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Caffeine in Candy: A Quick Look (2024 Update)

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Caffeine is in many foods and drinks, so if you’re trying to cut it out of your life, it can be a bit of a challenge. But whether you’re looking for additional caffeine sources or trying to avoid caffeine altogether or if you just want to have a better idea of what you’re consuming, you have come to the right place.

Here, we highlighted the caffeine content in many popular candies and broke down the kinds of candies that have caffeine in the first place. So, keep reading, and we’ll tell you everything that you need to know!

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Does Candy Have Caffeine?

The short answer is that if your favorite candy has chocolate or coffee in it, it has caffeine. Different types of chocolates have different caffeine values, though, so it depends on the specific one that you choose to determine how much caffeine is in it.

As a general rule, dark chocolate has the most caffeine, milk chocolate is in the middle, and white chocolate doesn’t have any caffeine unless it’s mixed with one of the other two chocolates!

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Does Coffee Candy Have Caffeine?

This comes down to the specific candy. For example, Kopiko Coffee Candy has 25 mg of caffeine per serving, while Werther’s Original Caramel Coffee Candy only has 4 mg per 100 grams of candy.

Basically, it depends on if the coffee candy is coffee-flavored or if actual coffee is in the candy. You’ll have to look at your favorite coffee candies and figure it out!

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Caffeine Content by Candy Type

Most candies don’t have much caffeine, but there are a few on this list that might surprise you, so it never hurts to check!

Candy Caffeine Content
100 Grand Bar 3 mg
3 Musketeers 4 mg
5th Avenue 3 mg
Almond Joy 3 mg
Awake Chocolate 110 mg
Baby Ruth 2 mg
Butterfinger 3 mg
Cadbury Mini Egg 0.5 mg per egg
Coffee Crisp Bar 20 mg
Crunch Bar 13 mg
Dove Dark Chocolate 21 mg
Hershey Milk Chocolate Bar 10 mg
Hershey’s Chocolate Bar with Almonds 6 mg
Hershey’s Cookies and Cream Bar 1 mg
Hershey’s Kisses 1 mg per kiss
Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate Bar 31 mg
Kit Kat 6 mg
Kopiko Coffee Candy 25 mg
M&M’s (Dark Chocolate) 15 mg
M&M’s (Milk Chocolate) 7 mg
M&M’s (Peanut) 5 mg
M&M’s (Pretzel) 4 mg
Mars 2 mg
Milky Way 3.5 mg
Milky Way (Midnight) 15 mg
Mounds 5 mg
Mr. Goodbar 9 mg
Oh Henry! 3 mg
Reese’s Fast Break 3 mg
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Miniature 1 mg per piece
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups 4 mg
Snickers 5 mg
Skittles 0 mg
Toblerone 4 mg
Tootsie Roll 0.5 mg per roll
Twix 4 mg
Twizzlers 0 mg
Werther’s Original Caramel Coffee 4 mg per 100 grams
Whatchamacallit 5 mg
Whoppers 1 mg per six balls
York Peppermint Pattie 6 mg
Zero Candy Bar 2 mg

Is There Caffeine Candy?

While some brands have dabbled in caffeinated candy in the past — such as Snickers with its Snickers Awake Bar — there aren’t too many caffeinated candies out there. Awake Chocolates makes one, as does Jolt Gum, but otherwise, few companies have done so.

Most people prefer to get their caffeine from a consistent and relatively healthy source, and candy simply isn’t strong or healthy enough to become a part of someone’s daily routine.

kit kat bars and caramel coated nuts on white surface
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Final Thoughts

For most candy bars, the amount of caffeine that you’ll get from one serving is quite insignificant. However, if you’re sensitive to caffeine or if you simply grab the wrong candy bar, you might be getting more than you’re expecting.

So, when in doubt, be sure to check our list! This way, you know exactly how much caffeine you’re eating, no matter what candy you grab.

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Kate MacDonnell

Kate is a lifelong coffee enthusiast and homebrewer who enjoys writing for coffee websites and sampling every kind of coffee known to man. She’s tried unusual coffees from all over the world and owns an unhealthy amount of coffee gear.

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