VooDEW (2021) is a Mountain Dew flavor that was released for the Halloween season of 2021, marking the third annual release of the VooDEW series. In fall 2022, 2019, 2020, and 2021 may return as the Ghosts of VooDEW Past in the online DEW Store for a limited time while supplies last.
VooDEW (2021) is a Mystery Flavor of Mountain Dew. It's similar to the architecture and style of its predecessors/successors, 2019, 2020, 2022 and 2023, though in the inspiration of the Halloween spirit. Like its predecessors/successors, its color has a white foggy look.
Since this VooDEW flavor was a Mystery Flavor, many people who have tried it have drawn comparisons to Starburst, Laffy Taffy, SweeTARTS, and various other fruit candies.
One of these clues is from the VooDewGrim Twitter account reading a book. They said that the book they're reading is a fascinating read by Ruth F. Wiesc. One comment on the post saying, "If you use an anagram solver for "Ruth F. Wiesc," 2 of the words that would make sense are "Citrus" and "Fruits," but the book cover already gave that away."
2021 Limited Time retail release
On April 16th, 2021, in a r/MountainDew now-deleted Reddit post, a user named "AdmiralOink4" posted an image of a bottle of VooDEW (2021). They described it as a "Generic sweet candy flavor," unable to figure it out.
In August 2021, some test bottles were sent out to few select people, with people having differing opinions on the flavor. In addition to that, there was also a box that was sent out exclusively to select Dew Nation HQ members. This pre-release box contained promotional art and an early sample bottle.
It was officially released in stores in the United States in late August 2021, for a limited time, sold in 12-packs and 20-ounce bottles, staying until October 31st, 2021, when it was discontinued.
2022 DEW Store release
On June 3rd, 2022, it was revealed by a Pepsi employee that along with the release of VooDEW 2022, this flavor, the 2019, and the 2020 VooDEWs will be available in 16 oz. cans on the DEW Store in the fall of 2022 for a limited time.
- This flavor is the fifth Halloween-themed flavor to release, first Pitch Black, second Pitch Black II, third VooDEW (2019), fourth VooDEW (2020), fifth VooDEW (2021), sixth VooDEW (2022), and seventh VooDEW (2023).
- VooDEW (2021) marks the first series of themed flavors to reach three releases, with the closest being Pitch Black and Pitch Black II at two single releases.
- There's a Twitter account named "VooDewGrim," endorsed by the official Mountain Dew Twitter account. It is the first time that Mountain Dew has tried something like this to promote VooDEW.