May 5, 2022

The Mountain Is On Fire

Mountain Dew: Flamin' Hot
PepsiCo (2022)
I was hoping to find a zero sugar version of this to try, but I've made so many exceptions with my diet this month that I finally just said to hell with it.  I can go back to eating healthy in May, but I've got to know what a Flamin' Hot Mountain Dew tastes like.

This is a surprisingly great soda - much better than most of the Mountain Dew variations that I've tried over the past few years.  It's got just the right amount of spice, and the way that it blends with the citrus reminds me of the way that an ice cold ginger beer can be hot, yet cool and refreshing at the same time.  It's not the kind of sensation that is likely to make you run for a piece of bread to lessen the burn, but it's not subtle either.  If they made a diet version of this, I'd drink it all the time.