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How Much Of A Caffeine Expert Are You?

Your wakefulness depends on it.

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  1. 1.

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    A double espresso from Starbucks
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    Tall Starbucks coffee (12 oz.)
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    Wrong!

    The tall coffee has more caffeine!

    It has 260 mg of caffeine, while a double espresso only has 150 mg. So, when you're trying to wake up, keep it simple with a plain ol' cup of joe.

  2. 2.

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    Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate Bar (1.45 oz.)
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    Grande Starbucks Decaf Coffee (16 oz.)
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    A cup of Celestial Seasonings Matcha Green Tea (8 oz.)
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    A grande decaf has more caffeine!

    Surprise! Decaf coffee isn't actually caffeine-free. A grande from Starbucks, for example, has about 25 mg of caffeine, while a bar of Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate and a cup of Celestial Seasonings Matcha Green Tea both have 20 mg.

  3. 3.

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    One serving Califia Farms Cold Brew Coffee with Almondmilk (8 oz.)
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    One serving Nescafe Taster's Choice French Roast Instant Coffee (6 oz.)
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    One bottle Starbucks Iced Coffee + Milk (11 oz.)
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    One cup Celestial Seasonings Morning Thunder Black Tea (8 oz.)
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    It's the Starbucks iced coffee!

    Each bottle has about 110 mg of caffeine. On the other hand, the cold brew has about 50 mg of caffeine per serving, while a cup of the instant coffee has 65 mg and a cup of the black tea has 35 mg.

  4. 4.

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    Medium Dunkaccino (14 oz.)
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    Single espresso from Starbucks
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    Small Panera Bread Iced Caffe Mocha (20 oz.)
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    Can of Red Bull (8.4 oz.)
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    A small Panera Bread Iced Caffe Mocha has more caffeine!

    About 193 mg, to be exact. By comparison, a can of Red Bull and a medium Dunkaccino both have about 83 mg of caffeine each, while a single espresso from Starbucks has 75 mg.

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    Venti Starbucks Iced Coffee (24 oz.)
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    Medium Dunkin' Donuts Iced Coffee (24 oz.)
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    Large Tim Hortons Iced Coffee
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    Small Panera Bread Iced Coffee (20 oz.)
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    Wrong!

    It's the Dunkin' Donuts medium iced coffee!

    Dunkin' Donuts does not play when it comes to iced coffee, with a medium size having 297 mg of caffeine. After DD, a large Tim Hortons iced coffee comes in at 285 mg of caffeine, while a venti Starbucks iced coffee has 235 mg and a small Panera Bread iced coffee has 210 mg.

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    Can of Mountain Dew Kickstart Blood Orange (12 oz.)
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    Large Dunkin' Donuts Vanilla Chai (20 oz.)
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    Peanut Toffee Buzz Clif Bar
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    The vanilla chai has more caffeine!

    A large Dunkin' Donuts Vanilla Chai has 82 mg of caffeine. There are only 68 mg of caffeine in a can of Mountain Dew Kickstart and 50 mg of caffeine in a Peanut Toffee Buzz Clif Bar.

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    Can of Coke (12 oz.)
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    Can of Pepsi (12 oz.)
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    Can of Dr. Pepper (12 oz.)
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    Can of Mountain Dew (12 oz.)
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    Mountain Dew takes the cake for most caffeinated!

    A can of Mountain Dew has 54 mg of caffeine. Meanwhile a can of Coke has 34 mg, a can of Pepsi has 38 mg, and a can of Dr. Pepper has 42 mg.

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    Starbucks Grande Caramel Frappuccino (16 oz.)
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    Small McCafé Latte (12 oz.)
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    Clif Shot Energy Gel (1.2 oz.)
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    Monster Energy (8 oz.)
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Starbucks' Caramel Frappuccino wins!

    A Grande Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino has about 100 mg of caffeine, compared to 71 mg in the latte, 25 mg in the energy gel, and 92 mg in Monster Energy drink.

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    Red Bull (8.4 oz)
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    NOS High Performance Energy Drink (16 oz.)
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    Monster Energy (8 oz.)
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    Rockstar Energy Drink Double Strength (8 oz.)
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    NOS High Performance Energy Drink has more caffeine!

    One can of NOS has 224 mg of caffeine. Even if you drank half, it would still have more caffeine than Red Bull (83 mg), Monster Energy (92 mg), and Rockstar (80 mg).

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    Small Tim Hortons Original Blend
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    Small Tim Hortons Dark Roast
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's the Original Blend!

    A small Original Blend has about 140 mg of caffeine, while a Dark Roast has 135 mg. Fun fact: Darker roasts don't actually have more caffeine than lighter roasts — there's actually very little difference between the two when it comes to that. Here's why.

  11. 11.

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    5-Hour Energy Decaf (1.9 oz.)
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    Grande Starbucks Chocolate Banana Smoothie (16 oz.)
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    3 pieces Bali's Best Coffee Candy
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    Wrong!

    The chocolate banana smoothie has the most!

    A grande Starbucks Banana Chocolate Smoothie has about 15 mg of caffeine, whereas three pieces of the coffee candy have about 9 mg in total and a decaf 5-Hour Energy has 6 mg.

UPDATE

This post has been updated to clarify the flavor of Clif Bar that was referenced in question 6.

 
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