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Kickstart (Energizing Black Cherry)
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The official Mountain Dew Kickstart (Energizing Black Cherry) logo.
Flavor: Black Cherry
Color: Dark Red      
Current Status: United States and Saudi Arabia: Current Flavor

Canada and Finland: Discontinued

Locations Available: United States
Saudi Arabia
Year(s) Available: United States: 2014 - Present
Canada: 2016 - 2018
Saudi Arabia: 2016 - Present
Finland: 2019 - 2020
Related Flavors: Red
Code Red
Citrus Cherry
Cherry Fusion
Cold Fusion Freeze
Mountain Dew Ice (Cherry)
Amp Game Fuel Charged (Cherry Burst)
Similar Flavors: Kickstart (Energizing Limeade)
Kickstart (Energizing Fruit Punch)
Kickstart (Energizing Orange Citrus)
Kickstart Hydrating Boost (Energizing Strawberry Kiwi)
Kickstart Hydrating Boost (Energizing Pineapple Orange Mango)
Kickstart Recharge (Energizing Blood Orange)
Kickstart Hydrating Boost (Energizing Watermelon)
Kickstart Recharge (Energizing Blueberry Pomegranate)
Kickstart (Energizing Midnight Grape)
Kickstart (Energizing Mango Lime)
Kickstart Hydrating Boost (Energizing Raspberry Citrus)
Amp Energy
Related Promotions: Dew Nation Rewards

Kickstart (Energizing Black Cherry) (also known in Finland as "Jumpstart" (Energizing Black Cherry)) is a Mountain Dew Kickstart flavor that was released in the United States in 2014 in contrast to the later-released nighttime-themed this, and Kickstart (Energizing Limeade) flavors, this Kickstart (Energizing Orange Citrus) and Kickstart (Energizing Fruit Punch) were released together as breakfast-themed drinks.


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

Kickstart Black Cherry Freeze

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

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 (Energizing 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).

Finnish Release

In March 2019, Kickstart Black Cherry was released in Finland, renamed as Jumpstart Black Cherry. In 2020 it was discontinued.[1]