Does Jarritos Have Caffeine? – Answered

Jarritos makes primarily fruit-flavored sodas out of its bottling facility in Mexico. It was started in 1950 and became the first nationally available soft drink brand in Mexico. The soda started to be exported to the United States in 1989 where it has since achieved significant growth.

Now that you know a little about Jarritos, let’s take a look at how much caffeine is in each flavor.

Jarritos Caffeine

The amount of caffeine in Jarritos depends on the flavor. Nearly all sodas are caffeine-free. The exception is Jarritos Mexican Cola which has 32 milligrams of caffeine in its 12.5 fluid ounce serving size.

See our comparison section below to see how the caffeine in Jarritos Mexican Cola compares to other popular beverages.

FlavorServing SizeCaffeine(mg)Caffeine(mg) per Ounce
Mango12.5 fl. oz. Bottle0mg0mg
Mandarin12.5 fl. oz. Bottle0mg0mg
Pineapple12.5 fl. oz. Bottle0mg0mg
Fruit Punch12.5 fl. oz. Bottle0mg0mg
Grapefruit12.5 fl. oz. Bottle0mg0mg
Guava12.5 fl. oz. Bottle0mg0mg
Passion Fruit12.5 fl. oz. Bottleomgomg
Strawberry12.5 fl. oz. Bottle0mg0mg
Tamarind12.5 fl. oz. Bottle0mg0mg
Lime12.5 fl. oz. Bottle0mg0mg
Watermelon12.5 fl. oz. Bottle0mg0mg
Mexican Cola12.5 fl. oz. Bottle32mg2.56mg

Caffeine: Jarritos Mexican Cola vs. Other Beverages

Since Jarritos Mexican Cola is the only Jarritos beverage with caffeine, it will be the focus of comparison with other popular beverages. One of its best comparisons is Mexican Coke which we compare to American Coke in our article titled Mexican Coke vs American Coke.

Overall, the caffeine in Jarritos Cola is relatively similar to Coca-Cola Classic and Mexican Coke. The caffeine amount is considered low in comparison to many other beverages of the same serving size.

According to Healthline, the recommended maximum caffeine intake is 400 milligrams per day. However, they also recommend no more than 200 milligrams to avoid caffeine side effects. You’d have to consume 12.5 Jarritos Colas in a day to reach 400 milligrams and a little over 6 colas to equal 200 milligrams.

BeverageServing SizeCaffeine (mg)
Jarritos Mexican Cola12.5 fl oz32mg
Mexican Coke12 fl. oz.34mg
Coca-Cola Classic12 fl. oz.34mg
Diet Coke12 fl. oz.46mg
MTN Dew12 fl. oz.54mg
Diet MTN Dew12 fl. oz.54mg
Pepsi12 fl. oz.38mg
RC Cola12 fl. oz.43mg
Dr Pepper (Regular)12 fl. oz.41mg
Red Bull12 fl. oz.114mg
Monster Energy12 fl. oz.120mg
Coffee12 fl. oz.136mg*
*Source – USDA. Caffeine is approximate.

Sources:
jarritos.com
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