The official Typhoon label art.
|Locations Available:||United States|
2009 (Test Release), 2010, 2011 (Store release)
|Related Flavors:|| Supernova|
Game Fuel (Tropical Smash)
|Similar Flavors:|| Solar Flare|
Game Fuel (Tropical)
Kickstart (Energizing Fruit Punch)
Kickstart Hydrating Boost (Energizing Pineapple Orange Mango)
Orange Mango Dew
Kickstart (Energizing Mango Lime)
Game Fuel (Mango Heat)
Game Fuel (Tropical Smash)
Amp Game Fuel Charged (Tropical Strike)
|Related Promotions:|| DEWmocracy|
Back by Popular DEWmand
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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."
Typhoon was a Tropical Punch flavored soda, and it was pinkish-orange in color.
- 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, 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.
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.
- It was leaked on the Dew Drinker Discord server on 8/19/2019 that Typhoon will return in the Summer of 2020 alongside Baja Blast, Baja Blast Zero, and Revolution.