Coming Soon: Mountain Dew Holiday Brew and Pepsi Salted Caramel
It seems two new jolly-themed beverages will grace store shelves this holiday season for a limited time. A mixture of regular (green) citrus DEW and the longstanding (red) cherry variant Code Red, Mountain Dew Holiday Brew gets it’s color scheme from the reds and green color shceme associated with Christmas. This follows a theme of 2017 DEW flavors being primarily mixtures of existing flavors, such as DEW.S.A. being a mixture of the brand’s red, white, and blue flavors for Independence Day.
Meanwhile, the Pepsi line will be seeing a new limited edition flavor variant: Pepsi Salted Caramel. Whereas Holiday Brew’s link to the holidays primarily lies in its color scheme and naming, this cola will feature flavors of salted caramel treats, a favorite of those celebrating the holiday season.
These drinks aren’t due to release until November 6th, 2017. There is very little information available at this time, as they have only been leaked by a youtube review video. As such, the images above are the only I could find to share. Edit: Updated with better photo of Holiday Brew.
Another upcoming Mountain Dew variant has been revealed by food reviewers over at the myCountyMarket Youtube channel. Mountain Dew Ice is slated for a 2018 release, following Mountain Dew Holiday Brew in late 2017. Rather than being another flavored spin on DEW like traditional variants, this beverage will be geared towards fans of clear lemon-lime sodas such as Sprite, 7 Up, and MistTWST (formally known as Sierra Mist). Unlike these, Mountain Dew will be slightly caffeinated, but will contain significantly less calorie and sugar content than typical Mountain Dew beverages.
If I were the type to make puns, I might call this new soda a refreshing change among the Mountain Dew Lineup.
Okay, somehow, we all knew deep down that it would come to this, right? This photo posted by reddit user joes_nipples shows a taste testing Mountain Dew was doing for fans at Kent State University in Ohio, specifically for a new Doritos-themed flavor (among others).
According to joes_nipples, who attended the taste testing, the DEWitos flavor tasted “like if you shoved a handful of Doritos in your mouth and chugged some Dew at the same time.”
“It honestly wasn’t that disgusting. It tasted like orange with a doritos aftertaste. It tasted like straight doritos afterwards though. Weirdest thing I’ve ever drunk.”
It seems DEWitos wasn’t the only strange new flavor at the taste-testing, and was reportedly joined by Lemon Ginger and Mango Habanero-themed DEW samples.
MTN Dew Pitch Black and Baja Blast Return to Bottles in 2016!
It seems we have our first look at the 2016 Mountain Dew promotion! As indicated by the photos of early release bottles, Mountain Dew Pitch Black will be making its first return to shelves since the Back by Popular DEWmand promotion in 2011. Some may remember this dark grape-flavored DEW from its first release as a Halloween exclusive in 2004.
Also returning to store shelves for the 3rd year in a row is Mountain Dew Baja Blast, which is typically exclusive to Taco Bell restaurants.
The packaging for both flavors clearly state that they will be around “For a limited time only,” but also allude to DEWcision2016, a promotion that will pit Pitch Black and Baja Blast fans against each other via online voting. It is not clear at this time what the voting will result in, so keep in mind it could simply be a popularity contest, as opposed to a battle for permanence.
Mountain Dew recently shared the above teaser video to their social media accounts, encouraging fans to use the hashtag #bringbajablastback online in support of bringing the flavor back to store shelves. While there is no official confirmation of the drinks’ return, it is highly unlikely the brand would tease this without it being a planned release.
While the fan-favorite Tropical Lime-blasted DEW has been available nearly exclusively at Taco Bell restaurant since 2004, it has seen a handful of limited releases in cans & bottles. Most recently, Baja Blast was available during the DEWcision 2016 campaign to become a permanent flavor, which it lost the popular vote to Pitch Black.
SIGNAL BOOST: Baja Blast and Sangrita Blast IN STORES on April 20th!
Reblog to spread the word! Baja Blast is returning to store shelves for the summer, and it’s bringing a friend: Sangrita Blast! Beginning April 20th*, Mountain Dew will be stocking store shelves with these two flavors that are typically Taco Bell exclusive!
Images have emerged of a new, upcoming Game Fuel flavor: Lemonade!
It seams that Mountain Dew (and Doritos) are teaming up with yet another upcoming video game release: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (due out November 4, 2014). According to an official Pepsi Distributor website, this new flavor will be released alongside the original Citrus-Cherry Game Fuel in both 20 oz. bottles and packs of 12 oz. cans this month, August 2014. There also seems to be a promotion tied to the release similar to past ones with CoD: MW3 and Halo 4 that will allow players to earn extra in-game experience points and enter to win prizes (such as consoles).
I apologize for the ugly watermarks, unfortunately I wasn’t the first to catch this leak so these will have to do until I can find you all clearer, non-watermarked images of the packaging.
Stay tuned to MountainDewFTW for more on this as it develops.
Coming Soon: Mountain Dew Baja Blast and Sangrita Blast in Bottles!
It seems Mountain Dew heard fans loud and clear last year when Baja Blast saw it’s first in-stores release after being a Taco Bell fountain exclusive for 10 years, which prompted many fans to protest when the summer promotion ended.
Now, according to Instagram user calipepsi, Baja Blast will be returning to shelves this year, accompanied by Sangrita Blast, a more-recently-released Taco Bell exclusive flavor.