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Do You Know How Much Caffeine Is in These Everyday Foods and Drinks?

Whether your kids, a deadline, or a cough kept you up last night, you probably found yourself reaching for a big cup of coffee this morning. But do you know how much caffeine is in that cup? The amount can vary a lot, depending on the brand, the size of the drink, the type of coffee bean, how the drink is made, and other factors. For instance, the answer can range all the way from 75 milligrams (for a Green Mountain Keurig K-Cup of Breakfast Blend or Nantucket Blend) to 475 milligrams (for a Starbucks Blonde Roast venti 20-ounce cup).

But coffee isn’t the only thing you eat and drink on a regular basis that’s caffeinated. How do other types of foods and beverages compare? Read on to find out how much you know about caffeine intake, which can be helpful in moderation (read: feeling more alert) but harmful if you overdo it or have it too late in the day (hello, insomnia and headaches).

chocolate bar

9 mg

Not much caffeine, but watch out for all that sugar!


150 mg

Expect a fairly strong buzz if you get extra shots


28 mg

Consider avoiding it after dinner


34 - 55 mg

Both regular and diet sodas can have caffeine


29 mg

The same amount of black tea has 47 mg


10 - 25 mg

It’s not actually caffeine-free!