Merry Mash-Up
Merry Mash-Up.png
The logo for Mountain Dew Merry Mash-Up. (Fan-made version recreated by ProTheGoodGuy).
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
Gallery

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 the winter season from 2018 to 2020, and is planning to be replaced once again by Snap'd in 2021.

Description

Merry Mash-Up was a flavor of Mountain Dew which was red in color. Its flavor was a very unique type of DEW flavor that features cranberry that serves as the front main flavor, and pomegranate that serves as an aftertaste backend flavor for a more Christmas-like feel.

It was unknown that this may be PepsiCo's second attempt to compete with The Coca-Cola Company's Sprite Winter Spiced Cranberry. The first attempt was Holiday Brew which seemed like they lazily attempted to compete with Sprite Cranberry, given the flavor of Holiday Brew.

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.

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.