While Mountain Dew (Mtn Dew) is notorious for its high level of caffeine as a soda, many energy drinks have a higher amount. Red Bull is no exception.
This article will provide a comparison of the caffeine in Red Bull versus Mountain Dew of the same serving sizes. We also compare the caffeine in these beverages to similar drinks. By the end, you should have a solid understanding of caffeine in Red Bull and Mountain Dew.
Caffeine: Red Bull Vs. Mountain Dew
The table below reflects the caffeine in Red Bull and Mountain Dew for common serving sizes of these beverages. In summary, Red Bull contains over double the amount of caffeine that is in Mountain Dew. You may wish to avoid these drinks if you are sensitive to caffeine because of their higher caffeine content.
|Serving Size||Red Bull – Caffeine (mg)||Mtn Dew – Caffeine(mg)|
|8.4 fl. oz.||80 mg||38.22 mg|
|12 fl. oz.||113.5 mg||54 mg|
|16 fl. oz.||151 mg||72 mg|
|20 fl. oz.||189 mg||91 mg|
SEE ALSO>>>Red Bull Vs. Coke Caffeine
Caffeine is either naturally occurring as in tea and chocolate or added to foods/beverages during manufacturing. Red Bull and Mountain Dew contain added caffeine included as ingredients (see below).
Red Bull – Carbonated Water, Sucrose, Glucose, Citric Acid, Taurine, Sodium Bicarbonate, Magnesium Carbonate, Caffeine, Niacinamide, Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine HCl, Vitamin B12, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Colors.
Mtn Dew – Carbonated Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Concentrated Orange Juice, Citric Acid, Natural Flavor, Sodium Benzoate Preserves Freshness, Caffeine, Sodium Citrate, Erythorbic Acid Preserves Freshness, Gum Arabic, Calcium Disodium EDTA to Protect Flavor, Brominated Vegetable Oil, Yellow 5
Now that we have established the amount of caffeine in Red Bull versus Mountain Dew, let’s see how their caffeine compares to other popular beverages.
|Mtn Dew||12 fl. oz.||54 mg|
|Red Bull||12 fl. oz.||113.5 mg|
|Mello Yello||12 fl. oz.||51 mg|
|Pepsi||12 fl. oz.||38 mg|
|Coke||12 fl. oz.||34 mg|
|Diet Pepsi||12 fl. oz.||35 mg|
|Diet Coke||12 fl. oz.||46 mg|
|RC Cola||12 fl. oz.||43 mg|
|Monster Original||12 fl. oz.||120 mg|
|Rockstar Original||12 fl. oz.||120 mg|
|Coffee||12 fl. oz.||144 mg*|
|Black Tea||12 fl. oz.||63 mg*|
Overall, the caffeine in Mountain Dew is high for a soda but much lower than many coffee and energy drinks. The caffeine in Red Bull is high but similar to the caffeine found in its rivals like Monster and Rockstar.