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Caffeine Content of Selected Foods and Drugs

Caffeine (mg)
Over-the-counter drugs
 Excedrin 2 tablets130
 Anacin 2 tablets64
 Coffee, brewed 8 ounces135
 Coffee, instant 8 ounces95
 Coffee, decaffeinated 8 ounces5
 Starbucks coffee grande16 ounces550
 Tea, leaf or bag 8 ounces50
 Snapple Iced Tea16-ounce bottle48
 Lipton Iced Tea,
assorted varieties
16-ounce bottle18–40
 Tea, green 8 ounces30
 Tea, instant 8 ounces15
 Celestial Seasonings
Herbal Tea, all varieties
8 ounces0
Soft drinks  
 Mountain Dew12 ounces55
 Diet Coke12 ounces47
 Coca-Cola12 ounces45
 Dr. Pepper12 ounces41
 Sunkist Orange Soda12 ounces40
 Pepsi-Cola12 ounces37
 7-UP or Diet 7-UP12 ounces0
 Minute Maid Orange
12 ounces0
 Sprite or Diet Sprite12 ounces0
 7-Eleven Big Gulp cola64 ounces190
Frozen desserts and yogurt
 Ben & Jerry's No Fat Coffee Fudge Frozen Yogurt1 cup85
 Häagen-Dazs Coffee Ice Cream1 cup58
 Dannon Coffee Yogurt6 ounces30
 Stonyfield Farm Cappuccino Yogurt8 ounces0
Chocolates or candies
 Hershey Bar, 1 bar1.5 ounces10
 Cocoa or hot chocolate8 ounces5
1. Serving sizes are based on commonly eaten portions, pharmaceutical instructions, or the amount of the leading-selling container size.
Source: Center for Science in the Public Interest. Reprinted/Adapted from Nutrition Action Healthletter (1875 Connecticut Ave., NW., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20009–5728).

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