Mountain Dew, part of the Pepsi family of soft drinks, has been a household name for many years, with its roots going back to the early 1950’s. Today, Mountain Dew offers seven products to choose from, with its latest being Mountain Dew White Out. It barely beat Mountain Dew Typhoon with 44% of the votes in the national tally over Typhoon’s 40%.
I have personally liked the original Mountain Dew flavor and find myself at rare times with a craving for a Mountain Dew. But, I would not consider myself a regular drinker of this product. I probably drink about one a month. Since the latest advertising campaign declaring Mountain Dew White Out the official new flavor of the Mountain Dew family, I have been very curious to try this latest edition, to see for myself if this new citrus flavor is any good. So, during a shopping trip to Wal-Mart, I looked for an individual 20 oz. bottle. I couldn’t find one, so I decided to go with a 12-pack of cans. Not only am I giving this new flavor a chance, I am committed to drink several so that I cannot just judge this soft drink on just one try.
My Initial Thoughts
Since my wife is fond of Sundrop, and family up north is well acquainted with Squirt, I would say that I already have a positive outlook on how Mountain Dew White Out will taste. I anticipated that I would like it, and was curious on how Mountain Dew would give their take on a citrus drink. I went in to my first taste with the frameset that I would like it, therefore I didn’t have any qualms about getting a multiple pack on my first purchase.
My First Taste
My first can of Mountain Dew White Out did not surprise me at all. I say this because I have tried Mountain Dew Voltage (cranberry flavor), and White Out’s properties were very similar, which I will share below. Mountain Dew White Out poured out clear with white foam from the carbonation. I had ice in my glass, and I was drinking this beverage as I ate a slice of pizza. I tried the first sip from the can for the experience.
My Taste Analysis
Mountain Dew White Out’s properties was very similar to Mountain Dew Voltage. They both lose their carbonation and “kick” fast, meaning if you are drinking this while eating a meal, chances are you will not get the same experience on the last sip of the drink, as you did during the first. If you pour it on top of ice, the experience is watered down even faster. I would recommend drinking this drink using a frosty mug, so you will not lose the fizzle from your drink as you eat food. Keep in mind that if you are very thirsty, and like to chug a soft drink, then you may have a consistent citrus flavor during your seven second White Out explosion in your mouth. If you like to “sip and savor” a soft drink while eating or doing other activities, it may not be very enjoyable if you let it sit over a period of 30 minutes.
The citrus flavor is not overwhelming as it is in Squirt, and it will not make you pucker like Chick Fil-A’s tart lemonade. The citrus is not even as strong in 7UP, and I would say it is more accurate if the description said it had “a hint of citrus”.
Overall, I would say that Mountain Dew White Out is a soft drink for parties and get-togethers, but I cannot say how it will fare in the long run. The suprisingly short period of time it loses its fizzle did not surprise me, because I experienced the same thing when drinking Mountain Dew Voltage. This variation on Mountain Dew is okay, but I probably will not be going out of my way to purchase this product in the future.
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