America must be feeling a little tired. The latest product to cross my desk is Perky Jerky, "caffeinated beef jerky." It promises to combine "premium quality meat snack with the energy boost equivalent of two cans of energy drink."
The caffeine source is from guarana, a plant that is used in herbal teas and energy drinks. And the meat comes from . . . uh, beef. Peppered beef.
It's available at the Web site, http://www.perkyjerky.com/, where a 2-ounce bag is $4.99. It also promises to be in stores nationwide. Soon, very soon.
Don't wash it down with Red Bull. I don't think we could stand that much energy.