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Re: Does chocolate contain caffeine like coffee and tea?

Area: Chemistry
Posted By: Samuel Conway, Senior Staff Chemist, Avid Therapeutics, Philadelphia, PA
Date: Sat Mar 29 20:16:40 1997

Short answer:


Long answer:

There are about 5 to 10 milligrams of caffeine in one ounce of bittersweet chocolate, 5 milligrams in milk chocolate, and 10 milligrams in a six- ounce cup of cocoa; by contrast, there are 100 to 150 milligrams of caffeine in an eight-ounce cup of brewed coffee. You would have to eat more than a dozen Hershey Bars, for example, to get the amount of caffeine in one cup of coffee.

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There is a link here to the Godiva Chocolates homepage, a very necessary resource for those of us who enjoy chocolate!

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