February 28, 2007, - 1:02 pm

Caffeine Content Soon to be Posted

By Debbie Schlussel
If you drink a lot of soft drinks, it may interest you to note that caffeine content will soon be posted on their packaging. From yesterday’s Wall Street Journal, here is the caffeine content of some popular drinks:
Coca Cola Classic . . . 34.5 mg
Diet Pepsi . . . 36 mg
Pepsi . . . 37.5 mg
Diet Coke . . . 46.5 mg
Mountain Dew . . . 54 mg
Diet Pepsi Max . . . 69 mg
Full Throttle . . . 108 mg
Tab Energy . . . 108 mg

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4 Responses

Personally I’m selfishly glad this is happening. I’m hypersensitive to caffeine and knowing this information will be useful in trying to limit my intake.
That being said, I know I’m in a minority. A pretty small minority. And labeling everything and its uncle in detail just isn’t practical. Just listing it as an ingredient should be sufficient and the burden really should be on me to find out what the caffeine levels are for a give product.

jpm100 on February 28, 2007 at 11:24 pm

Since I haven’t had a soda in nearly 2.5 years, and I don’t plan on ever drinking another in my life, this really doesn’t impact me. But one question I have to ask: Is knowing the caffeine content of their soda going to change anyone’s beverage habits?
DAL357

DAL357 on March 1, 2007 at 1:00 pm

I worked in a factory where 80% of the work force always had a Mountain Dew within arms length.

Burt on March 1, 2007 at 1:32 pm

I made the mistake of trying an “energy drink” today–you know teh ind with Ginseng and caffeine. Well it was a “buzz” and great energy for about 90 minutes–but whoa that crash was rough. Never again.

BB on March 1, 2007 at 11:15 pm

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