David Edwards, Ph.D., professor at Harvard University, has devised a new, streamlined way of consuming caffeine. It’s called Aeroshot Pure Energy and is a slim, pocket-sized tube that works something like an asthma inhaler. Puff gently, and the tube releases a lime-flavored light powder that instantly dissolves in your mouth. The caffeine is suppossedly absorbed through your tongue, although some of the powder may perhaps be inhaled and absorbed through the lungs. Each Aeroshot holds three shots of caffeine, and each shot supposedly delivers 100 milligrams of caffeine, roughly equivalent to a little more than half the caffeine in a 6 ounce cup of filter-drip arabica coffee. In case you’re wondering, the Aeroshot meets Transportation Security Administration regulations, so you can carry the tubes on a commerical airline flight.
Priced at $2.99, the novel product will be sold in Boston and New York in January. At a dollar shot, it’s competitive with coffee as a caffeine source — and, to quote the Rolling Stones, it sure is a “gas, gas, gas!”