|Mountain Dew Zero Sugar|
The logo for Mountain Dew Zero Sugar (Fan-made version recreated by Duckieboy01).
|Current Status:||Permanent Flavor|
|Locations Available:||United States|
|Year(s) Available:||United States: 2019 (Test Release), 2020 - Present|
US Circle K: 2020 - Present
Canada: 2020 - Present
|Related Flavors:||Mountain Dew|
Sugar-Free Mountain Dew
Diet Mountain Dew
Caffeine-Free Mountain Dew
Caffeine-Free Diet Mountain Dew
Kickstart Ultra (Energizing Original Dew)
|Similar Flavors:||Real Sugar|
Mountain Dew Citrus Blast
Mountain Dew AMP
Mountain Dew MDX
Kickstart (Energizing Original Dew)
Game Fuel (Charged Original Dew)
Mountain Dew Freeze
Mountain Dew Coolatta
Mountain Dew Zero Sugar is a Mountain Dew variant with only zero calories, compared to the 290 calories in the original, and is sweetened with artificial sweeteners instead of Corn Syrup or Sugar that Diet uses. Its tagline is "Zero Sugar DEW."
Mountain Dew Zero Sugar is a modified version of the original formula, containing zero sugar but retaining the same citrus taste and yellow-green color as the original Mountain Dew drink, similar to, but a separate drink from, Diet Mountain Dew.
On September 11th, 2019, Mountain Dew Zero Sugar got first leaked on the Dew Drinker Discord, planning to get released in some sizes. At the time of this leak, there wasn't any known release date about it. After a few months from this leak, it got known that it would get released on January 13th, 2020, in the United States.
On November 19th, 2019, YouTube channel myCountyMarket posted a soda review about the flavor on their video on YouTube. The channel's video revealed that it would be released sometime in early 2020. The channel's video also unfolded that Mountain Dew Zero Sugar planned to get promoted during Super Bowl LIV.
Before its introduction, people were worried that it would replace Diet Mountain Dew as the new low sugar drink in the United States. It got confirmed by a PepsiCo employee that there weren't any plans for Zero Sugar to replace Diet Mountain Dew. Instead, it will coexist with it. As of October 2021, Diet and Zero Sugar are still available for Americans to enjoy.
Officially, it got released in stores on January 13th, 2020, throughout stores nationwide in the United States as a permanent flavor in various sizes such as 20-ounce bottles, 24-ounce bottles, 16 ounces/16.9-ounce multipack bottles, 1-liter bottles, 2-liter bottles, 12-packs, 24-packs. It is also available in fountain form exclusively at Circle K locations in February 2020, replacing both flavors of Mountain Dew Ice and Pitch Black.
A few weeks later, it got promoted in a commercial during Super Bowl LIV that had a shade on a famous scene from the classic Warner Bros. Pictures horror film The Shining. It led to a massive boost in the popularity of Mountain Dew Zero Sugar.
At the start of April 2020, following the American release of Mountain Dew Zero Sugar in January 2020, Mountain Dew Zero Sugar replaced Diet Mountain Dew rather than coexist with Diet. It got only released in 12 packs.
- This flavor got leaked long before its release on the Dew Drinker Discord.
- Mountain Dew Zero Sugar was featured on the YouTube channel myCountyMarket along with several other pre-release flavors of Mountain Dew.
- Mountain Dew Zero Sugar and its flavors lineup has 20% more caffeine than regular Mountain Dew.