Mountain Dew

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Woman Reaching for Soda Nearly Loses Hand to Alligator

When doing the Dew is a definite don't

(Newser) - A woman trying to get a soda can she dropped into the water in the Everglades had her hand nearly bitten off by an alligator, the AP reports. Kimberly Ann Sexton, 49, was trying to retrieve a Mountain Dew can she dropped on Friday when the animal attacked her hand,... More »

Fuel-Mountain Dew Cocktail Suspected in Boys' Deaths

Two teen boys in Tennessee died, and more have admitted to drinking the blend

(Newser) - Two teen boys in rural Tennessee are dead after apparently drinking a blend of racing fuel and Mountain Dew last week—something others have since admitted to drinking as well. Logan Stephenson, 16, was pronounced dead at his home in Greenbrier on Thursday morning, and the police chief tells WZTV... More »

Today's Horror: Doritos-Flavored Mountain Dew

But it's so far just being tested on college students

(Newser) - It might not be long before you're hearkening back to those halcyon days when you were crunching your Doritos and reaching your red-stained fingers for a bottle of Mountain Dew with which to wash down the whole mass of red-and-green-dye-filled pre-type 2 diabetes. No, soon you could be swigging... More »

School Stops Giving Kids Mountain Dew Before Tests

Principal had read it was beneficial

(Newser) - No more pre-test infusion of sugar and caffeine for these kids. A grandmother complained when she learned that children at a Florida elementary school were getting a dose of Mountain Dew before taking standardized tests, Florida Today reports. They received three tablespoons of the soda, along with some trail mix,... More »

Appalachian Worry: Mountain Dew Mouth

Youth in the region are plagued by rotten teeth, say critics

(Newser) - You've likely heard of meth mouth, the nasty-looking damage to teeth that results from the use of methamphetamine. But Mountain Dew mouth? It's a thing, reports the Salt blog at NPR , and public health advocates in West Virginia and throughout Appalachia say the damage is real and widespread.... More »

Mountain Dew Yanks Ad Over Racism Complaints

It features a goat in a police lineup saying, 'snitches get stitches'

(Newser) - PepsiCo is pulling an online ad for Mountain Dew that was criticized for portraying racial stereotypes and making light of violence toward women. In the 60-second spot developed by black rapper "Tyler, The Creator," a battered white woman is urged by an officer to identify a suspect out... More »

This Now Exists: Mountain Dew Breakfast Drink

A delightful mix of caffeine, Dew flavor, artificial sweeteners, and juice

(Newser) - Just when you thought Americans couldn't get any unhealthier comes this culinary revelation: a Mountain Dew breakfast drink. PepsiCo's carbonated Kickstart rolls out this month, bringing the bleary-eyed masses a mix of "Mountain Dew flavor," caffeine, artificial sweeteners, Vitamins B and C, just 80 calories, and... More »

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

Restaurant blends Mountain Dew, orange juice

(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... More »

Mountain Dew Now Courting More Than Just White Suburbia

Pepsi hopes Lil Wayne can inject 'urban cool'

(Newser) - Mountain Dew doesn't just want to be the soda of choice for young white suburbanites anymore. PepsiCo has launched a new marketing campaign that it hopes can bring what Bloomberg hilariously terms "urban cool" to the brand, starring more diverse endorsers such as Lil Wayne and Mexican-American skateboarder... More »

Pepsi's Mouse-in-a-Can Defense Isn't Reassuring

Calls it a hoax, says rodent would dissolve before opening

(Newser) - An Illinois man is suing PepsiCo after allegedly finding a mouse in his Mountain Dew, and the details just keep getting weirder. In 2009, the man says, he got sick after drinking a can of the soda. After he complained to Pepsi, it sent someone to collect the mouse, and... More »

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