Q: Does Vernors Ginger Soda have caffeine?
Vernors does not contain caffeine. Both Vernors and Diet Vernors are caffeine-free products.
Since caffeine is an added ingredient in sodas, it appears as an ingredient on the label if the product has caffeine. Below are the ingredients for Vernors and Diet Vernors. You will notice no caffeine since these products are caffeine-free.
Vernors – Carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, citric acid, sodium benzoate (preservative), caramel color, natural and artificial flavors.
Diet Vernors – Carbonated water, aspartame, citric acid, caramel color, sodium benzoate (preservative), natural and artificial flavors, potassium citrate.
Vernors Original hails from Detroit, Michigan, and dates back to 1866. This ginger soda was created by James Vernor, a pharmacist, who operated a soda fountain alongside his pharmacy. Before Vernor left to fight in the Civil War in 1862, he left a barrel of ingredients (ginger, vanilla, and spices) in a cask to age. He returned years later to find a delicious concoction of aged ginger ale that would become Vernors. That’s the legend anyway. Vernor likely did not invent Vernors Ginger Ale until after his military duty had ended. Sources show that the soda was not released for sale until 1880.
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