Mountain Dew is a brand of soda known, at least partially, for its high caffeine content for a soda.
Below we outline how much caffeine is in Mountain Dew Code Red. Furthermore, we close this article by comparing the caffeine in Code Red to other popular beverages. This information should give you a solid understanding of how much caffeine you will consume when you drink a Code Red.
Caffeine in Mtn Dew Code Red
Here is the caffeine content of Mountain Dew Code Red for its popular serving sizes:
|Serving Size||Caffeine(mg)||Caffeine(mg) Per Ounce|
|12 fl. oz.||54mg||4.5mg|
|16 fl. oz.||72mg||4.5mg|
|16.9 fl. oz.||77mg||4.5mg|
|20 fl. oz.||91mg||4.5mg|
Caffeine is an added ingredient in Mountain Dew Code Red. Since it is an added ingredient and not from a natural source like tea, it is reflected in the list of ingredients as “caffeine”.
Code Red Ingredients: Carbonated Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Concentrated Orange Juice, Citric Acid, Sodium Polyphosphates (To Protect Flavor), Sodium Benzoate (Preserves Freshness), Natural Flavor, Caffeine, Sodium Citrate, Gum Arabic, Calcium Disodium EDTA (To Protect Flavor), Red 40, Yellow 5, Blue 1.
Mountain Dew Code Red is not a healthy beverage because of its higher calories, sugar, carbs, and sodium. You consume empty calories when drinking a Code Red because this soft drink contains little or no nutritional value. Health professionals often advise not to drink beverages like Code Red in excess.
|Serving Size||Calories||Total Fat||Sodium||Total Carbs||Total Sugars||Protein|
|12 fl. oz.||170||0g||105mg||46g||46g||0g|
|16 fl. oz.||230||0g||140mg||61g||61g||0g|
|16.9 fl. oz.||240||0g||150mg||65g||64g||0g|
|20 fl. oz.||280||0g||180mg||76g||76g||0g|
Mtn Dew Code Red Caffeine vs Other Beverages
This table reflects the caffeine in Code Red versus other popular beverages of the same 12-ounce size. Overall, the caffeine in Code Red is high for a soda but it doesn’t compare to the elevated caffeine content of many energy or coffee drinks.
|Beverage||Serving Size||Caffeine (mg)|
|Mtn Dew Code Red||12 fl oz||54mg|
|Dr Pepper||12 fl oz||41mg|
|Coca-Cola Classic||12 fl||34mg|
|Mtn Dew Original||12 fl oz||54mg|
|Diet Mtn Dew||12 fl oz||54mg|
|Pepsi||12 fl oz||38mg|
|RC Cola||12 fl oz||43mg|
|Red Bull||12 fl oz||114mg|
|Monster Energy||12 fl oz||120mg|
|Coffee||12 fl oz||136mg*|
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