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View Poll Results: Which is your favorite version of Mountain Dew
Regular Mountain Dew 21 33.87%
Mountain Dew - Code Red 6 9.68%
Mountain Dew - Livewire 3 4.84%
Diet Mountain Dew 9 14.52%
Don't care which version I drink 1 1.61%
Don't drink this brand of soda 22 35.48%
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Old August 31st, 2005, 05:35 AM
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Pitch Black II tastes a bit sour unlike regular Pitch Black. Like drinking "Sour Patch Kids," I suppose.

For me, regular Mountain Dew is good, I prefer it over most soda. Livewire is great, even if it's just orange soda. Pitch Black is just awesome, even if it's just grape soda...I drank almost a whole case by myself when we had that for the first time. Love those three the most.

Pitch Black II is okay with that "sour bite," I can stomach it if I'm forced to. However...leaves a bad aftertaste in my mouth and I have to drink tons of water to get rid of that overly-mucousy feeling (can't really describe it). I'd rather just stick with Pitch Black (or Livewire/regular).

I've been drinking a lot of Livewire lately, though. I'd say that one is my favorite.
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Old August 31st, 2005, 02:52 PM
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Guess I'm old fashioned. I like the original, though I can't say I've had one in awhile. By the way, what would be the point of caffeine free dew? I mean, without the buzz, why bother?
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Old August 31st, 2005, 03:46 PM
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I guess for those who like the taste of Mountain Dew but need to reduce the amount of caffeine intake. I know it's available in Canada but I haven't seen it in Hawaii.
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Old August 31st, 2005, 07:02 PM
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I was totally addicted to the stuff in the early- mid- eighties. Whenever I drink one now, for some reason they always taste flat compared to what I remember. Even when I pop the can it seems so dead, like a can of iced tea or juice. Maybe it's just a bad supplier for our workplace soda machine.. dunno just one of those mysteries...
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Old September 20th, 2005, 04:52 PM
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a Caffeine Free version of Mountain Dew
WHAT'S THE FREAKING POINT?!?!? Good lord, do they think I drink it for the flavor? (Actually, I do --- I got hooked on it as a Midwestern kid in the '60s.)

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Old September 20th, 2005, 04:55 PM
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Ever look at the label on bottled water? It too has a freshness date. Hmmm since when does water spoil?
Especially if they promote that it's been naturally filtered by bubbling through mountain rocks for millenia. Good thing it reached the surface when it did --- can you imagine how annoyed the water molecules would get if they didn't get out of the mountain rocks in time for their expiration date? Maybe that's where we get "heavy" water.
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Old September 21st, 2005, 02:57 AM
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When I have had Mountain Dew in the past, it's been the regular stuff. Recently, I've had grape soda cravings. Don't know why, but getting maddeningly addicted to the stuff. 44 gr. of sugar...yikes!
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Old September 21st, 2005, 12:56 PM
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Moutain Dew Pitch Black tastes awful.

First of all, the color of the soda is purple, the foam's color is blue, and it tastes sour. It maybe good for Halloween, but not everytime of the year (oh, and Halloween is a month away, then Thanksgiving, then Xmas, then New Years... Where has the year gone by?)
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Old September 21st, 2005, 02:58 PM
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Hmm, Pitch Black isn't supposed to be very sour, shouldn't be sour at all, in fact since it's just plain grape soda...but Pitch Black II is definitely the crappy sour one.
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Give me the original neon-radioactive-colored Dew every time!

But...I finally DID try the Pitch Black II--and if forced to choose between that and the original Pitch Black, I prefer the former.

I don't like overly sweet and I hate "grape" flavored sodas (blech), so the Pitch Black II, with its sour and less grapey taste makes it more palatable to me.
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Old January 29th, 2006, 04:08 PM
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From the "my trip to hawaii!!" thread:

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wow. Absolut.
I NEED to know your brand of coffee!

All HT responses by Absolut Chaos are brought to you by Mountain Dew. When combined with a granola bar, it's the breakfast of champions!

One can a day keeps caffeine headache withdrawal at bay...

Coffee, blech. Can't drink the stuff unless there are liberal amounts of either amaretto or irish whiskey thown in.
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Old January 29th, 2006, 04:12 PM
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Can't drink the stuff unless there are liberal amounts of either amaretto or irish whiskey thown in.
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(cuz that is exactly how one must enjoy java at eventide.)

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Old February 3rd, 2006, 03:26 AM
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I'm probably going to sound weird but I LOVE the taste of Mountain Dew! The good old fashioned original is always going to be my most favorite one (it's the only soda I can drink at room temperature).

BUT... Damn, I love the Mt. Dew: Livewire! That has go to be one of my most favorite sodas too. It reminds me of that soda Orange Crush, which before I moved here to TX, I hadn't seen in Hawaii in what seemd like ages! For those who say it's "just orange soda", I'd have to say, no wayz! It's great. Now that I'm in TX, I don't see Livewire anywhere I see Code Red going strong, but BLECH! It taste like fizzy Robitussin! As for the Pitch Black, I liked the first version OK... the second version just didn't do it for me... just was a bit too sour.

On a side note: I'm totally jazzed that there's Orange Crush in a bottle here! WooHoo! Sometimes you forget what old favorites are like eh?

Out here in TX, Dr Pepper is King of Soda but they call it "coke" because that doesn't mean Coca-Cola here... auwe!, so confusing this Dixie vernacular!

Ok, me stop rambling now, hehehe


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Old February 3rd, 2006, 10:55 AM
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I must say there is nothing better than the DEW the original DEW that is. I have not cared for any of the offshoots especially their energy drink MDX its nasty
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Out here in TX, Dr Pepper is King of Soda but they call it "coke" because that doesn't mean Coca-Cola here... auwe!, so confusing this Dixie vernacular!
You should add a vote to the poll in our old Soda or Pop thread.

Doctor Pepper?!? Eeesh.
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Old February 3rd, 2006, 12:48 PM
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Out here in TX, Dr Pepper is King of Soda but they call it "coke" because that doesn't mean Coca-Cola here... auwe!, so confusing this Dixie vernacular!
That's always cracked me up when I visit certain parts of the South - I can order "coke" with a meal, and they ask "what flavor?" Of course, they mean "what kind of soda," because they refer to them generically as "coke."

But not everywhere in the South - they are very clear on "coke" meaning "Coca-Cola" in much of Georgia, since Atlanta is the home of Coca-Cola.

Hey, bizzyb0t --- do they have CheerWine around you in Texas? Sorta like a cherry Dr. Pepper. I get it in the Carolinas when I'm there.
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Old February 3rd, 2006, 06:16 PM
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That's always cracked me up when I visit certain parts of the South - I can order "coke" with a meal, and they ask "what flavor?" Of course, they mean "what kind of soda," because they refer to them generically as "coke."

But not everywhere in the South - they are very clear on "coke" meaning "Coca-Cola" in much of Georgia, since Atlanta is the home of Coca-Cola.

Hey, bizzyb0t --- do they have CheerWine around you in Texas? Sorta like a cherry Dr. Pepper. I get it in the Carolinas when I'm there.
I had never given it a thought when I lived in Alabama and Kentucky, because I learned as a child. to call all "sugary carbonated beverages" coke too--it wasn't until I moved to the Midwest that I realized that I had to clarify what kind and start calling it "pop," or I'd end up literally with the actual brand name Coke soda drink (blech). That's no Mountain Dew!
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Old February 3rd, 2006, 06:28 PM
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I never realized that people here in Hawaii do not have "Pop" It is soda here.

In the northwest... I used to say "mom... can I have a pop?"

If my son said that to me today... I think I would give him one "pop" on the head.
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Old February 4th, 2006, 02:43 AM
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That's always cracked me up when I visit certain parts of the South - I can order "coke" with a meal, and they ask "what flavor?" Of course, they mean "what kind of soda," because they refer to them generically as "coke."

But not everywhere in the South - they are very clear on "coke" meaning "Coca-Cola" in much of Georgia, since Atlanta is the home of Coca-Cola.

Hey, bizzyb0t --- do they have CheerWine around you in Texas? Sorta like a cherry Dr. Pepper. I get it in the Carolinas when I'm there.
I've never been to the mainland except when I was kid and we went to Disneyland/Universal Studios/Knotts Berry Farm kind tours. So being here in Texas full-time has taken some time to get used to, when requesting things to drink.

As for the "CheerWine" I haven't come across it yet. I do know that they have a soda called, "Big Red" that's just like the Diamond Head Red Cream soda I always thought that Hawaii was the only place to have that flavor (which is half strawberry and half creme soda). So I was happy. What supermarket chain would I see CheerWine at? I haven't been to any grocery stores here except for H-E-B and Wal-Mart, and believe it or not but that's almost the only two choices I have unless I drive a couple of hours away!

I heard someone yesterday call Mt. Dew "pisswater". So I guess the post about the origins of the phrase "Doing the Dew" are true - at least to some extent.

Hey, I just Googled "CheerWine" and found the page!Looks Yummy!. I gotta ask some people around here if they know where I can get some. The Cool Moon looks pretty good to. I wonder if it's like Mt. Dew?

Geez, now I'm thirsty again!


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Old February 4th, 2006, 02:48 PM
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I use to drink this stuff all the time (long time ago) ,24 oz. at a time, untill it started to make my teeth ache!.
There was a time when my daily consuming of Mountain Dew was around 64 ounces or so (a cup of 32 ounces at breakfast, another 32 ounces for dinner). Yeah sure it kept me awake at night but I like the taste and the buzz it gave.

Then one day I had a pain in my hip, went to see my doctor about it, after taking my blood pressure, the staff started to act kind of weird sort like how doctors on TV act when somebody has a heart attack or some major trauma, even though I was feeling okay if you don't count the pain in the hip. So they hooked me up to the EKG, got lectured about losing weight, staying off the caffeine, prescribe me some medications and referred me to another doctor. This was in Spring 1999. I was caffeine free for 2 years, then started drinking Mountain Dew again but limiting my intake to a 20 ounce bottle of it a day which I thought was reasonable.

In fall of 2005 I was drinking more of it, 2 or more bottles a day. I figured I should stop drinking it this year and see what happens. The last time I had Mountain Dew was New Year's Eve and I told my friend I was giving up caffeine as a New Year resolution.

Do I miss drinking Mountain Dew? Yeah I do.
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sure it kept me awake at night but I like the buzz it gave.
Speed Kills, Drink Caffeine. Uhhh .... I mean Just Say No to cigarettes, alcohol, and aspirin...uhhh.....I mean When I was a kid, a frying egg was a good thing. I'm so confused.

I would be curious to know if Helen is for or against the War on Drugs. ??

I like the buzz myself. LOL.
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Old September 1st, 2006, 02:21 PM
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The quote below is from this thread but I figured my answer to Leo's question should be here in this thread:

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assuming you prefer Diet Pepsi over the leaded kind, what do you think about Diet Dew vs. regular?
For taste I prefer regular Mountain Dew over Diet Mountain Dew, but there have been times in the past when I actually pick Diet Mountain Dew, as opposed to accidently choosing it or that's all they have.

It get's kind of interesting in place like Taco Bell where they offer regular Mountain Dew, Mountain Dew Code Red and Mountain Dew Baja Blast all three have a pleasent taste to it.
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Old September 1st, 2006, 02:25 PM
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Thanks, helen. Personally, I don't like the taste of diet sodas. Someday, I gotta try the MD Baja Blast - it sounds good.
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I don't like Mountain Dew I drink Dr. Pepper....I had a heck of a time finding it while I was in Hawai'i AND....I made the mistake of asking for pop!!

So now I say soda pop....
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Old September 1st, 2006, 09:33 PM
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i love code red - i used to drink a bottle of it everyday. i didnt like the taste of dr pepper when i was a kid, but i guess my taste buds have matured and now i drink it regularly.
btw, i think jack in the box or burger king has it on tap.
also, livewire when it first came out had sort of a creamy taste to it, like a creamsicle, then livewire went away. when it came back, it lacked the creamy taste.
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