Nutrition Q & A
Does Chocolate Have a Lot of Caffeine?
Chocolate does contain caffeine, but not much. A 1-ounce milk chocolate bar or an 8-ounce glass of chocolate milk each contain about 5 milligrams of caffeine. Compare that to 85 milligrams of caffeine in 8 ounces of regular-brew coffee. When you order a latte or cappuccino, keep in mind that one 2-ounce shot of express gives you 80 milligrams of caffeine. If you’re trying to gradually cut back on caffeine, black tea or green tea may be an option. Both have 40 milligrams of caffeine per 8 ounces, about half the amount in coffee.
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