Mountain Dew Kick Start

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Mountain Dew Kick Start is marketed as a healthier way to start your day than a traditional energy drink, soda, coffee, or tea.

Note: In Canada, Kick Start has just 83 mg of caffeine per 473 ml can. 

Pepsi Co. states that Kick Start isn't an energy drink, but an enhanced soft drink. They believe that Mountain Dew fans will turn to this product as a healthier breakfast beverage alternative than regular Mountain Dew.

Because of the success of Kick Start, they recently introduced two new varieties that are designed to be more appealing for nighttime consumption. 

KickStart Flavors

The drink is available in 6 flavors;

  1. Orange Citrus and Fruit Punch (Morning)
  2. Limeade and Black Cherry (Evening)
  3. Pinapple Orange Mango: (Hydrating Booost) 68 mg of caffeine/can
  4. Strawberry Kiwi: (Hydrating Boost) 68 mg of caffeine/can

Ingredients in Mountain Dew Kick Start

Kick Start is 5% fruit juice with artificial sweeteners used to reduce the amount of sugar in the beverage. Besides the 92 mg of caffeine per 16 oz can, Mountain Dew Kick Start has a dose of Vitamin C and B vitamins as well.

The Hydrating Boost flavors contain 10% juice as well as coconut water, but come in 12 floz cans. They have just 60 calories per can by using sweeteners Ace-k and Sucralose. 

Other brands have attempted juice hybrid morning drinks in the past, but failed. It will be interesting to see if Mountain Dew Kick Start will be able to win enough fans to keep this soft drink in production.

Where To Buy Mountain Dew Kick Start

Mountain Dew Kickstart - Orange Citrus 16 Ounces (Pack of 12)

Price: $22.99Available from Amazon / Mountain Dew

Mountain Dew Kickstart - Fruit Punch 16 Ounce Cans (Pack of 15)

Price: $49.95 $26.80Available from Amazon / Mountain Dew

Mountain Dew Kickstart Hydrating Boost Strawberry Kiwi 4 pack (12 oz each)

Price: $13.59Available from Amazon / Mountain Dew

Ingredients in Mountain Dew Kick Start

Orange Citrus
Carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, white grape juice concentrate, concentrated orange juice, citric acid, sodium hexametaphosphate, natural flavor, gum arabic, potassium sorbate, ascorbic acid, caffeine, sodium citrate, acesulfame potassium, sucrose acetate isobutyrate, sucralose, glycerol ester of rosin, sodium benzoate, niacinamide, calcium disodium EDTA, calcium pantothenate, yellow 5, yellow 6, pyridoxine hydrochloride

Pineapple Orange Mango Hydrating Boost

Carbonated water, high-fructose corn syrup, white grape juice concentrate, coconut water concentrate, citric acid, sodium hexametaphosphate, natural and artificial flavor, potassium sorbate, ascorbic acid, gum arabic, caffeine, acesulfame potassium, sucralose, niacinamide, glycerol ester of rosin, calcium disodium edta, calcium pantothenate, sucrose acetate isobutyrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, Yellow 6, and Red 40.

Sugar content: 20 grams (per 16 ounces).

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Caffeine Concentration

Mountain Dew Kick Start contains 5.75 mgs of caffeine per fluid ounce (19.44mg/100 ml).

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