How Much Caffeine is in Mountain Dew (vs Coffee)?
Mountain Dew’s history is as rich as it is yellow. Mountain Dew is a global supersweet soft drink sensation that started out as a knockoff mixer for alcohol to become the go-to caffeine fix for gamers. But does Mountain Dew have caffeine, and how much vs coffee?
This article answers: how much caffeine is in Mountain Dew vs coffee?
What Is Mountain Dew?
Mountain Dew, or mtn dew, is a product of PepsiCo. It is known for its characteristic citrus taste and neon yellow hue.
For a brief history of Mountain Dew, check out this YouTube video.
Mountain Dew Flavors
Mountain Dew, like other popular soft drinks, comes in a variety of flavours. The main ones are Voltage, Live Wire, Code Red, Major Melon, and Major Melon Zero Sugar (1).
The only flavours produced in the UK are Mountain Dew Citrus Blast and Mountain Dew No Sugar, though you can get some other flavours as imports. The caffeine and nutritional value of this article reflect UK products.
Mountain Dew Contents
The Mountain Dew Citrus Blast list of ingredients for a single serving size of 1 cup, or 250 ml, includes carbonated water, sugar, citric acid, ascorbic acid (antioxidant), caffeine, flavourings, potassium sorbate (preservative), gum arabic (stabiliser), beta carotene (colour). Mountain Dew contains 120 calories per serving as well as 33 g of sugars (110% of the daily recommended value).
Just 1 cup or 3/4 of a 330 ml of Mountain Dew Citrus Blast takes up all of your recommended sugar allowance for the day!
Not only is this a sweetness overload, but it is crucial to be mindful of how much sugar you have per day for your nutritional needs, weight maintenance, and heart health (2).
The American Heart Association recommends limiting added sugars to no more than 6 percent of calories each day. For most American women, that’s no more than 100 calories per day, or about 6 teaspoons of sugar. For men, it’s 150 calories per day, or about 9 teaspoons.
Natural and added sugars are found in many foods, so it is important not to overdo them.
Coffee Vs Mountain Dew: Which Has More Caffeine?
How much caffeine is in a 330 ml can of Mountain Dew? There is 59 mg of caffeine in mtn dew per every 330 ml can vs about 136 mg of caffeine in a traditional cup of coffee of around the same amount. There is a greater amount of caffeine in UK Mountain Dew No Sugar than its regular counterpart with 62 mg per 330 ml can. There is more caffeine in coffee vs Pepsi, Red Bull, and other energy drinks, but how much caffeine is in different coffee types depends on a variety of factors.
Is there caffeine in Mountain Dew? Yes, Mountain Dew Citrus Blast has 59 mg of caffeine per 330 ml. Mountain Dew No Sugar has 62 mg per 330 ml can. Coffee has more caffeine, with about 125 mg per 330 ml, depending on the coffee used.
Bawls Exxtra has the highest caffeine. This soda features 9.4 mg of caffeine per fluid oz. (30 ml), so 12 fluid oz. (360 ml) of Bawls Exxtra contains 113 mg of caffeine. It usually comes in a can of 16 fluid oz. (475 ml), bringing the total up to a whopping 150 mg of caffeine, or 1 to 1.5 full cups of coffee. Runners-up are Coke Coffee, which contains 69mg/12 fl oz, and Dr. Pepper, which contains 32mg/12 fl oz.
There is 180 mg of caffeine in a 1-litre Mountain Dew Citrus Blast bottle.. Mountain Dew Citrus Blast UK contains 18 mg of caffeine per 100 ml.
- PepsiCo, Inc. (n.d.). Mtn Dew Flavors. Retrieved September 30, 2022, from https://www.mountaindew.com/mtn-dew-flavors/
- American Heart Association. (n.d.). Added Sugars. Retrieved September 30, 2022, from https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-eating/eat-smart/sugar/added-sugars