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Is there caffeine in root beer?
 
 
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anthony
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

generally no. you can go to my site and do a "search" for ones that do though. i think there are about 6 of the 290 i have reviewed that have caffeine.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2005 2:04 am    Post subject: Re: Is there caffeine in root beer? Reply with quote

Only in some.The most popular US brand that contains caffeine is "Barqs. Wink "
  
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2005 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, Stewarts does not have caffeine. A brand called Pirate's Keg formerly had caffeine, but no longer does. Rat Bastard does have caffeine. I'm not sure if any other brands (other than Barq's) have caffeine. It is not, and never has been, a normal ingredient in root beer.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2005 6:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Is there caffeine in root beer? Reply with quote

these are the ones i have found that do:

Barq's
Hosmer Mountain Sarsaparilla
Hot Rod Magazine Root Beer
Jack Black's Dead Red Root Beer
Skeleteen's Rat Bastard Root Beer
XTZ X Root Beer Riot

and like Kevin said, Pirate's Keg used to.
indeed, not all "brown soda" has caffeine.
enjoy

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2005 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the update, Anthony! Jack Black's is made by the same company as Rat Bastard. I'm pretty sure it's the same formula, with additional colors to make it more red... I would guess that Hot Rod was a special, limited production label made by the same company. I'm surprised that Hosmer Mountain Sarsaparilla has it - they also make root beer - does the root beer have it? We have X Root Beer Riot listed here as a root beer, but is it really root beer or some funky "energy" drink?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 1:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Is there caffeine in root beer? Reply with quote

Interestinginly, the label on Hosmer Mountain Root Beer specifically states "No Caffeine".
  
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dislike the practice of adding caffeine to root beers. One of the reasons I drink root beer is to avoid the caffeine ubiquitous in colas.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2005 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Barqs adds caffeene? Hmmmm that's proly what give it that "bite" they talk about..... *crosses Barqs off his list.* I'm like articpenguin, I drink RB to get away from the caffeene ..... good to know these things. I had assumed all RB drinks were ceffene free.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Someone tells me that in contrast to Barq's regular, Diet Barq's does NOT have caffeine. Can anyone give me a definitive on that?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haven't checked lately, but all it would take is a quick trip to the grocery store to look at the label...
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes, it does NOT have caffeine. not sure why not, but perhaps they just want to kill you with artificial sweeteners, not caffeine also.

you can see caffeine content of some drinks here:
http://wilstar.com/caffeine.htm

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