Who needs a morning energy drink or cup of coffee when you can drown some breakfast leftovers in this new BBQ sauce?

If you're someone who has a cup of coffee...or several to get your day started, you might have to change up your morning routine. Instead of grabbing your favorite energy drink or firing up the coffee maker, you could start eating some leftover BBQ to get your day started!

I'm not sure how I feel about devouring a rack of ribs at 5 a.m. but it wouldn't be the worst thing I've ever had for breakfast...My only question is, have we gone a little too far with getting our caffeine fix?

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Caffeinated BBQ sauce is headed your way this summer!


Caffeinated BBQ Sauce?

5-Hour Energy has jumped on the BBQ sauce bandwagon this summer. When 5-Hour Energy first broke the news, they were giving away these bottles for FREE. Not only did they cover the cost of the initial bottles for people who saw their announcement, but they even covered the shipping.

In the least surprising news you'll read today, the free bottles have sold out already.

According to their 5-Hour Energy, they believe they've discovered the secret ingredient to help you stay in the zone.

"We’ve cooked up the first-of-its-kind 5-hour ENERGY® Inspired Energizing BBQ Sauce. Trust us — this will be the secret ingredient for staying in the zone. All. Day. Long. With the caffeinated kick you’d expect from 5-hour ENERGY®, it’ll give you all the feelings of energy you need to get through all those post-grill meat sweats."

Caution Label

If you're someone who needs multiple cups of coffee or energy drinks each day, you'll have to grill enough food for leftovers. The sauce contains an amount of caffeine that is comparable to a 12oz cup of coffee.

The label reminds people to limit caffeine products to "avoid nervousness, sleeplessness, and occasionally rapid heartbeat. You may experience a niacin flush (hot feeling, skin redness) that lasts a few minutes. This is caused by increased blood flow near the skin. Do not take if you are pregnant or nursing. This is NOT recommended for children. If you are taking medication, consult with your doctor before use."

While this may appear to be another BBQ sauce gimmick, 5-Hour Energy does guarantee that the sauce has tons of flavor. Whether you're using it for meat, veggies, or potatoes, it will add tons of flavor.

The sauce comes with a sweet, tangy, peach mango flavor, and you can be on the lookout for it this summer.

5-Hour Energy
5-Hour Energy

I'm someone who drinks about 12 ounces of coffee every morning. Some days, a little less, and other days a little more. After 9 a.m. I'm pretty much done with caffeine for the rest of the day unless I have a long car ride ahead of me.

I'm not worried about the amount of caffeine each use might contain, I just have no idea what I'd use it on. When was the last time you had a straight-up BBQ for breakfast?

If you come across this in Hyvee or Aldi, are you giving this a shot this summer?

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