If you’re like me, you’ve probably been trying to cut back on drinking soda after learning the scary amount of sugar that goes into it. But quitting the fizzy drinks isn’t exactly something one can achieve easily. Thankfully, the new Mountain Dew Zero Sugar has arrived to save us from a life without fizz! This exciting new drink reportedly offers the full Dew flavor without the risk of cavities and in extreme cases diabetes. MTN DEW’s Vice President of Marketing, Nicole Portwood, said this in a press release:
“Because our fans are uncompromising with the DEW they know and love, we knew had to pull off a formulation that would preserve the great taste of the original. MTN DEW Zero Sugar delivers a bold flavor and ever-evolving consumer preferences.”
It’s important to note that this drink isn’t exactly the brand’s first venture in lessening their sugar content. In fact, Taco Bell offers a Mountain Dew Baja Blast Sugar free drink and it reportedly tastes just like the regular Dew. And, in case you’re wondering, this Zero Sugar version isn’t here to replace the Diet Dew. A gram of sugar in the Diet Dew is what sets it apart from the new drink. On the other hand, the Mountain Dew Zero Sugar still has the same “crisp, bold lemon lime flavor” while having absolutely no sugar and calories. What a time to be alive!
Mountain Dew Zero Sugar still tastes like the original Dew even though it’s dropped some ingredients from the mix
The brand’s Zero Sugar offering comes with a lot less ingredients compared to the others. For example, the concentrated orange juice has been removed from the zero sugar concoction. And instead of sugar, the new drink will be sweetened with acesulfame potassium together with aspartame and sucralose. Acesulfame potassium, also known as acesulfame K or ace K, is an artificial sweetener. It’s around 200 times sweeter than sugar, but it doesn’t add any calories whatsoever to your drink. This new, healthier offering from the soda brand also has a higher caffeine content, at 133mg per 20 fl oz, than its competitors.
Mountain Dew rang in the new year with their new offering. The brand new sugarless soda hit shelves on the first weeks of January 2020, in a variety of forms. It’s available in 2-liter bottles, 20-ounce bottles, a dozen of 12-ounce cans and a variety of other single and multi-pack offerings. But if you can’t wait for your order to arrive and want to sip on one as soon as possible, you can use the Mountain Dew website to see which retailer nearest you carries the product.
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Here’s what people have to say about the new Dew
“If you were wondering, the smell and look are the exact same (as they should be).”
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#review – #NEW @mountaindew ZERO SUGAR // This has been popping up everywhere with big hype. I’ve seen it on nearly all shelves, but I just wanted a small 20oz bottle to try it. Well, here we go! If you were wondering, the smell and look are the exact same (as they should be). It still has the 113mg of #caffeine in this 20 ounces but says ZERO sugar on the back. They’ve achieved this sweetness through #sucralose and #aspartame AND Acesulfame Potassium. Yes, another artificial sweetener besides the 2 big guns we have all heard of. I will let you decide if you care about artificial sweeteners or not. That’s not my place, though I imagine many people will tell me their point of view, whether I ask or not. SO! The big question is, does it taste the same as regular Dew and does it taste better than Diet Dew?? The answer is… kinda and yes. This tastes much more like regular Dew than Diet does, which is awesome. But it does still fall short of the regular Dew overall taste. There’s just no substitute for 290 calories, 77g of carbs from the 77g of sugar in a normal 20oz #Dew. The classic flavor is there in the mix, but swirling around it is a bunch of strange artificial elements that aren’t bad tasting, but are weird…cuz they don’t remind me of the classic Dew. So I open the floor to you now…whats your thoughts on the taste of this #newDew?? . . . #mtndew #mountaindew #newmountaindew #artificalsugar #zerosugar #zerocalorie #mountaindewzerosugar #dadbod #dadbodsnacks
“It tastes less like regular Dew and more like a blend between Surge and Dew. Thankfully I like both.”
“I will definitely be drinking this again maybe even switching permanently.”
“Can we just take a moment to appreciate the fact that the Mountain Dew packaging is the snazziest-looking thing I have ever seen?”