Does Barq’s Have Caffeine? – Answered

Yes, Barq’s has caffeine. The root beer is known for its “bite”, which at least partially refers to its caffeine content. Caffeine is added as an ingredient and is not naturally occurring in this beverage. It is one of the very few root beers that has caffeine.

Barq’s Caffeine Content

Here is the caffeine content of Barqs for its common serving sizes:

Serving SizeCaffeine(mg)Caffeine(mg)/fl oz
7.5 fl oz141.87
12 fl oz221.83
16.9 fl oz311.83
20 fl oz36.71.83

Barq’s Ingredients:

Carbonated Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Caramel Color, Sodium Benzoate (To Protect Taste), Citric Acid, Caffeine, Artificial And Natural Flavors, Acacia.

Barq’s Caffeine vs Other Beverages

The table below reflects the caffeine in Barq’s in comparison to other popular beverages. The caffeine content is considered low for Barq’s.

BeverageServing SizeCaffeine mg)
Barq’s12 fl oz22
A&W Root Beer12 fl oz0
Mug Root Beer12 fl oz0
Dad’s Root Beer12 fl oz0
IBC Root Beer12 fl oz0
Coca-Cola12 fl oz34
Monster Energy12 fl oz120
Coffee12 fl oz136 (approximate)

Note that Diet Barq’s, Barq’s Creme Soda, and Barq’s Red Creme Soda are all caffeine-free. Only the original root beer contains caffeine as referenced above.

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