We’ve got great news for all those who missed out on the limited-edition Mountain Dew Maui Burst flavor. It’s back, and it’s back for good. Yup, you’ve read that right. Apparently, this coveted drink is so good that MTN DEW decided to make it a permanent flavor. Now, you’ve got no excuse not to get your hands on this drink!
Just in case you need a little refresher, this tropical beverage made its first appearance last fall. It was quite a bold move for the soft drink brand to release a summer-themed flavor in fall. But, evidently, it worked, and people loved it.
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I found it! New Dollar General exclusive flavor of Mountain Dew, Maui Burst, “Dew with a blast of pineapple flavor”. This was set for release in mid October but, as usual with most releases, you can find it early with a little hunting. Pineapple might just be my favorite candy/beverage flavor so this is an extremely exciting release for me. I’ve been waiting patiently for a release of a pineapple flavor that actually tastes good and isn’t coconut watered down (I’m pointing at you Pineapple Orange Mango Kickstart. You NASTY). ~~~ Anywaaaaaay THE REVIEW: Upon cracking open the 16oz beauty of a can (my preferred size and container) you are definitely greeted with a pleasant, but not overwhelming pineapple aroma. The taste is pretty much the same. The pineapple is obvious but shares the stage well with the signature Mtn Dew kick and the “other natural flavors”. I give it a 8/10. I didn’t like it quite as much as I thought but this is no doubt a good flavor. EDIT: I changed my rating from 7.5 to 8/10. I’ve been liking it the more I drink it. Actually climbing up to a top spot for me. ~~~ Comparison (see 2nd picture): I went a little overboard and picked up some of my favorite pineapple sodas to compare. Honestly out of all 4, the Jarritos is still my favorite. It contains real cane sugar (as all Mexican soft drinks do) and that’s hard to beat. But, if you think the pineapple flavor is overwhelming in a traditional pineapple soda, Maui Burst is worth a try as the flavor is reigned in a bit. I will still be buying Maui Burst over Jarritos tho for now since they are only $1 a can and the container is bigger. Oh and this was my first time trying Goya’s take on the flavor. I’m not impressed. My least favorite of the 4. (Photo inspired by the great @mnmtwinz) ~~~ #MountainDew #MtnDew #MauiBurst #Pepsi #Soda #Jarritos #Fanta #Goya #HighFructoseCornSyrup #RealCaneSugar #Pineapple #DollarGeneral #RIPToysRUs #WhereInTheWorldIsCarmanSandyEggo
“Dollar General fans have always embraced the MTN DEW Maui Burst flavor with enthusiasm. Their excitement translated on social media and at the registers.”—Nicole Portwood, Vice President of Marketing, Mountain Dew
The pineapple-infused soda will hit the shelves again starting February 1st. And we’ve even got official confirmation from the brand itself via Instagram. So, yes, this means that we can enjoy it in time for summer. Now, who’s thinking of mixing this drink into their summer cocktails? We definitely are!
However, do note that the drink will remain a Dollar General-exclusive, just like its first release. Likewise, the retail price will remain at $1 for each 16-ounce can. A dollar for a taste of summer? Well, why not? If you have a dollar to spare, then there’s no harm in trying it. Besides, it’s definitely much cheaper than going on a tropical getaway. Here’s a fair warning, though: it’s pretty addictive.
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Ut oh! Theres a new mountain dew in town!! Introducing Maui Burst! Exclusive to the dollar general! Its mountain dew with a splash of pineapple! You know I snagged the last 2! ??? Not gonna lie.. this should have been a summer flavor given the design and taste. But I'm still down with it! #MountainDew #Exclusive #Pineapple #DollarGeneral #Soda #Pepsi #Cola #Citrus #New #LimitedEdition #Limited #DG #Foodie #FoodieWithTheBeasts
Although the official restock will start on February 1st, some Instagram users have already spotted the drink on the shelves. Not to stir panic, but people are literally stocking up! So, what are you waiting for? Head over to your local DG store to grab a can or a dozen of Mountain Dew’s Maui Burst flavor.
No time to drop by your local DG store? No worries, you can still get yours here. In other news, Mountain Dew has also just released a Zero Sugar variant. So, if sugary soda is not your thing, then you might want to give this a try.