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Caffeine in Food

Caffeine in Food

How Much Caffeine is in Soft Drinks?

What is the caffeine content of Pepsi, Coke, and other sodas?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) limits the caffeine content of cola and pepper soft drinks to no more than 71 milligrams (mg) per 12-ounce can. Drinking more than a can? Keep track of your caffeine consumption with our list of popular soft drinks.

Pepsi MAX (12 fl. oz.) – 69 mg
Zevia Mountain Zevia (12 fl. oz.) – 55 mg
Moutain Dew, Diet or regular (12 fl. oz.) – 54 mg
Diet Coke (12 fl. oz.) – 47 mg
Dr Pepper or Sunkist, Diet or regular (12 fl. oz.) – 41 mg
Pepsi (12 fl. oz.) – 38 mg
Coca-Cola, Coke Zero, or Diet Pepsi (12 fl. oz.) – 35 mg
Barq’s Root Beer, regular (12 fl. oz.) – 23 mg
7-Up, Fanta, Fresca, ginger ale, Sierra Mist, or Sprite (12 fl. oz.) – 0 mg
Root beer, most brands (12 fl. oz.) – 0 mg

Updated February 2014. Information was obtained from company Web sites or direct inquiries.


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