Kickstart (Energizing Black Cherry)
Kickstart Black Cherry Can
Black Cherry Kickstart can design.
Flavor: Black Cherry
Color: Dark Red      
Current Status: United States, Arabia and Finland: Current Flavor
Canada: Discontinued
Locations Available: United States
Year(s) Available: United States: 2014 - present
Arabia: 2016 - present
Canada: 2016 - 2018 (Discontinued)
Finland: 2019 - present
Related Flavors: Amp Energy, Kickstart (Energizing Limeade), Kickstart (Energizing Fruit Punch), Kickstart (Energizing Orange Citrus), Kickstart Hydrating Boost (Energizing Strawberry Kiwi), Kickstart Hydrating Boost (Energizing Pineapple Orange Mango), Mountain Dew Red, Code Red, Citrus Cherry, Cherry Fusion, Sangrita Blast, Cold Fusion Freeze, Mountain Dew Ice (Cherry), Game Fuel (Cherry Burst)
Related Promotions: Dew Nation Rewards

Kickstart (Energizing Black Cherry) (Known in Finland as "Jumpstart" (Energizing Black Cherry)) is a Mountain Dew Kickstart flavor variant. In contrast to the original breakfast-themed Fruit Punch and Orange Citrus Kickstart flavors, this and Limeade were released together as nighttime-themed drinks.

Kickstart Black Cherry Freeze

Beginning in March 2014, select Taco Bell locations began offering "Mountain Dew Kickstart Black Cherry Freeze," an icy variant of Kickstart (Black Cherry), replacing the preexisting Distortion Freeze. However, it was discontinued at the beginning of October 2014 and replaced with Starburst Strawberry Freeze.


Kickstart (Black Cherry) is a black cherry flavored soda, and its color is dark red.

Canadian Release

Kickstart Black Cherry was released in Canada on February 22, 2016. This was most likely due to the success of Fruit Punch and Orange Citrus newly launched in Canada in 2015. Additionally, Kickstart (Energizing Black Cherry) and Kickstart (Energzing Orange Citrus) were both launched in various Arabian countries (including Saudi Arabia and Qatar) the following year. Kickstart (Energizing Black Cherry) was discontinued in Canada in February of 2018, shortly after the release of Kickstart (Energizing Mango Lime).


Official Kickstart Website