Caffeine Levels In Common Sources

Caffeine is found in many common food and nonfood items. It is also present in products that you may not associate with being high in caffeine. Table 3.2 presents a listing of the more popular ones, alone with their caffeine contents.

Table 3.2. Caffeine Levels in Common Sources

Source Amount Caffeine Content
Barqs root beer 12 ounces 23 milligrams
Caffeinated water 16.9 ounces 59—125 milligrams
Cappuccino, instant 8 ounces 25—102 milligrams
Cappuccino flavored ice cream 1 cup 8—15 milligrams
Chocolate bar 1 average 10—31 milligrams
Coca, prepared 1 cup 6—42 milligrams
Coffee, brewed 8 ounces 135 milligrams
Coffee, decaffeinated, brewed 5## ounces 3 milligrams
Coffee, instant, prepared 5 ounces 66 milligrams
Coffee flavored ice cream 1 cup 40—85 milligrams
Coffee flavored yogurt 8 ounces 45 milligrams
Cola 12 ounces 37—47 milligrams
Dr. Pepper 12 ounces 41 milligrams
Excedrin or Anacin 1 tablet 60 milligrams
Josta 12 ounces 58 milligrams
Mellow Yello 12 ounces 51 milligrams
Mountain Dew 12 ounces 55 milligrams
Sankist Orange Soda 12 ounces 40 milligrams
Surge 12 ounces 51 milligrams
Tea, brewed 5 ounces 50 milligrams
Tea, iced, bottled 16 ounces 15—100 milligrams
Tea, instant, prepared 5 ounces 30 milligrams

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