Kickstart (Energizing Orange Cranberry)
Kickstart Orange Cranberry can design.jpg
Kickstart (Orange Cranberry)'s can design.
Description
Flavor: Orange and Cranberry
Color: Red-Orange      
Details
Current Status: Canceled
Locations Available: United States (Employee Exclusive)
Year(s) Available: 2015
Related Flavors: Kickstart (Energizing Fruit Punch)
Kickstart (Energizing Orange Citrus)
Kickstart (Energizing Black Cherry)
Kickstart (Energizing Limeade)
Kickstart Hydrating Boost (Energizing Strawberry Kiwi)
Kickstart Hydrating Boost (Energizing Pineapple Orange Mango)
Kickstart (Energizing Midnight Grape)
Kickstart Hydrating Boost (Energizing Watermelon)
Kickstart Recharge (Energizing Blood Orange)
Kickstart Recharge (Energizing Blueberry Pomegranate)
Kickstart (Energizing Mango Lime)
Kickstart Hydrating Boost (Energizing Raspberry Citrus)
Kickstart (Energizing Original Dew)
Kickstart Ultra (Energizing Original Dew)
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Kickstart Energizing Orange Cranberry was a Mountain Dew Kickstart flavor exclusively distributed to PepsiCo employees. It was planned to release in January 2016 alongside with Kickstart Recharge (Energizing Blood Orange), Kickstart Recharge (Energizing Blueberry Pomegranate), Kickstart (Energizing Midnight Grape), and Kickstart (Watermelon). However, it did not appear in stores or on the advertisements accompanying the other flavors and was never released. A PepsiCo employee has officially stated that it was, quote, "a bad flavor", meaning the drink didn't fit in the rest of the Kickstart line up of flavors.

History

Kickstart Energizing Orange Cranberry first appeared in 2015 that was distributed to PepsiCo employees. It was planned to release in January 2016 along with the other four Kickstart flavors: Kickstart Recharge Energizing Blood Orange, Kickstart Recharge (Energizing Blueberry Pomegranate), Kickstart (Energizing Midnight Grape), and Kickstart Hydrating Boost (Energizing Watermelon).

However, it didn't appear in stores or on advertisements accompanying the other Kickstart flavors. This Kickstart variant became an unreleased variant in the Kickstart line. One of the PepsiCo employees has officially stated that is was, quote, "a bad flavor". It was then discontinued for employees and never heard from again.

Trivia

  • Kickstart Energizing Orange Cranberry is one of few flavors of Mountain Dew that was planned, and ended up known to the public, before getting canceled. Others include a 2019 release of Happy Dew Year, as well as Baja Blast Zero Sugar from summer 2019.

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