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In addition to PepsiCo's Mountain Dew, Coca-Cola's Sprite or Dr Pepper's Sun Drop, there are a variety of smaller or regional brands for citrus soda. Several of these brands include the word "Mountain" in their name to help describe their product, a nod to Mountain Dew's leading market position.
Big K Citrus Drop is the generic version of Mountain Dew sold at Kroger stores. Its name plays another citrus drink, Sun Drop, which claims that its introduction in 1928 makes it the first soft drink marketed in this category, earlier than Mountain Dew. The brand's slogan is "Pop the Drop" which is analogous to Mountain Dew's former "Do the Dew" slogan. Citrus Drop contains 26.2 mg of caffeine, while Diet Citrus Drop contains 25.1 mg. The Xtreme version tastes the same, but contains more caffeine than the original Citrus Drop, and comes in a 'tribal' themed can. According to Kroger's customer service, Diet Citrus Drop Xtreme has 70.9 mg of caffeine per 12 US fl oz (350 ml) can. The slogan is "Citrus With Attitude".
This is the Stewart's Shops equivalent to Mountain Dew available in upstate New York and Vermont.
This was the Sodastream version of Mountain Dew, sold as a syrup for their home carbonation device. This flavor was sold in standard and diet varieties, both of which use Splenda as part or all of the sweetening agent, instead of aspartame or high-fructose corn syrup. Fountain Mist was discontinued as part of their brand overhaul in mid-2015.
Ingredients: CARBONATED WATER, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, ORANGE JUICE FROM CONCENTRATE, NATURAL FLAVORS, CITRIC ACID, POTASSIUM SORBATE (A PRESERVATIVE), GUM ACACIA, POTASSIUM CITRATE, CAFFEINE, CALCIUM DISODIUM EDTA (TO PROTECT FLAVOR), YELLOW 5, BROMINATED VEGETABLE OIL. Source: HANNAFORD BROS. CO.
HEB Citrus Rush is distributed by Texas grocery chain H-E-B. H-E-B has compared the soda to Mountain Dew as a part of its “Texas Showdown” campaign.
Hillbilly Holler is a generic version of Mountain Dew sold at Fareway stores. Rather than being a direct play on the name Mountain Dew, this name and some other generics make reference to the song, Good Old Mountain Dew, which praises the moonshine brewed in the Appalachian Mountains. Hillbilly and Holler are words referring to Appalachian Mountain life. The taste falls somewhere between Mello Yello and Mountain Dew.
Kountry Mist is the generic version of Mountain Dew sold at Winn-Dixie stores.
Moon Mist is the Mountain Dew clone sold by Faygo, and is distributed in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and Central Southern regions of the United States.
Mountain Breeze is the Safeway SELECT generic answer to Mountain Dew. The taste of the soda is much the same as Mountain Dew, with a few noticeable differences. Mountain Dew is a bit tangier than its Safeway SELECT counterpart, which focuses more on sweetness.[ citation needed ] One 12 oz. can of Mountain Breeze contains 0 calories, 0 mg of sodium, 0g total Carbohydrate, 0g of sugar, and the following ingredients: carbonated water, high-fructose corn syrup, citric acid, sodium benzoate, orange juice concentrate, sodium citrate, caffeine, natural flavors, artificial flavors, ester gum and Yellow 5. The design of a Mountain Breeze soda can also bears a great resemblance to an older Mountain Dew can, more so than many of the generic citrus sodas. Safeway Select has replaced the brand name with Refreshe.
Mountain Charge is the Mountain dew inspired citrus soda available at ShopRite stores.
Super Chill Mt. Chill is manufactured by SuperValu and can be found at Festival Foods, Sentry Foods, Cub Foods, County Market, Albertsons, and Jewel-Osco. Contains 48g of sugar, 180 calories. The punk band Crucial Dudes has titled a song "Mt. Chill, You're Climbin'" in honor of this product.
Mountain Drive is the generic version of Mountain Dew sold at Hy-Vee stores, also available in diet. Formerly known as Heee Haw.
The Our Family version of Mountain Dew.
Mountain Drops contains 20 more calories, one more gram of carbohydrates, and one more gram of sugar than Mountain Dew. This generic soda does not use any orange juice.
This is the Clover Valley brand sold at Dollar General.
Sold exclusively at Aldi stores.
Similar ingredients. Mountain Frost has the same amount of sugar, which is 47 grams.
Mountain Fury is a Mountain Dew taste-alike produced and distributed by the Milwaukee-based Roundy's for their Pick n' Save, Rainbow, Copps and Mariano's stores in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois. Diet Mountain Fury is also available. Mountain Fury has a caffeine content of 41.8 mg per 12 oz. can.
Mountain Holler is a generic brand soft drink similar to Mountain Dew and is sold exclusively at Save-A-Lot grocery stores. [ citation needed ] It has a small group following around the U.S. [ citation needed ] Its taste is closer to Surge than Mountain Dew. [ citation needed ]
Ingredients of Mountain Holler are: Carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, citric acid, sodium benzoate, natural flavor, concentrated orange juice, caffeine, gum arabic, sodium citrate, EDTA, brominated vegetable oil, yellow 5.
Mountain Holler also has a few extensions of its flavors, also similar to Mountain Dew. Mountain Holler Red Howl is similar to Code Red or even the limited time Game Fuel, and Mountain Holler Avalanche is similar to Whiteout.
Diet Mountain Holler is also available.
Mountain Lightning is a Wal-Mart soft drink brand that resembles Mountain Dew. On the can, there is a picture of two mountains and lightning bolts surrounding it and the color scheme resembles that of Mountain Dew's. It's a less expensive alternative to Mountain Dew with less caffeine. One can presume that its name was chosen due to both brand names being alternative for moonshine.
Mountain Lion is the Food Lion equivalent to Mountain Dew. It is available in cans and PET bottles. Like all Food Lion diet drinks, Diet Mountain Lion is no longer sweetened with Splenda, and they now use aspartame. Mountain Lion tastes very similar to Mountain Dew and Mello Yello. Diet Mountain Lion is sweeter than Diet Mountain Dew. Mountain Lion contains about the same amount of caffeine as Mountain Dew. Mountain Lion can be found at Sweetbay Markets.
Mountain Lion ingredients : carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, citric acid, orange juice concentrate, natural flavor, potassium benzoate, gum arabic, potassium citrate, caffeine, calcium disodium EDTA, yellow #5, brominated vegetable oil.
Mountain Maze is the Mountain Dew-like soda sold exclusively at Albertsons stores.
Mountain Mellow (a cross between Mountain Dew and Mello Yello) is the Western Family and Shurfine brand Mountain Dew knockoff, sold in some areas with the subtitle "citrus soda." "Mountain Mellow" is sold (under the Western Family banner) in Mega Foods, Lowe's Market in Texas and other stores in the northwest of the U.S.A., and under the Shurfine banner in many areas of the Northeast.
Mountain Mist has made some cameo appearances in Malcolm in the Middle.
Mountain Rapids is the "Smart Sense" brand's Mountain Dew-based soda available at Kmart stores.
Mountain Roar is the Harris Teeter equivalent to Mountain Dew. This soda is similar to Mountain Dew in taste, but it has a higher sugar content. Mountain Roar is no longer available at most Harris Teeters, but Diet Mountain Roar can be found at times.
Mountain Rush is manufactured by Shasta and designed to compete with Mountain Dew and Mello Yello.
Mountain Shoutin is a Stop & Shop/Giant-Landover soft drink brand designed to compete with Mountain Dew.
Mountain Shower is the Weis Markets version of a Mountain Dew-type soda.
Mountain Splash is the Publix Super Markets brand of generic Mountain Dew. Formerly known as Citrus Hit.
Mountain Summit is the Schnucks store brand of Mountain Dew.
Mountain Tops is the Tops Friendly Markets store brand of Mountain Dew.
Mountain W is the Wegmans stores version of a Mountain Dew style soda.
Mountain Wave is the generic "Nice!" soda brand's version of Mountain Dew available at Walgreens stores.
Ramp is a Giant-Landover soft drink brand designed to compete with Mountain Dew.
Rocky Mist is a Meijer soft drink brand that also resembles Mountain Dew.
Ski is a citrus soda made from orange and lemon juices manufactured by the Double Cola Company. The Double Cola Company of Chattanooga, Tennessee originally got the formulated Ski from Byron Clarson in 1956 who owned a Double Cola-related bottling company in Richland Center, Wisconsin, and trademarked the soda in 1958
Wild Mountain is the Food Club generic brand Mountain Dew available at Brookshire's Food & Pharmacy.
Cola is a sweetened, carbonated soft drink flavored with vanilla, cinnamon, citrus oils and other flavorings. Most contain caffeine, which was originally sourced from the kola nut, leading to the drink's name, though other sources are now also used. Cola became popular worldwide after pharmacist John Pemberton invented Coca-Cola in 1886, which was later imitated by other manufacturers. His non-alcoholic recipe was inspired by the coca wine of pharmacist Angelo Mariani, created in 1863.
Mountain Dew is a carbonated soft drink brand produced and owned by PepsiCo. The original formula was invented in 1940 by Tennessee beverage bottlers Barney and Ally Hartman. A revised formula was created by Bill Bridgforth in 1958. The rights to this formula were obtained by the Tip Corporation of Marion, Virginia. William H. "Bill" Jones of the Tip Corporation further refined the formula, launching that version of Mountain Dew in 1961. In August 1964, the Mountain Dew brand and production rights were acquired from Tip by the Pepsi-Cola company, and the distribution expanded across the United States and Canada.
7 Up is an American brand of lemon-lime-flavored non-caffeinated soft drink. The rights to the brand are held by Keurig Dr Pepper in the United States and by 7 Up international in the rest of the world. The U.S. version of the 7 Up logo includes a red circle between the "7" and "Up"; this red circle has been animated and used as a mascot for the brand as Cool Spot. Before that, the mascot was a fictional character named Fido Dido created by Joanna Ferrone and Sue Rose. He is still used for outside the U.S. for the limited time only 7 Up retro cups.
Surge is a citrus-flavored soft drink first produced in the 1990s by The Coca-Cola Company to compete with Pepsi's Mountain Dew. Surge was advertised as having a more "hardcore" edge, much like Mountain Dew's advertising at the time, in an attempt to lure customers away from Pepsi. It was originally launched in Norway as Urge in 1996, and was so popular that it was released in the United States as Surge in 1997. Lagging sales caused production to be ended in 2003 for most markets.
Fresca is a grapefruit-flavored citrus soft drink created by The Coca-Cola Company. Borrowing the word Fresca from Italian, Spanish and Portuguese, it was first introduced in the United States in 1966. Originally only a sugar-free diet soda, a sugar sweetened version has been introduced in some markets.
Squirt is a caffeine-free, citrus-flavored, carbonated soft drink, created in 1938 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Sun Drop, also marketed as Sundrop, is a citrus-flavored soda produced by Dr. Pepper Snapple Group. It has a yellowish-green color imparted by tartrazine. Among soft drinks, it is known for its high caffeine content. Orange juice is an ingredient in the drink, and remaining pulp matter from the orange juice provides some of the soft drink's taste and appearance.
Shasta Beverages is an American soft drink manufacturer which markets a value-priced soft drink line with a wide variety of soda flavors under the brand name Shasta. The company name is derived from Mount Shasta in Northern California and an associated spring.
Sierra Mist is a lemon-lime flavored soft drink line. Originally introduced by PepsiCo in 1999, it was eventually made available in all United States markets by 2003. The drink was rebranded as Mist Twst in 2016, although it reverted to Sierra Mist in 2018. The brand is aimed at competing with The Coca-Cola Company's Sprite brand and Dr Pepper Snapple Group's 7 Up.
Vault was a sweetened carbonated beverage that was released by The Coca-Cola Company in June 2005 and marketed until December 2011. It was touted as an artificially flavored hybrid energy soda. Coca-Cola was marketing Vault as a combination with the slogan "Drinks like a soda, kicks like an energy drink," as well as "The Taste. The Quench. The Kick." "Get it done, and then some," "Chug & Charge," and "Get to it!"
Slice is a line of fruit-flavored soft drinks originally manufactured by PepsiCo and introduced in 1984 but discontinued by PepsiCo in the United States in the late 2000s. Slice was reintroduced in the United States and Canada by New Slice Ventures LLC, who acquired the trademark rights in those countries. Slice was also reintroduced in India by PepsiCo in 2008 as a Mango-flavoured fruit drink and currently advertised as Tropicana Slice.
Monster Beverage Corporation is an American beverage company that manufactures energy drinks including Monster Energy, Relentless and Burn. The company was originally founded as Hansen's in 1935 in Southern California, originally selling juice products. The company renamed itself as Monster Beverage in 2012, and then sold their Hansen's juices and sodas and their other non-energy drink brands to The Coca-Cola Company in 2015.
Sunkist is a brand of primarily orange flavored soft drinks that launched in 1979.
The Pepsi-Cola Made with Real Sugar, formerly called Pepsi Throwback, is a brand of soft drink sold by PepsiCo in the United States for its flagship Pepsi brand. The drink is named as such because it is flavored with cane sugar and beet sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup, which soft drink companies used to replace sugar in the 1980s. In addition, these drinks use retro packaging. In June 2014, the Pepsi Throwback name was replaced by the current name, which continues to be made without high fructose corn syrup. As of April 2020 it received a new logo. The "throwback" name was also used for a variant of PepsiCo's citrus-flavored Mountain Dew.
Stars & Stripes is a line of generic soft drinks manufactured by Cott Beverages. It is sold in the United States and Mexico.
Citrus Blast is a caffeine-free, grapefruit-citrus flavored soft drink produced by PepsiCo.