Mountain Dew Kickstart

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Mountain Dew Kickstart 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 Kickstart 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 Kickstart, they recently introduced two new varieties that are designed to be more appealing for nighttime consumption. 

Kickstart Flavors

The drink is available in 12 flavors and caffeine my vary slightly by flavor and can size. 

  1. Original Dew 90 mg
  2. Ultra (sugar-free) 90 mg
  3. Orange Citrus 92 mg
  4. Fruit Punch 92 mg
  5. Blueberry Pomegranate 91 mg
  6. Black Cherry 92 mg
  7. Midnight Grape 90 mg
  8. Mango Lime 90 mg
  9. Blood Orange 68 mg (12 fl oz)
  10. Raspberry Citrus 90 mg
  11. Pineapple Orange Mango 90 mg 
  12. Watermelon: 68 mg (12 fl oz)

Ingredients in Mountain Dew Kickstart

Kickstart 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 Kickstart 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 Kickstart will be able to win enough fans to keep this soft drink in production.

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Ingredients in Mountain Dew Kickstart

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 Comparisons

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

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