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Caffeinated drinks that keep you going

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By Sam Tapp

Approaching the end of the semester, caffeine is often a student’s best friend. But in fact not all caffeinated drinks are equal. Here’s a list of what will keep you going through those long study sessions.

Starbucks vs Tim Hortons

In terms of caffeine, Starbucks wins. A medium roast venti Starbucks coffee has 415 mg of caffeine, compared to a large sized Tim Hortons coffee that only has 140 mg of caffeine. Starbucks smallest coffee, which has 189 mg of caffeine, still has more than Tim Hortons large sized coffee. So, if you’re searching for a huge energy booster, Starbucks is the place to go.

Coke vs Mountain Dew

Go for Mountain Dew instead of Coke. Mountain Dew overdoes Coke with a total of 50 mg of caffeine per 12 ounces. Coke only has 45 mg of caffeine per 12 ounces.

Soft drinks have enough caffeine to keep you going, but not enough to keep you up at night.

Black Tea vs Iced Tea

One cup of Red Rose black tea has 145 mg of caffeine. Arizona Iced Tea has 15 mg of caffeine in one bottle, making it low on the caffeine scale. Take the hot tea over the cold tea to stay alert.

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