Showing posts with label mountain dew kickstart soda energy drink caffeine. Show all posts
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Saturday, April 06, 2013



RATING: 6.4 OUT OF 10.

     If you have so much as glanced through an article on this website, you're probably familiar with a brand of soda called Mountain Dew. Mountain Dew has almost always been marketed to be somewhat of a cross between a soda and an energy drink. Personally, I have never been the greatest fan of the beverage and prefer a smooth root beer for a soda. So what has Mountain Dew crafted in their laboratories? It's basically Mountain Dew in a 16 ounce can with some added caffeine, vitamin c, and different flavors.

     Right off the bat, you will notice the large "Kickstart" text running vertically along the can. This particular flavor is fruit punch, so naturally the can is colored a vibrant red. Being a fan of sweet flavors such as fruit punch, I eagerly cracked open the can and took a few sips. My taste buds were  immediately hit with a sweet and sticky fruit punch flavor. Since this drink has 5 percent juice and only 19 grams of sugar, the flavor didn't seem as artificial as other fruit punch drinks. On the whole, this beverage has a solid flavor profile.

     Inside each can of Mountain Dew Kickstart we have 80 percent daily value of niacin, 80 percent daily value of vitamin b6, 60 percent daily value of pantothenic acid, and 92 milligrams of caffeine. It also contains 100 percent daily value of vitamin c for some added health benefits. For what it is, this isn't a bad blend by any means. The addition of vitamin c is why this is marketed to be a breakfast drink.

     Kickstart actually has the same caffeine content as a 20 ounce Mountain Dew, so it would be logical to expect the same amount of effectiveness. I happened to notice a mediocre boost in my alertness levels, but it was nothing too spectacular. If you're really searching for a powerful drink, look elsewhere.

     Mountain Dew Kickstart is a bit of a confusing beverage. The drink is not actually marketed to be an energy drink, despite having 92 milligrams of caffeine. I also don't fully comprehend the promotional strategy behind this. A soda for breakfast? That doesn't sound very appetizing. My advice would be to ignore what Pepsi says and just drink this like you would a soda. After all, the flavor is the highlight of this beverage.


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