Mtn Dew KICKSTART Recharge Blood Orange
So far I’ve tried Mtn Dew KICKSTART Blueberry Pomegranate and Mtn Dew KICKSTART Watermelon out of four new flavors that were introduced at the end of January by Mountain Dew. Both of them has its own unique taste to it and now see if the Blood Orange has the same unique taste as well. According to the Mountain Dew website, “Experience a mouth-watering burst of blood orange flavor, antioxidants, vitamin c + E and the perfect amount of carbonation to pump you up for whatever’s coming next.”
The aroma coming out from the can smelled similar to other orange flavored carbonated drinks on the market today and it’s refreshing in its own way. Now if you really want to be more specific or comparing to others, then I would say it’s close to Sunkist, Crush, or Fanta in terms of the aroma right after you open it. The color of the drink looked slightly different than your regular orange flavored drinks because this one contains 5% juice so the visibility of the drink seemed to be a bit cloudy and the texture was a bit dense. As for the taste, the very first sip tasted light with subtle tart tasted at the end. After couple more sips, the sweet taste wasn’t like the sweet taste you would expect, I guess that’s the result of using HFCR. The orange flavor was definitely there and it wasn’t convincing in the beginning, but after a while the flavor appears and I guess the flavor started to add up after you chug down some. However, the orange flavor tasted a lot lighter than your regular orange soda drinks. It would have been much better if the sweetener was real sugar.
The ingredients for this Mtn Dew Kickstart Recharge Energizing Blood Orange includes: Carbonated Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup, White Grape Juice Concentrate, Citric Acid, Blood Orange Juice Concentrate, Sodium Hexametaphosphate(To protect flavor), Natural Flavor, Gum Arabic, , Potassium Sorbate (Preserve Freshness), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Caffeine, Acesulfame Potassium, Sucralose, Yellow 6, Niacinamide, Glycerol Ester of Rosin, Calcium Disodium EDTA (To Protect Flavor), Vitamin E Acetate, Calcium Pantothenate, Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), RED 40. Caffeine Content: 68mg /12 fl oz.
Size: 12 fl Oz (355 ML)
Where to buy: Retail Store