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 Caffeine Content of Foods and
Drugs Chart
 
ProductServing
Size 1
Caffeine (mg)2
OTC Drugs
NoDoz, maximum strength; Vivarin 1 tablet 200
Excedrin 2 tablets 130
NoDoz, regular strength 1 tablet 100
Anacin 2 tablets 64
Coffees
Coffee, brewed 8 ounces 135
General Foods International Coffee, Orange Cappuccino 8 ounces 102
Coffee, instant 8 ounces 95
General Foods International Coffee, Cafe Vienna 8 ounces 90
Maxwell House Cappuccino, Mocha 8 ounces 60-65
General Foods International Coffee, Swiss Mocha 8 ounces 55
Maxwell House Cappuccino, French Vanilla or Irish Cream 8 ounces 45-50
Maxwell House Cappuccino, Amaretto 8 ounces 25-30
General Foods International Coffee, Viennese Chocolate Cafe 8 ounces 26
Maxwell House Cappuccino, decaffeinated 8 ounces 3-6
Coffee, decaffeinated 8 ounces 5
Teas
Celestial Seasonings Iced Lemon Ginseng Tea 16-ounce bottle 100
Bigelow Raspberry Royale Tea 8 ounces 83
Tea, leaf or bag 8 ounces 50
Snapple Iced Tea, all varieties 16-ounce bottle 48
Lipton Natural Brew Iced Tea Mix, unsweetened 8 ounces 25-45
Lipton Tea 8 ounces 35-40
Lipton Iced Tea, assorted varieties 16-ounce bottle 18-40
Lipton Natural Brew Iced Tea Mix, sweetened 8 ounces 15-35
Nestea Pure Sweetened Iced Tea 16-ounce bottle 34
Tea, green 8 ounces 30
Arizona Iced Tea, assorted varieties 16-ounce bottle 15-30
Lipton Soothing Moments Blackberry Tea 8 ounces 25
Nestea Pure Lemon Sweetened Iced Tea 16-ounce bottle 22
Tea, instant 8 ounces 15
Lipton Natural Brew Iced Tea Mix, diet 8 ounces 10-15
Lipton Natural Brew Iced Tea Mix, decaffeinated 8 ounces < 5
Celestial Seasonings Herbal Tea, all varieties 8 ounces 0
Celestial Seasonings Herbal Iced Tea, bottled 16-ounce bottle 0
Lipton Soothing Moments Peppermint Tea 8 ounces 0
Soft Drinks
Josta 12 ounces 58
Mountain Dew 12 ounces 55
Surge 12 ounces 51
Diet Coke 12 ounces 47
Coca-Cola 12 ounces 45
Dr. Pepper, regular or diet 12 ounces 41
Sunkist Orange Soda 12 ounces 40
Pepsi-Cola 12 ounces 37
Barqs Root Beer 12 ounces 23
7-UP or Diet 7-UP 12 ounces 0
Barqs Diet Root Beer 12 ounces 0
Caffeine-free Coca-Cola or Diet Coke 12 ounces 0
Caffeine-free Pepsi or Diet Pepsi 12 ounces 0
Minute Maid Orange Soda 12 ounces 0
Mug Root Beer 12 ounces 0
Sprite or Diet Sprite 12 ounces 0
Caffeinated Waters
Java Water ½ liter
(16.9 ounces)
125
Krank 20 ½ liter
(16.9 ounces)
100
Aqua Blast ½ liter
(16.9 ounces)
90
Water Joe ½ liter
(16.9 ounces)
60-70
Aqua Java ½ liter
(16.9 ounces)
50-60
Juices
Juiced 10 ounces 60
Frozen Desserts
Ben & Jerry’s No Fat Coffee Fudge Frozen Yogurt 1 cup 85
Starbucks Coffee Ice Cream, assorted flavors 1 cup 40-60
Häagen-Dazs Coffee Ice Cream 1 cup 58
Häagen-Dazs Coffee Frozen Yogurt, fat-free 1 cup 40
Häagen-Dazs Coffee Fudge Ice Cream, low-fat 1 cup 30
Starbucks Frappuccino Bar 1 bar
(2.5 ounces)
15
Healthy Choice Cappuccino Chocolate Chunk or Cappuccino Mocha Fudge Ice Cream 1 cup 8
Yogurts, one container
Dannon Coffee Yogurt 8 ounces 45
Yoplait Cafe Au Lait Yogurt 6 ounces 5
Dannon Light Cappuccino Yogurt 8 ounces < 1
Stonyfield Farm Cappuccino Yogurt 8 ounces 0
Chocolates or Candies
Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate Bar 1 bar
(1.5 ounces)
31
Perugina Milk Chocolate Bar with Cappuccino Filling 1/3 bar
(1.2 ounces)
24
Hershey Bar (milk chocolate) 1 bar
(1.5 ounces)
10
Coffee Nips (hard candy) 2 pieces 6
Cocoa or Hot Chocolate 8 ounces 5

1 — Serving sizes are based on commonly eaten portions, pharmaceutical instructions, or the amount of the leading-selling container size. For example, beverages sold in 16-ounce or half-liter bottles were counted as one serving.

2 — Sources: National Coffee Association, National Soft Drink Association, Tea Council of the USA, and information provided by food, beverage, and pharmaceutical companies and J.J. Barone, H.R. Roberts (1996) “Caffeine Consumption.” Food Chemistry and Toxicology, vol. 34, pp. 119-129.

- From NAH December 1996

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