For your breakfast tomorrow morning, how does 17 teaspoons of sugar sound? That's what you'll get, according to the Dallas Observer, if you pick up Taco Bell's new morning drink: Mountain Dew mixed with orange juice. Taco Bell hasn't revealed the ratio of Dew to juice in the drink, but the Observer figures on 12 ounces of soda and 8 ounces of OJ, resulting in the 17-teaspoon figure. (Blogger Lauren Drewes Daniels writes that it tastes "like a bet someone lost.")
Taco Bell is trying to reinvent breakfast, an exec explains to ABC News. To that end, it has launched the Mountain Dew AM, as well as a new breakfast sandwich, in 10 states. The sandwich, called the AM Crunchwrap, contains eggs, cheese, meat, and a hashbrown. Taco Bell calls it "a complete breakfast solution." It goes for $2.49, while a regular size Mountain Dew AM is $1.69.