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Why Is There a Shortage of Caffeine Free Pepsi?

Last updated on June 17th, 2022

Is all Coke Zero Caffeine Free

Caffeine is great for increasing your energy, and focus, however, too much can make you jittery so sometimes you need to enjoy caffeine free versions of your favorite soft drink.

Caffeine free Pepsi is a great option for that.

But, you may have noticed a shortage of caffeine free Pepsi and wondered why that is…

As a whole, the caffeine free diet Pepsi shortage is a result of the aluminum shortage, which is said to have been caused by the outbreak of Covid-19 in early 2020.

As a result, there is a shortage of not only cans of caffeine free Pepsi but also many other sodas, and aluminum-related products.

It can be difficult to find in stores, but there are many good places to buy it at a good price online.

If you’re interested in whether alternative caffeine free colas or sodas from the big brands are still available such as Coke Zero and Sprite then we’ll get into that too.

This article will explain everything you need to know about why there’s a shortage of caffeine free Pepsi.

Is caffeine free Coke still made?

Is all Coke Zero Caffeine Free

Coca cola, and Pepsi are the two largest soda manufacturers in the USA.

But, do they still make caffeine free Coke? I did some research and here’s what I found.

Caffeine free Coca Cola classic is still made, and is widely available.

It’s listed as one of the brands on the official Coca-Cola company website.

And they also have a map that shows what stores are currently selling Caffeine Free Coca-Cola.

You can access the page where you can find stores that sell it on the official Coca Cola website here.

The cans and bottles look slightly different to Coca Cola classic, instead of red and white, the colors on them are red and gold.

Interestingly, Coca-Cola company has said that they add caffeine to cola to improve its taste.

And in my extensive research of a range of different sodas and colas – it appears that virtually all of the colas on the market today add caffeine to their colas.

And caffeine free versions of their colas are only made as a special case on top of their standard colas.

Is all Coke Zero Caffeine Free?

Is all Coke Zero Caffeine Free

Coke Zero is a great way to drink Coke without consuming many grams of sugar and is well known for having zero sugar and zero calories.

But, is standard Coke Zero also caffeine free?

As a general rule, all Coke Zero flavors contain caffeine.

Also, the amount of caffeine they contain is virtually the same as Coca Cola classic.

There is a version of Coke Zero called ‘Coke Zero Caffeine-free’ or ‘Caffeine-Free Diet Coke’.

On the Actual Product Packaging, it says ‘Coca Cola Caffeine Free Zero Sugar’.

Therefore, Coke Zero can be either caffeine free or contain caffeine depending on which version of it you buy.

Can you get caffeine free Pepsi?

Can you get caffeine free Pepsi

Although there has been a shortage of caffeine free Pepsi, I was wondering whether it is still available and whether you can still buy it.

Caffeine free Pepsi is widely available online on Amazon.

However, it can still be in limited supply in physical stores.

And, isn’t available from big supermarket chains like Walmart.

Walmart though carries Diet caffeine free Pepsi 12 fl. oz. cans in packs of 12, 20, and 36.

Due to the shortage of aluminum cans, in my opinion, soda companies would prioritize the sodas that they sell the most.

So, that they can provide soda to most customers.

It does, though, pay to look at different listings for caffeine free Pepsi on Amazon because some sellers are selling them at a large markup as a result of the limited supply.

On the other hand, some sellers still sell them at about the same price it’s normally sold for.

Additionally, Walmart sells Diet caffeine free Pepsi at the same price sodas typically sell for, and is a good option if all the sellers on Amazon are sold out, and none of the stores nearby sell standard caffeine free diet Pepsi.

Is all Sprite caffeine free?

Is all Sprite caffeine free

Sprite is one of the most popular lemonades, and virtually everyone has heard of it.

But, does it contain caffeine like Coke, or is it caffeine free.

Here’s what I found.

As a whole, all Sprite is caffeine free and caffeine is very rarely added in other brands of lemonade as well.

Typically, caffeine is only added to colas to improve their taste.

But, it can also be added to energy drinks which gives them even more energy.

As a side note, caffeine is naturally found in plants, which are processed to produce a caffeine extract which can then be added to soft drinks.

What soda has the least caffeine?

What soda has the least caffeine

Certain sodas contain caffeine whereas others don’t.

And, if you drink a lot of coffee it can be a good idea to reduce your caffeine intake to not go over the recommended daily limit.

So, then which sodas have the least amount of caffeine?

As a general rule, all sodas except for colas will contain the least amount of caffeine.

In fact, virtually all non-cola sodas like Sprite, Fanta, and 7Up contain no caffeine at all.

There are a few exceptions here and there, so it pays to check the label before buying it.

How much caffeine in your diet is too much?

Here’s a table that summarizes how much coffee, and soda you can drink and be within the recommended daily caffeine intake (source: Mayo Clinic):

Beverage Caffeine content per cup (250 mL or 8.4 fl. oz.) Maximum recommended daily consumption
Cola sodas 21 mg 20 cups
Coffee 95 mg 4 cups

As you can see from the table, you can drink virtually as much cola-like Coca Cola or Pepsi in a day as you like and still be under the recommended daily caffeine consumption.

But, that typically isn’t a good idea because sodas can contain a lot of sugar, and around 1-2 cups of soda will cause you to reach your daily sugar intake.

However, if you don’t drink coffee and you go with the zero sugar options, you don’t need to worry about your caffeine intake.

You do need to monitor how much coffee you drink though, to ensure you don’t consume too much caffeine on any given day.

But, it’s usually only an issue if you drink coffee the whole day.

Or, drink more than one or two very strong coffees such as a triple shot.

Related questions:

Has caffeine free Coke been discontinued?

Caffeine free Coke is still available but in limited supply.

There has been a shortage of aluminum, and as a result, it has been difficult for soda producers to source cans to use for their sodas.

Because of that, they have needed to prioritize the flavors that are the most popular, and in some stores caffeine free Coke isn’t available.

Did Pepsi stop making Pepsi Zero?

Pepsi Zero is still widely available and comes in a few flavors such as Pepsi Zero Mango, and Pepsi Zero Vanilla.

Why is there a shortage of caffeine free soda?

The shortage of caffeine free soda is the result of a shortage of aluminum cans.

Some sources say that canned products saw a huge uptake in popularity following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

And some stores have been completely sold out for some time.

However, caffeine free soda from the most popular brands such as Coca Cola, and Pepsi are still widely available, as well as, other lesser-known brands of caffeine free sodas.

Here is a list of readily available varieties on Amazon.