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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:46 PM

Frito-Lay set to release Cracker Jacks with caffeine

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-204_162-57550726/caffeinated-cracker-jacks-concerns-consumer-group/

Caffeinated Cracker Jacks concerns consumer group

Cracker Jacks are about get a caffeinated kick.

Frito-Lay is set to release a new version of the 105-year-old snack called Cracker Jack'D with some flavors that contain caffeine, and a consumer watchdog is crying foul.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest says the snacks, along with a few others it flags, are a violation of Food and Drug Administration law. The FDA only considers additive caffeine safe for cola-type beverages if it contains only 0.02 percent and has no such standards for snacks and other products, according to the consumer group.

"Unless the FDA begins enforcing its regulations, I fear that we'll see caffeine being added to ever-more improbable drinks and snacks, putting children, unsuspecting pregnant women, and others at risk," CSPI executive director Michael F. Jacobson said in a written statement. "How soon before we have caffeinated burgers, burritos, or breakfast cereals?"

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Reply Frito-Lay set to release Cracker Jacks with caffeine (Original post)
jsr Nov 2012 OP
JaneyVee Nov 2012 #1
Fridays Child Nov 2012 #2
Generic Brad Nov 2012 #3
Honeycombe8 Nov 2012 #4
Brickbat Nov 2012 #5
Comrade_McKenzie Nov 2012 #6
pinboy3niner Nov 2012 #7
spanone Nov 2012 #8
Indpndnt Nov 2012 #9
Historic NY Nov 2012 #10
Incitatus Nov 2012 #13
jmowreader Nov 2012 #11
bluedigger Nov 2012 #12
backscatter712 Nov 2012 #14
justice1 Nov 2012 #15
Phentex Nov 2012 #17
PlanetBev Nov 2012 #16

Response to jsr (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:48 PM

1. Holy Shit, the Mayans were right.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:48 PM

2. Honey Boo Boo and her family will be so pleased to learn about this.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:48 PM

3. What's next? Crack Jacks?

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:49 PM

4. Oh, dear. While I love me some caffeine, that's a snack eaten by kids.

I would not want any kid of mine to be consuming caffeine in their snacks - preferably not at all.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:50 PM

5. Get in my belly.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:51 PM

6. Aw, man. Love me some caffeine, but never did care for Cracker Jacks. nt

 

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:52 PM

7. New! Improved! It's GATEWAY Crackerjacks!

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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:52 PM

8. i just saw a story tonight about the 5-hour energy drink and links to heart attacks & such...duh

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:55 PM

9. Caffeinated Cracker Jacks? Power Bites? Really?

They are careful to say they won't market the product to children, but they'll have to do a ton of advertising to convince adults that Cracker Jacks aren't for kids and are anything that should be called "power bites."

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:23 AM

10. WHY?

add a drug

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 01:01 AM

13. $ nt

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:55 AM

11. I know the perfect market for them

These should sell great at Safeco Field so the Mariners fans can stay awake until the end of the game.

Other than that...doesn't the thick coat of sugar (caramel contains a ton of sugar) on Cracker Jacks give you enough of a buzz?

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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:59 AM

12. Just the other day I says to myself, "You know what you need, bluedigger?"

Not unlike the Porsche Cayenne, this is an answer to a question nobody asked.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 01:07 AM

14. Sounds tasty! The perfect study-food! n/t

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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 01:11 AM

15. Great Idea for Younkers shoppers on Black Friday

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Response to justice1 (Reply #15)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 04:42 AM

17. Lol!

Good tie-in!



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Response to jsr (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 01:50 AM

16. Caffeinated Cheetos

I'd be up for days...

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