Code Red
The official Code Red logo.
Flavor: Cherry (Berry in New Zealand and Australia)
Color: Red      

Used to display colors

Current Status: United States, and New Zealand: Permanent Flavor

Germany, South Korea, The Philippines, Australia, Canada, and Diet: Discontinued

Locations Available: United States
South Korea
New Zealand
The Philippines
Year(s) Available: United States: 2001 - Present
South Korea: 2005
New Zealand: 2009 - Present
Germany: 2010 - 2016
Australia: 2014
Canada: 2002 - 2005, 2013, 2014 - 2019
The Philippines: ???? - ????
Diet: 2002 - 2019
Related Flavors: Red
Citrus Cherry
Cherry Fusion
Kickstart (Energizing Fruit Punch)
Kickstart (Energizing Black Cherry)
Cold Fusion Freeze
Holiday Brew
Mountain Dew Ice (Cherry)
Amp Game Fuel Charged (Cherry Burst)
Related Promotions: Honor the Code
Loot for Labels
Dew XP
Green Label Sound
Iconic Summer
DEWmocracy Canada
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 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, and it is red in color. In Oceania, Code Red is berry flavored.

Diet Code Red

After a successful first year on shelves, Diet Code Red was put into production in 2002. This is similar to how Red and Sport both received Diet versions before Code Red came along. In early 2019, it was rumored that Diet Code Red would be discontinued this year.

Filipino/The Philippines Release

Around in the early 2000s, Code Red was released in bottles as a limited edition flavor in The Philippines, however, there was not much known about it.

German Release

In 2010, Code Red was released in Germany as a permanent flavor. In the first year, they used clear bottles but later changed the bottle color to a light red. It was discontinued due to low sales in 2016.

Australian Release

In 2014, Code Red was released as a limited edition flavor in Australia but using the Mountain Dew Energised formula. Similar to the New Zealand Variant, this flavor had a Berry flavor instead of Cherry. The flavor was available from April to September of the same year.

Canadian Release


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.

DEWmand promotion

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.

As of May 4th, 2019, in a Twitter post, it was announced that Code Red has officially been discontinued leading its discontinuation.

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