Beef Jerky + Caffeine: Performance-Enhancing Meat?

Lovers of beef jerky with trouble getting up in the morning can rejoice.

Both of you.

And if you've ever been too lazy to open a Coke while chewing on a SlimJim now Perky Jerky offers tender beef jerky doused with 150 milligrams of caffeine, a curious culinary combo, notes The Consumerist.

The cows weren’t fed Red Bull, the jerky makers say.  The caffeine in Perky Jerky comes from guarana which, as a nutritional supplement, provides about twice the amount of caffeine as coffee.

The idea for the product, according to BizJournals, came out of a bag of beef jerky that was doused in an energy drink, apparently by accident.

Of course, the more frugal could try making their own jerky and coffee.

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