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Mountain Dew

Mountain Dew (sometimes stylized as Mtn Dew) is the main drink in the Mountain Dew lineup and is commonly referred to as the "Original" flavor.

Description

Original Mountain Dew is a citrus-flavored soda. The soft drink is unique because it includes a small amount of orange juice. While some have compared Mountain Dew to lemon-lime soda, it is antithetically different and unique from them and has spawned many imitators from the Original Mountain Dew.

The beverage has a greenish yellow look. However, it is produced with green-tinted bottles to make the drink look more appetizing.

History

Main article: Mountain Dew Timeline

Mountain Dew's formula was first developed in Tennessee in 1940[1] by Barney and Ally Hartman, who were beverage bottlers. It was first distributed in 1954.

In 1958, Mountain Dew received a formula change by Bill Bridgforth, who created a new and improved formula based on the two co-founders' drink by merging the original existing recipe with his lemonade soda.

It switched ownership in 1961 and was then acquired by PepsiCo in 1964. Since then, it has evolved over the course of its 80+ year lifetime by changing packaging and logos to stay relevant, in addition to commanding the citrus soda market and expanding to become a household name. Because of this, the Mountain Dew brand has run countless promotions, had numerous celebrity tie-ins, coined several catchphrases, grown a dedicated fanbase, become available in countless countries around the world, and overall has developed into a pop culture staple.

Mountain Dew has spawned a massive line of products, each with its differently unique flavor and theme, more than any other soda. A large segment of Mountain Dew's success could be held responsible for its myriad amongst these flavors. These flavors, while all distinct, all maintain a similar core taste.

Other notable aspects of the brand their release schedule, including several holiday, retail, restaurant, and regionally-specific releases, which stretch between bottle, can, fountain, freeze, and Slurpee forms. The Mountain Dew brand has continued to be successful because of its non-stop experimentation of new flavors that together form a massive catalog of unique products, none of which would be possible without the original Mountain Dew beverage.

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Mountain Dew Flavors
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