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Typhoon
MTN DEW Typhoon 2022.svg
The official Typhoon logo.
Description
Flavor: Tropical Punch
Color: Pink-Orange      
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)
Similar Flavors: Solar Flare
Southern Shock
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
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 another limited time alongside Supernova and Pitch Black during Back by Popular DEWmand in Summer 2011 (from May until July).

Description

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

Tagline

Its original tagline, used during DEWmocracy II and Back by Popular DEWmand, was "Punch of Tropical DEW with other natural flavors," while its 2022 tagline is "DEW with a Blast of Tropical Punch with Natural and Artificial Flavor." Its diet version's planned tagline was "Punch of Tropical diet DEW with other natural flavors."

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. 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, it was only distributed in 2-liter bottles exclusively at Walmart stores. The three flavors stayed on shelves until July 25th of that year.

On October 28th, 2021, an render of a Typhoon 16 oz. can with updated packaging was discovered on PepsiCo's contact website. Typhoon's new design is consistent with the new art direction featured on new packaging designs for other flavors, indicating that Typhoon may be returning sometime soon. At this time, no other details are known about this possible return.

Freeze

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

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