Clean Plate Charlie writers meet each week for a blog meeting. It's there we "chew the fat" and brainstorm about "tasty morsels" to write about.
It's also the morning when I usually come into the office slightly harried and hungry after trying to fit a day's worth of writing into that morning, before geting ready, and driving to our New Times offices.
On that one particular morning, I found a few boxes of Energems in the mail. Made by a Deerfield Beach-based company, these "energy supplements" are candy-coated milk chocolate bits in flavors like chocolate charge, mint fusion, and peanut butter blast. They also pack a punch!
In fact, three tiny "gems" contain 325.5 milligrams of a "proprietary energy blend of D-Glucuronolactone, Taurine, Caffeine, and Suntheanine (L-Theanine). In other words, three of these M&M lookalikes equal "an energy drink or a strong cup of coffee".