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Mountain Dew
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Description
Flavor: Citrus
Color: Yellow-Green      
Details
Current Status: Permanent Flavor
Locations Available: Various countries across the world
Year(s) Available: 1954 - Present
Related Flavors: Real Sugar
Mountain Dew Citrus Blast
Energised
Diet Mountain Dew
Sugar-Free Mountain Dew
Mountain Dew Zero Sugar
Caffeine-Free Mountain Dew
Caffeine-Free Diet Mountain Dew
Amp
Mountain Dew AMP
Mountain Dew MDX
Kickstart (Energizing Original Dew)
Kickstart Ultra (Energizing Original Dew)
Sport
Diet Sport
Game Fuel (Charged Original Dew)
Mountain Dew Freeze
Dew Iced
Mountain Dew Coolatta
Similar Flavors: Johnson City Gold
Dew Fuel
Dewshine
Related Promotions: Every10Minutes
Game Fuel Promotion
Doritos Quest
DewGothamCity
Honor the Code
Dew XP
Fuel the Frenzy
Iconic Summer
Every2Minutes
Unleash Your X
Fuel Up For Battle
DEWcision 2016
The Walking Dead
Every60Seconds
Dew Nation Rewards
DewNited
PepCoin
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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 in that it includes a small amount of orange juice. While some have compared Mountain Dew to lemon-lime soda, it is largely distinct and unique from them, and has spawned many imitators of its own.

The color of the beverage is a greenish yellow, 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 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, had countless 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 own unique flavor and theme, more than any other soda. A large portion of Mountain Dew's success could be attributed to its myriad of 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 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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