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How Much Caffeine Are You Getting?

Experts say adults should cap their daily caffeine intake at 400 mgs (less for pregnant and nursing women). Kids should get as little as possible. Here's how much is lurking in your morning pick-me-up  -- and other surprising places:

Coffees:
Brewed, generic (8 ounces): 102-200 mgs
Instant, generic (8 ounces): 27-173 mgs
Decaffeinated, generic (8 ounces): 3-12 mgs
Starbucks (16 ounces): 320 mgs
Einstein Bros. (16 ounces): 300 mgs
Dunkin' Donuts (16 ounces): 206 mgs

Espressos:
Espresso, generic (1 ounce): 40 mgs
Einstein Bros. espresso (1 ounce): 30-90 mgs
Starbucks espresso (1 ounce): 75 mgs
Starbucks Vanilla Latte (16 ounces): 150 mgs
Starbucks Frappuccino (9.5 ounces): 115 mgs
Maxwell House Cappuccino, mocha (8 ounces): 60-65 mgs
Maxwell House Cappuccino, french vanilla (8 ounces): 45-50 mgs
Maxwell House Cappuccino, decaf (8 ounces): 3-6 mgs

Teas:
Brewed, generic (8 ounces): 53 mgs
Starbucks Tazo Chai Tea Latte (16 ounces): 100 mgs
Lipton Tea (8 ounces): 35-40 mgs
Lipton Natural Brew Iced Tea unsweetened (8 ounces): 25-45 mgs
Lipton Natural Brew Iced Tea sweetened (8 ounces): 15-35 mgs
Celestial Seasonings Herbal Iced/Hot (8 ounces): 0 mgs
Unsweetened Snapple tea (16 ounces): 18 mgs
Snapple Kiwi Teawi (16 ounces): 10 mgs
Diet/Reg Snapple, Lemon tea (16 ounces): 42 mgs
Diet/Reg Snapple, Peach tea (16 ounces): 42 mgs
Diet/Reg Snapple, Raspberry tea (16 ounces): 42 mgs
Arizona Iced Tea, black (16 ounces): 32 mgs
Arizona Iced Tea, green (16 ounces): 15 mgs
Nestea (12 ounces): 26 mgs
Nestea Pure Sweetened Iced Tea (16 ounces): 34 mgs
Green Tea (8 ounces): 30 mgs

Soft Drinks:
Coca-Cola Classic (12 ounces): 35 mgs
Diet Coke (12 ounces): 47 mgs
Coke Lime (12 ounces): 35 mgs
Diet Coke Lime (12 ounces): 47 mgs
Coke Vanilla (12 ounces): 35 mgs
Coke Blak (12 ounces): 69 mgs
Diet/Reg Cherry Coke (12 ounces): 35 mgs
Pepsi (12 ounces): 38 mgs
Diet Pepsi (12 ounces): 36 mgs
Diet/Reg Pepsi Lime (12 ounces): 38 mgs
Diet/Reg Wild Cherry Pepsi (12 ounces): 38 mgs
Pepsi One (12 ounces): 54 mgs
Dr. Pepper (12 ounces): 42 mgs
Diet Dr. Pepper (12 ounces): 44 mgs
Diet/Reg Barq's Root Beer (12 ounces): 23 mgs
Diet/Reg Mug Root Beer (12 ounces): 0 mgs
Diet/Reg Mountain Dew: (12 ounces): 54 mgs
Diet/Reg Mountain Dew MDX (12 ounces): 71 mgs
Mello Yellow (12 ounces): 53 mgs
Diet/Reg 7-Up (12 ounces): 0 mgs
Sunkist Orange Soda (12 ounces): 42mgs
Minute Maid Orange Soda (12 ounces): 0 mgs
Fanta, all flavors (12 ounces): 0 mgs
Fresca, all flavors (12 ounces): 0 mgs
Free/Reg Sierra Mist (12 ounces): 0 mgs
Diet/Reg Sprite (12 ounces): 0 mgs
Vault (12 ounces): 71 mgs
Jolt Cola (12 ounces): 72 mgs
Diet/Reg Code Red (12 ounces): 54 mgs
TAB (12 ounces): 46.5 mgs

Energy Drinks:
Spike Shooter (8.4 ounces): 300 mgs
Cocaine (8.4 ounces): 280 mgs
Monster Energy (16 ounces): 160 mgs
Full Throttle (16 ounces): 144 mgs
Rip It (8 ounces): 100 mgs
Enviga (12 ounces): 100 mgs
Tab Energy (10.5 ounces): 95 mgs
SoBe No Fear (8 ounces): 83 mgs
SoBe Adrenaline Rush (8.3 ounces): 79 mgs
Red Bull (8.3 ounces): 80 mgs
Rockstar (8 ounces): 80 mgs
Amp (8.4 ounces): 74 mgs
Glaceau Vitamin Water Energy Citrus (20 ounces): 50 mgs
Java Water (16.9 ounces): 125 mgs

Frozen Desserts:
Ben & Jerry's Coffee Heath Bar Crunch (1cup): 84 mgs
Ben & Jerry's Coffee Flavored Ice Cream (1 cup): 68 mgs
Ben & Jerry's No Fat Coffee Fudge Frozen Yogurt (1 cup): 85 mgs
Haagen-Dazs Coffee Ice Cream (1 cup): 58 mgs
Haagen-Dazs Coffee Light Ice Cream (1 cup): 58 mgs
Haagen-Dazs Coffee Frozen Yogurt (1 cup): 58 mgs
Haagen-Dazs Coffee & Almond Crunch Bar (1 cup): 58 mgs
Haagen-Dazs Coffee Fudge Ice Cream, low-fat (1 cup): 30 mgs
Starbucks Coffee Ice Cream (1 cup): 50-60 mgs
Starbucks Frappuccino Bar (2.5 ounces): 15 mgs
Healthy Choice Cappuccino Chocolate Chunk or Cappuccino Mocha Fudge Ice Cream (1 cup): 8 mgs

Yogurts:
Dannon Coffee Yogurt (8 ounces): 45mgs
Dannon Light Cappuccino Yogurt (8 ounces): <1 mg
Yoplait Cafe Au Lait Yogurt (6 ounces): 5 mgs
Stonyfield Farm Cappuccino Yogurt (8 ounces): 0 mgs

Chocolates/Candies/Other:
Jolt Caffeinated Gum (1 stick): 33 mgs
Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate Bar (1.45 ounces): 31 mgs
Hershey's Chocolate Bar (1.55 ounces): 9 mgs
Hershey's Kisses (41 grams/9 pieces): 9 mgs
Hot Cocoa, generic (8 ounces): 3-13 mgs
Coffee Nips (2 pieces): 6 mgs

Over-the-Counter Drugs:
NoDoz regular strength (1 tablet): 100 mgs
NoDoz maximum strength (1 tablet): 200 mgs
Vivarin (1 tablet): 200 mgs
Excedrin extra strength (2 tablets): 130 mgs
Anacin maximum strength (2 tablets): 64 mgs

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