Dark Chocolate

  • Caffeine Amount
    8 mg
  • Caffeine strength
    LOW
  • Calories
    0
  • Serving size
    Dark Chocolate
    1 square

Dark chocolate comes in vast number of different formulations and brands. Like coffee, caffeine amounts in chocolate varies significantly. Dark chocolates have a higher amount of cacao, and therefore more caffeine.

Generic dark chocolate

The data above is an averaged amount: There is 8 mg caffeine in a 10 g piece of dark chocolate.

Data from the USDA shows the following:

  • 70-85% dark has 80 mg caffeine per 100 g chocolate.
  • 60-69% dark has 86 mg caffeine per 100 g chocolate.
  • 45-59% dark has 43 mg caffeine per 100 g chocolate.

Most bars have 10 pieces of chocolate in a bar.

Lindt

From Lindt: "Generally, 30g of dark chocolate contains about 20mg of caffeine".

Ghirardelli

  • 60% Intense Dark: 109 mg /100 g
  • 72% Cacao Twilight Delight: 22 mg/17 g square or 128 mg/100 g
  • 86% Cacao Midnight Reverie: 20 mg/13 g square or 152.45 mg/100 g
  • Espresso Escape: 17 mg/13 g square or 129 mg/100 g
  • Toffee Interlude: 9 mg/13 g square or 70 mg/100 g

 

Where To Buy

Ghirardelli Chocolate Intense Dark Chocolate Variety Pack 15 oz.
Amazon.com Price $25.94 ($1.73 / Ounce)
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Ghirardelli Intense Dark Chocolate Squares, 72% Cacao Twilight Delight, 29.22 oz (Pack of 6)
Amazon.com Price $36.93 ($1.26 / Ounce)
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Ghirardelli Chocolate Intense 72% CacaoBars - 3.5 oz - 6 pk
Amazon.com Price $23.99 ($1.14 / Ounce)
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Ingredients in Dark Chocolate

Varies

How Does It Compare With Other Foods?

Caffeine (mg) per Item

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Sources

USDA database at https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/ Ghirardelli customer service and http://www.ghirardelli.com/
Other references. Last updated on 24 Feb 2021.
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