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  • Those who grew up in the 60s and early 70s remember the delicious taste of Mountain Dew out of a bottle with a hayseed on it

    • by Timothy Sexton

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      Those who grew up in the 60s and early 70s remember the delicious taste of Mountain Dew out of a bottle with a hayseed on it. The hicks in the sticks ambiance associated with that Mountain Dew apparently did not jibe with the evolution of American drinking habits during the late 70s and the brand underwent a collapse in popularity. Mountain Dew Throwback offers those who have come to realize that the taste of Mountain Dew since it refashioned its image from a downhome country drink to an extreme sport energy supplier a chance to return partially to the glory days of this soft


      The difference is in the sweetener. Mountain Dew Throwback is part of an industry wide recognition that carbonated soda sweetened with natural sugar simply tastes better than soda sweetened with high fructose corn syrup. Throwback takes the consumer back to Dew’s glory days when it stood alone among soft drinks for its unique citrusy taste. Mountain Dew Throwback taste just like it did when older drinkers used to enjoy it before it became hip. Almost.

      The almost has to do with the other element that stands in the way of soft drinks today tasting as good as they did prior to the 1980s. That element ...

      • is the lack of glass. Cane sugar sweetened Mountain Dew tastes different when you drink it from a glass bottle. Just like Coca Cola and Dr. Pepper taste different when consumed from a glass bottle. Some chemical reaction must be at work because the taste of Mountain Dew Throwback, as delicious an improvement over standard Mountain Dew as it is, does not really go back to its glory days of the 1960s when bottled in plastic. The addition of the option to buy Throwback in a glass bottle would be the next big step that Pepsi could take in making the soft drinks of
        the 21st century taste as good as they did before the last two decades of the 20th century.

        Even though Mountain Dew Throwback purchased in a plastic bottle or aluminum can doesn’t attain quite the same level of delicious as it did back when it was originally available only in glass bottles, it is still a significant improvement over the corn syrup sweetened version of Mountain Dew that has been available since the 1980s. Anyone wanting to get a taste of what Mountain Dew is really supposed to taste like should toss Mtn. Dew into the dustbin of history and focus exclusively on Mountain Dew Throwback.

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