How much caffeine is in diet pepsi?

In this brief blog, we will address the query,”How much caffeine is in Diet Pepsi?” We will look at how the caffeine content in Diet Pepsi compares with other popular sodas and beverages. We will also briefly discuss some common ingredients in Diet sodas.

How much caffeine is in diet pepsi?

A 12 ounces (oz) bottle of Diet Pepsi has 36.7 milligrams (mg) of caffeine which is equivalent to other colas because the goal is to get rid of the sugar. All the flavors of Diet pepsi have similar amounts of caffeine with exception of the caffeine free as below:

FlavorCaffeine contentVolume of Pepsi can 
Diet Pepsi35 mg12 fl oz.
Diet Pepsi Vanilla38 mg12 fl oz.
Diet Pepsi Wild Cherry38 mg12 fl oz.
Diet Pepsi Caffeine free0 mg12 fl oz.
Diet Pepsi Lime38 mg12 fl oz.

Diet Pepsi is usually sweetened with artificial sweeteners such as aspartame and ace k. It was originally sweetened with sucralose however this did not go so well. It should however be noted that in countries such as the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia, Diet Pepsi has a higher caffeine content of 42.6 mg in a 12 oz (355ml) can.

The caffeine content in Diet Pepsi is not a lot however regular consumption of sodas with caffeine is not very healthy. It should be noted that the caffeine in Diet Pepsi is synthetic unlike the natural forms found in coffee. The only benefit of Diet Pepsi is the lack of sugar owing to the use of aspartame.

How does the caffeine in Diet Pepsi compare with other popular sodas and beverages?

Diet Pepsi36.7 mg per 12 oz
Diet coke46 mg caffeine per 12oz
Coffee95 mg per 12oz
Arizona Diet Green Tea15 mg per 12oz
Pepsi zero69mg per 12oz

What are some good Non-soda alternatives to Diet Pepsi?

Coffee 

Coffee is an excellent alternative to Pepsi sodas as it contains caffeine and is good for health. It is also a low-calorie drink if you do not add the popular additives such as cream, milk, sugar and just take it black. 

Black or Green Tea

Black and green tea are also good options to substitute Pepsi sodas. They are healthy and contain potent antioxidants which can lower the risk of chronic diseases such as heart diseases, cancers, obesity, LDL cholesterol among others.

You can read more about the benefits of green tea by clicking here

Mineral water

Mineral water is calorie-free and also has minerals such as calcium, magnesium sulfate, and sodium sulfate (this differs depending on the brand you buy). Mineral water is a good substitute owing to the mineral content which provides health benefits to the body.

What are the common ingredients in Diet sodas?

Carbonated water

A lot of sodas are usually manufactured by dissolving CO2 (Carbon dioxide) in water under pressure so as to get carbonated water.

Sweeteners

A lot of diet sodas make use of common artificial sweeteners such as aspartam, sucralose, stevia and sucralose. These artificial sweeteners tend to be more sweeter than the common sugar.

Acids

Acids are usually added to diet sodas so as to add some tartness and some of the most commonly used are citric, malic and phosphoric acid.

Preservatives

Preservatives are used to elongate the shelf life of diet sodas. Some of the most commonly used preservatives are potassium sorbate and potassium benzoate.

Vitamins and minerals

Some brands of diet sodas usually enrich their drinks with vitamins and minerals so as to market them as healthy and no calories options.

Colors

Colors are usually added so as to give the beverage a distinct color; commonly used colors are carotenoids, anthocyanins, and caramels.

Caffeine

As previously mentioned, diet sodas contain artificial caffeine with a can of Diet Pepsi having 26 mg of caffeine and Diet Coke having 46 mg of caffeine as earlier highlighted.

Conclusion

In this brief blog, we have addressed the query,”How much caffeine is in Diet Pepsi?” We have looked at how the caffeine content in Diet Pepsi compares with other popular sodas and beverages. We have also briefly discussed some common ingredients in Diet sodas.

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