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Typhoon
Typhoon
The official Typhoon label art.
Description
Flavor: Tropical Punch
Color: Pink-Orange      

Used to display colors

Details
Current Status: Discontinued
Locations Available: United States
Year(s) Available:

2009 (Test Release), 2010, 2011 (Store release)
2013 - 2014 (Taco Bell as a freeze drink)
2011 (Diet Form)

Related Flavors: Supernova
White Out
Distortion
Flavor 648
Game Fuel (Tropical Smash)
Cyclone
Similar Flavors: Solar Flare
Baja Blast
Game Fuel (Tropical)
Red
Kickstart (Energizing Fruit Punch)
Kickstart Hydrating Boost (Energizing Pineapple Orange Mango)
Kryptonite Ice
Aurora
White Label
Orange Mango Dew
Kickstart (Energizing Mango Lime)
Game Fuel (Mango Heat)
Game Fuel (Tropical Smash)
Amp Game Fuel Charged (Tropical Strike)
Passionfruit Frenzy
Cyclone
Flavor 286
Diet Typhoon
Related Promotions: DEWmocracy
FanDEWmonium
Back by Popular DEWmand
Loot for Labels
Gallery

Typhoon (previously known as Flavor #509) was a Mountain Dew flavor that was a contestant in the second DEWmocracy promotion. It returned for a limited time during Summer of 2011 for the Back by Popular DEWmand promotion along with Pitch Black and Supernova from May and until July 2011. It's tagline was "Punch of Tropical DEW with other natural flavors," while its diet version's planned tagline was "Punch of Tropical diet DEW with other natural flavors."

Description

Typhoon was a Tropical Punch flavored soda, and it was pinkish-orange in color.

History

Main article: DEWmocracy 

Typhoon first tested alongside seven other new flavors in a tour that stopped in 17 American cities in 2009. Taste testers were to give their input, and at the end of the tour three flavor finalists were chosen. During these tests, (Flavor #509) was known as Cyclone.[1]The three flavors names and flavors were chosen with the help of Dew Labs members, and the designs were submitted from artistic fans. Then, they were released to the public on April 19, 2010, with White Out and Distortion. Drinkers were able to try all three flavors and vote on which they preferred. Voting ended in June, and White Out won, with Typhoon in second place, holding 40% of the votes.

Main article: FanDEWmonium 

Typhoon later returned in diet form for the FanDEWmonium promotion and came in 5th place, not making it to the final round.

Main article: Back by Popular DEWmand 

It saw a limited return to shelves over the summer of 2011 as a part of the Back by Popular DEWmand promotion, along with Supernova and Pitch Black. Unlike the others, however, was only distributed in 2-liter bottles at Wal-Mart stores. The three flavors stayed on shelves until July 25th of that year.

As of March 25th, 2019, it was stated that Typhoon would be coming back to store shelves of in the second quarter of 2020. On April 8th, 2019, it was stated that Typhoon was removed from the release. In May of 2019 it was confirmed by Pepsi Employee "G - UP" That Typhoon was added back to the release and was slated for April 17th, 2020

Freeze

Beginning on September 26, 2013, select Taco Bell locations began offering "Mountain Dew Freeze", an icy variant similar to the Baja Blast Freeze and the restaurant's pre-existing Frutista Freeze line. However, it was discontinued at the beginning of June 2014 and was replaced with the Dr. Pepper Vanilla Float Freeze.


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