Foods and drinks that contain caffeine

Caffeine is usually found in beverages, including:

  • coffee and drinks such as espressos, lattes, and cappuccinos
  • black, green, and white tea
  • many soft drinks
  • energy drinks

Even decaffeinated coffee contains some caffeine, and people who are very sensitive to caffeine should avoid it.

Caffeine can also be found in foods, such as:

  • chocolate and products containing it, such as hot cocoa
  • coffee or mocha ice creams
  • guarana seeds and beverages
  • some protein and energy bars

Caffeine is also a common ingredient in weight loss pills and over-the-counter headache medicines.

How much caffeine is in each product?

How much caffeine is in each product?
Energy drinks have higher levels of caffeine than tea or coffee.

The amount of caffeine in products like coffee and tea varies.

  • 8 ounces (oz) of brewed coffee – 95 mg
  • 1 oz of espresso – 64 mg
  • 8 oz of brewed tea – 47 mg
  • 16-oz average energy drink – 158 mg
  • 12-oz average caffeinated soda – 45 mg
  • 55-oz milk chocolate candy bar – 9 mg

Drugs that contain caffeine will display exact amounts on their labels.


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