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