I was going to write up a whole blog on how I have said time and time again that a “sugar high” or a “sugar rush” is not at all true – meaning that you, nor anyone else, anywhere, ever, have gotten a surge of energy from eating an excess of sugar. No, not even kids. (This does not account for caffiene). I was going to search and search and search and provide references out the proverbial butt to support my case so that all you nay-sayers can see what I have on MY side so you know what you need in order to prove YOUR side, and thus effectively knowing that what I know is RIGHT. I was going to do that, but the first place I looked turned out to be all I needed. It’s The Straight Dope article from February 15, 2008, where this reality was first introduced to me. In it, Cecil Adams (self-dubbed as “The world’s smartest human”) cites many studies that have been done over the last 30-40 years which have all effectively failed to prove that sugar has any effect on people even closely resembling what is commonly believed. In fact, what HAS been observed is that parents’ behavior around children, when the children have been given sugar and the parents know it, is what changes. If you still refuse to believe me after reading this article, then there’s no hope for you.