Consumer Affairs Takes X8 Energy Gum Out For a Chew

By Daryl Nelson

Over the past couple of months, there’s been a lot of talk about caffeinated gum. And at the center of that talk has been Wrigley’s Alert Energy Caffeine Gum.

The Food and Drug Administration expressed concern and planned to investigate whether caffeinated gum is safe, especially since kids love gum and they can easily get their hands on it. It turns out that no investigation wasn’t necessary, as Wrigley pulled the gum off shelves, as we reported last month.

But that’s not the end of the story. There’s plenty of other caffeinated gums out there and they show no signs of following Wrigley out of the retail market.

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Posted on October 31, 2014 .