New Mountain Dew flavor decided by the people; And the people, are wrong!
I’m sure everyone by now has tried the three test flavors of Mt Dew; Supernova, Revolution and Voltage. I mentioned them at the bottom of an article back in May. Pepsi released the three flavors and promoted a contest where people would try all three flavors and then vote for their favorite. Each flavor was designed based on people logging into the Dewmocracy website, playing a game, and deciding what types of flavor extensions they would like to see. After testing the flavors, the people would log back into Dewmocracy.com and vote for their favorite. Well the flavor battle was waged and it was a tough battle indeed. Since the people would decide the outcome, propaganda and campaign posters and images promoting certain flavors were put up everywhere.
I don’t remember seeing any commercials but images like the posters above were all over the internets. I myself tried them several months ago and found Supernova was my favorite. Voltage wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t great (but the name Voltage was my favorite). So Pepsi tallied up the votes and a winner has been decided. If you haven’t tasted any of the three test flavors, you better get out there and buy some because the two losing flavors are going to be disappearing in the next few weeks. I myself bought some more of the losing flavors earlier this week because I new they’d be leaving shelves soon.
Now, without further ado, Pepsi announced this week that the winner of the Dewmocracy Challenge was…
Mountain Dew Voltage. My initial reaction is mixed, because my first tastings had, as I mentioned, Supernova as my favorite and Voltage as my least favorite. I’m going to redo my initial tasting with the stock of Mt Dews I just purchased to see if I can get a different second opinion.
After the Mt Dew announcement this week, I ran to the gas station and picked up some bottles of Voltage, Supernova and Revolution to try my second taste test and noticed they had placed the three Dew flavors on clearance at 2/$2.00. While grabbing them, I also spotted the newest limited edition Pepsi flavor, Pepsi NFL Kickoff. I had read about it several months ago and I’ve been looking for it ever since. It finally showed up here in Jax after months of searching.
Pepsi NFL Kickoff is a promotion with the NFL (duh!) to promote the 2008-2009 football season. The flavor is Pepsi with an extra “kick” of lemon.
Many people are saying this is just a re-branding of Pepsi Twist, however it’s not exactly the same. The lemon “kick” is less pronounced here than it was in original Pepsi Twist (at least, to me). I had some extra cans of Diet Pepsi Twist that I could taste against it, and it wasn’t the same. Close, but not the same. I like it though (just like I enjoyed Pepsi Twist when it was available here in the States).
So, that’s your soda news for this Friday. I gave you guys two articles this week because I missed last week due to serious iPhone engrossment. Also, everyone has been asking how we are doing here in Jacksonville with Fay and all, and I thank everyone for their concern. We are doing okay. Both Steph and I are off today due to the storm closing our respective offices but the weather has mostly stopped in the last few hours. We were getting tons of rain and wind for a while, but it looks like the sun is trying to peak out from the clouds. So, the worst is passed.
Have a good weekend everyone.