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FAQ: Caffeine in Vega Products

By Bridgette Clare, RHN on February 28, 2015, categorized in Plant-based Nutrition

FAQ: Caffeine in Vega Products

Have a question about Vega products? Our Product Specialists, Bridgette Leeson and Sarah Skalzub will be tackling your toughest Vega questions in new bi-monthly FAQ blog series. Ever wonder why we chose stevia as our sweetener of choice or how to effectively fuel your workout with the Vega Sport Performance System? They’ve got you covered...sometimes in chocolate (...kidding, just a little bit of Vega Bar humor).

Q: “Given enough caffeine I feel like I could run the world.  Can you tell me which Vega nutritional shakes have caffeine and how much is in them?”

A: I sure can! Talking about caffeine makes me feel jazzed so I’m happy you wrote in. All of our chocolate and mocha flavored nutritional shakes have some caffeine from cocoa powder (and espresso beans for mocha) and here’s the approximate breakdown for you!

  • Vega One® Organic Chocolate flavor contains less than 1/10 mg of caffeine from cocoa powder per serving.
  • Vega One® Organic Mocha flavor contains about 1 mg of caffeine from the flavor extraction process from coffee beans and chocolate
  • Vega One® Organic Chocolate Mint flavor contains less than 1 mg of caffeine from cocoa powder per serving.
  • Chocolate Vega® Protein & Greens contains <6 mg* caffeine from cocoa powder per serving.
  • Chocolate Vega® Protein Smoothie contains <5 mg* caffeine from cocoa powder per serving.
  • Chocolate Vega Sport® Protein contains 6 mg* caffeine from, you guessed it, cocoa powder per serving.
  • Mocha Vega Sport® Protein contains <20 mg* from cocoa powder and ground espresso beans, per serving.
  • Chocolate Vega® Clean Protein contains 6 mg* caffeine from cocoa powder, per serving.
  • Chocolate Vega® Essentials contains 6 mg* caffeine from cocoa powder, per serving.
  • Mocha Vega® Essentials contains <15 mg* caffeine, per serving.
  • Chocolate Vega® Protein Nutrition Shake contains <1mg of caffeine from the cocoa
  • Vega® Protein Snack Bar in Chocolate Peanut Butter and Chocolate Caramel flavors contain 5 mg* of caffeine
  • All flavors Vega Sport® Protein Bar contains <5 mg* caffeine
  • Vega® 20g Protein Bar in Chocolate Peanut Butter contains <3 mg* caffeine
  • Vega® Maca Chocolate Bars contain <60mg* of caffeine per serving

*The caffeine content provided for all of our products is an approximate value based on information from our suppliers, and may change based on natural variations in the plant-based ingredients

If you are looking for caffeine pre-workout consider Vega Sport® Pre-Workout Energizer and Vega Sport® Sugar-Free Energizer where you’ll find 100 mg of caffeine, from green tea and yerba maté, per serving. Vega® Clean* Energy has 80mg caffeine from green and black tea extracts.