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Posted: 10:32 Sun 09-May-2010. Price: 1.49/500ml. Location: BP Connect North End, East Grinstead. Nutritional unusualness: 18mg/100ml caffeine.
"It tastes very like the one in the USA, Mountain Dew is going to be rolling out through the UK in the coming weeks," reported "ryan", but the pic comes from "Andrew D", who assesses: "The return of Mountain Dew to the UK. Tastes fantastic, as close to the US version as we're gonna get. A serious caffeine kick at 18mg/100ml. Not as bright yellow as it used to be, due to the removal of Yellow 5, which can only be a good thing."

...Thanks guys - and not to argue this point, but that's "only" about 90mg of caffeine per bottle, compared to more than 100mg in those little Starbucks drinks. Anyway, time will tell whether this is an acceptable replacement to whatever "william smith" was buying from Maroc Deli on Oxford's Cowley Road - other would-be purchasers can refer to Facebook's list of possible stockists (in short: Sainsbury's Local and Sainsbury's large stores "in the next few weeks", Martin McColl's, plus petrol forecourts and motorway service stations with particular focus on BP Garages, which makes a change from BP's other news coverage recently).

Also conceivably "coming home" this week: Frijj's World Cup-themed Thick and Smooth Caramel Cheer is probably just 2007's Toffee Caramel/ 2003's Mount Caramel again; I was half-way through this bottle of reduced-for-Passover Kedem Grape Juice before I spotted it's For Sacramental Purposes Only, but no Raiders Of The Lost Ark-style side-effects so far; and "Sean" says he saw Jones' American Soda at 1.09/555ml) in Quinton, Birmingham, speculating: "I believe this was only previously available imported from the US, but going by the good price (it's usually around 1.20 a can!) I'm thinking whether this could be a new UK version? Hopefully it'll appear in most supermarkets soon as the Strawberry Lime flavour is IMO probably the best American soda bar Mountain Dew/Vanilla Coke available!"

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Posted: 12:56 Sun 09-May-2010 by Zeddy # permalink comment
Comment: I just don't get why Walmart with its buying power doesn't bring a job lot of American foodstuffs over and sell them in their Asda stores as something a bit different from the usual supermarket fare.
Posted: 13:20 Sun 09-May-2010 by "Dudley" # permalink comment
Comment: While that 18mg is a little less than those Starbucks drinks, it's a full 20% MORE than the American version of Mountain Dew.
Posted: 22:32 Sun 09-May-2010 by "Friend of Mountain Dewey" # permalink comment
Comment: Apparently it was only brought back here due to the efforts of a ginger guy who campaigned for years. It's now unofficially known as Mountain Dewey in his honour.
Posted: 10:01 Mon 10-May-2010 by "ms fish"
(apparently posting from 194.75.128.200: ) # permalink comment
Comment: OMG Vanilla coke, swoon! I recently had a very-disappointing bottle of Mountain Dew while on holiday in Denmark, so will be interested to check this version out ...
Posted: 13:50 Thu 13-May-2010 by "Chester" # permalink comment
Comment: You can always make your own vanilla coke the old fashioned way before It was sold in the shops.

Pour vanilla syrup into your coke and drink, that way you can have it as strong or as weak as required.


Posted: 09:16 Fri 14-May-2010 by "Chris de Vries" # permalink comment
Comment: I work with the guy who has been campainging

http://www.youtube.com/chelmsfordcharles#p/u/54/VGbwVdOKw18

check it out!


Posted: 22:37 Fri 14-May-2010 by "Sim" # permalink comment
Comment: Theres a local shop (Scarborough) that stocks products from Hong Kong iirc, I've been getting my Dew fix from them on the rare occasions they have it in =)
Posted: 19:06 Mon 17-May-2010 by "Jack" # permalink comment
Comment: Sim, where is that shop?
Posted: 18:49 Tue 06-Jul-2010 by "Steven" # permalink comment
Comment: I have found Mountain Dew Energy very hard to find in Scotland but I would like a drink of it.ASDA don't sell them for some odd reason same with Tesco's.But I Remember they took out Mountain Dew here back in the late 90's but it faild it was going too be the offical drink of Wales at one time,like what Irn Bru was too Scotland.But it was out in american for years before it came too the UK very stange.
Posted: 10:59 Wed 07-Jul-2010 by "JP"
(apparently posting from 213.48.59.246: ) # permalink comment
Comment: You can get it at the bottom of wheatley hall road in doncaster at the Jet station
Posted: 11:07 Wed 07-Jul-2010 by "JP"
(apparently posting from 213.48.59.246: ) # permalink comment
Comment: You can get it at the bottom of wheatley hall road in doncaster at the Jet station
Posted: 02:52 Thu 08-Jul-2010 by "ads" # permalink comment
Comment: most sainsburys have started stocking it
Posted: 16:18 Thu 29-Jul-2010 by "divdav" # permalink comment
Comment: Milton Keynes, the kiosk by the point, £1.09. Me and my work mate can no longer complete a 9 hour shift whithout it
Posted: 01:44 Sat 31-Jul-2010 by "Mountain Dew Drinker" # permalink comment
Comment: You can buy Mountain Dew Energy at most Sainsbury's stores and BP petrol stations.

Personally I prefer standard/original Mountain Dew (not the Energy version).

You can buy standard Mountain Dew in Cricklewood, north west London. It's made in Dubai and comes in 300ml cans (they were green cans but they are now black cans that say "New Edgy Look... Same Great Taste"). THEY ARE ONLY 50p PER CAN!

The shop is... Cricklewood Halal Best Meat & Grocery, 187 Cricklewood Broadway (near the junction with Cricklewood Lane), London, NW2 3HT - 020 8450 9506.

I've been buying Mountain Dew from this shop for months and they say getting hold of stock isn't a problem.

There is a shop inside Charring Cross tube station that sells it but it's £1 a pop. It's also available in Chinatown.

You can get the American Mtn Dew version (plus the Code Red and DEWmocracy flavours) for around £1.30 a can from Cyber Candy in Covent Garden, Islington, Birmingham, Brighton or online.


Posted: 09:03 Fri 20-Aug-2010 by "Chappers" # permalink comment
Comment: They were giving out bottles of these for free in Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester a week ago - of course I went back for another :)

Think they've just started stocking them at http://www.americansoda.co.uk too


Posted: 04:31 Sat 21-Aug-2010 by "Ben" # permalink comment
Comment: American Soda don't sell UK Mountain Dew Energy, they only sell products from America (which is why they are called "American Soda").

Britvic Soft Drinks Ltd (the producers of the UK Mountain Dew Energy drink) are touring the UK in their Mountain Dew vehicle and giving away free bottles of Mountain Dew Energy. Details here http://www.facebook.com/MountainDewUK


Posted: 16:32 Tue 24-Aug-2010 by "Marshall" # permalink comment
Comment: I have not found Mountain Dew energy anywere but in France,Had a drink of Mountain Dew Code Red and it taste abit like 7Up cherry.I remember the uk version had a taste like Citrus polos remember them.
Posted: 21:37 Tue 24-Aug-2010 by "Nick T" # permalink comment
Comment: On the day when record numbers of pupils achieved record levels of passes, dearly beloved let us remember punctuation, and the joy it gave to so many.
Posted: 08:06 Wed 25-Aug-2010 by Zeddy # permalink comment
Comment: That's not part of the curriculum.
Posted: 17:51 Wed 25-Aug-2010 by "Kdabriah" # permalink comment
Comment: Mountain Dew Energy Is Sprite.
Posted: 18:10 Wed 25-Aug-2010 by Zeddy # permalink comment
Comment: There's an "h" there, not a "p" and "r".
Posted: 10:28 Thu 26-Aug-2010 by "Kdabrriah" # permalink comment
Comment: Yeah I was being funny Zeddy.
Posted: 20:34 Sun 12-Sep-2010 by "Me" # permalink comment
Comment: Just thought I would let anyone interested know, I bought a case of bottles of Mountain Dew Energy at Costco for around 7 pounds, today.
Posted: 15:29 Mon 20-Sep-2010 by "Mark" # permalink comment
Comment: Mountain dew energy tastes NOTHING like real mountain dew . Real dew taste can only be found in drinks containing high fructose corn syrup, sadly sugar just ruins the flavour.
Posted: 00:51 Sat 16-Oct-2010 by "Fried Nerves" # permalink comment
Comment: It seems to have spread wider now -- until recently only Saino's seemed to stock it, but I've spied it in the wild elsewhere now.

A friend of mine is working on a promotional tour for it and he's got a van load of the stuff that he's been giving away up and down the country. While I much prefer the US version -- you can't beat high-fructose corn syrup for a sugar rush, and the flavour isn't quite right somehow -- he keeps supplying me with as much as I can consume I suppose I have no real complaints.


Posted: 17:31 Tue 19-Oct-2010 by "Scarlett" # permalink comment
Comment: I wish they did a sugar-free version of this stuff, like the sweet, sweet nectar that is regular sugar-free American Mountain Dew.

Also Vanilla Coke rocked, I lived off it for years. Cherries are both ubiquitous and disgusting. Pepsi Max Cino's gone, and the lime one, and most of the flavoured (regular and diet) coke range. We poor U.K. people need more variety in our caffeinated soft drinks!


Posted: 22:30 Sat 22-Oct-2011 by "Richard" # permalink comment
Comment: You can buy American Sweets and Drinks in the UK fromhttp://www.americangoodies.co.uk too
Posted: 13:45 Mon 09-Jan-2012 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: Sorry, I was going to do a new sighting this week but haven't found anything particularly interesting - but, in the meantime, via the ever-entertaining http://www.npr.org/programs/wait-wait-dont-tell-me/

comes this (urban-legendish-sounding) story of Pepsi saying that a customer couldn't have found a mouse in a can of Mountain Dew, because... Mountain Dew is so corrosive it would have dissolved away :) http://www.npr.org/ [URL display truncated]


Posted: 23:12 Mon 09-Jan-2012 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: More on the Mountain Dew mouse - it sounds like an urban myth, but is currently believed to be true...

http://www.snopes.com/medical/potables/mountaindewmouse.asp

(best bit: "If a mouse is submerged in a fluid with the acidity of Mountain Dew, the following will occur due to the normal acidity of the fluid:

a. Between four days to at most seven days in the fluid, the mouse will have no calcium in its bones and bony structures.

b. Within four to seven days in the fluid, the mouse's abdominal structure will rupture. Its cranial cavity (head) is also likely to rupture within that time period.

c. By 30 days of exposure to the fluid, all of the mouse's structures will have disintegrated to the point the structures (excepting possibly a portion of the tail) will not be recognizable and, therefore, the animal itself will not be recognizable. Instead, after 30 days in the fluid, the mouse will have been transformed into a "jelly-like" substance.")


Posted: 19:27 Tue 10-Jan-2012 by "Nick T" # permalink comment
Comment: Homer says: "Mmmm... jelly-like substance..."
Posted: 09:14 Wed 11-Jan-2012 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: I was only just getting over the news that "McDonald's, Burger King and Taco Bell have agreed to discontinue the use of ammoniated boneless lean beef trimmings, a/k/a Pink Slime"...

http://www.metafilter.com/111481/Pink-Slimed


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