The Desk Potato Caffeine Guide
Percentages of the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of Caffeine


Unless noted, the serving size is based on: One 355 ml (12 oz.) can for pop and similar beverages
One 300 ml (10 oz.) mug for coffee
One 240 ml (8 oz.) cup of tea

Item

mg / serving

% RDA

Servings / day

Drip Coffee 160-245 6.7-10.2 10-15
Espresso (2 oz.) 100 4.2 24
Brewed Coffee 112-190 4.7-7.9 13-21
Instant Coffee 91-140 3.8-5.8 17-26
Afri-Cola 100.0 4.2 24
Jolt Cola 71.2 3 34
Krank2O 70.0 2.9 34
XTC Power Drink 70.0 2.9 34
Iced Tea (355 ml) 70 2.9 34
Tea, brewed, imported 60 2.5 40
Water Joe (500 ml bottle) 60 2.5 40
Sugar-Free Mr. Pibb 58.8 2.5 41
Mountain Dew (USA) 55.0 2.3 44
Mountain Dew (Canada) NONE 0 Die Trying!
Diet Mountain Dew(USA) 55.0 2.3 44
Kick citrus (8 oz.) 36.0 1.5 67
Mello Yellow 52.8 2.2 45
Surge 51.0 2.1 47
Tab 46.8 2.0 51
Battery energy drink 46.7 2.0 51
Coca-Cola 45.6 1.9 53
Diet Coke 45.6 1.9 53
Shasta Cola 44.4 1.9 54
Shasta Cherry Cola 44.4 1.9 54
Shasta Diet Cola 44.4 1.9 54
Mr. Pibb 40.8 1.7 59
OK Soda 40.5 1.7 59
Tea (North American) 40 1.7 60
Dr. Pepper 39.6 1.7 61
Pepsi Cola 37.2 1.6 65
Aspen 36 1.5 67
RC Cola 36 1.5 67
Diet RC 36 1.5 67
Diet Rite 36 1.5 67
Diet Pepsi 35.4 1.5 68
Instant Tea 30 1.3 80
Canada Dry Cola 30 1.3 80
Barq's Root Beer 25.6 1.1 94
Hot Chocolate
*(chocolate contains much more in the form of Theobromine)
5-20* 0.2-0.8* 120-480*
Decaf coffee, brewed 4-5.6 0.2 600
Decaf coffee, instant 3-4 0.1 800
Canada Dry Diet Cola 1.2 0.1 2000
7 Up NONE 0.0 You could drown!
Chocolate:
Baking, unsweetened, Bakers--1 oz(28 g) 25 1.1 95
German sweet, Bakers -- 1 oz (28 g) 8 0.3 300
semi-sweet, Bakers -- 1 oz (28 g) 13 0.5 185
Chocolate bar, Cadbury's -- 1 oz (28 g) 15 0.6 160
Chocolate milk 8oz 8 5-20 0.2-0.8 120-480
Bakers Chips -- 1/4 cup (43 g) 13 0.5 185
German sweet, Bakers -- 1/4 cup (43 g) 15 0.6 160
Jello Pudding Pops, Choc (47 g) 2 0.1 1200
Choc mousse from Jell-O mix (95 g) 6 0.2 400
Jello choc fudge mousse (86 g) 12 0.42 200
3 heaping teaspoons of choc powder mix 8 0.3 300
2 tablespoons choc syrup 5 0.2 480
1 envelope hot cocoa mix 5 0.2 480
Ensure plus (choc) 8 oz (259 g) 10 0.41 240
Medicine:
No-Doze Tablet 100 4.2 24
Vivarin 200 8.4 12
Cold relief tablet (to counteract Pheneramine) 30 1.3 80

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