Caffeine Content in Soft Drinks,Tea & Coffee

Caffeine Content in Soft Drinks, Tea & Coffee

12-ounce beverage / Caffeine levelsmilligrams
 
Red Bull (8.2 oz) 80.0
Jolt 71.2
Pepsi One55.5
Mountain Dew 55.0
Mountain Dew Code Red 55.0
Diet Mountain Dew 55.0
Kick Citrus 54.0
Mellow Yellow 52.8
Surge 51.0
Tab 46.8
Diet Coke 45.6
Shasta Cola 44.4
Shasta Cherry Cola 44.4
Shasta Diet Cola 44.4
RC Cola 43.0
Diet RC 43.0
Dr. Pepper 41.0
Diet Dr. Pepper 41.0
Diet Sunkist Orange 41.0
Mr. Pibb 40.0
Sugar-Free Mr. Pibb 40.0
Red Flash 40.0
Sunkist Orange40.0
Slim-Fast Cappuccino Delight Shake 40.0
Ruby Red 39.0
Storm38.0
Big Red38.0
Pepsi-Cola 37.5
Pepsi Twist 37.5
Diet Pepsi Jazz 37.5
Diet Pepsi 36.0
Wild Cherry Pepsi 38.0
Diet Wild Cherry Pepsi 36.0
Diet Pepsi Twist 36.0
Aspen 36.0
Coca-Cola Classic 34.0
Cherry Coke 34.0
Lemon Coke 34.0
Vanilla Coke 34.0
Diet Cherry Coke 34.0
Snapple Flavored Teas (Reg. or Diet) 31.5
Canada Dry Cola 30.0
A&W Creme Soda 29.0
Nestea Sweet Iced Tea26.5
Nestea Unsweetened Iced Tea26.0
Lipton Diet Green Tea with Citrus (16.9 oz)23.0
Barq's Root Beer 23.0
A&W Diet Creme Soda22.0
Slim-Fast Chocolate Flavors 20.0
Lipton Brisk, All Varieties9
Canada Dry Diet Cola 1.2
Diet Rite Cola0
Sprite0
7-Up 0
Mug Root Beer0
Diet Barq's Root Beer0
Sundrop Orange0
Minute Maid Orange0
A&W Root Beer0
Slice0
Sierra Mist0
Fresca0


Caffeine in other Beverages

8-ounce Beverage / caffeine levelsmilligrams
 
Coffee, Drip 115-175
Coffee, Brewed 80-135
Coffee, Espresso (2 ounces)100
Coffee, Instant 65-100
Tea, iced 47
Tea, brewed, imported brands (avg.)60
Tea, brewed, U.S. brands (avg.)40
Tea, instant 30
Tea, green 15
Hot cocoa14
Coffee, Decaf, brewed 3-4
Coffee, Decaf, instant 2-3

SOURCES: National Soft Drink Association, US Food and Drug Administration, Bunker and McWilliams, Pepsi, Slim-Fast.

CAFFIENE – What is It ?

Caffeine is an alkaloid. There are numerous compounds called alkaloids, among them we have the methylxanthines, with three distinguished compounds: caffeine, theophylline, and theobromine, found in cola nuts, coffee, tea, cacao beans, mate and other plants. These compounds have different biochemical effects, and are present in different ratios in the different plant sources. These compounds are very similar and differ only by the presence of methyl groups in two positions of the chemical structure. They are easily oxidized to uric acid and other methyluric acids which are also similar in chemical structure.

Caffeine is a drug that is naturally produced in the leaves and seeds of many plants. It's also produced artificially and added to certain foods. It's part of the same group of drugs sometimes used to treat asthma. Caffeine is defined as a drug because it stimulates the central nervous system, causing increased heart rate and alertness. Most people who are sensitive to caffeine experience a temporary increase in energy and elevation in mood. Caffeine is in tea leaves, coffee beans, chocolate, many soft drinks, pain relievers, and other over-the-counter pills. In its natural form, caffeine tastes very bitter.

 

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