I drink lots of diet soda and I take it to extremes when it comes to caffeine: during the day I want lots of it (Vault Zero, Diet Mt. Dew, etc.) at night I want none (Diet Rite, Diet 7-Up, etc).
I’ve often wondered why bottlers don’t have an “all or nothing” philosophy. For instance, Diet Cherry Coke has 34 lousy mg. of caffeine. Barq’s Root Beer has a meager 23mg… What good is that? Why add any caffeine at all to these sodas. They have enough to maybe screw up your sleep if you drank them before bed, but nowhere near enough to help me through the work morning like a couple cans of Sugar Free Red Bull does.
If they’re going to add caffeine, I say ADD caffeine or don’t add any!
What’s the dope on soda makers making soda with just a bit of caffeine added. What’s the point?