In this article, you will learn about how much caffeine is in Pepsi’s popular sizes and how its caffeine compares to similar caffeinated drinks. Let’s get into the information!
Caffeine In Pepsi
There are approximately 3.17 milligrams (mg) of caffeine in an ounce of Pepsi. The level of caffeine is considered low to moderate for the common product sizes below.
|7.5 fl. oz.||24mg|
|8.4 fl. oz.||30mg|
|10 fl. oz.||31mg|
|12 fl. oz.||38mg|
|16 fl. oz.||50mg|
|16.9 fl. oz.||53mg|
|17.4 fl. oz.||55mg|
|20 fl. oz.||63mg|
Caffeine is added to this soda and not naturally occurring as is found in tea and coffee. Since it is added, it is included as an ingredient in Pepsi
Pepsi Ingredients: Carbonated Water, High-Fructose Corn Syrup, Caramel Color, Sugar, Phosphoric Acid, Caffeine, Citric Acid, Natural Flavor.
Why Is There Caffeine In Pepsi?
Caffeine was originally a natural ingredient in colas. The caffeine came from the kola nut which is no longer a component in these beverages. Manufacturers state that they add caffeine to cola, today, for flavoring. It is said to produce a bitter flavor that helps balance the sweetness and gives cola its unique taste.
Of course, caffeine is also a stimulant that helps keep us awake and alert. This certainly helps sales to some degree, although, soda manufacturers likely won’t admit it.
Below you will find a comparison of Pepsi’s caffeine to other caffeinated beverages of the same size. The level of caffeine in Pepsi is similar to other colas but much lower than what you find in numerous coffee and energy drinks.
Be aware that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration states that most adults can drink up to 400 milligrams of caffeine per day and be safe. That’s about 10.5 cans of Pepsi a day assuming no other caffeine is consumed. We think it’s safe to say that most people don’t come close to drinking that amount.
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|Beverage||Serving Size||Caffeine (mg)|
|Pepsi||12 fl. oz.||38mg|
|Diet Pepsi||12 fl. oz.||35mg|
|Coca-Cola Classic||12 fl. oz.||34mg|
|RC Cola||12 fl. oz.||43mg|
|Dr Pepper||12 fl. oz.||42mg|
|MTN Dew||12 fl. oz.||54mg|
|Red Bull||12 fl. oz.||114mg|
|Monster Energy||12 fl. oz.||120mg|
|Coffee||12 fl. oz.||136mg*|
Hsph.harvard.edu. (n.d.). Retrieved November 10, 2022, from https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/caffeine/#:~:text=Recommended%20Amounts&text=%5B5%5D%20The%20U.S.%20Food%20and,healthy%20adults%20to%20consume%20daily.