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Mt.Dew vs Moutain Dew throwback

Today we have a head to head showdown between Mountain Dew.

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I am a huge Mt Dew fan and I just saw this new “throwback” version at Target last night.  A 12 pk of the throwback will set ya back $4.49, but that was the same price as the regular Pepsi and dew at Target.  The logo on the can takes ya back to the 70’s and 80’s era and you get go old sugar as the sweetener!

Current Dew uses high fructose corn syrup as a sweetener and has 46g of sugar per serving.  I noticed a higher level of carbonation and more of a syrupy texture vs the throwback.

Throwback Dew uses old school sugar and has 44g of sugar per serving.  I really enjoyed the smooth sweet taste throwback provides.  Even though there are 2g less sugar per can I feel it tastes sweeter than the current dew.

Overall I think Throwback is the hands down winner:

  • Smooth taste
  • Natural sugar
  • Sweeter flavor
  • Same 54mg of caffeine
  • 2 less grams of sugar
  • 50 grams of sodium (65g in current dew)