Question: Does Barq’s Root Beer contain caffeine?
Answer: Barq’s root beer does contain caffeine. There are 22 mg of caffeine in 12 fl oz of Barq’s root beer. However, Diet Barq’s root beer does not contain caffeine. Note that most root beer does not contain caffeine. Barq’s is one of few root beer products that contains caffeine.
Below we have provided the caffeine content for the various sizes of Barq’s root beer (regular and diet).
Caffeine in Barq’s Root Beer
|Barq's Product||Serving Size||Caffeine (mg)||Caffeine(mg)/fl oz|
|Barq's Root Beer||7.5 fl oz||14 mg||1.87 mg|
|Barq's Root Beer||12 fl oz||22 mg||1.83 mg|
|Barq's Root Beer||16 fl oz||29 mg||1.81 mg|
|Barq's Root Beer||20 fl oz||37 mg||1.85 mg|
|Diet Barq's Root Beer||12 fl oz||0||0|
|Diet Barq's Root Beer||20 fl oz||0||0|
Barq’s: Carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, caramel color, sodium benzoate, citric acid, caffeine, artificial and natural flavors, acacia.
Diet Barq’s: Carbonated water, caramel color, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, aspartame, citric acid, acesulfame potassium, artificial and natural flavors, acacia, potassium chloride.
|Barq's Product||Serving Size||Calories||Total Fat (g)||Sodium (mg)||Carbs (g)||Sugars (g)||Protein (g)|
|Barq's||7.5 fl oz||100||0||45||28||28||0|
|Barq's||12 fl oz||160||0||70||45||45||0|
|Barq's||16 fl oz||220||0||95||60||60||0|
|Barq's||20 fl oz||270||0||115||75||74||0|
|Diet Barq's||12 fl oz||0||0||50||0||0||0|
|Diet Barq's||20 fl oz||0||0||85||0||0||0|
Barq’s was introduced in 1898 and was created by Edward Barq Sr. It was first sold in Biloxi, Mississippi where Edward Barq resided. It is currently manufactured by The Coca-Cola Company who purchased Barq’s in 1995. Barq’s is known for its “bite” or sharp taste that is not found in other root beer.