Web Extras: Caffeine

You might get an unexpected buzz from caffeine or other buzz-producing additives in an array of sports drinks or foods. In this chart to accompany our story in the GearTrends® Winter 2006 Outdoor magazine, we list what you get in some common sports products and in a few comparison drinks. You'll find not only caffeine in milligrams, but also fat, carbohydrates, type of sweetener, as well as other ingredients of note.
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Bar

Serving Size

Caffeine (mg)

Caffeine source

Calories

Carbs (g)

Fat (g)

Sweetener, type

Sodium (mg)

other ingredients of note

GU Gel

1 pack (32 grams)

Espresso Love, 40; all other
flavors except Banana Blitz, 20

kola nut extract

100

25

0

maltodextrin,
fructose 

40

leucine, vitamin E, vitamin
C, chamomile, ginger

PowerBar

1 bar (65 grams)

Cappuccino, 25; Chocolate and
Chocolate Peanut Butter, 15

caffeine, chocolate

230-250

45

2.5

high fructose corn syrup with
grape and pear juice concentrate, maltodextrin

95-110

vitamins
C, E, B; leucine, isoleucine, valine; iron, calcium, folic acid 

Power
Gel

1 pack (41 grams)

Green Apple, Chocolate and
Strawberry Banana, 25; Tangerine, 50

caffeine, kola nut extract

120

26

1.5

maltodextrin,
fructose, dextrose 

45

vitamins C, E, and leucine,
isoleucine, valine

Clif Bar

1 bar (68 grams)

Cool Mint Chocolate
and Peanut Toffee Buzz, 50 

green tea extract

230-250

46

3.5

organic brown rice syrup solids,
organic evaporated cane juice

110-140

various vitamins and minerals
including A, B, C and iron

Clif Shot

1 pack (32 grams)

Mocha Mocha, Sonic Strawberry and
Cola Buzzzz, 40

kola nut extract

100

25

0

brown rice syrup

40

sea salt

Clif Shot
Drink

2 scoops (16 fl oz.)

Crisp Apple, 50

caffeine

160

38

0

organic brown rice syrup solids,
organic evaporated cane juice

360

decaffeinated green
tea extract 

Honey
Stinger gel

1 pack (37 grams)

Strawberry and Ginsting, 32

kola nut extract

120

29

0

honey,
maltodextrin 

50

ginseng, vitamin B complex

Guayaki
Organic Energy Drink

1 bottle (16 fl. oz.)

145-155

yerba mate

76

18

0

organic evaporated cane juice

22

various vitamins and minerals
including A, B, C, E, iron, calcium, selenium

Guayaki Tea 

8 oz.

tea bag, 22-52; loose, 65-135

yerba mate

0

0

0

none

0

various vitamins and minerals
including A, B, C, E, iron, calcium, selenium

EnduroShot

1 bottle (2.2 fl. oz./65 ml)

40-50

caffeine

0

0

0

sucralose

32

taurine, B vitamins, magnesium,
and F,D&C red #40 or yellow #6

Zipfizz

1 tube (12.3 grams)

100

green tea, guarana

10

2

0

Xylitol, sucralose

60

taurine, ginseng, ginger,
various vitamins and minerals including A, B, C, E, calcium and zinc

Emergen-C

1 packet (8 grams)

0

none

20

5

0

fructose

60

various vitamins and minerals,
including B, C, calcium and zinc

Red Bull

1 can (8.3 fl. oz./250 ml)

80

caffeine

110

28

0

sucrose, glucose

200

taurine, niacin, vitamin B12

Mountain
Dew

12 oz.

55

caffeine

165

46

0

high fructose corn syrup,
concentrated orange juice

75

brominated vegetable oil, yellow
5

Green
Tea

8 oz.

25-40

green tea

Cola

12 oz.

35-50

caffeine

Coffee

8 oz.

80-135

caffeine

Note: Most brands' flavors with chocolate have trace amounts of naturally occurring caffeine, e.g. from about 3-15 mgs.

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