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 Size||Caffeine(mg)||Caffeine(mg)/fl oz|
|7.5 fl oz||14||1.87|
|12 fl oz||22||1.83|
|16.9 fl oz||31||1.83|
|20 fl oz||36.7||1.83|
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.
|Beverage||Serving Size||Caffeine mg)|
|Barq’s||12 fl oz||22|
|A&W Root Beer||12 fl oz||0|
|Mug Root Beer||12 fl oz||0|
|Dad’s Root Beer||12 fl oz||0|
|IBC Root Beer||12 fl oz||0|
|Coca-Cola||12 fl oz||34|
|Monster Energy||12 fl oz||120|
|Coffee||12 fl oz||136 (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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