Ann Arbor Student Creates Caffeine Infused Brownies


Caffeine already in your morning baked good?  Yup, that’s what Chris from Get Up & Go created and we think it’s awesome.  Also his logo is clearly amazing.  Chris, while at the University of Michigan invented a proprietary way of basically amping up the effectiveness of your baked goods.  By infusing baked goods with caffeine it’s two birds with one brownie/muffin.  Just open up eat up and wake up.

Tell us a little about yourself and the company you own/run

My name is Chris Bogdan, and I started Get Up and Go when I was a junior at U of M. I consistently spent $6-7 a day on coffee and a baked good at a coffee shop every day, and realized that there had to be something better. Coffee and energy drinks are great, but you’re still hungry after drinking them! I wanted to create a gourmet product made with natural caffeine, but which also hit two birds with one stone; my coffee and baked good in one product. After 6 months of experimenting, Get Up and Go was born. With such an innovative product, our company has been featured in Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek, and other notable press sources.  Our goal is to create products with natural ingredients which stimulate our consciousness, spread positive vibes, and save you money.

 What is your location and when did you start/how long has the company been in business 

We do business out of Ann Arbor, MI, and we have been in business for a year and a half.

 What makes your products special/unique

We’re currently the only company in the united states selling naturally caffeinated baked goods, and caffeinated baked goods in general. We have perfected a way to mask the taste of the caffeine, and have a variety of delicious products which will save you money, time, and which are also fun to eat! With our strategic partnerships with universities, we hope to have our products state-wide by the end of this year.

 What’s the favorite part about your job

My favorite part of my job is explaining to people that “they can have their coffee and eat it too.” Nobody has ever heard of a naturally caffeinated baked good, let alone a caffeinated baked good. When they find out that they can have their coffee and a muffin in one product, they’re not only excited, they’re amazed!

 Where can we buy more of your products

  • Our best-sellers are our brownies and chocolate chip blondies!

 Whats the best way to enjoy/eat/prepare/utilize your product

Our products can be enjoyed anytime of the day, and are delicious right out of the package. Many people make sundaes with our products too!

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