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Merry Mash-Up
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The official logo for Mountain Dew Merry Mash-Up as of 2020
Description
Flavor: Cranberry Pomegranate
Color: Red      
Details
Current Status: Seasonal (Discontinued)
Locations Available: United States
Year(s) Available: Cans and Bottles: 2018, 2019, 2020
Slurpee: 2019
Related Flavors: Winter DEW
Extreme Pomegranate
Holiday Brew
Kickstart (Energizing Orange Cranberry)
Kickstart Recharge (Energizing Blueberry Pomegranate)
Similar Flavors: DEW-S-A
Related Promotions: Dew Nation Rewards
PepCoin
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Not to be confused with Holiday Brew.

Merry Mash-Up was a Mountain Dew flavor originally released for a limited time annually in the United States during winter seasons from 2018 to 2020, and is planning to be replaced once again by Gingerbread Snap'd in 2021.

Description

Merry Mash-Up is a Cranberry Pomegranate flavor of Mountain Dew. In-depth, it has a cranberry flavor that serves as the front-end flavor and pomegranate that serves as an aftertaste back-end flavor with a sweet finish for a more Christmas-like feel.

Back in 2018, people have speculated that this may be PepsiCo's second attempt to compete with The Coca-Cola Company's Sprite Winter Spiced Cranberry. The first attempt seemed like they lazily attempted to compete with Sprite Cranberry, given the flavor of Holiday Brew, which was a mixture of 60% Code Red and 40% Regular Dew that isn't very "festive" towards the holiday spirit.

History

2018 Limited-Time Store Release

On July 4th, 2018, Merry Mash-Up was first leaked by user @jeff_schnitzler, a Pepsi employee, in an Instagram post. From the name and design alone, it is planning to be released in November 2018.

On July 13th, 2018, YouTube channel myCountyMarket posted a soda review about the holiday-themed flavor on their video on YouTube.

On October 3rd, 2018, in a r/MountainDew Reddit post, a user named "McSteebler" posted a photograph of inside of a display case, showing the other display cases with release dates of each limited-edition flavors: Merry Mash-Up, Citrus Cherry, and Ice (Cherry).

Officially, it was released in stores on November 5th, 2018, throughout the United States for a limited time in 12-packs and 20 ounce bottles until December 31st, 2018.

2019 Limited-Time Store Release

On April 8th, 2019, it was leaked on the Dew Drinker Discord server from a Pepsi employee that Merry Mash-Up would be returning to stores on November 4th, 2019, alongside with of each limited-edition flavors: VooDEW (2019), a mystery flavor, and Happy Dew Year, a peach flavor.

Officially, it was released in stores on November 4th, 2019, throughout the United States for a limited time in 12-packs and 20 oz. bottles, with the inclusion of 2 liter bottles until December 28th, 2019 alongside with the PepCoin branding.

2019 7-Eleven Slurpee Limited-Time Release

Beginning in November 2019 at select participating convenience store locations, only available at 7-Eleven began offering Merry Mash-Up Slurpees for a limited time which lasted at the end of December 2019.

2020 Limited-Time Store Release

In Mid-2020 in the r/Mountain Dew Reddit, many people speculated that Merry Mash-Up could be brought back for the holiday season of 2020. However, it was unconfirmed by PepsiCo in question at the time.

On September 12th, 2020, in a r/MountainDew Reddit post, a user named "swagemp" posted a photograph of Merry Mash-Up in different sizes, which also featured an updated package design. Similar to the last two releases, 2020 looks to be available in 12-packs and 20 oz. bottles, with the inclusion of 16.9 oz. bottles.

Officially, it was released in stores in November 2020, throughout the United States for a limited time in 12-packs and 20 oz. bottles, with the inclusion of 16.9 oz. bottles until December 27, 2020.

Trivia

  • Merry Mash-Up was similar in concept to the 2017 release of Holiday Brew, which was a mixture of Code Red by 60% and regular Mountain Dew by 40% together. Compared to the standards of Merry Mash-Up's and Holiday Brew's flavor, however, Merry Mash-Up sports its own unique flavor, much more unique than Holiday Brew's flavor.
  • Both Merry Mash-Up and Holiday Brew had a very similar design to each other, however, Merry Mash-Up also has a similar flavor to the 2017 exclusive release of Winter DEW of Applebee's restaurants.
  • Merry Mash-Up was featured on the YouTube channel myCountyMarket along with several other pre-release flavors of Mountain Dew.
  • Before information started spreading online about the November 2019 release, early rumors had spread in approx. March 2019, claiming that the flavor was going to have a name change to Noel Punch, which would simply be Merry Mash-Up with a name change. These rumors were unfounded, though, and the release maintained its original name in 2019.

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