Caffeine in Citrus, Pepper, and Cream Flavored Soft Drinks

Many store-brand soft drinks do not have caffeine amounts listed on the nutrition label. In 2007 a comprehensive laboratory test looked at the caffeine levels of both big brand, and store brand sodas.

While this has become dated, it is still one of the best resources for assessing caffeine levels in some of the more obscure soft drinks. However many of the drinks listed here have since been discontinued.

See an up-to-date curated list of the most caffeinated soft drinks here.

In most cases, the actual amount of caffeine is quite close to what the manufacturer said.

The Popular Beverages

Beverage (12 fl oz) Caffeine (lab test) Caffeine (manufacturer)
Diet Dr Pepper 44.1 mg 41 mg
Dr Pepper 42.6 mg 42 mg
Diet Dr Pepper Berries & Cream 42.0 mg 41 mg
Dr Pepper Berries & Cream 41.1 mg 41 mg
Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper 40.1 mg 37 mg
Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper 39.4 mg 37 mg
Diet Dr. Wham 41.9 mg n/a
Dr. Wham 41.6 mg n/a
Pibb Zero 41.2 mg 40.5 mg
Pibb Xtra 40.3 mg 40.5 mg
Vault Zero 74.0 mg 70.5 mg
Diet SunDrop 71.5 mg 69 mg
Vault Citrus 70.6 mg 70.5 mg
SunDrop 64.7 mg 63 mg
Diet Mountain Dew Code Red 55.4 mg 54 mg
Diet Mountain Dew 55.2 mg 54 mg
Ski Citrus Soda 69 mg
Mountain Dew 54.8 mg 54 mg
Mountain Dew Code Red 54.3 mg 54 mg
Mello Yello 49.5 mg 52.5 mg
Faygo Moon Mist 19.7 mg n/a
Diet Sunkist 19 mg n/a
Sunkist 19 mg n/a
Big Red 34.0 mg n/a
A & W Cream Soda 28.6 mg 28.8 mg
Barq’s Root Beer 22.4 mg 22.5 mg

Private Label / Store-brand Pepper-type Beverages

Beverage (12 fl oz) Caffeine
Dr IGA 59.8 mg
Diet Dr Pop 56.8 mg
Dr Pop 47.5 mg
Dr K 41.2 mg
Diet Dr K 40.7 mg
Dr Topper 34.0 mg
Dr Publix 31.6 mg
Dr Bob 31.3 mg
Mr. Pigg 31.2 mg
Diet Dr Bob 30.9 mg
Dr Thunder 30.6 mg
Dr Chilli 29.9 mg
Diet Dr Thunder 29.9 mg
Dr Chek 24.4 mg
Diet Dr Chek 22.3 mg
Dr Lynn 19.3 mg
Dr Perky 18.8 mg
Diet Dr Lynn 18.2 mg

Store Brand Citrus Beverages

Beverage (12 fl oz) Caffeine
Chek Kountry Mist 55.1 mg
Ramp Red 54.6 mg
IGA Spring Mist 54.2 mg
Publix Citrus Hit 54.1 mg
Ramp 53.8 mg
Mountain Chill 53.5 mg
Chek Red Alert 53.2 mg
Mountain Holler 53.1 mg
Mountain Yeller 53.1 mg
CloverValley Citrus Drop 52.0 mg
Sam’s Mountain Lightning 46.5 mg
Chek Diet Kountry Mist 46.3 mg
Mountain Lion 30.9 mg
Laura Lynn Mountain Moon Drops 27.5 mg
Big K Citrus Drop 26.2 mg
Big K Diet Citrus Drop 25.1 mg

Many of these store brand sodas come and go. However this large collection of lab tests gives a good indicator of the amounts of caffeine you are likely to find in various sodas.

Make sure you check our huge caffeine database of all drinks (includes coffees, tea drinks, energy drinks, and sodas).

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