Caffeine. The legal drug of choice for many in the US and others throughout the world. Difficult to avoid when you need to stay up late or wake up early. Nonetheless, many of us consume it, but not all prefer the traditional choice of coffee to get an AM kick. What other caffeine choices are available?
List of caffeine sources for non-coffee-ists, and their caffeine content:
- 5 hour energy or other mini-energy bottles (207 mg per 2oz bottle)
- Red Bull (76-80mg per 8.4oz can)
- Coke (30-35mg per 12oz can)
- Black Tea (14-61mg)
- Green Tea (24-40mg)
- Crystal Light Energy (120mg per packet, 16.9oz suggested reconstitution)
- Country Time Half Lemonade Half Iced Tea (10mg per 8oz serving)
- Other powdered energy mixes (too many to list)
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips. In cookie/brownie/straight form (104 mg per 1 cup)
- Hot cocoa is another favorite of mine for an extra boost. Make hot chocolate mix yourself to save money and get a caffeine boost. (8.4mg per 1Tbsp or ~5g)
- Other soda/pop (Barq’s Root Beer, Mountain Dew, etc…) (0-55mg per can)
For reference, coffee has 95-200mg of caffeine per 8oz.
Also, caffeine is impossible to spell (“i before e, except after c, or as in -eigh as in neighbor and weigh” — or in caffeine, because… yeah). Two f’s, e before i, and an e on the end. What?