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.
Other relevant links:
- What is the caffeine content of black, green, and herbal tea? See: How Much Caffeine is in Tea?
- Caffeine content of popular ice cream and yogurt products. See: How Much Caffeine is in Ice Cream and Yogurt?
- Read labels to determine caffeine content in energy water. See: There’s Caffeine in Food, But What About Water?