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.
Introduced in 2014, PepsiCo 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.
The drink is available in many flavors and caffeine my vary slightly by flavor and can size.
- Original Dew 90 mg
- Ultra (sugar-free) 90 mg
- Orange Citrus 92 mg
- Fruit Punch 92 mg
- Blueberry Pomegranate 91 mg
- Black Cherry 92 mg
- Midnight Grape 90 mg
- Mango Lime 90 mg
- Blood Orange 68 mg (12 fl oz)
- Raspberry Citrus 90 mg
- Pineapple Orange Mango 90 mg
- 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(original Dew) Carbonated Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup, White Grape Juice Concentrate, Concentrated Orange Juice, Citric Acid, Sodium Polyphosphates (to Protect Flavor), Natural Flavor, Potassium Sorbate (preserves Freshness), Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C), Caffeine, Gum Arabic, Acesulfame Potassium, Sucralose, Niacinamide, Calcium Disodium Edta (to Protect Flavor), Glycerol Ester Of Rosin, Calcium Pantothenate, Yellow 5, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (vitamin B6)
Includes 20 grams of sugar (per 16 ounces) for a total of 80 calories.
Is Mountain Dew Kickstart high in caffeine?
Mountain Dew Kickstart contains 90 mg of caffeine in a 16 fl oz can.
This equates to 5.62 mg of caffeine for every fl oz and 19.02 mg for every 100 ml.