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 drinks.
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…
It can be difficult to find in stores, but there are many good places to buy it at a good price online.
This article will explain everything you need to know about why there’s a shortage of caffeine free Pepsi.
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Is caffeine free Coke still made?
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.
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 it are red and gold.
Interestingly, Coca Cola 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?
Coke Zero is a great way to drink Coke without consuming as much sugar and is well known for having zero sugar and zero calories.
But, is standard Coke Zero also caffeine free?
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?
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.
Due to the shortage of aluminum cans in my opinion, soda companies would prioritize sodas that they sell the most of.
So, that they can provide soda to the 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 Pepsi.
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 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?
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?
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.
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 caffeine free sodas.