When a Reddit user posted that someone was handing out samples of Doritos-flavored Mountain Dew at the Kent State campus, other users were skeptical. It couldn’t be real, right?
But it is. According to Quartz, a Pepsi spokesperson confirmed that Doritos-flavored “Dewitos” Mountain Dew test was real.
“We are always testing out new flavors of Mountain Dew, and giving our fans a voice in helping decide on the next new product has always been important to us,” said the spokesperson in a press statement. “We opened up the DEW flavor vault and gave students a chance to try this Doritos-inspired flavor as part of a small program at colleges and universities.”
Let’s all take a moment to daydream about an actual Mountain Dew vault, buried deep under the Mountain Dew…mountain (which is next to the Tropicana orange grove), guarded by clones of the original Quaker Oats pacifist. ( Did you know Pepsico has at least 22 billion-dollar brands? That’s scary.)
Daydream over! The Reddit user who tried the New Dew goes to Kent State University (or at least tried it there). He goes on to say that the concoction, “…wasn’t that disgusting. It tasted like orange with a doritos after taste. It tasted like straight doritos afterwards though. Weirdest thing I’ve ever drunken.”
So who knows if this — if we’re being honest — inevitable abomination will ever go wide. But with two brands so intertwined? It wouldn’t be much of a shock…not as much of a shock as Mountain Dew Voltage, at least
According to the Reddit user who tried the room-temperature Doritos-flavored Mountain Dew, the experience was surprisingly not awful.
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