Last Updated on 2022/04/29
I’ve been waiting for this new Mountain Dew Flamin Hot soda to hit the stores for months and here it finally is!
I saw other people selling the soda on Ebay months ago but couldn’t find the soda in any store near me. There was no possible way that I could’ve missed this promotion but settled that maybe I wasn’t meant to try it. Until yesterday, I stopped by walmart to pick up a few things, I spot it on the shelves as I rushed past the soda aisle. What luck!
Spicy Meet Sweet – Dew flavor with bursts of heat and lime flavoring.~product description from the Mountain Dew website.
First of all, it doesn’t taste like Cheetos Flamin’ Hot at all. So if that’s what you were excited about, you’ll be disappointed.
Secondly, I loved the kick this soda has. It tastes like regular mountain dew with a last minute spicy kick. The “spiciness” isn’t truly spicy. It’s similar to the spicy kick that ginger has in ginger ale. So think of the taste as a citrusy sweet ginger ale. The “spiciness” also feels more like a wasabi burn in the nose and back of the throat and not like a regular burning tongue and mouth kind of spiciness. There’s a very soft lingering “spiciness” on the tongue similar to eating the Hot Tamales cinnamon candy. Again, not truly spicy, more like a soft and sweet tingly feeling.
The “spiciness” might make you sneeze or cough, maybe even have a runny nose. I know I did after a while. Probably not the best type of reaction for a soda to have. However, I didn’t find anything about this soda “spicy” or like Flamin’ Hot Cheetos.
I looked at the ingredients hoping to find the ingredient for the “spiciness” but it wasn’t listed. To be honest, it tastes and feels like they simply added chili powder or some sort of red chili liquid to regular mountain dew.
I’d love to try this as a slushie. Maybe add some chilies or even mango with chamoy!
I got these at Walmart but I’m sure they’re available at another store near you.
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This cost me $6.59USD.
Contents: 12 cans, 12oz (355ml) each.
Prices may vary per purchase location and/or change without notice.
Serving Size: 12 fl oz can (355mL) | Calories: 170 | Total Fat: 0g (0%) | Sodium: 55mg (2%) | Total Carbohydrate: 44g (16%) | Total Sugars: 44g | Includes Added Sugars: 44g (87%) | Protein: 0g
Caffeine Content: 54mg/12 fl oz.
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Carbonated Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Natural Flavor, Citric Acid, Gum Arabic, Sodium Benzoate (Perserves Freshness), Caffeine, Sodium Citrate, Yellow 5, Glycerol Ester Of Rosin, Calcium Disodium Edta (To Protect Flavor), Yellow 6, Red 40.
Contains 0% Juice.
Contains Red 40 | Caffeine.
Would I buy the Mountain Dew Flamin Hot again?
Worth Trying?: At least once.
This is a fun flavor that can be used for other treats like slushies and cocktails. I feel like anyone can buy regular mountain dew and mix in their favorite hot sauce or add chili or jalapeno juice to recreate the flavor.
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Mountain Dew Flamin Hot
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