Soft drinks

Soft drinkSize*Caffeine**
7UP 12 oz. (355 mL) 0 mg
A & W Root Beer 12 oz. (355 mL) 0 mg
Barq's Root Beer 12 oz. (355 mL) 18 mg
Coca-Cola Classic 12 oz. (355 mL) 30-35 mg
Coca-Cola Zero 12 oz. (355 mL) 35 mg
Diet Coke 12 oz. (355 mL) 38-47 mg
Diet Pepsi 12 oz. (355 mL) 27-37 mg
Dr Pepper 12 oz. (355 mL) 36 mg
Mountain Dew 12 oz. (355 mL) 46-55 mg
Pepsi 12 oz. (355 mL) 32-39 mg
Sprite 12 oz. (355 mL) 0 mg

Adapted from Journal of Food Science, 2010; Pediatrics, 2011; Journal of Food Science, 2007; Journal of Analytical Toxicology, 2006
*Sizes are listed in fluid ounces (oz.) and milliliters (mL).
**Caffeine is listed in milligrams (mg).

Energy drinks

Energy drinkSize*Caffeine**
5-Hour Energy 2 oz. (60 mL) 207 mg
AMP, regular or sugar-free 8 oz. (240 mL) 72-74 mg
Cran-Energy 8 oz. (240 mL) 70 mg
Full Throttle 8 oz. (240 mL) 70-72 mg
Monster 8 oz. (240 mL) 80 mg
Red Bull 8.4 oz (250 mL) 76-80 mg
Rockstar, regular or sugar-free 8 oz. (240 mL) 79-80 mg
Vault, regular or sugar-free 8 oz. (240 mL) 47 mg

Adapted from Journal of Food Science, 2010; American Academy of Pediatrics, 2011; USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 23, 2010; Consumer Reports, 2011; Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 2010
*Sizes are listed in fluid ounces (oz.) and milliliters (mL).
**Caffeine is listed in milligrams (mg).

Other products

Type of productSizeCaffeine*
Sweets    
Chocolate chips, semisweet 1 cup 104 mg
Dark chocolate-coated coffee beans 28 pieces 336 mg
Foosh Energy Mints 1 mint 100 mg
Hershey's Kisses 9 pieces 9 mg
Medications    
Excedrin, Extra Strength 2 tablets 130 mg
NoDoz, Maximum Strength 1 tablet 200 mg

Adapted from Pediatrics, 2011; USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 23, 2010; Food and Drug Administration, 2011; Vroom Foods, Inc., 2011
*Caffeine is listed in milligrams (mg).

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