Sugar Returns to Mountain Dew this April


Rejoice! The eerily official drink of the gamer nation ditches the corn syrup for the real thing.

Professional athletes have Gatorade, NASCAR drivers have Budweiser and gamers? Well, we have Mountain Dew, of course. That sweet, delicious slurm of the gods, that for reasons science has yet to explain, is inexplicably loved by gamers around the world. Put a case of the green stuff anywhere near a pack of the thirsty lot and it’ll be gone faster than you can say “whimmy wham wham wozzle.”

Unfortunately, the two largest soda manufacturers in the US, Coca-Cola and Pepsi, stopped using real cane sugar in its drinks back in 1984 when high fructose corn syrup became a viable alternative. To it’s wallets? Yes. To our palettes? One only needs to pick up a south of the border bottle of Mexican Coke, which is still made with real sugar, to realize that we got hosed.

Come this April, Pepsi will be giving us a taste of the good life once more as it plans to release two repackaged sodas, “Pepsi Throwback” and “Mountain Dew Throwback,” both with sugar as opposed to the corn stuff. Both trademarks and logos for the new brands were spotted in the Trademark Office’s search system by as well.

The worst thing that can happen is that this somehow makes Mountain Dew more delicious and then Pepsi takes it away, leaving gamers to roam the ends of the Earth forever, looking for one last drop of the fabled substance. If they were ever to rerelease Game Fuel with real sugar, I’d be stockpiling for days.

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