That was my impression of my first taste of the new Mtn Dew Major Melon, charged with Watermelon. Reminded me of a 7-Eleven slurpee – no specific flavor but the general taste/sweetness and the “bite.” Overall, this drink is good, so good that half of the 20 oz bottle is now gone while writing these few sentences. While sweet, it’s a different kind of sweet compared to the orginal Dew flavor.
I should have bought both the regular and 0 sugar Major Melons to compare at some point. I’ll be on the lookout for the non-sugar variation. But until then, I’m almost done with my first bottle of Mtd Dew Major Melon.
Oh, I found my first bottle at Palama Market. Yup, the Korean market stocked this ahead of (few) other stores that I had checked.
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0 minutes: Described as “strawberry melon.” The dang cap won’t come off. Fail! Drink expiration date of June 2011. Finally got the grey cap off. Drink feels thin, like other diet Dews.
+1 minute: The strawberry taste is there, not so sure about the watermelon. Hmmm, maybe the aftertaste washes in with a hint of watermelon.
+3 minutes: Purplish, pinkish color, not too carbonated, not overly sweet. The aftertaste “feel” as with other diet sodas is definitely there.
+6 minutes: Caffeine content: 36mg/8 fl. oz. so 90mg for this 20 oz bottle. First burp.
+8 minutes: With each sip, the aftertaste flavor becomes more predominant. Think my tastebuds have gone supernova and can no longer taste the strawberry melon.
+10 minutes: Going to nurse the rest of this drink. Like any other phenomenon of nature, experiencing a supernova once is good enough.
+35 minutes: Still drinking the Supernova. Drinking sips of water, that strawberry melon taste lingers.
And yes, the Supernova flavor is not new to the Dew family. I called the non-diet Supernova a pleasant sunset back in 2008.
After doing the Distortion, I sampled the smooth citrus of Mountain Dew White Out.
White Out looks like a cloud and has a familiar taste… I know, it’s like the lemon lime of Sprite!Â Yup, White Out reminds me of Sprite and is much smoother to drink than the tart Distortion.Â Oddly enough, the sweet-tasting White Out has 10 less calories than Distortion, packing 280 calories in the 20-oz bottle with an equal amount of 91 mg of caffeine.
So far, Mountain Dew White Out has the nod over Distortion.
The first Dew I sampled is the radioactive green Distortion. This drink is green, a cosmic glowing green, and is described as “Lime Blasted.” I have to agree with that. The Distortion is limey tart and not any sweeter than normal Mtn Dew.
For me, the tartness makes the Distortion difficult to drink. The smoothness is gone though this might make a great Slurpee syrup. Content-wise, it’s classic Mountain Dew, packing 290 HFCS-filled calories in 20-oz along with 91 mg of caffeine.
I don’t think Distortion will get my Dewmocracy vote, but it does make a catchy Twitter background image.
I’m throwing back Mountain Dew’s new old Throwback made with real sugar.Â This is probably the same recipe for the original Mountain Dew Throwback, but this Throwback has a throwback can design.
The flavor of this Throwback is the same as the previous Throwback, smooth and flat, but when opening the can, it actually fizzled with dew spewing out.
And just for fun, some additional pictures of the new Mountain Dew Throwback.