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Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Vroom Foods and our Seriously Caffeinated® products. Special thanks to those who took the time to write to us. As you can imagine, we get loads of e-mails that ask the same questions again and again. That’s why we put up this FAQ.

1. I read about your “Proprietary Synergistic Energy Blend” but my head tunes out. Can you explain what’s in your mints without resorting to marketing-speak?   What does that stuff do?

2. I really like your products, but I’m worried about the effect of so much caffeine. Is it safe?”

3. Is there an ideal time to use FOOSH® Energy Mints or Buzz Bites® Chocolate Energy Chews?”

4. How did you come up with the name FOOSH®?

5. Who should use your products? More importantly, who shouldn’t use your products?

6. Exactly how much caffeine is there in a FOOSH®?

7. Where can I find FOOSH® Energy Mints and Buzz Bites®?

8. Are FOOSH® Energy Mints and Buzz Bites® suitable for vegetarians?

9. What is it with that funky texture of your mints?

10. How many FOOSH® Energy Mints or Buzz Bites® should I have?

11. How fast until I feel the effects?

12. People keep asking to try my FOOSH® Energy Mints, then they like them so much, they’ll steal the whole tin. How do I prevent this?

13. What type of mint do you use in your Foosh® Energy Mints?

14. I tried both your chews and mints. I didn’t care for the taste of either of them. What is up with that?

15. Can FOOSH Energy Mints® and Buzz Bites® really improve my sex life?

16. What do you guys do during your free time?

17. You guys seem like a cool company to work for. Looking to hire, partners or investors?

18. Do you private label?

19. Do you ever hire students?

20. What is with the artificial sweeteners in your products?  Isn’t aspartame bad?  Why don’t you use natural sugar instead?  I like to hug trees when I’m not sucking mints.

21. How long do my Foosh Energy Mints or Buzz Bites Chocolate Energy Chews last?

22. Is there any way I can just try a Foosh or Buzz Bite without having to pay $3.99 for shipping?  If I like it, I want to buy by the tray as that gets me the best price. 

23. After all this research, testing and really amazing stuff you've done with these products, do they meet FDA regulations? 

 

 




1. I read about your “Proprietary Synergistic Energy Blend” but my head tunes out. Can you explain what’s in your mints without resorting to marketing-speak? What does that stuff do?


Sure. The energy provided by both FOOSH® Energy Mints and Buzz Bites® Chocolate Energy Chews comes from a blend of Caffeine, Ginseng, Taurine, and five B vitamins: Thiamin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12.  What does all this stuff do?  That’s easy – it gives you energy! Oh, it does a few other things too that we’ll get to in a minute, but the main thing it does is give you that boost of energy just when you need it. In fact, eating 1 FOOSH® is like chugging down an 8.3oz. can of your favorite energy drink – except without the bad taste, water, bloating or sudden need to go to the bathroom. In fact, a FOOSH® Energy Mint has 25% more caffeine than any of the leading energy drinks per serving.

Caffeine:
Is there anything better when you’re behind the wheel and need that extra energy to make it home, or when you’re studying for the big exam and need that push to get you over the finish line? Caffeine helps you improve your focus, concentration, endurance, athletic performance, stimulate your metabolism and boost your reaction speeds. Don’t believe us? Go to our “Energy Links” section and read more on its benefits.

B Vitamins:
The B-vitamins play a major role in the body’s ability to generate energy from nutrients provided by the foods we eat. Getting the proper amounts of these vitamins counters the effects of fatigue and nervousness and improves overall performance and stamina.

Ginseng:

Ginseng is a medicinal root long recognized in Chinese medicine for its curative properties. Nowadays, it's taken as a tonic to enhance vitality, to increase stamina and to build up resistance to the psychological and physical stresses of modern life. Ginseng has been known to stimulate physical and mental activity especially in tired or weak patients, defend against physical strain, act as a mental stimulant and stimulates the endocrine glands, including the sex glands.

           You might want to read the last part again…

Taurine:
Taurine is an amino acid that has neurotransmitter functions and regulates sodium, calcium and potassium levels in cell membranes. Taurine also has antioxidant properties and aids the body in its absorption of nutrients needed for optimal mental and physical performance.

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2. I really like your products, but I’m worried about the effect of so much caffeine. Is it safe?


Our products are as safe as coffee. Consume them as you would consume coffee or energy drinks. Remember, just one mint or chew equals a full cup of coffee or an 8.3 oz. energy drink. Caffeine, when over-consumed, can cause side effects, including nervousness, restlessness, and rapid heart rate. Not recommended for children or people pregnant or nursing. 

You don’t have to take our word on the many benefits of caffeine however. Just check out a new book called, The Caffeine Advantage – How to Sharpen Your Mind, Improve Your Physical Performance and Achieve Your Goals The Healthy Way, by Alan Weinberg. You can find this book and many others on the benefits of caffeine at Amazon.com. Also, you can go to our Caffeine Links and read more about the safety of caffeine.

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3. Is there an ideal time to use FOOSH® Energy Mints or Buzz Bites® Chocolate Energy Chews?


Obviously, any time you need that quick burst of energy for concentration or physical activity would be a good time for a FOOSH® or a Buzz Bite®. In addition, your sensitivity to caffeine, body weight and whether you’ve had food recently will also affect the product’s effectiveness.

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4. How did you come up with the name FOOSH®?


That one’s easy, it’s the sound your brain makes the first time you taste one! Most people aren’t prepared for just how strong FOOSH® Energy Mints are! The truth is, we actually gave an obscene amount of money to an ad agency to come up with a name. They proposed “Shock-Tarts®”, a name that, in addition to being awful, is also trademarked by another company. We dumped them in a hurry and just kept FOOSH®.

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5. Who should use your products? More importantly, who shouldn’t use your products?


FOOSH® Energy Mints and Buzz Bites® Chocolate Energy Chews are safe for almost everybody looking for an edge to boost their performance. On the other hand, people who are sensitive to caffeine, children, and those who are pregnant or nursing should NOT use it. If you have a heart condition or are unsure if caffeine is for you, please consult a physician.



6. Exactly how much caffeine is there in a FOOSH®?


A whole lot! By way of comparison, let’s take a look at four of the most popular sources of caffeine, a can of cola, one of those “Red” energy drinks, the ever popular cup of coffee, and other caffeinated energy mints:

• One FOOSH Energy Mint® contains 100mg of caffeine - One can of Coca-Cola® contains 34mg.

• One FOOSH Energy Mint® contains 100mg of caffeine - A typical 8oz cup of coffee contains 100mg of caffeine. Well, that would appear to be a tie between coffee and FOOSH®, wouldn’t it? Well, hold your horses, buckaroo, cause it’s time for a little math:

If you purchase your coffee at Starbucks or a typical convenience store, you’re probably consuming it in the common 16 oz. serving for 200mg of caffeine. For the privilege of getting a cup of boiling hot liquid that can spill and scald you, you’re paying between $2.99 and $3.99. For the same dough, you can get 12 FOOSH® Energy Mints for a total of 1200 mg. of caffeine. One FOOSH® is equivalent to 1 cup of coffee and it not only cheaper but way more convenient.

And you thought math was never going to come in handy!

• One FOOSH Energy Mint® contains 100mg of caffeine – a typical energy drink contains 80mg of caffeine. One power packed mint has approxiately 25% more caffeine than a typical energy drink. Of course they also contain far more calories, colorings and a really bad taste. Not really much of a contest here, is there?

• One FOOSH Energy Mint® contains 100mg of caffeine – our competitor mints have 7 mg of caffeine. We’ll let you draw your own conclusions there.

In case you like things graphically, we had one of our poor overworked artists put this chart together - check it out, print it out, use it as wallpaper on your desktop! 

Like charts? Want to see another chart even more shocking? CLICK HERE



7. Where can I find FOOSH® Energy Mints and Buzz Bites®?


Our products are still being rolled out nationwide, so if you can’t find them near you, you can always order them right here on our Web site 24/7. We’d also recommend you let your local retailers know that they’re missing out on the hottest energy mint on the market and ask them (very politely!) to give us a try!

If you are a retailer, distributor or broker and are interested in carrying Vroom Foods products, just e-mail us at the "Contact" page or give us a call at 949-515-1616.

 

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8. Are FOOSH® Energy Mints and Buzz Bites® suitable for vegetarians?


It depends on how strict a vegetarian you are. FOOSH® contains no animal products at all. Buzz Bites® contain a small amount of skim milk.

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9. What is it with that funky texture of your mints?


The ingredients in the mint melt in the mouth at different rates giving the mints their distinctive texture.

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10. How many FOOSH® Energy Mints or Buzz Bites® should I have?


Simply use Vroom Foods products the way you would any other energy enhancing product like coffee or energy drinks. Consume responsibly because sleep is good, too! 

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11. How fast until I feel the effects?


You may feel the benefits almost immediately through sublingual infusion. This occurs when the product dissolves slowly in your mouth. The product is absorbed through your cheek wall lining and under your tongue. The absorption is quicker this way than if it just went through your digestive tract. Don’t believe us… ask the army. They spent your tax dollars to study this stuff.  The effects are also faster and greater on an empty stomach.  We are not suggesting you take them on an empty stomach.  It is up to you.  Some of us here at Vroom Foods get fooshed after lunch to keep us from going into food coma.

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12. People keep asking to try my FOOSH® Energy Mints, then they like them so much, they’ll steal them all. How do I prevent this?


Unfortunately, FOOSH® Energy Mints are so good, this is a common problem. Just direct them to this Web site or to the store where you bought your Vroom Foods, Inc. products. Alternatively, buy more tins and just be more open about sharing. Under no circumstances should you barricade yourself in your office screaming “I’ll smack the heck out the next person to touch my mints!” as this will likely get you a visit from pleasant fellows in white coats.

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13. What type of mint do you use in your Foosh® Energy Mints?


Peppermint of course, the most popular kind of mint.

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14. I tried both your chews and mints. I didn’t care for the taste of either of them. What is up with that?


The energy bundle in both the chews and mints is loaded with bitter ingredients. Caffeine, B vitamins and ginseng are incredibly bitter by nature. We at Vroom Foods worked on the formulation for over three years with various food developers, flavor houses and nutritionists to mask the bitterness as much as possible by using various sweeteners, flavors and masking agents. However, a small percentage of the population (known as Super Tasters) are especially sensitive to bitterness and may find the taste of some of the products objectionable (these people tend to be the same people that dislike vegetables because of their bitter taste). We could have just used “fairy dust” amounts of energy ingredients so that we could list them on the ingredient label like many other companies do, but instead we wanted these things to be functional so we kept the amounts high. To some these may not be the best tasting products in the world, but as far as we know they are the most powerful. Even if you don’t like the taste, the functional benefits are still there. Godiva® chocolates these are not, but Godiva® can’t do what this chew can.


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15. Can FOOSH Energy Mints® and Buzz Bites® really improve my sex life?


When we first started getting these questions, we couldn’t believe it. We get them so often though, there must be something to it. We’re not going to claim that FOOSH® Energy Mints or Buzz Bites® have any magic Viagra®-like powers. It probably has a bit more to do with having extra energy to be attentive to your mate along with fresh breath that makes you more pleasant to be around.

It is a great benefit, though, isn’t it?

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16. What do you guys do during your free time?


Free time? That’s hilarious! See the above question….

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17. You guys seem like a cool company to work for.  Looking to hire, partners or investors?

Might be.  Send us your resume at vroom@vroomfoods.com or give us a call.  Can you sell and have industry contacts?  We are always willing to look at creative partnerships and need help taking our business to the next level.  We think our products are truly revolutionary.  We should definitely talk.

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18. Do you private label?

Yes.  Who wouldn’t want to have their private label on Foosh or Buzz Bites???  They are such amazingly cool products!  Nobody else can offer you our proprietary formulas.  We are the only ones who make products that can be referred to as Seriously Caffeinated™.  We’ve done 4 years of R&D so you don’t have to.  We offer a wide range of tin styles, blister packs to single serve options.  We also offer in-house design.

If you would like to explore the option of a private label in a confidential manner for a Foosh and/or Buzz Bite like product, confidentially contact us your project details or give us a call at 949-515-1616.

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19. Do you ever hire students?

So you are looking for a school project?  Does free Foosh sound appealing?  We can help.  We are always looking for cheap student labor.  Call us as we have tons of ideas for projects or submit one of your own.

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20. What is with the artificial sweeteners in your products?  Isn’t aspartame bad?  Why don’t you use natural sugar instead?  I like to hug trees when I’m not sucking mints.

It is important to put things in perspective.  It would take approximately 170 Foosh Energy Mints to equal the amount of artificial sweetener in one Diet Coke!  A 1.8 gram mint does not need much sweetener.  We are health nuts here at Vroom Foods, Inc. and are always concerned about what we consume.  We spent years researching the ingredients we use and feel they are all truly safe.  Aspartame has been an FDA approved  food ingredient for over 25 years and is approved in over 100 countries.  Hundreds of studies have backed up its safety.  Why is it in there? Caffeine is naturally very bitter and the sweeteners help with taste.   Also, natural isn’t always better. The typical American diet has too much sugar, which can lead to many health problems.  Our products are by far a better option than sugary energy drinks.  Foosh is sugar free, more affordable, more portable, and has the added benefit of long lasting fresh breath.  Buzz Bites have only a fraction of the sugar energy drinks have.  Skip the sugary energy drinks and have a Foosh or Buzz Bite instead!

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21. How long do my Foosh Energy Mints or Buzz Bites Chocolate Energy Chews last?

Depends how quickly you eat them!  Like any food product, the sooner they are eaten, the better tasting they will be.  How long they stay fresh depends on many factors.  Foosh is best if the product is stored in a cool dry place.  Buzz Bites tolerate heat and moisture very well, but prefer to be stored in a cool place. We have shipped them to some of the hottest places on earth!  We generally say that Buzz Bites are “best by” one year of manufacturer, but caffeine is very stable and the products can be consumed after this date.  Some products may have a “Julian Code” on them.  This would be found on the little white strip on the back edge of the tin.  The Julian code is 5 numbers.  The first two numbers tell you the year, the last three numbers tell you the day in that year. For example, a Julian code that reads 08115 would mean that the product was made on April 24th, 2008.  Foosh Energy Mints blister packs are air tight, so they are less dependent on environment for freshness and last longer than Foosh in the tins. They have a “best by” date stamped on them too.

 

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22. Is there any way I can just try a Foosh or Buzz Bite without having to pay $3.99 for shipping?  If I like it, I want to buy by the tray as that gets me the best price. 

I suppose if you are going to go to all the trouble to try our products and read these FAQs we could do something.  Send us a dollar bill and we’ll send you a single serve sample of Foosh and Buzz Bites.  Send it to: Vroom Foods, Inc., Attn: I-Wanna-Try-Offer, P.O. Box 12135, Costa Mesa, CA 92627.  Make sure to include your name and address!

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23. After all this research, testing and really amazing stuff you've done with these products, do they meet FDA regulations? 

All of our products meet FDA regulations.

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Any other questions, feel free to contact us.

 
 

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