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Einstein Labs’ Bake and Wake Energy Drink

Taste-wise, Bake and Wake is similar to a sugar-free Red Bull with subtle hints of a weedy aftertaste.

Einstein Labs dropped their brand new Bake and Wake Energy Drink on 4/20, just in time for every stoner’s favorite holiday. But they didn’t just make a small Instagram post about the release – they teamed up with local businesses for a scavenger hunt to find one-dollar redemption cards for their new edible. The creative product drop and trippy tie-dye branding made it clear that this was something we were going to have to get our hands-on. And man, are we glad we did!

Encased in an ice-cold glass container, Bake and Wake is aesthetically a delight to behold. The fluorescent green liquid immediately transported us back to the ‘90s when anything that tasted good – Surge, Squeezit, Kool-Aid Burst, Otter Pops and Sunny D – was neon-colored. Upon opening the bottle, we were hit with the sweet scent of kiwi and strawberry, blended with the earthy dankness of Cannabis. It was everything we never knew we wanted.

Taste-wise, Bake and Wake is similar to a sugar-free Red Bull with subtle hints of a weedy aftertaste. If you’re not an energy drink lover, don’t let that turn you off. Bake and Wake is surprisingly pleasant to sip on, and the combo of THC and caffeine is well worth giving a shot … or maybe two.

That said, you do want to take it slow. The high we experienced was decidedly heady, and while we had the energy to power-clean our floors with a toothbrush, we didn’t have the coordination. We’re pretty sure the dog is still traumatized from witnessing that debacle, but c’est la vie – we had a great time testing out Bake and Wake and are looking forward to picking up another bottle.

This article was originally published in the June 2021 issue of Alaska Leaf.

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