Does Squirt Have Caffeine?

Question: Does Squirt have caffeine?

Answer: The manufacturers of Squirt make Squirt Citrus (commonly called just Squirt) and Squirt Ruby Red. Squirt Citrus does not contain caffeine. However, Squirt Ruby Red does have caffeine. See the table below for the caffeine in Squirt products:

Caffeine in Squirt

ProductCaffeine
Squirtcaffeine free
Diet Squirtcaffeine free
Squirt Tencaffeine free
Squirt Ruby Red12 fl oz: 39 mg
20 fl oz: 65 mg
Diet Squirt Ruby Red12 fl oz: 39 mg
20 fl oz: 65 mg
Source: http://www.dpsgproductfacts.com

Ingredients

Squirt: Carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, grapefruit juice concentrate, citric acid, modified corn starch, ester gum, sodium benzoate, calcium disodium edta.

Diet Squirt: Carbonated water, grapefruit juice concentrate, natural flavors, citric acid, aspartame, acesulfame potassium, modified corn starch, ester gum, sodium benzoate, calcium disodium edta.

Squirt TEN: Cabonated water, grapefruit juice concentrate, natural flavors, citric acid, aspartame, acesulfame potassium, modified corn starch, acacia gum, ester gum, sodium benzoate.

Squirt Ruby Red: Carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, natural flavors, concentrated ruby red grapefruit juice, citric acid, modified food starch, sodium benzoate, caffeine, ester gum, red 40, brominated vegetable oil, calcium disodium edta.

Diet Squirt Ruby Red: Carbonated water, natural flavors, concentrated ruby red grapefruit juice, citric acid, aspartame, modified food starch, sodium benzoate, malic acid, caffeine, acesulfame potassium, sodium citrate, ester gum, red 40, brominated vegetable oil, calcium disodium edta.

Nutrition Facts

ProductServing Size CaloriesTotal Fat (g)Sodium (mg)Total Carbs (g)Sugars (g)Proteins (g)
Squirt 8 fl oz10003526260
Squirt12 fl oz (1 Can)14005039380
Squirt 16.9 fl oz (1 Bottle)20007054540
Squirt 20 fl oz (1 Bottle)24008064630
Diet Squirt12 fl oz (1 Can)0055000
Diet Squirt16.9 fl oz (1 Bottle)0075000
Diet Squirt20 fl oz (1 Bottle)0090000
Squirt TEN12 fl oz (1 Can)10055220
Squirt Ruby Red12 fl oz (1 Can)17005545440
Squirt Ruby Red20 fl oz (1 Bottle)28009076730
Squirt Diet Ruby Red12 fl oz (1 Can)0060000
Squirt Diet Ruby Red20 fl oz (1 Bottle)50100000
Source: http://www.dpsgproductfacts.com

History

Squirt is a carbonated beverage or soda made from concentrated grapefruit juice. Squirt was introduced to the market in 1938 and was created by Herb Bishop. Bishop created the soda in college at the “Citrus Club” using grapefruit juice and sugar. Squirt gained popularity in 1941 when a marketing campaign was introduced using a little cartoon boy called “Little Squirt” (see photo below) in their advertisements. Although Squirt’s formula and ownership have changed through the years, the soda remains one of the favorites among soft drink consumers. It is currently manufactured by Dr Pepper Snapple.



Little Squirt Image:1950sUnlimited
Featured Image: Flickr