Caffeine Amounts in Soda: Every Kind of Cola You Can Think Of
Cola is a popular flavor of soda around the world. Although the kola nut, from which the flavor of cola soda comes from, does naturally contain caffeine, the majority of the caffeine in cola is added by the manufacturer.
Colas typically contain between 30-50 mg of caffeine per 12 fl oz (355 ml). However, there are a few exceptions as listed below.
The lab tests (carried out by Auburn University allow us to gauge caffeine levels for drinks where the manufacturer has not even listed them. And, we can also see in some cases how the lab test compares to what is reported by the manufacturer.
To see all drinks, check out our exhaustive database of caffeine amounts.
Caffeine in Popular Colas
NOTE: Caffeine amounts are in mg per 12 fl oz (355 ml)
|Beverage (12 fl oz)||Caffeine (lab test)||Caffeine (manufacturer)|
|Diet Coke with Lime||46.3mg||46mg|
|Diet Vanilla Coke||44.5mg||46mg|
|Diet Cherry Pepsi||40.5mg||35mg|
|Pepsi with Lime||38.4mg||38mg|
|Diet Vanilla Pepsi||38.1mg||38mg|
|Diet Coke Black Cherry Vanilla||36.8mg||46mg|
|Diet Pepsi with Lime||36.4mg||38mg|
|Coca-Cola Black Cherry Vanilla||35.1mg||34mg|
|Diet Cherry Coke||35.0mg||46mg|
|Diet Coke with Splenda||34.4mg||46mg|
|Coke with Lime||33.6mg||34mg|
|Red Rock Cola||26.1mg||–|
|Diet Double Cola||–||0mg|
Caffeine in Private Label and Store-brand (Generic) Colas
None of these manufacturers disclose caffeine amounts in their generic colas, so all listings here are from laboratory tests.
It can be very difficult to track down caffeine information on store brand sodas.
|Beverage (12 fl oz)||Regular Cola (caffeine)||Diet Cola (caffeine)|
|Big Fizz Cola||46.4mg||61.9mg|
|Big K Cherry Cola||43mg||39.9mg|
|Big K Cola||38.8mg||30mg|
|Big Gulp Cola||38.6mg||30mg|
|Chek Vanilla Cola||36.3mg||28.9mg|
|Big K Cola with Lime||30.3mg||18.6mg|
|Chek Cherry Cola||26.3mg||–|
|Food Lion Cola||25.3mg||11.9mg|
|Laura Lynn Cola||24.4mg||11.3mg|
|Piggly Wiggly Cola||12.7mg||11.9mg|
|Sam’s Cola||12.7mg (34 mg new version)||13.1mg|
|Publix Cherry Cola||12.4mg||–|
|Laura Lynn Cherry Cola||8.4mg||–|
|Chek Mate Cola||–||26.2mg|
|Chek Diet Cola with Lime||–||45.8mg|
NOTE: See the details on all Mountain Dew (citrus-type) and Pepper-type beverages here.
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