It used to be that double the mint (and the pleasure and the fun) was as crazy as gum got. Now Wrigley's has introduced a new product called Alert Energy Caffeine Gum, which has sounded an alarm with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The FDA said the gum has prompted it to take a "fresh look" at the issue of added caffeine in food and beverage products because of its potential negative effects on children and adolescents.
The agency said "if necessary, [we] will take appropriate action," Reuters reports.
While the FDA didn't specifically point fingers at the unimaginatively named gum, Wrigley did just launch the caffeine-laden product this month. One little piece of Alert Energy Caffeine Gum contains 40 milligrams of caffeine, about as much as half a cup of coffee.