The official logo for Mountain Dew Code Red.
|Flavor:||Cherry (Berry in New Zealand and Australia)|
|Current Status:||United States, and New Zealand: Permanent Flavor
Canada: Fountain and Freeze/Slurpee Only
Germany, South Korea, The Philippines, Australia: Discontinued
|Locations Available:||United States|
|Year(s) Available:||United States: 2001 - Present|
Slurpee: 2001, 2018 (Philippines Only), 2021 - Present (Canada Only)
South Korea: 2005
New Zealand: 2009 - Present
Germany: 2010 - 2016
Canada: 2002 - 2005, 2013, 2014 - 2019, 2021 - Present
The Philippines: ???? - ????, 2019
Diet: 2002 - Present
Kickstart (Energizing Fruit Punch)
Kickstart (Energizing Black Cherry)
Cold Fusion Freeze
Mountain Dew Ice (Cherry)
Amp Game Fuel Charged (Cherry Burst)
|Related Promotions:||Honor the Code|
Loot for Labels
Green Label Sound
Unleash Your X
Fuel Up For Battle
Dew Nation Rewards
Code Red (also known in Canada as Code Rouge) is a Mountain Dew flavor variant. Released in May 2001, the flavor proved to be extremely successful, increasing overall Mountain Dew sales by 6% in its first year alone and leading to the creation of multiple other flavors. Its tagline is "DEW with a rush of cherry flavor," while in New Zealand and Australia its tagline is "DEW with a rush of berry flavour."
Mountain Dew Code Red is a cherry flavored soda, and as its name suggests, it is red in color. In the Oceania region, Code Red is berry flavored.
Code Red was first released in May 2001. When it was first released, it proved to be a massive success, increasing the overall sales of Mountain Dew up by 6% in its first year alone which inspired PepsiCo to make to the creation of flavors such as LiveWire and some other multiple flavors in recent years.
In 2001, when Code Red was released in the U.S., subsequently, a Slurpee version of it was made available at participating 7-Eleven convenience stores beginning in Summer 2001. Currently, not much is known about this particular release.
As of April 2021, 7-Eleven is still currently the only convenience store chain in the United States that sells this flavor in the Slurpee form, and it is unknown that they still sell this flavor in the recent years.
Diet Code Red
In early 2019, it was rumored that Diet Code Red would be discontinued in the United States. The time came and went, no official word about its discontinuation.
The Philippines Release
Around the early 2000s, Code Red was released in The Philippines in bottles for a limited time but, however, there was not much known about it.
In December 2019, the flavor was exclusively released to 7-Eleven convenience stores in The Philippines for the Mobile Legends promotion. 7-Eleven is still currently the only convenience store chain in The Philippines that sells this flavor in the Slurpee form. Currently, not much is known about this particular release.
In 2010, Code Red was released in Germany as a permanent flavor. In its first year, they used clear bottles but it was then later changed the bottle color from a clear bottle to a light red. It was later discontinued due to low sales in 2016.
In 2014, Code Red was released for a limited time in Australia but using the Mountain Dew Energised formula. Similar to the New Zealand variant, this flavor had a Berry flavor instead of the original Cherry flavor. The flavor was available from April and until September of the same year.
- Main article: DEWmocracy Canada
Code Red was featured with Voltage, Supernova, and White Out in Canada's DEWmocracy in 2013. Despite being in Canada before, it lost to Voltage, landing in second above White Out and Supernova, indirect order.
Code Red returned with White Out and Supernova in the 2014 DEWmand promotion. It had won against Supernova and White Out, and Code Red was launched as a permanent flavor in 591 mL bottles and 355 mL 12 can cases on September 2, 2014.
On May 4th, 2019, in a Twitter post, the official Mountain Dew Canada account announced that Code Red has officially been discontinued leading its discontinuation due to possibly low sales.
In April 2021, it has been discovered that Code Red is still available in Circle Ks but only in the froster freeze form.
Then later in June 2021, Code Red became available in select convenience stores (Mainly Circle K) as a fountain drink. Replacing most Berry Twister machines.