The need to fuel your body can be a great distration when you’re in the middle of a good gaming session. Hunger pangs don’t help your concentration, but breaking away from the game can be difficult if you’re in the middle of a group dungeon raid or a critical round of Counterstrike.
So what do you do? Keep a few bags of crisps by your keyboard? Well, they’re fiddly and messy and you end up with greasy fingers. What about making a sandwich in advance? Nope, it’ll probably have dried up by the time you’re hungry and it’ll feel like you’re chewing cardboard. You could phone for a pizza – but you’ll still have to get up and answer the door.
No, apparently what you really need is Gamer Grub, a “performance snack formulated especially for gamers”. It comes in a variety of flavours and is stored in a handy container so you can eat with one hand and frag with the other.
With flavours including Action Pizza, Racing Wasabi, Sports PB&J and Strategy Chocolate, and a scientifically formulated recipe that “that boosts your core gaming systems—such as visual input, cognitive processing, signal transmission and muscle reflexes”, Gamer Grub sounds like the ideal solution to an in-game attack of the munchies.
Whether it tastes good is a different matter, but you’ll be able to find out when it hits the stores in 2009.