By Kat Leonard
Cue Rocket Man music
Out there… flying through the air. Red Bull gives you wings? This stuff known as Rocket Chocolate is supposed to make you fly through the air faster than a speeding bullet. But is it all that it claims? It says that it has twice the caffeine. But it doesn’t say what product it has twice as much caffeine as. Another part of the package says ‘Boosts like a cup of coffee’. Of course the package doesn’t list anything at all.
I couldn’t find anything on their site, so there’s really no telling at all what is in it. Bad score there. Bad form, too. The little package does, however, have a little drawing of a rocket ship. Each wrapper is differently colored according to flavor. The ingredients list on this one (Chocolate Mint flavor) states milk chocolate, lecithin, vanillin, coconut oil, caffeine, natural peppermint oil, glycerine. It also has a warning that it may contain traces of peanut butter. Good thing I’m not allergic to that.
Opening the package, I can instantly smell the mint chocolate flavor. It reminds me of the mint chocolate after-dinner things one would get at a restaurant like Olive Garden. The actual chocolate is about as long as my pinkie finger but as thick as my thumb. It is also rectangular. A very interesting shape to be sure. I would have expected they would have some sort of picture of a rocket ship on the chocolate, but none was present.
Popping it into my mouth it tastes like mint chocolate. Of course it does. What else would it taste like? Carrots and peas? Anyways. It doesn’t seem like the chocolate is top notch but they have managed to hide the taste of caffeine for the most part. I find myself licking at my teeth a little bit to make sure everything is off of them. It has a bit of a chemical taste after the chocolate has melted away. I don’t really know if I’d find myself eating them at leisure. There are better chocolates I could pop into my mouth, certainly. Even Nestle would be a step up.
The best thing to do with this would be to just let it melt in your mouth instead of chewing and swallowing. They say that caffeine is absorbed quicker through the tissues in the mouth than in the lining of the stomach. However, I would much prefer to have a chewing tobacco than anything else. By taste alone I would prefer the energy dips I have sitting in my freezer.
It doesn’t take long for me to feel the effects. Right now I’m writing this while having recently popped one in my mouth. I can feel the energy coursing through my veins, but I feel jittery which tells me there must be a relatively large amount of sugar or something in the chocolate. I am pretty sure I’ll be having a crash soon enough. However, the caffeine content is very low compared to anything else really. Supposedly only about 42 milligrams per piece.
The chocolate is not a bad deal considering how cheap each one is. You can find a good number of them for a nice price on the Rocket Chocolate website. However there are other things out there that would taste better and give you a better bounce in your step. It also gives you the jitters which is a negative in my books. However, considering the price for each it’s a good deal on the go. I still have no clue what ‘twice the caffeine’ is supposed to mean. Twice the caffeine of what type of product exactly? Coffee? Red Bull? What? Oh well… The caffeine content is only 42mg or so.
Score: 6.25/10 (Below Average)
Aroma: 10/10 (Very nice mint chocolate scent!)
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