Powdered caffeine in salt shakers is now a thing
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That's right, researchers have developed powdered caffeine, so you can skip the coffee and instead simply grab a salt shaker filled with energy.

Known as CaffeinAll, the new salt shaker product is developed by Caffex, the company who brought us caffeinated marshmallows, and it's ready to turn everything into energy food (think caffeine-laced french fries).

Ignoring the fact that this sounds like a pretty bad idea for a second, Caffex are claiming the product is "the world's only odourless, non-bitter, take-with-you-anywhere, use with anything caffeine powder". They also claim it offers a cheaper and more efficient way for people to get a caffeine hit.

Although powdered caffeine has been around for a few years, Caffex have just recently launched the new salt shaker packaging, which they're attempting to fund via IndieGoGo (it's still not even a third of the way to its funding goal of US$25,000 with only nine days left). The creators suggest that just one sprinkle - around 33mg of caffeine - will be enough to get most people buzzing. Three sprinkles have more caffeine than a Red Bull.

The ingredients are listed as maltodextrin, caffeine and vegetable oil.  

Of course, this isn't the first mind-altering powdered substance on the market - earlier this year powdered alcohol, or Palcohol, was announced. Nutrition-needs-meeting powdered food is now also a thing. And yes, we suppose all of them can be snorted (although Caffex advises users to NEVER mix caffeine and alcohol).

It's clear that we're now living in a time where we now not only don't have time to be sleepy, we don't even have time to drink a coffee to perk us up.

And for better or worse, researchers are there to help us out.

Source: Motherboard