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Mountain Dew, a carbonated soft drink now owned by PepsiCo, has had numerous branded flavor variants since the original drink's development in the American market since the original formula's creation in 1940. Major flavor variants include Code Red, Live Wire, Voltage, Major Melon, diet and zero sugar varieties and Baja Blast.

Current flavors[edit]

Original Varieties[edit]

Name Dates of production Notes Picture
Mountain Dew 1940–present A citrus-flavored soda developed in the 1940s by Barney and Ally Hartman, beverage bottlers in Tennessee. A revised formula was created by Bill Bridgforth in 1958. High-fructose corn syrup replaced sugar in the 1990s, though today there is a modified variant of the former classic made with real sugar known as Mountain Dew Real Sugar.
Caffeine Free Mountain Dew 1976–present A non-caffeinated variant available in parts of the United States.

It was also formerly sold in Australia and Canada as regular Mountain Dew, but respectively in March and June 2012, they were reformulated with caffeine as Mountain Dew "Energized" and "Citrus Charge", respectively.

Mountain Dew Code Red 2001–present (U.S.)
2002-2005, 2013, 2014–2019 (Canada)
2005 (South Korea)
2000's, 2019–present (The Philippines)
2009–present (New Zealand)
2010–2016 (Germany)
A cherry variant introduced in 2001 and the first widely successful flavor extension. In its first year of production, Code Red increased overall sales of Mountain Dew by 6%.

It was later made available in Canada in 2002, however, as with the regular Mountain Dew at the time, it lacked caffeine and was discontinued in 2005. It was re-released in the country with caffeine for DEWmocracy Canada in 2013, where it finished in second place. Code Red was re-released in 2014 along with the two other losing flavors from DEWmocracy 2013, and won the vote, making it a permanent flavor in Canada, until it was discontinued yet again in May 2019.

It was sold for a short time in South Korea in 2005, alongside the Philippines in the mid-2000s, and was later re-released as a Slurpee flavor in the latter in 2019 to promote the mobile game Mobile Legends: Bang Bang.

Code Red was released in New Zealand in 2009; however, this version of the drink instead has a berry flavor instead of a cherry flavor.

It was also released in Germany in 2010 but was discontinued in 2016 due to low sales.

Mountain Dew Live Wire 2003–present (U.S.)
2011–present (New Zealand)
2013–present (Malaysia, currently as "Voltage")
2014–2016 (Philippines post Dewmocracy version)
2014–present (Singapore)

2016–present (Philippines Dewmocracy version)

An orange variant introduced in 2003 as a limited-edition flavor for the summer. In 2005, after two years of limited summer releases, it became a permanent addition to the product line.

It was released in New Zealand in 2011, alongside Malaysia in 2013 (later being renamed "Voltage") and in both the Philippines and Singapore in 2014. In 2016 in the Philippines, it became a limited-edition flavor for the DewMocracy lineup despite its status as a permanent flavor in the past. It eventually lost, and so was discontinued.

Mountain Dew Pitch Black 2004, 2011 (limited time offer)

2016–2019 (Nationally America)
2005 (Canada)
2006 (South Korea)
2011–12 (New Zealand)
2013–present (Malaysia)
2014–present (Philippines)
2014, 2017–present (Singapore)
2016–present (Pakistan)

A grape variant released for the 2004 Halloween season. Pitch Black was also re-released in Slurpee form as a limited edition flavor during the 2006 Halloween season. Pitch Black was re-released in soda form in 2011 as a part of the "Back by popular DEWmand" promotion and in 2016 (with a flavor change to Citrus/Dark Fruit) as a part of the "DEWcision" contest where it won over Baja Blast and became a permanent addition in the United States. Also available in fountains at Speedway gas stations as of 2016.

It was sold in Canada for Halloween of 2005, but this version lacked caffeine. It was also sold in South Korea in 2006 as "Wild Black".

It was released in New Zealand from 2011 to 2012 when it was replaced with the Passionfruit Frenzy variety.

It was also released in Malaysia in 2013, as well as the Philippines and Singapore in 2014 for the Dewmocracy promotion, and was released in Pakistan in 2016.

In 2019, Pitch Black was discontinued in most areas of the country due to a lack of sales. It remains available in some areas mainly in the Midwest, but it is considered discontinued.

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Mountain Dew Baja Blast 2004–present (fountain at Taco Bell)

Springs of 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 (in cans/bottles in the U.S)

2019–present (Canada)

A tropical lime variant introduced in 2004 exclusively as a fountain drink at Taco Bell restaurants. On May 5, 2014, Baja Blast received a limited release in stores by popular demand. In January 2015, information began leaking on the internet about a second store release of Baja Blast, accompanied by the debut in-store release of Sangrita Blast. On April 19, Baja Blast and Sangrita Blast were made available in stores for a limited time. In 2018, Baja Blast was made available in Canada in some Taco Bell Stores. On April 18, 2016, The flavor was re-released for the "decision" contest for a limited time where it lost to Pitch Black at the end of the contest.

In 2019, Mountain Dew Baja Blast became available permanently in bottles in Canada, alongside being at Taco Bell.

Mountain Dew Citrus Cherry 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014–present A citrus/cherry variant introduced in August 2007 for 12 weeks to promote the release of Halo 3. It had limited re-releases in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 to promote World of Warcraft, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Halo 4, Dead Rising 3, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Call of Duty: Black Ops III and Titanfall 2 respectively, each time with redesigned packaging to promote its associated video game. Additionally, it is sold in 16 oz. bottles on Its taste has been compared to "LiveWire", "Code Red" and the energy drink AMP Overdrive. From 2017 until early 2018 it was seen in Arby's restaurant fountains across America.
Mountain Dew Voltage 2008–present (America)
2011–14 (New Zealand)
2013–present (Canada)
A blue raspberry/citrus variant with ginseng. Part of the first DEWmocracy promotion, it released in stores on 19 May 2008 as a limited edition flavor. Voltage was announced the winner with 42% of all votes on 17 August 2008. It was released as a permanent flavor on 29 December 2008 and was later released in New Zealand in 2011 under the name "Electro Shock" and described as a "charge of wild berry flavour."

Diet Voltage was released in 2011 as a part of the "FanDEWmonium" promotion and made it to the finals with Diet Mountain Dew Supernova, meaning it had a limited release in U.S. stores while voting took place, until Diet Supernova was revealed to be the winner. It came in second in voting, against Diet Mountain Dew Supernova with 45% out of all votes. Mountain Dew Voltage was released in 2013 for DEWmocracy Canada where it got the most votes and won, becoming a permanent Canadian flavor.

Mountain Dew Real Sugar 2009–present A variant containing natural sugar in place of high-fructose corn syrup released during mid-2009 under the name Mountain Dew Throwback. Mountain Dew Throwback has since been re-released for brief periods (generally 8–12 weeks at a time), including a 2nd wave from December 2009 – February 2010 and a 3rd wave in Summer/Fall 2010. A fourth limited production run began in March 2011, lasting for eight weeks, before it became a permanent addition. In 2020, Mountain Dew Throwback was rebranded as Mountain Dew Real Sugar, with a new design using the 1980s Mountain Dew logo, with the words "Real Sugar" in the same style font.
Mountain Dew White Out 2010–present (U.S.) 2012–2013 (Japan) 2013 and 2014 (Canada)

2014 (New Zealand)

A smooth citrus variant part of the "DEWmocracy: Collective Intelligence" promotion with limited release starting on April 19, 2010. Voting ended on 14 June, and White Out won the campaign with 44% of the votes. It became a permanent flavor and was officially for sale on 4 October 2010. It was later released in Japan in 2012. A Diet White Out was created for the FanDEWmonium promotion, which came in third place, not making it to the final round. It has been available in Slurpee form since January 2011. White Out was also released in Canada for Democracy Canada in 2013 but finished in 3rd place. Along with Supernova and Code Red, White Out was released for Back By Popular DEWmand 2014 in Canada.
Mountain Dew Electric Apple 2012–present An apple variant was introduced exclusively at Villa Pizza as part of the "Dub the Dew" promotion. Named "Apple Mountain Dew" following a hacker attack, it was renamed "Mountain Dew Electric Apple" in 2014 and joined by a companion flavor, Extreme Pomegranate.
Mountain Dew Solar Flare 2014–present A tropical punch variant only available at fountain machines at 7-Eleven. It became region-specific in 2016 when it was pulled from many 7-Elevens.
Mountain Dew Spiked Lemonade 2017–present A lemonade variant "spiked with thirst-quenching prickly pear cactus juice" and created with "no artificial sweeteners" and "real fruit juice". Currently under two designs: one features "Spiked" under the logo while another features "Extra". The "Extra" logo is used in Canada while "Spiked" is for the U.S. version. In June 2017, Sangrita Blast was replaced in Taco Bell restaurants with Mountain Dew Spiked Lemonade. Taco Bell also offered a Mountain Dew Spiked Lemonade freeze drink until early 2018, when both Spiked variants were discontinued due to low sales.
Mountain Dew ICE 2018-2020 A low-calorie clear lemon-lime flavored Mountain Dew released in 2018 alongside Doritos Blaze. It was comparable to Sprite and/or Sierra Mist and was promoted extremely heavily on release with a Super Bowl ad dedicated to it and Doritos Blaze. However, it sold poorly and was confirmed to be discontinued in March 2020.
Mountain Dew Berry Monsoon 2018–present (at Sam's Club locations in the U.S) A berry/lime Mountain Dew flavor released at Sam's Club locations in May 2018 in the United States. It is described as similar to Mountain Dew Game Fuel Berry Lime, as they have the same berry lime flavoring. It released in limited quantities in the United States on June 28, 2018, before becoming more widely available in stores in July.
Mountain Dew ICE Cherry 2018 (nationally in the U.S.)

2019-2020 (certain regions)

A cherry variant of Mountain Dew ICE that released in late 2018 as a limited-time flavor (possibly to coincide with the holidays). It was cherry mixed with the lemon-lime flavor of ICE and like ICE, was also low-calorie.

In mid-2019, it was re-released as a permanent flavor in certain regions but then was quickly discontinued at the same time ICE was discontinued in early 2020.

Mountain Dew Merry Mash-Up (2020) 2018, 2019, 2020 (limited time release) Yearly cranberry/pomegranate holiday flavor.
Mountain Dew Sweet Lightning 2019–present A Mountain Dew flavor exclusively available in soda fountain machines only at KFC restaurants from late March 2019. It was first leaked via a trademark that was filed on March 4, 2019. Its tagline is "DEW charged with Natural & Artificial Sweet Peach & Smooth Honey".
Mountain Dew Maui Burst 2019–present Exclusively at Dollar General, it was originally intended to be a limited-time flavor. However, due to popular demand, it was re-released as a permanent flavor in 2020, but still exclusive to Dollar General.
Mountain Dew VooDew (2019) 2019 A mystery flavored Mountain Dew released as a Halloween-themed flavor. The flavor was revealed to be candy corn at the end of its scheduled release.
Mountain Dew Frost Bite 2020–present A honeydew/melon Mountain Dew flavor that exclusively released in Walmart stores on March 23, 2020 as a permanent flavor. It was first leaked on the Dew Drinker Discord server from a Pepsi employee, and later in a Reddit post from user "mtndewinsider" on January 15, 2020.
Mountain Dew Atomic Blue 2020–present (Kum & Go and Sheetz locations) A sour lemonade flavor with lemonade and blue raspberry flavoring exclusive to select Sheetz and Kum & Go fountains released in May 2020.
Mountain Dew Southern Shock 2020–present A fruit punch flavored Mountain Dew offered exclusively at BOJANGLES' FAMOUS CHICKEN 'n BISCUITS
Mountain Dew Spark 2020; 2021-present Exclusively at Speedway gas stations originally for a limited time only during August 2020, but has now been re-released. Raspberry lemonade flavor.
Mountain Dew VooDew (2020) 2020 The second release of the mystery flavor, but with a different flavor. 2020's mystery flavor was described as Fruit Candy Explosion.
Mountain Dew Major Melon 2021–present A watermelon-flavored Mountain Dew released on January 4, 2021 as a permanent flavor. It was first leaked on the Dew Drinker Discord via an anonymous source.
Mountain Dew Baja Punch 2021–present A tropical punch dew flavor released in June 2021 to coincide with the 100 Days of Baja promotion.
Mountain Dew Baja Flash 2021–present A pina-colada dew flavor released in June 2021 to coincide with the 100 Days of Baja promotion.
Mountain Dew Goji Citrus Strawberry the 1980s, 2017–present A goji/strawberry/citrus flavored variant was released in Japan during the 1980s. Previously released in Japan during the 1980s under the name "Mountain Dew Aurora", then re-released in 2017 exclusively at select convenience stores and some college campuses in the U.S. as "Mountain Dew Goji Citrus Strawberry".
Mountain Dew Cake-Smash 2021- Birthday Cake-flavored Mountain Dew. "We're giving you the chance to Do-Over your missed celebrations..."
Mountain Dew Thrashed Apple 2021–present A green apple flavored Mountain Dew. Released September 13th 2021, exclusive to Kroger. "Rock your tastebuds with new MTN DEW® Thrashed Apple™ flavored soda. It’s got all of the bold refreshing taste of your favorite DEW, now charged with crisp apple flavor."
Mountain Dew Flamin' Hot 2021-present A flavor exclusive to the Mountain Dew online store, advertised as "The first-ever beverage combining the sweet, citrus flavor of DEW® with the spicy, kicked up flavor of FLAMIN’ HOT® for the most extreme taste experience yet."
Mountain Dew Uproar 2021-present A strawberry-kiwi flavored Mountain Dew exclusive to Food Lion.


Name Dates of production Notes
Mountain Dew Kickstart Orange Citrus 2013–present An orange variant released on February 25, 2013, advertised to have caffeine and electrolytes to provide energy for the morning. As of March 26, 2015, this flavor of Kickstart also is available as a fountain drink at Taco Bell locations. Mountain Dew Kickstart Orange Citrus appeared in Australian stores in April 2017.
Mountain Dew Kickstart Fruit Punch 2013–present A fruit punch variant released on February 25, 2013, advertised to have caffeine and electrolytes to provide energy for the morning.
Mountain Dew Kickstart Black Cherry 2014–present A black cherry variant released in January 2014, advertised to contain caffeine and electrolytes to provide energy for the evening. In March 2014, select Taco Bell locations began offering "Mountain Dew Kickstart Freeze", a slushie version of Black Cherry Mountain Dew Kickstart. It replaced the Distortion Freeze but was discontinued in October 2014 and was replaced with the Starburst Strawberry Freeze.
Mountain Dew Kickstart Limeade 2014-2017 A limeade variant released alongside Black Cherry. In 2017, the flavor was discontinued in the United States to make room for new variants.
Mountain Dew Kickstart Pineapple Orange Mango 2015–present A pineapple/orange/mango variant that contains Coconut Water.
Mountain Dew Kickstart Blood Orange 2016–present A blood orange variant released in early 2016 that contains antioxidants - vitamins C and E.
Mountain Dew Kickstart Hydrating Watermelon 2016–present A watermelon variant that contains coconut water.
Mountain Dew Kickstart Blueberry Pomegranate 2016–present A blueberry/pomegranate variant released in early 2016 that contains antioxidants - vitamins C and E.
Mountain Dew Kickstart Midnight Grape 2016–present (America), 2017–present (Australia) A grape variant released in 2016 that contains 5% juice.
Mountain Dew Kickstart Raspberry Citrus 2017–present A raspberry/citrus variant released in the first quarter of 2017 that contains coconut water.
Mountain Dew Kickstart Mango Lime 2017–present A mango/lime variant released in the first quarter of 2017 that contains 5% Juice.
Mountain Dew Kickstart Original 2018–present Released in early 2018 with the flavor of original Mountain Dew.
Mountain Dew Kickstart Ultra 2018–present Released in early 2018 as the diet version of Kickstart Original.
Mountain Dew Kickstart Grape

Region-specific variations[edit]

Name Dates of production Notes
Mountain Dew Cherry 2010, 2013–present A cherry variant initially test-marketed briefly in select locations on Pepsi's Fusion fountain machine (designed to compete with Coca-Cola's Freestyle machine). It is currently available in select Pizza Hut locations in the United States.


Name Dates of production Notes
Mountain Dew Blue Shock 2001–present
2014–present (Malaysia)

2016–present (Philippines Democracy)

A raspberry/citrus variant. Blue Shock was initially test-marketed in Chicago in can and bottle formats, but sales did not meet expectations, so it was released in 2002 in the U.S. exclusively in Slurpee form at 7-Eleven stores. As of 2014, it remains listed as a current flavor, according to 7-Eleven. It was once available at select Marcus Theatres in Icee form. It is also available as "Mtn Dew Blue Shock Freeze" at RaceTrac stores in the southeastern U.S. In 2014, as part of the DEWmocracy Malaysia promotion, Blue Shock was released in bottles and cans in Malaysia, joining the regular flavor, Pitch Black, and Live Wire. It was described as "DEW with a Raspberry Citrus flavor."

It also became a limited edition flavor for the Philippines for its own DEWmocracy promotion.

Mountain Dew Electric Charge 2014–present A sour lemon variant released in most U.S. convenience stores, including Sheetz.
Mountain Dew Game Fuel Berry Lime 2015–present A berry/lime variant only available at 7-Eleven stores.

Upcoming flavors[edit]

Mountain Dew Gingerbread Snap'd Holidays 2021 A gingerbread dew flavor scheduled to release sometime during the holiday season of 2021. Samples of the flavor were sent out to critics and DEW NATION members in October 2021.
Mountain Dew Riddlers Brew 2022 A mystery flavored dew releasing to coincide with the upcoming movie The Batman. With the delay of the movie, it is currently unknown when this flavor will release.
Hard Mountain Dew Early 2022 (Targeting February or March) An alcoholic line of flavors including Original, Black Cherry, and Watermelon. This line will contain 5% alcohol by volume and have no caffeine or sugar.
Mountain Dew Code Red Zero Sugar 2021/2022 A zero-sugar variant of Mountain Dew Code Red. It is believed to release to coincide with the redesign of Code Red, LiveWire and Voltage. These redesigns are currently being pushed out in stores, so the flavor in question will likiely release soon.