The New Dew
I have been patiently anticipating the new addition to the Mtn Dew lineup and I finally ran across a couple of bottles of it the other day at my local Wal-Mart, (thanks to the heads up I received from a knowledgeable 7-Up delivery guy at another store).
DEWshine is a clear, Sugar sweetened, citrus Soda that is an homage to the origins of Mountain Dew. The label on the clear glass bottle even has the jug toting Hillbilly of old on it. I have missed that old guy and am glad to finally see his return.
The first thing you get when you open the bottle is a light citrus aroma. It is lightly effervescent and not too bubbly. It doesn't have much of a bite to it and the citrus flavour is mild and muted. There's a mild sweetness to it that doesn't linger very long. Overall it's a very clean taste, but not a lot of flavour to it. I would like to compare it to one of the regular Sugar sweetened Mountain Dews to see how it holds up, (I'll leave that to another day, real soon). Sadly, it just doesn't taste like much of anything, really. No outstanding citrus flavour, carbonation or citric acid bite. It's not bad, for what it is, but it's a Soda in search of a flavour, it seems. If you're a Dew fan, go out and try one. Then return to your usual Dew. I don't see this one replacing your usual Dew.
Natural And Artificial Flavor
Calcium Disodium EDTA
Mtn DEWshine gets a 5 out of 10.