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Does Sierra Mist Have Caffeine?

Know the caffeine content of this and other sodas.

Updated: March 07, 2023
Written by: Bradley Carver

Sierra Mist is a soda that is commonly found and served in several fast food locations and dine-in restaurants. This lemon-lime flavored soda was introduced into the soda market by PepsiCo in 1999 to compete with Coca-Cola’s Sprite. The soda has been around for over nearly two decades and shows no signs of becoming replaced by PepsiCo.


Soda is a very commonly consumed beverage and many consumers are unaware of which sodas are caffeine free or not. Generally, most lemon-lime flavored sodas are caffeine-free, however, it's important to always be certain of what you consume. This article holds all of the information regarding the contents of Sierra Mist. Curious about the content in other sodas? At (website name), we have all you need to know about other sodas like (soda article link here).  

 Image of Sierra Mist

History of Sierra Mist

Sierra Mist slowly started to replace Slice in the summer of 2000. In 2003, Sierra Mist became a national brand and started being distributed at more locations. The most recent changes to Sierra Mist’s branding were in 2016, when the name of the soda had changed  Twist Mist for a brief two years before reverting back to Sierra Mist, where it remains to this day.


Sales of Sierra Mist

According to Statista, sales of Sierra Mist in the United States have been declining for years. Soda is widely known as an unhealthy and suboptimal way to refresh and energize your body and palate.

Sales of Sierra Mist in the United States Over Time, Percentage Change Year Over Year

Sierra Mist Product Variants

There are two variants of Sierra Mist that are currently available on the market.


Sierra Mist: This variant of Sierra Mist was produced in 2010 and has been available since production. Sierra Mist is a sweet flavored drink with flavors of lemon and lime and contains 130 calories per 12-ounce serving.


Sierra Mist Zero Sugar: This variant of Sierra Mist was produced in 2000 and is still available to purchase. Sierra Mist Zero Sugar contains flavors of lemon and lime and is sweetened with sucralose and acesulfame potassium. A 12-ounce serving of Sierra Mist Zero Sugar contains zero calories and sugar.

Photo of several variants of Sierra Mist

Discontinued Variants

Several variants of Sierra Mist have been discontinued in nearly two decades. Here are all of the discontinued variants: 


  • Sierra Mist (containing high fructose corn syrup), 1999-2010 and 2016-2018
  • Sierra Mist Free, 2004-2008
  • Sierra Mist Cranberry Splash, 2006-2016
  • Diet Sierra Mist Cranberry Splash, 2006-2016
  • Sierra Mist Free Cranberry Splash, 2007
  • Sierra Mist Lemon Squeeze, 2007
  • Sierra Mist Undercover Orange, 2008
  • Diet Sierra Mist Undercover Orange, 2008
  • Diet Sierra Mist Ruby Splash, 2009-2011
  • Sierra Mist Ruby Splash, 2009-2010
  • Sierra Mist Strawberry Kiwi Splash, 2012
  • Mist Twst: 2016-2018
  • Mist Twst Cherry, 2016-2018
  • Mist Twst Cranberry, 2016-2018
  • Diet Mist Twst, 2016-2018
  • Diet Mist Twst Cranberry, 2016-2018


Does Sierra Mist Have Caffeine?

No current variant of Sierra Mist contains any amount of caffeine. Take a look at the table below to see Sierra Mist’s caffeine content:


Caffeine content of Sierra Mist Soda one serving and its benefits and risks

Similar to ginger ale's caffeine content, you will find 0 mg of caffeine in a bottle of Sierra Mist.


Sierra Mist Nutritional Facts










Total Carbohydrates





Sodas With Caffeine

Sierra Mist doesn’t contain caffeine, however there are many sodas that do. Soda is not a healthy or effective way to power up your body and brain, but here is a list of popular sodas that contain caffeine:

  • Coca-Cola
  • Pepsi
  • Mountain Dew
  • Dr Pepper

Final Thoughts

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