Mountain Dew has some terrible new flavor ideas
Keeping customers engaged in the ever-changing landscape that is the fast food market is a Herculean task to say the least.
That’s a big part of why, with the debut of new staples like double and triple stacked burgers and cheese-laden fries, you might see some really weird items hitting the market.
jack in the box (JACK) – Get the Jack in the Box Inc. report. tried with a bacon shake, and Yum Brands’ (YUM) – Get yum! Report Brands, Inc. Kentucky Fried Chicken used to make a chicken sandwich with a glazed donut as a bun.
McDonald’s (MCD) – Get the McDonald’s Corporation report Japan used to serve Pumpkin Spice fries, which sounds like an absolutely awful combination.
And who could forget Mcdonald’s Kuro Burgerswho were all over social media thanks to their gruesome looks.
However, trying something weird isn’t always a total flop.
Yum Brands (YUM) – Get yum! Report Brands, Inc. Taco Bell was one of the luckiest when it came to weird fast food combos. Putting a taco in a Doritos shell should never have worked, but somehow it did.
Now PepsiCo (DYNAMISM) – Get the report from PepsiCo, Inc. Mountain Dew (or as he prefers to be called, MTN DEW) is next with some wild test concoctions, according to to chew. But to be fair, it gives people a pretty amazing setting to try them out.
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What are the new flavors of Mountain Dew?
So here is a building called the Mountain Dew Outpost, and as you can see it is very green. It is located on Doe Mountain, just outside of Mountain City in northeast Tennessee, right at the state’s crossroads with Virginia, North Carolina, and Kentucky.
This pop-up event will start on June 4 and run until June 12 and is open to everyone. Showing up will earn you a free pass to hike the mountain, as well as access to the outpost and all dew-related activities inside.
There is also a schedulewhich includes ornithological hikes, tastings, archery tournaments, treasure hunts, etc.
So about those flavors: some of them, like Huckleberry, Elderberry, and Summer Popsicle, sound like they could be good, maybe even good depending on how they’re concocted.
Then there’s Pickle, which might appeal to pickle juice lovers, but still seems like a pretty odd choice for a drink.
Finally, there’s Apple Cinnamon and S’mores, which are pretty good as a variety of hot chocolate but don’t quite sound like a soda flavor.
Hopefully, you’ll be too distracted by all that Mountain Dew has planned for you to be too phased by some of these drinks. But the company has made it clear that it wants customer feedback on the flavors, so let them know anyway.
Speaking of which, it should be noted that the tasting portion of the event runs between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and only 150 people will be served per day. So if you’re hot to get your hands on that S’mores soda, setting your alarm clock to get up early is probably a good idea.