Before you have your morning dose of Steem, the caffeinated peanut butter from Massachusetts that we reported on last month, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer wants the federal Food and Drug Administration to make sure it’s totally safe to consume.
CBS reports that Schumer is worried that the peanut butter is too caffeinated for its own good and could pose some health risks. To his point: Two tablespoons of the stuff contains the same amount of caffeine as two cups of coffee.
“Caffeinated peanut butter should spur the agency to address the issue of caffeine,” Schumer tells CBS. “They should put limits on how much is allowed, particularly in snack foods…. And they should certainly require warning labels.”
Schumer makes a good point. Too much of a good thing, like caffeinated peanut butter, could lead to higher blood pressure, anxiousness, heart palpitations and an extreme case of the jitters. And we all know some people who can eat peanut butter by the spoonful. So can you have your buzzy peanut butter and eat it, too? Yes, but like with everything, moderation is key.