Peanut Butter Might Be Viable Coffee Alternative (Without the Crash)

For people who aren’t into coffee (or simply love its energizing qualities) there’s a new caffeine alternative that’s on the market. It’s called STEEM, and it’s a caffeinated peanut butter that gives you a sustained supply of energy without the “crash.”

In a 2 tbsp serving of STEEM, there is 150mg of caffeine—the amount that you’d get in two espresso shots. But since it takes the body a while to digest peanut butter, the peanut butter gives you an extended release of caffeine.

When asked how the idea came about, the team behind the product explained to PSFK how the product evolved over time:

“We originally came up with the idea while searching for a marketable idea for a hangover cure. We found it. But then we realized it had many more applications in everyday life. We decided that we can bring this idea to the American people to help them curb their sugar and caffeine intake by providing them with an all natural (healthier) substitute.”

Surprisingly, you can find a small amount of caffeine in sweets such as chocolate and ice cream. Peanut butter isn’t naturally caffeinated, but it is naturally healthier than its counterparts. The combination of natural fats and protein help to curb hunger, and STEEM incorporates a dose of caffeine, keeping you energized while you get to work.

This dose is being scrutinized by officials, but STEEM explains that its peanut butter isn’t as extreme as your typical “grande” cup to-go.

“Per serving, two table spoons contain 150 milligrams of caffeine. Comparatively a large Dunkin Donuts coffee contains more than 400 milligrams of caffeine. The difference is, our peanut butter will give a slower release of that energy that will keep you from spending more on a second cup of coffee or another energy drink. Also, since the release is slower, there is virtually no caffeine crash feeling.”

STEEM is currently being sold for $4.99 in stores only in Connecticut and Massachusetts, but it can be purchased online and shipped anywhere.

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