Mountain Dew’s New Flavor Has Placed Us in a Pickle

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Mountain Dew brings to mind citrusy freshness, but we’re now questioning how badly we need to quench our thirst after the brand’s latest announcement.

Although it has been owned by PepsiCo since 1964, Mountain Dew has a long, bubbly history. The soda was originally produced in 1940 by Tennessee beverage bottlers Barney and Ally Hartman as a mixer for their liquor. The formula was revised by Bill Bridgforth 18 years later and revised once again in 1961 when the rights to the formula were acquired by the Tip Corporation.

That formula is described as citrus-flavored, with classic Mountain Dew believed to taste somewhat like a mix between fruit juice and Sprite.

Over the years, PepsiCo has released variations of the carbonated drink as it experiments with different fruity combinations. Cherry, grape, orange, passion fruit, and mango-flavored Mountain Dew have been found on the shelves, but we think the latest venture may be a bit too far for our taste…

Dill Pickle Mountain Dew is arriving just in time for summer. Yep, you read that right. Dill pickle.

Thankfully, some other far more normal flavours will be joining it. Get excited for soda that tastes like Apple Cinnamon, S’mores, Elderberry, Huckleberry, and Summer Popsicle.

If you’re brave enough to try them, the limited edition drinks can be found at the Mountain Dew Outpost until June 12.