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Aug 262007

I picked up a case of the new Mountain Dew flavor Game Fuel over the weekend before having tried it. Big mistake! I liked all the other flavors to date, except the energy drinks. The Orange, Cherry and even Grape were all good, but this one is just not right. It comes in a Halo 3 can called Gaming Fuel and it looks really cool. Don’t let that fool you.

The only way that I can describe the taste is to tell you that it tastes like a cheap Christmas candle smells. It is overly sweet. Another person I asked to try it told me it was really sweet like cotton candy. Probably a better taste people might like over a sweet weird spicy taste like a candle smell, but still not a good quality in a Dew product.

When I saw the package advertise it as an invigorating blast of citrus cherry flavor I made the wrong assumption that maybe they just mixed Code Red [cherry] and Live Wire [orange] together [both great flavors might be good together]. And now I wasted $6 on a case of this stuff that I cannot even give away!

So I tried looking at the ingredients to see what flavors they put in this thing to make it taste so bad and all they list are natural flavors. What are these natural flavors? I might very well be allergic to them and I should be told what they are so I know in case my throat closes on me [I have a slight odd feeling in my throat like when I am having an allergic reaction so there might be something to that statement]. While checking out those very same ingredients I see they add “glycerol ester of wood rosin”. What the heck is that? And what in the world is it doing in a beverage? What purpose does it serve? Anyone? No wonder I thought this drink tasted like a Christmas tree there’s one in there!

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  3 Responses to “New Dew is Spew”

  1. I had a slight allergic reaction to something in this drink. Don’t know what. Emailed Pepsi let’s see what they say about my having a had an allergic reaction to their new product. I have never had any problems with other Dews but this one makes my throat close up.

  2. Finally heard back from Pepsi. I got an email telling me I had to call them. [Pepsi Consumer Relations Department at 1-800-433-2652, between 9a.m. – 6p.m. ET.] So I did. The guy was very helpful and told me the glycerol ester of wood rosin is a stabalizer for their flavors [whatever that means] but would not tell me what the natural flavors were. Saying it was a trade secret [bet if my allergy was bad enough my lawyer could have gotten the ingredients out of them]. I also learned that Mountain Dew has soy oil in it so I won’t be able to drink that any more either. So no more Pepsi products for me, I will have to stick to Coke [it is much better any way].

  3. Got a couple of coupons today for Pepsi Co. Water [better known as Aquafina]. This seems like one of the few Pepsi products I will be drinking from now on.

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