Coca-Cola And The Myth Busting Caffeine Counter

As some of you are aware, us bloggers were given the opportunity to receive our very own personalised coca cola bottle at Britmum’s Live, with our blog name on it. I have to say I was still am, really chuffed with mine as I love a gimmick and it’s so personal with no one else having the same as me.

Coke is also my drink of choice if I have to have a soft drink… Of course, wine is my actual drink of choice, however; we all know that it is not an acceptable drink before lunch time!

Speaking to the girls on the Coke stand, I found a few things out that dispelled a myth or two. For instance, people always laugh at me when I say I can’t drink tea or coffee after 3pm because it keeps me awake at night… However, I CAN drink a glass of Coke!

I now know, that is because there isn’t as much caffeine in it as people are lead to believe!

For instance I drink full (fat knackers) Coke, as I can’t stand the taste of sweeteners in the diet one, (although I did get to taste a Coke Zero which was pretty yummy too). A normal can has 32g of caffeine opposed to 50g in a cup of tea,100g in a mug of instant coffee and a whopping great 140g in a mug of filter coffee. In fact, even a bar of plain chocolate has more than a can of Coke coming in at 50g.

When I was pregnant I cut right back on the amount I drank, due to the health service/government’s scare mongering tactics. In actual fact a pregnant woman is safely allowed up to 200g of caffeine a day, which meant I could have had one cup of tea in the morning and three cans of coke thereafter…

If you’re interested you should take a look at their Caffeine Counter which gives a list of drinks and their caffeine amount to see for yourself!


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  • Ruth's all sorts says:

    I looked up how much caffeine is in coke when I was pregnant and found d out it wasn’t actually that much compared to tea, coffee and chocolate like you say. Lots of scaremongering when pregnant that’s for sure!

    July 5, 2013 at 09:05
    • twinstiarasandtantrums says:

      Too much scare mongering if you ask me! If it’s not one thing it’s another. Like pregnant women don’t have enough to worry about!

      July 7, 2013 at 20:23
  • Godmother Gerry says:

    Bring on the coke :0))))))) yaaaaaaaay x

    July 7, 2013 at 17:16
    • twinstiarasandtantrums says:

      :-) I drunk your last can x

      July 7, 2013 at 20:26

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