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March 19, 2007

BehindTheMedspeak: What's in your drink? Coke and Pepsi finally reveal caffeine content


Now you can pin down exactly why, after you have a couple of cans of Diet Coke, they have to peel you off the ceiling.

Take a look at the table above.


[via Tara Parker-Pope in the February 27, 2007 Wall Street Journal]

March 19, 2007 at 12:01 PM | Permalink


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For comparison:

A typical 1.5 ounce shot of Espresso contains 77 milligrams of caffeine.

Values for various coffees ranged from 58 mgs up to 185mg for a double shot.

The USDA value for Espresso coffee is 64 mg caffeine per fluid ounce.

According to the National Soft Drink Association, the following is the caffeine content in mgs per 12 oz can of soda:

Afri-Cola 100.0 (?)
Jolt 71.2
Sugar-Free Mr. Pibb 58.8
Mountain Dew 55.0 (no caffeine in Canada)
Diet Mountain Dew 55.0
Kick citrus 54 (36mg per 8oz can, caffeine from guarana)
Mello Yellow 52.8
Surge 51.0
Tab 46.8
Battery energy drink -- 140mg/l = 46.7mg/can
Coca-Cola 45.6
Diet Cola 45.6
Shasta Cola 44.4
Shasta Cherry Cola 44.4
Shasta Diet Cola 44.4
Mr. Pibb 40.8
OK Soda 40.5
Dr. Pepper 39.6
Pepsi Cola 37.2
Aspen 36.0
Diet Pepsi 35.4
RC Cola 36.0
Diet RC 36.0
Diet Rite 36.0
Canada Dry Cola 30.0
Canada Dry Diet Cola 1.2
7 Up 0


Posted by: stephen bove | Mar 20, 2007 2:15:37 PM

For a more comprehensive list: http://www.energyfiend.com/the-caffeine-database/

Posted by: Russ | Mar 19, 2007 7:49:40 PM

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Posted by: Jackie Keesee | Mar 19, 2007 6:10:38 PM

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