Mountain Dew Red was the first flavor variant on the Mountain Dew line in the United States.
Because Red was around for such a short time, very little was known about it. It was described on the packaging as being "Fruit Flavored Mountain Dew" and was (as its name suggests) red in color.
Its tagline was "Fruit flavored Mountain Dew."
Released only in 1988, Mountain Dew Red saw a test release in regions of Alabama. During its one-year run, a zero-calorie variant of it was also released - Diet Mountain Dew Red. Both were discontinued that same year, presumably due to low sales.
- Due to Red being discontinued the same year it was created, it was not well-known and very rarely seen. The pictures here were the only ones taken, and also there was only one known TV commercial that has been uploaded to YouTube.
- Despite their similar names, Red and Code Red had different flavoring and were not related.
- In the popular musical "Be More Chill", Mountain Dew Red was the only thing able to disable the "SQUIP", a supercomputer chip inside someone's brain, while normal Mountain Dew (or "Mountain Dew Green") activated it. This was one of the only references to Mountain Dew Red in recent years. However, in the book and non-musical stage play, Code Red deactivated (or "dissolved") the SQUIP.