What Foods Contain Caffeine besides Coffee or Tea

By September 21, 2017


Many of you, listless and sleepy in the morning, really fancy a refreshing cup of coffee to awake your mind. However, you may get fed up with jitters or nausea caused by caffeine overtaken, and seek how to calm down after drinking too much caffeine. Therefore, drink two or three cups of coffee a day seems to be a great option.

Think about that, do you really keep away from the caffeine overdose “monster” with such safer coffee consumption? What about tea, the healthiest beverage dripping in your cup, it adds your daily caffeine intake as well. (Want to know the comparison of caffeine content between coffee and tea.)

It is not the end yet, apart from coffee and tea, there are still some surprising foods contain caffeine you need know to avoid a mega dose of caffeine taken.



Characterized as high calories and sweet taste, chocolate is also on the list of foods containing caffeine. Actually, caffeine exists naturally in the cocoa beans, one of the ingredients that makes chocolate. And the darker the color of chocolate made, the higher the caffeine content in it. See the caffeine content in some popular brands of chocolate.



Serving size

Caffeine content

Kit Kat

1 package


Dove Bliss Bar

6 pieces



8 kisses


Ice cream


The caffeine content rises in any coffee or chocolate flavor ice cream you choose. You may consume over 60 milligrams of caffeine per 6-ounce serving. Generally the caffeine in caffeinated ice cream (more than 200 milligrams with certain brands) contains much more than that in chocolate ice cream.

Soft drinks


Soft drinks such as pop, sodas and colas contain a whopping 20-69 milligrams of caffeine, differing in its brands. A can of 12 ounces of 1893 Cola typically contains 34mg of caffeine. Even the diet soft drinks and non-cola sodas have nearly 23 milligrams of caffeine per can (12 ounces).

Therefore, you must take it seriously for high content of sugar and caffeine in the soft drinks turns out to be major causes for high obesity rates of teenagers, according to the latest study in health problem among youngsters.

Alcoholic energy drinks


Alcoholic energy drinks can be the real culprit for large amounts of caffeine contained, which has been banned to sell to teens in some countries, like America (California) and Canada. Study shows that a 16-ounce can of alcoholic energy drinks contains shocking caffeine amounts, reaching up to 214 milligrams, which is equivalent to six cans of cola. You may as well cut the amount not only for less quantity of caffeine taken but for your health.

Note that caffeine has been used in some pain relievers and weight-loss pills for medical function and figure shaping. Listen to your doctor or take it with the label suggestions, and hereby you won’t have trouble with insomnia or headache caused by the caffeine hidden in these foods and beverages.

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