We here at Sip & Savor get a little frustrated when we read or hear the hyped up rhetoric that energy drinks are “loaded” with caffeine and contain “as much as three times more caffeine than coffee.” Really? Based on what? Surely not based on the facts – but it sure does make a nice headline and irrationally cause concern.
As we’ve shared before, sometimes you can’t believe everything you read or hear. So we’ll make it a little easier for you today by sharing the facts when it comes to caffeine comparison. Most energy drinks contain significantly less caffeine than a similarly-sized coffeehouse coffee – you know, the kind you get at your local coffee chain, whatever it may be, or “mom and pop” joint. In fact, many contain about half the caffeine. As an example, a 16 fluid ounce energy drink typically contains between 160 and 240 milligrams of caffeine. The same size coffeehouse coffee? Around 300 to 330 milligrams.
You don’t have to believe us, the math speaks for itself.
There are a lot of myths out there about energy drinks. Take some time to find out the facts!