Mtn Dew Kickstart Watermelon Hydrating Boost
Mtn Dew just introduced four new flavors to their KICKSTART lineup and they are available nationwide at the retailers since January 25, 2016. The new flavors that are being added to their previous flavors are Midnight Grape, Watermelon, Blueberry Pomegranate and Blood Orange. I only got three of those four new flavors and I’m reviewing this Watermelon flavor first because it’s not a common flavor comparing to the other branded beverages. Mtn Dew Kickstart was first launched in 2013 with “It All Starts with a Kick” campaign as you might have seen on televisions.
There’s a light watermelon aroma coming out from the can right after you open it and it’s refreshing as well. As for the color of the drink, it didn’t match up with the color of the can and it wasn’t purely red either when you compare to the real watermelon color. I would say it’s kind of leaning toward light red color. As for the taste, the first sip tasted lightly sweetened with subtle fruity hint. After couple more sips, you could sense the watermelon flavor in the sip, but it’s more like watermelon flavored candy kind of taste. However, it wasn’t overwhelmingly sweet and it tasted smooth. Also, on the can, it stated that it contains coconut water and 10 % juice. I couldn’t really tell that much of a difference but it did help with the taste a bit. The aftertaste could be better if they had used real sugar instead of HFCS.
The ingredients for this Mtn Dew Kickstart Hydrating Boost Energizing Watermelon includes: Carbonated Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup, White Grape Juice Concentrate, Coconut Water concentrate, Citric Acid, Sodium Hexametaphosphate(To protect flavor), natural and Artificial Flavor, Potassium Sorbate (Preserve Freshness), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Gum Arabic, Caffeine, Acesulfame Potassium, Sucralose, Macinamide, Glycerol Ester of Rosin, Calcium Disodium EDTA (To Protect Flavor), Calcium Pantothenate, Sucrose, Acetate Isobutyrate, RED 40, Pyrdoxne Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Yellow 6, Contains Coconut Ingredients. Caffeine Content: 68mg /12 fl oz.
Size: 12 fl Oz (355 ML)
Where to buy: Retail Store