Taco Bell's New Breakfast Drink: '17 Teaspoons of Sugar'

Restaurant blends Mountain Dew, orange juice
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Sep 4, 2012 4:17 PM CDT
This file photo shows a Taco Bell restaurant in Richmond, Va.   (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

(Newser) – 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.

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