8 Drinks We’ve Tried
to Keep Us Awake
By Patti Sunio
It’s a fact. Whether we’re trying to get to the root of a math problem, or are grasping for what else to say to finish a paper, it’s always better with study food and drinks.
Our days as hardworking students can probably be considered our training ground for tasting and testing out the different drinks that worked to keep us awake, alert, and energized. Here are 8 you might have tried, too:
While we know it’s packed with sugar, it’s exactly what we need to survive the late night group study sessions or when putting a project together. That drink with our chips, fries, or nachos, gave us the sugar rush we needed.
Of course, there has to be coffee. We learned of the many different sources around school: instant coffee and 3-in-1, brewed coffee in 711 or McDonald’s, or an order of Americano from the neighborhood café. Without realizing it, it was also probably around this time that we increased our caffeine tolerance.
Some like it hot, some like it cold. Thankfully, non-coffee drinkers can get their caffeine fix suited to their taste—with whipped cream in a frap, combined with chocolate, or simply iced. There’s definitely a jolt of energy that also comes with an ice cold drink!
Chocolate Milk Drink
Remember the chocolate drinks in tetra packs? We used to drink them a lot during recess time as kids, but since studying requires so much of our energy, going back to chocolate milk drinks wouldn’t hurt!