience no loss of reality or urge to kill puppies, etc. Speaking of which, I need to go start another pot, the blood level in my caffeine system is too high.
630 mg is a MANLY dose - holy jeez! I think I would run coast-to-coast if I consumed that much. Your brain has probably downregulated your caffeine receptors, meaning you get less effect. The best solution for your wallet (and your physiology) would be to wean yourself off caffeine... until the point where 100mg gives you a boost. Then, only consume it for a true event (like an all-night coding session). There are cases of chronic tachycardia stemming from caffeine abuse. Just sayin. If I need a boost when I'm studying, I blast "Jukebox Hero" and do pushups :D ...Don't forget cold water + veggies! Gimme fiber for long-term energy.
Look at your leprechauns. Now back to me. Look at them again - Now back to me. Sadly, you've had so much caffeine that not only are you seeing leprechauns, but now they're ignoring you and chatting amongst themselves. :-)
backlash6 years ago
I understand what your talking about, found a rare item a while back called jolt gum two pieces = 1 cup of coffee, so what do i do? pop 12 pieces (i.e the whole pack) in 20 minutes, i was going nuts, though i don't remember wanting to kill puppies, i did finish my English assignment of finishing a short story (16 pages) in about an hour.
well if you do the math, a cup of coffee is 100 mg of caffeine, and 2 pieces = a cup of coffee then, 50 x 12 = 600mg

loss of reality should have occurred hmmmm...
so he got an F on that paper right?
What paper?
teh english assignment?
i love jolt... they have an energy drink too, but i cant find it anywhere. i bought mky jolt at spencers
Jolt is available in convenience stores and gas stations all over America
go to the thinkgeek and order it but bawls is better, get it at speedway and thinkgeek
"Chew more, Do more" i believe is their slogan
i'v had some of that gum
vkyo3 years ago
357 mg is what u find in a 22ml bottle of NOS.... i hav 6 empty bottles in my closet O.o
123perryv3 years ago
Jello shots sans alcohol? WTF is the point of that???? Just kidding...sounds like an important part of a nutritious breakfast. Alcohol and Caffeine go great together. All the drunkenness, none of the sleepiness. Triple Espresso flavored Vodka is awesome!!!
Here in Brazil, I don't know of any place that sells caffeine capsules or powder, but I would use guaraná powder instead (and B12). I might try it!
If you live in Brazil, just get mate and drink it like they do in Uruguay.
sqeeek3 years ago
Maybe I should snort it...
Formatt sqeeek3 years ago
Of course you can snort it. Take it from me though the drip you get in the back of your throat is not pleasant. However it is a "pick-me-up" since you do absorb things well in your nose. Weigh your pros and cons and exercise caution.
Where would a person find caffiene powder?
http://www.texasnaturalsupply.com/productinfo.aspx?productid=CAFA
Iridium74 years ago
 How much is enough to kill you?
it depends on body wieght and if you have any heart conditions. stay under 2g. anything more than 1g makes you feel bad. (that's 5 no-doz)
schimmi6 years ago
wow, "powder should be the consistency of cocaine" cause EVERYONE does cocaine most people who are caffeine addicts aren't cocaine addicts because they love caffeine too much like me, i don't like beer cause i like caffeine too much
two words:
caffeinated beer
http://www.yenra.com/caffeinated-beer/
caffeinated beer is a bad idea if you ask me. you're mixing an upper and a downer when you drink it and that is never a good idea.
my local homebrew club makes a coffee stout that is nothing short of amazing. it is my favorite ever. we made a keg of it (along with a keg of india pale ale and a keg of our triple-hopped pale ale ::grins::) for my DIY wedding reception. i kind of love the up+down nature of it... and there are a lot of people who use cocaine or meth and alcohol together.
one word- dead.
bgugi schimmi6 years ago
caffiene and cocaine are essentially the same - they work the same way in the brain, they are produced in similar ways, they even share physical characteristics - fine white powder
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