A new drink developed by Pepsi in May of 2001, Mountain Dew: Code Red has the citrus taste of the original greenish Mountain Dew, but with a hint of cherry flavor. Code Red, with the same caffeine level as its other green-colored friend, is also expected to come out in a diet flavor.

A regular 8 oz. drink of Code Red contains Carbonated Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup and/or Sugar, Orange Juice from concentrate, Citric Acid, Sodium polyphosphates, Natural Flavor, Sodium Benzoate (Preserves Freshness), Caffeine, Sodium Citrate, Gum Arabic, Erythorbic Acid (Preserves Freshness), Calcium Disodium EDTA (to protect flavor), Red 40, Potassium benzoate (Preserves Freshness), Brominated Vegetable Oil, Yellow 5 and Blue 1.

Some nutrional facts for this drink:

Calories                   110 
Total Fats(g)                0 
Sodium(mg)                  70 
Potassium(mg)                0 
Total Carbohydrates(g)      31 
Sugars(g)                   30 
Protein(g)                   0 
Caffeine(mg)                37 

Mountain Dew Code Red is now also available in 2-liter bottles, 6 packs, 12 packs and 24 packs.

Personally, I was always scared off by cherry flavored drinks, probably because I hated cherry-flavored medicine in my younger days. As a result, I never tried Cherry Coke or Wild Cherry Pepsi. One day I saw this Code Red drink on the shelves, and I thought, "Hey, this stuff doesn't have cherry. Let me get some!" I ended up loving it. I guess cherry isn't that bad.

Credit attributed to www.mountaindew.com

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