Wrigley's to sell caffeinated chewing gum
New York (KTNV) -- Forget grabbing a coffee or a Coke, there will soon be a new way to put a pick-me-up in your day.
Wrigley's is launching a new product: Caffeinated gum.
It's called Alert Energy Caffeine Gum and contains the caffeine equivalent of half a cup of coffee.
The gum will come in fruit and mint flavors with a bitter taste, similar to an energy drink.
At $2.99, it's more expensive than most gums, but cheaper than an energy drink or Starbucks coffee.
The company said it intends to market the gum to consumers age 25 and older. A warning label on the back says it's not recommended for children.
The gum with a boost hits stores in April.