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What do you do to stay awake and focus?

This post brought to you by Wrigley’s Focus 5 Gum. All opinions are 100% mine.

My parents weren't keen on giving their kids sweets growing up. Since my mom is a nurse her reasoning was that we didn't need the sugar. Really I think it had more to do with the terrifying thought of giving 5 children, all a year apart in age, a sugar buzz. The one treat they did allow was gum. I theorize that had more to do with the silence in the back seat as it kept our mouths occupied. We always liked Wrigley gum because there was 5 kids and 5 flavors (Juicy Fruit, Spearmint, Winterfresh, Doublemint, and Big Red). You do the math.

Then one day in a few years ago I discovered a new gum on the block. 5 Gum in Colbat flavor was awesome. It came in new packaging that fit right in my purpose and it tasted great. I had no idea it was made from the Wrigley. I still chew it regularly, especially now as I'm working on getting physically healthy, as a way to keep my mouth occupied – and life comes full circle.


But now Wrigley has come out with yet another new product, 5® Focus™ gum. I haven't tried it yet but as a person who consumes high doses of caffeine just to make it through the day I'm intrigued. At first I thought it may be caffeinated gum. It isn't but I think it's alternative may be even better. 5® Focus™ gum is both caffeine and sugar free. Instead the intense mint flavor is supposed to be like a jolt to the senses – perhaps like a good slap to the face minus the sting and social stigma of 'crazy.' Win-Win right?  It sounds like it would be perfect for those times where I need just 10 more minutes of intense productivity before I can crash for the night.

You can pick up new Focus 5 Gum at CVS in 15 piece resealable pouches. They are even offering up a BOGO Free Coupon so you can try both spearmint and peppermint flavors.

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Ashley spends her days avoiding run-ons as she turns words from yellow to chartreuse and wearing out the M & N keys writing about Travel, DIY, and Tech. She hopes to inspire the masses to travel and LIVE happily one InstaTweetPin at a time.

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  1. Terry
    November 7, 2013 at 9:55 am — Reply

    Taking a shower keeps me awake. Unfortunately, I am unable to have caffeine.

  2. Cassie Sudduth
    October 29, 2013 at 10:11 am — Reply

    I haven’t used 5 focus but I do chew gum to help me stay awake and get me through!

  3. October 29, 2013 at 5:10 am — Reply

    My daughter loves 5 gum, I will have to tell her about this flavor.

  4. Charlene
    October 25, 2013 at 3:44 am — Reply

    If it works for you great but I don’t believe that it would give you a burst of energy.

  5. Gianna
    October 24, 2013 at 8:09 pm — Reply

    I love gum and hate how most of it now is sugar free.

  6. Maria Iemma
    October 23, 2013 at 6:35 am — Reply

    I drink lots and lots of coffee – I have a very stressful detail oriented job and work long hours.

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