Caffeinated Brownies

Allison Nelson has opened "A Snack in the Face" -- a bakery in Ames, Iowa that specializes in caffeinated goods. Each brownie that she sells contains 200 milligrams of pure caffeine:

"It's exactly what grandma used to bake – no high-fructose corn syrup, no partially hydrogenated soybean oil," Nelson told the newspaper. "We're not wrapping up caffeine in a health bar here. We're wrapping it up in a home-baked treat. Isn't it about time you have caffeine and it tastes good?"

Nelson and her husband, Wes, originally started out with 400 milligrams of caffeine in their brownies, according to the paper, which is about the equivalent of a large cup of Starbucks-brewed coffee. But that amount proved to be a little too potent.

"I'm lying there, staring at the ceiling at 2 a.m. and saying, 'I think that's too much,' " Wes said.

Link via MArooned | Photo (unrelated) via Flickr user dichohecho used under Creative Commons license

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I make espresso brownies, and between the melted chocolate, cocoa powder, and the instant espresso powder, they pack a nice booster punch. Especially if you, as most civilized folk will, eat them *with* a nice coffee.
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