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#1 Posted on 23.8.04 1134.20
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I know the soda threads usually pop up here once in a while, so I thought I'd let eveyone know about the two new Mountain Dews if they haven't had a chance to try them yet.

The first up is Mountain Dew: Baja Blast, and it is a Taco Bell exclusive. Yes, Taco Bell has an exclusive soda. This was described in ads as a lime tasting soda despite its blue color. However, I thought it had more of a berry taste to it, which would explain the blue color (not that the artificial colors have any bearing on taste). Overall pretty good, but I don't know if it will make it to store shelves.

Since they already had one new offering I figured that we wouldn't be seeing any other new Mountian Dews this year. but low and behold I walked into Target yestereday only to discover Mountian Dew: Pitch Black. Now this I was intrigued by. It's in a cool black/silver/puerple bottle, and says that its Mountian Dew with a blast of black grape flavor. The first few sips didn't grab me, but it really grew on me. I've even gone back to buy a couple more bottles. Good stuff if you like Mountian Dew and grape soda. Plus, they get extra points for the cool package. Now if they could just put out a good diet version like Code Red's. One negative is that the bottle claims it to be a "limited edition." But if sales go well I'm sure it will get a permenant spot in the grocwery store- just look how Livewire was supposed to be a Summer 2003 exclusive.

As long as they don't get Vin Diesel to be the spokesperson for Pitch Black.
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#2 Posted on 23.8.04 1145.46
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Awww....you beat me to it! (starting this thread)
I saw Pitch Black yesterday and have to go back to the store and pick some up.

Soda threads rule!!!
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#3 Posted on 23.8.04 1332.26
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Pitch Black, I thought, was pretty disgusting. It tastes like really sour grape pop. And that grape liquor all the high school girls used to love, I think it's called Purple Passion?

Baja Blast on the other hand tastes EXCATLY like Jack Daniels Down Home Punch without the hint of alcohol. I liked it much better than Pitch Black.

Livewire, I guess will now be a full time Mountain Dew. I noticed around here they took the Summer Only off the packaging. I like Livewire, so I was happy to see that.
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#4 Posted on 23.8.04 1445.21
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Pitch Black is VILE!!! Tastes like cough syrup. Looking forward to trying Baja Blast, though.
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#5 Posted on 23.8.04 1543.06
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I'll have to try the Pitch Black if I ever come across it in stores.

Of course, very rarely do these special sodas last. I remember falling in love with Blue Pepsi two years ago. It has since vanished from all shelves.
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#6 Posted on 23.8.04 1616.35
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    Originally posted by OMEGA
    Of course, very rarely do these special sodas last. I remember falling in love with Blue Pepsi two years ago. It has since vanished from all shelves.


Ah yes i remember blue pepsi. Even with CVS selling it 2/.79 I still couldn't bring myself to buy it. It was bad, and now it is gone. Good riddance blue, empty store shelves will miss you.

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#7 Posted on 23.8.04 2313.05
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Pitch Black is pretty good. I'm not one for grape soda, but this stuff has really grown on me. I still haven't tried Baha Blast, I got lunch at Taco Bell at Mall of America Saturday just for the purposes of sampling it, and they were out.
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#8 Posted on 24.8.04 0045.50
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I tried the Baja Blast last week, and needless to say that the moment the good folks at Pepsi decide to bottle and can the stuff, I'll buy it all the time.

Pitch Black is alright, but the taste is almost overwhelming. Either way, more varieties of the Dew can never be a bad thing!

Just bring back JOSTA- with Guarana!!!
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#9 Posted on 24.8.04 1100.56
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    Originally posted by BongHitter
    Pitch Black is VILE!!! Tastes like cough syrup. Looking forward to trying Baja Blast, though.


Well, tasting like cough syrup would explain my liking. I grew up *wanting* to get sick so I could get Dimetapp- it's a grape flavored cold/cough etc. medicine for kids. Man, that stuff was good.

I think I just have a habit of taking to sodas that most people hate. I was addicted to Pepesi Blue in the summer of '02. I think I was the only person I knew that could even stand the stuff. I really wish I could still get my hands on it.

I better stock up on Pitch Black before it goes the way of Pepsi Blue. Hopefully the Mountain Dew name will be enough to maintain enough popularity to stay in production.
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#10 Posted on 24.8.04 2012.03
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I've tried Pitch Black. Cool name. Cool packaging. The taste? Ehhh. I don't think this lives up to Code Red or Livewire. You'd really have to be a grape soda fan...

How many different Mountain Dew varieties do you think we can expect? I vote for Watermelon...."Hot Pink" maybe? Nah, no guy would buy that...
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#11 Posted on 24.8.04 2026.08
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    Originally posted by Eradicator
      Originally posted by BongHitter
      Pitch Black is VILE!!! Tastes like cough syrup. Looking forward to trying Baja Blast, though.


    Well, tasting like cough syrup would explain my liking. I grew up *wanting* to get sick so I could get Dimetapp- it's a grape flavored cold/cough etc. medicine for kids. Man, that stuff was good.

    I think I just have a habit of taking to sodas that most people hate. I was addicted to Pepesi Blue in the summer of '02. I think I was the only person I knew that could even stand the stuff. I really wish I could still get my hands on it.

    I better stock up on Pitch Black before it goes the way of Pepsi Blue. Hopefully the Mountain Dew name will be enough to maintain enough popularity to stay in production.


I feel ya on the cough medicine tip. As a kid, I wanted to get sick rather frequently so I could get Orange flavored Triamenic. It tasted better than any drink to me. So maybe I would like Pitch Black.
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#12 Posted on 26.8.04 1743.10
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I don't know if Canfield's was a national soda or just regional around the Great Lakes, but I would say that Pitch Black reminds me of Canfield's grape soda. It doesn't beat, say, Grape Nehi or Grape Crush.

It's almost like, "Hey! We've got Mt. Dew, just with a muted grape flavor!"
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#13 Posted on 26.8.04 1751.39
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Canfields is distributed by Dr. Pepper / 7-up around here, or at least their Diet Chocolate is.
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#14 Posted on 26.8.04 2237.36
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    Originally posted by dwaters
    I've tried Pitch Black. Cool name. Cool packaging. The taste? Ehhh. I don't think this lives up to Code Red or Livewire. You'd really have to be a grape soda fan...

    How many different Mountain Dew varieties do you think we can expect? I vote for Watermelon...."Hot Pink" maybe? Nah, no guy would buy that...


I read about this stuff a week or so ago and tried Pitch Black. It's ok, but not on the level of Code Red or Livewire. It's mainly a holiday thing(Halloween), so it'll be gone at the end of October.

Here's the article:

http://money.cnn.com/2004/08/06/news/fortune500/pepsi/index.htm

It also mentions another new flavor, but of regular Pepsi with ginger and cinnamon. Ummmm, ick.

And that the Taco Bell one will not be bottled and sold. The whole point is to force you to go to Taco Bell to get it.
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#15 Posted on 27.8.04 1421.34
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    Originally posted by wmatistic
    It also mentions another new flavor, but of regular Pepsi with ginger and cinnamon. Ummmm, ick.


If you're looking for good cinnamon flavor in your cola...try Dr. McGillicuddy's Fireball (whisky w/ no I, with a cinnamon kick) and Coke.

M'm m'm booze! Hey DEAN!~, what'cha think?
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#16 Posted on 27.8.04 2005.53
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    Originally posted by Eradicator
    I was addicted to Pepesi Blue in the summer of '02. I think I was the only person I knew that could even stand the stuff. I really wish I could still get my hands on it.


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#17 Posted on 28.8.04 2240.59
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    Originally posted by Eradicator
    The first up is Mountain Dew: Baja Blast, and it is a Taco Bell exclusive. Yes, Taco Bell has an exclusive soda. This was described in ads as a lime tasting soda despite its blue color. However, I thought it had more of a berry taste to it, which would explain the blue color (not that the artificial colors have any bearing on taste).
I hit the tap, just put a small amount in the cup, tasted it, and poured it out. Far too sweet for me. Like candy.

The idea of exclusive sodas for fast food joints is kind of cool, though. I see Quizno's and Jimmy John's are now selling their own trademark branded chips to go with your sandwiches. Why not try some unique sodas.
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#18 Posted on 29.8.04 0118.44
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Baja Blast=Pepsi Blue minus Blue candy flavor plus some sort of melon/lime thingamajig

Pitch Black=Minus Blue Candy plus Grape Candy... like carbonated Dimetapp... which leads me to say... HELL FRIGGIN YEAH.

Pepsi Blue was launched RIGHT BEFORE I left Japan this summer which is right after they pulled it in Hawaii. I have 2 twenty ouncers from Fukuoka which are PRECIOUS to me.

COME BACK PEPSI BLUE!
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#19 Posted on 29.8.04 1245.03
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I think I like the Pitch Black. I took two swigs of the stuff standing in line at Walmart and I think I felt my nose hairs start to grow out from it...

I'm trying not to eat at Taco Bell so I don't think I'll be trying the Baja one though.

Pepsi Blue was the worst one ever, what they need to do is go crappy retro on us and break out the Crystal Pepsi.
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#20 Posted on 29.8.04 1412.14
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    Originally posted by Cerebus
    What they need to do is go crappy retro on us and break out the Crystal Pepsi.


Agreed! To many new Dew's! My brother doesn't even call them Mountain Dew because they aren't like the orginal soda.

Pitch Black - Reminds me slighly of Josta...anybody remember that one?

Baja Blast Mt. Dew - Somebody told me it was like drinking a margarita. I liked it. It's a bit different from everything else.

Livewire - I can stay up ALL NIGHT on that stuff. Talk about SPIKED Orange.

Pepsi Blue - Strangely Different...crappy too.

Dr Pepper Fusion - Started growing on me before it disappeard.

I almost half expect something to come out tommorrow with some kind of long funky name or mabe a Mad TV parody of all these new soda's.
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