Surprisingly, even extracts of the coca plant used to be included in Coca-Cola. Neither of these natural sources are used anymore, so it makes sense that the fizzy colas would include caffeine to invoke the missing flavor of the kola nut. In fact, this is the very reason provided by soft drink manufacturers.
What drinks have the most caffeine?
The most caffeinated drink is Biohazard Coffee, with 928 mg of caffeine per 350-ml mug. For comparison, most energy drinks contain between 250 and 350 mg caffeine content in servings that vary between 235 and 470 ml.
How much caffeine did Coke contain originally?
How much caffeine did Coke contain originally? Among the items believed to be on the original ingredient list are fluid extract of coca (more on that later) and one ounce of caffeine. (Nowadays, the FDA caps caffeine for sodas at 71 mg per 12 ounces.)
How much caffeine does Diet Coke have compared to coffee?
Coke’s caffeine content is 34mg for a 12-oz can, and Diet Coke caffeine content is 46mg. That’s three to four times less than coffee! The same-sized coffee, in this case a 12-oz cup, has 140mg or more.