The logo for Mountain Dew (Fan-made version recreated by Duckieboy01).
|Current Status:||Permanent Flavor|
|Locations Available:||Various countries across the world|
|Year(s) Available:||1954 - Present|
|Related Flavors:||Real Sugar|
Mountain Dew Citrus Blast
Diet Mountain Dew
Sugar-Free Mountain Dew
Mountain Dew Zero Sugar
Caffeine-Free Mountain Dew
Caffeine-Free Diet Mountain Dew
Mountain Dew AMP
Mountain Dew MDX
Kickstart (Energizing Original Dew)
Kickstart Ultra (Energizing Original Dew)
Game Fuel (Charged Original Dew)
Mountain Dew Freeze
Mountain Dew Coolatta
|Similar Flavors:||Johnson City Gold|
Game Fuel Promotion
Honor the Code
Fuel the Frenzy
Unleash Your X
Fuel Up For Battle
The Walking Dead
Dew Nation Rewards
Mountain Dew (currently stylized and abbreviated as Mtn Dew in the United States and Canada) is the main drink in the Mountain Dew lineup and is commonly referred to as the "original" flavor.
Original Mountain Dew is a citrus-flavored soda. When it comes down to describing Original's flavor, some say Lemon-Lime but, it's more of a redefinition of citrus.
The color of the delicious soda is a common debate, but it is widely accepted to be yellow-green and comes packed in green-tinted various sizes of bottles.
- Main article: Mountain Dew Timeline
Mountain Dew's formula was first developed in Tennessee in 1940 by Barney and Ally Hartman, who were beverage bottlers. It got first distributed in 1954 and after a few years. In 1958, Mountain Dew received a formula change by Bill Bridgforth created a new and improved formula based on the two co-founder's drink by merging the original existing recipe with his lemonade soda.
It switched ownership in 1961 and then got acquired by PepsiCo in 1964 and ever since evolved in its 80+ year lifetime by changing packaging and logos to stay relevant, tweaking the taste, commanding the citrus soda market, and expanding to become a household name.
The Mountain Dew brand has run countless promotions, usually including dew-theme play on words, has had countless celebrity tie-ins, coined several catchphrases, grown one of the most dedicated fanbases, been available in countless countries around the world, and overall has developed into pop culture staple.
Original has spawned a massive line of products, each with its flavor, theme, more than any other soda. A large portion of Mountain Dew's success could get tied to how with a myriad of flavors. These flavors all maintain a similar signature taste, that massively part of Mountain Dew's unique inclusion of orange juice.
Other reasons behind their success include their release schedule, including several holiday, retail, restaurant, and regionally-specific releases 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 to go over that all can get attributed to the classic Original Dew.