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How much caffeine is in food and beverages?

Chocolate does contain caffeine, but not much. A one-ounce milk chocolate bar or an 8-ounce glass of chocolate milk each contains about 5 milligrams of caffeine. Compare that to 85 milligrams of caffeine in 8 ounces of regular-brew coffee. When you order a latte or cappuccino, keep in mind that one 2-ounce shot of espresso gives you 80 milligrams of caffeine. If you're trying to gradually cut back on caffeine, black tea or green tea may be an option. Both have 40 milligrams of caffeine per 8 ounces, about half the amount in coffee.
William B. Salt II., MD
Gastroenterology
The list below details the amount of caffeine (in milligrams) contained in various sources:
  • Brewed coffee (1 cup): 100-150 mg
  • Instant coffee (1 cup): 85-100 mg
  • Decaffeinated coffee (1 cup): 2-4 mg
  • Tea (1 cup): 30-40 mg
  • Cocoa (1 cup): 40-55 mg
  • Cola (8 ounces): 40-60 mg
  • Chocolate bar: 25 mg
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