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2002-12-22 9:19:47 PM  
For you people who don't like clicking on the link:

According to the National Soft Drink Association, the following is the caffeine content in mgs per 12 oz can of soda:

Afri-Cola 100.0 (?)
Red Bull 80 (per 250 ml)
Jolt 71.2
Sugar-Free Mr. Pibb 58.8
Pepsi One 55.5
Mountain Dew 55.0 (no caffeine in Canada)
Diet Mountain Dew 55.0
Kick citrus 54 (36mg per 8oz can, caffeine from guarana)
Mello Yellow 52.8
Surge 51.0
Tab 46.8
Battery energy drink -- 140mg/l = 46.7mg/can
Coca-Cola 45.6
Shasta Cola 44.4
Shasta Cherry Cola 44.4
Shasta Diet Cola 44.4
Mr. Pibb 40.8
OK Soda 40.5
Sunkist orange 40
Dr. Pepper 39.6
Storm 38
Big Red 38
Pepsi Cola 37.2
Aspen 36.0
Diet Pepsi 35.4
RC Cola 36.0
Diet RC 36.0
Canada Dry Cola 30.0
Barq's Root Beer 23
Canada Dry Diet Cola 1.2
7 Up 0
Diet Rite Cola 0
Sprite 0
Mug Root Beer 0
Diet Barq's Root Beer 0
Sundrop Orange 0
Minute Maid Orange 0
A & W Root Beer 0
2002-12-23 12:15:19 AM  
It's all about the Dr Pepper.
2002-12-23 3:28:22 AM  
The real question is how much caffine does the Nectar of the Gods (a.k.a Vanilla Coke) have?
2002-12-23 3:29:54 AM  
What's this new stuff called "Bawls" I keep hearing about?
2002-12-23 3:32:17 AM  
pfeh. Sundrop owns Mr. Pibb. Anyone else feel the power of Sundrop?

i didnt know that about pepsi one... no wonder i keep drinking it.
2002-12-23 3:34:00 AM  
Red Bull. Yay. The breakfast of champions. Two cans = 500% RDA of vitamin B12. Whatever the fark that is. I think I'll be hitting 1000% by the end of the day. butit ceps meh elthy 'n fitt!
2002-12-23 3:35:49 AM  
AfriCola? Wth is that?
2002-12-23 3:36:24 AM  


Vitamin B12 : What is it?
Vitamin B12, also called cobalamin, is important to good health. It helps maintain healthy nerve cells and red blood cells, and is also needed to make DNA, the genetic material in all cells (1-4). Vitamin B12 is bound to the protein in food. Hydrochloric acid in the stomach releases B12 from protein during digestion. Once released, B12 combines with a substance called intrinsic factor (IF) before it is absorbed into the bloodstream.
2002-12-23 3:36:25 AM  
Strong black coffee. Keep it simple and you can't go wrong.
2002-12-23 3:37:38 AM  
2002-12-23 3:37:46 AM  
Anyone ever have the Canada Dry cola? Is it GINGER as well?

Anyone remember the 7up cola called 7up Gold? That was the best cola ever.
2002-12-23 3:38:34 AM  
How much does the $tarbucks Doubleshot have in it? That almost gets me jittery, and it takes a lot of caffeine to affect me. I'm building up a resistance to it, unfortunately.

A friend of mine, as far as I know, has some pure caffeine at home. (Ah, I love my friends...) He says it tastes terrible. I believe him. I still want to see for myself, though, I'm stupid like that.
2002-12-23 3:38:44 AM  
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It's just another cola. Bleah.
2002-12-23 3:38:56 AM  
i am a caffiene fiend. love the java. love the coca cola.

WHAT IS THIS AFRI-COLA STUFF? I've never heard of it!

Anyone? Anyone? Beuller? Beuller?
2002-12-23 3:39:06 AM  
Bah. They took something that was fun (drinking soda-pop), and turned it into some boring science thing :(
2002-12-23 3:41:18 AM  
It gives the wing to deep-red Bull you!
2002-12-23 3:41:34 AM  
Me thinks the submitter drank too much caffeine.
2002-12-23 3:41:43 AM  
Come to think of it, that image is ... disturbing.
Nuns ... suggestively shaped cola bottles ...

methinks their blissful look doth not come from the drink

methinks I should lay off the unusual pr0n for a bit ...
2002-12-23 3:42:32 AM  
Is the "PLUG" tag completely useless now?
2002-12-23 3:43:34 AM  
See, what I do is make a pot of regular coffee and then pour it into my espresso machine to make coffee-espresso.
I have a seatbelt on my office chair to keep me from jittering out of it.
2002-12-23 3:44:03 AM  
EnergyDrain - that was rhetoric! If I'd really wanted to know , I could have googled it for myself, thank you very much.

2002-12-23 3:45:15 AM  
I know. But I can't sleep. And I had nothing better to do.
2002-12-23 3:50:50 AM  
For those of you going "WTF?" here's the link to their site:

2002-12-23 3:53:50 AM  
Afri-cola is good, but only when served very cold. It has a slightly bitter taste compared to other colas. Go for the Bawls; it's more readily available and it tastes like 7-up. Afri-cola is available through
2002-12-23 3:57:31 AM  
By the way, the German slogan on a bottle of Afri-cola loosely translates (according to Babelfish) as "No pleasure without danger."
2002-12-23 4:00:00 AM  
2002-12-23 4:05:05 AM  
Jeez, no wonder my mom is addicted to Pepsi...
2002-12-23 4:10:59 AM  
I found a place with answers to most of your questions. The site also has some more numbers for you, if you're into that sort of thing.
2002-12-23 4:11:55 AM  
Does the Doubleshot need to be drank super-cold? Cause I had one and it was pretty nasty. And yes, I usually love espresso drinks.
2002-12-23 4:19:09 AM  

Seriously, that stuff is the best.

2002-12-23 4:22:49 AM  
I wanna know how much caffeine is in a single cup of Lebanese coffee, that stuff is insane, no wonder they are all nutcases over there in the middle east, its like 90% caffeine. Has anyone else ever tried it??????
2002-12-23 4:31:14 AM  
Why are there more posts here than in the Beer thread?

Oh wait... I forgot to post in the Beer thread .. Doh!
2002-12-23 4:31:23 AM  
Bawls is some good stuff, but is not readily available in stores. 7up has a new drink which is caffinated, the label is an upside down 7up label. The stuff is like liquid crack.
2002-12-23 4:38:23 AM  
Does anyone remember OK Soda?

Once they put a sheet of sticker things in the Willamette Week, each sticker had something weird written on the back. There was a rumor that some of the sheets had been tainted with LSD.

And every can you bought had a code on the inside bottom of the can, and you called the 800-number, entered the code, and got some weird-ass message. My favorite was the birdcalls.
2002-12-23 4:45:00 AM  
I buy my beans from these

I drive over 100 miles to get their beans. A friend in Australia has asked me to bring him some.

Brewed in a French Press, with ferociously boiling water, served with two tablespoons of clover honey, and a dash of half-n-half.....mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm-boy howdy!!!

I tried detoxing from coffee once, I lasted a month, got detoxed...then fell off the wagon. That first cup,prepared as above, was what the first shot of heroin must be like!!
2002-12-23 4:47:44 AM  

Yeah, Arabs like their coffee like I like my women: hot, black, and full of energy.
2002-12-23 4:51:12 AM  
We SoCal'ers don't have the opportunity to taste Mr. PiBB. Poo.
2002-12-23 4:57:07 AM  
I don't know about you guys, but getting through finals for me consistes of ripped fuel and coffee. It turns out the human body can go for about 3 and a half days without sleep and functione enough to write semi coherent papers...
2002-12-23 5:02:23 AM  
Jeezus Andonbray you would almost need a five-point racing harness on you chair to keep you securely strpped in after that.
*majik runs down the hall to brew a pot of coffee and click on the expresso machine*
2002-12-23 5:03:47 AM  
Damnit I need a jolt of the afri-cola to correct my un 1337 spelling of "strapped".
2002-12-23 5:09:44 AM  
What the-fark-Afri-cola?
2002-12-23 5:18:04 AM  
Man, that beats my four cup strong black tea with lemon and sugar. No wonder I can't sleep. Oh well, if you can't sleep, fark, and if you can't fark,

If you're gonna be awake, be happy.
2002-12-23 5:26:15 AM  
Yeah, but all these drinks take a back seat to a couple of lines of quality speed.
2002-12-23 5:36:36 AM  
damn i wish i was as sensative to caffene as you lot, i can drink 2 cans of red bull and still fall asleep, coffee does nothing for me , hell even nodoze doesnt really work for me
2002-12-23 5:41:59 AM  
Caffiene is outlawed in parts of Thailand because its a precursor to meth???? Ok lets think about this. Out of a 1000 US residents, how many us meth. 1, maybe 2? I'm including old people here. How many use caffiene? 998? And one of the other two have bad heart probelms. Poor poor Thai people, with no caffiene.
2002-12-23 5:43:48 AM  
my asshole hurts
2002-12-23 6:01:13 AM  
no0o0o0o0o! not this page again
i did my assignment on caffeine
6 weeks of programming hell!!
2002-12-23 6:01:59 AM  
SelbyH8crime - remove the cola bottle for instant relief.

(sorry ... I really REALLY gotta lay off that weird pr0n ... )
2002-12-23 6:26:59 AM  
I guess you learn something every day.

I've actually seen Afri-Cola before, though I don't recall where. I DO remember that neither my friends or I would touch it. It just looked way too much like some sort of drink bottled by a fly-by-night two bit soda company somewhere way out in the ass of Africa. You know, in some piss-poor nation with 1 export and no health laws.

Turns out it's made in Germany and the company was founded before 1900.

Not that that's really changed my mind about it.
2002-12-23 6:45:43 AM  

Man....that's not true,me being a SoCaler, I've had it enough at burger stands and restaurants to know it's just hidden, you gotta find it, unlike pepsi and coke in your face.

Just can't find it in a bottle or can.

2002-12-23 6:50:47 AM  

No Cheerwine on the list? Musta been made up north.
2002-12-23 8:04:49 AM  
Mountain Dew 55.0 (no caffeine in Canada):

Canadians screwed again...
2002-12-23 8:25:36 AM  
What is this world coming to? They make a Mountain Dew with no caffeine? That would be like eating a 16oz Porterhouse SOY steak. Eeeeeeeeewwwwwww.
2002-12-23 8:34:47 AM  
Nothing beats cuban coffee! It's like liquid crack. Your supposed to drink it in little shots, but I just pour the whole pot (About 5 shots) in a normal coffee cup.

Mmmmm, breakfast of champions!
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2002-12-23 8:35:09 AM  
I think it's funny that when they first brought out Kick and Surge, they marketed it like it had near-Jolt levels of caffeine...obviously trying to outdo Mt Dew. Kind of surprised to see Pepsi One near the top of the list though.
2002-12-23 8:37:12 AM  
And now that I think about it there's a Steak and Shake not too far from here that has fountain Surge. Nothing like a nice big glass of something that looks like Prestone. ;)
2002-12-23 8:49:50 AM  
So Canadians can't get caffiene, but their weed laws will be relaxed.

In the US, caffeine in soda is legal, weed is not.

Go figure.
2002-12-23 9:03:05 AM  
Ironbar - um ... where USians are psychotic, Canadians are catatonic? I see a clash of cultures here. I mean - caffeine *and* weed - what would happen?
2002-12-23 9:07:23 AM  
"Does dark roast coffee have less caffeine than light roast?
It really depends on how you measure the caffeine. If you measure by weight you actually have more caffeine in dark roast because the water loss if faster than the caffeine loss. If you measure by volume you have less caffeine because the beans expand as they roast. "

What a putz!@! How about measuring it by how much caffeine is in a cup of coffee produced by it!
2002-12-23 9:12:34 AM  
BenJammin - ooooh but that depends on whether you measure out the coffee for your machine by volume or .. uh .... by ... erm ...

I'll just go off and make myself a nice cuppa rosie, shall I?
2002-12-23 9:16:45 AM  
Afri-Cola is great. It's made with real sugar, not that "high fructose corn syrup" crap. It's the best tasting cola I've tried. Unfortunately, it's also $1 for a 11.15-oz bottle at the only store in Tampa that carries it.
2002-12-23 9:24:43 AM  
Really? How much is that in metric?
2002-12-23 9:31:06 AM  
I live in Tampa, what store carries it? I would like to try it out.
2002-12-23 9:34:42 AM  
Godfrey- Which store carries it, I've been ordering it off the net. I wish I knew that stuff was right here.
2002-12-23 9:36:52 AM  
I prefer to get my personality enhancement from a Starbucks Venti Traditional, Half and Half with 4 packets of the blue stuff. One at 7AM and a refill at 9AM.

Incidentally, the best Starbucks in the USA is located at the Union Street Station in downtown Gainesville, Florida.

John Carmean
Super Fun Automated Santa
2002-12-23 9:37:29 AM  
Godfrey I'm from a little town called Dublin, Texas where Dr. Pepper is still made with 100% pure cane sugar. We have people driving hundreds of miles to come get the stuff. It certainly tastes much better so I know exactly what you mean.
2002-12-23 9:39:22 AM  
Hey, I'm Farking by myself here at work today, and I was hoping someone would post some NSFW weeniers.

So what do I get.... caffeine links?? WTF??
2002-12-23 9:40:25 AM  
They're posting article about soft drinks, but not about Joe Strummer? wtf?
2002-12-23 9:42:07 AM  
I highly recommend the Last Item on the list (yerba mate). Not nearly as hard on the tummy, has fiber and vitamins, and mateine has less 'edgy' side effects than caffeine.

Drip 115-175
Espresso 100mg of caffeine
1 serving (1.5-2oz)

Brewed 80-135
Instant 65-100
Decaf, brewed 3-4
Decaf, instant 2-3
Tea, iced (12 ozs.) 70
Tea, brewed, imported 60
Tea, brewed, U.S. 40
Tea, instant 30
Mate 25-150mg
2002-12-23 9:50:03 AM  
sleeepppp... i cant sleeepp....somebody shoot me....

-End of da wurld
2002-12-23 9:50:09 AM  
did you go to the afri-cola site and view that nun commercial? it was like watching caligula.
(really bad quasi porno with roman dudes)

strange, yet yummy.
2002-12-23 10:03:18 AM  
On a radio station in Cali I listened to there was a "freak news" story about some kid who robbed a convenience store to support his 11+ Redbull a day habit.

2002-12-23 10:09:24 AM  
my asshole hurts

What kind of lube do you use?
2002-12-23 10:10:42 AM  
12-23-02 09:36:52 AM Johncarmean

I prefer to get my personality enhancement from a Starbucks Venti Traditional, Half and Half with 4 packets of the blue stuff. One at 7AM and a refill at 9AM.

Incidentally, the best Starbucks in the USA is located at the Union Street Station in downtown Gainesville, Florida.

John Carmean
Super Fun Automated Santa

Wtf is this Super Fun Santa thing?

Tried it a couple of times. Is it just a list?

I want the time back that I spent on this link, NOW!
2002-12-23 10:12:43 AM  
Mmmmm Caffeine.

Caffeine and Nicotine.....breakfast of champions
2002-12-23 10:20:17 AM  
Jolt 71.2

Mmm, Jolt. I miss that stuff. I can't seem to find it anymore in Virginia and it's really starting to piss me off.

Sweet nectar of the gods, which kept me up for all night gaming sessions, why hast thou forsaken me?!
2002-12-23 10:20:57 AM  
I had Afri-cola back in 1991 in Fussen Germany. The cans had sterotypical Afican figures with red lips and big afros. I guess the NAACP hasn't gone overseas lately...
2002-12-23 10:40:59 AM  
Bawls is 80mg per 10ozs. and it tastes better than redbull. and cheaper around here... redbull is 2.79 while bawls is only 1.99. also you can make about a hundred jokes while you aqre holding the cobolt blue bottle.
2002-12-23 10:48:38 AM  
I'm polishing off a Mountain Dew right now.
Pretty radical eh kids?
2002-12-23 10:54:28 AM  
FatherG There's a distributor locator at or you can get a case from
2002-12-23 10:58:33 AM  
Here's one to try. Brew a strong pot of coffee using a caffeinated water beverage like water joe. Too scared to try this myself. Anyone?
2002-12-23 11:01:31 AM  
I wonder how much caffeine is in Moxie?
2002-12-23 11:18:26 AM  
if i was the entrepeneurial type,id start a company that sells caffeinated chocolate(as in more caffeine than regular chocolate).

i also wanna try making coffee out of various liquids sometime like soda's, booze,juice etc.
2002-12-23 11:24:58 AM  
Try "Hacker Trail Mix" some time. Just mix 1 part coffee beans and 1 part M&Ms, mix and eat! Yummy!
2002-12-23 11:40:51 AM  
A Starfarks in downtown Gainesville? I left just in time...
2002-12-23 11:45:49 AM  
AbbyNormal: Or you can try Ranger Pudding. Open MRE, find crackers, cocoa mix, coffee, creamer, sugar, 1 Qt canteen. Mix ingrediants to desired consistency. Enjoy.
2002-12-23 12:04:11 PM  
Fireblade: Thats how I like my slaves!


the above rascist statement was uttered by a friend of mine in response to that same joke
2002-12-23 12:15:40 PM  
Whichever it is, I could sure use one. Slow day without a boobies link makes Kpar90 a sleepy boy.
2002-12-23 12:17:18 PM  
Gotta love those organic chemists!

Anyway, there is some type of coffee that is popular now that is actually first eaten by some dog-like animal, pooped out, removed from the feces by roasters, roasted, and brewed up. I tried getting an article about it posted, but I guess it wasn't fark-worthy.
They say the coffee tastes "earthy." I'd imagine it must.
2002-12-23 12:26:41 PM  
someone asked up there what 'Bawls' is im not shure if anyone answered you but i am. Its a drink tie-in for the game 'Run Like Hell' and its not to bad either. Grab your Bawls and Run Like Hell
2002-12-23 12:27:49 PM  
I have yet to try Red Bull. I heard it tastes like cough syrup. Is this true?
2002-12-23 12:33:01 PM  
I kept track of how much Mountain Dew I drank this year. Ill give you the number later but right now Im thinking a pissed away at least $400 on the stuff
2002-12-23 12:44:16 PM  
I tried Red Bull once, tasted like fizzy Hawaiian Punch. Mind you, this was in Waikiki, so I could have just been drunk.
2002-12-23 12:51:13 PM  
Caffeine has a bitter taste? I thought Caffeine fell into that orderless/tasteless catagory... How then does one explain Water Joe? (Water with caffeine - tastes just like water).

Bawls is pretty terrible. Tastes like cream soda. Ick.
2002-12-23 1:07:36 PM  
How sad! I have the exact molecule for caffeine GIF, but my html skills are suspended cause I was bad! :(
2002-12-23 1:33:58 PM  
ImNotaBuddhist I've heard that Dr. Pepper makes good coffee. No, really, I'm not just saying that to mention Dr. Pepper, I think there was some discussion of it on /. or something a while back.
2002-12-23 2:09:52 PM  
12-23-02 06:50:47 AM Neofonz

No Cheerwine on the list? Musta been made up north.

Don't go too far south either, you can't get Cheerwine past Georgia.
2002-12-23 2:24:23 PM  
I wonder how much caffiene was in Josta?
2002-12-23 2:24:31 PM  
I'm bored. Maybe I'll try brewing a cup of coffee using Mountain Dew...
2002-12-23 5:27:11 PM  
I work for the distribution company that handels bawls inthe Ill/Chicago region. If you need some help to find it in Il / Chicago Email me -- thanks
2002-12-23 6:40:47 PM  
What they need to do is mix beer and caffine. Of course I am sure there are laws against that.
2002-12-23 6:46:28 PM  
That molecule needs some double bonds between the oxygen and carbon, I mean the red balls and the green balls.

Blue is nitrogen, white is hydrogen.
2002-12-23 6:47:31 PM  
Come to think of it, all the carbons are short a bond, save the methyls (anyone else have any idea what I'm talking about?)
2002-12-23 9:11:10 PM  
Anybody get a chance to try that new Pibb Extra? Apparently it's replacing regular Pibb. I need a report.
2002-12-24 12:25:05 AM  
Its all about the Ale 8.
2002-12-24 12:34:08 AM  
doesnt bawls have 125?
2002-12-24 4:06:12 AM  
Way to go J0hn33y!!!

Ale 8 is the best caffeine buzz. It doesn't have the most, but I swear it hits your system harder and faster.

Big ups for Winchester Swamp Water
2002-12-24 11:28:56 AM  
Maveno, you could just buy a t-shirt. (
2002-12-24 1:50:33 PM  
No one has mentioned Amp. It is basically Mountain Dew with taurine, ginseng, guarana. If you ask me it is the best tasting "Energy Drink"

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