Are you a Taco Bell fan? Or perhaps you’re a lover of all things Mountain Dew? If you said yes to both you are in for a great treat, as Taco Bell, along with Pepsi Co.’s Mountain Dew recently announced the restaurant would release a special, limited edition Mountain Dew flavor, available only in three SoCal Restaurants as well as Tucson.
Tucson has long been a proving ground for new releases and experimental services from Taco Bell, so the limited edition beverage isn’t necessarily a surprise, but it is a welcome offering for anyone who either enjoys the experimental Mountain Dew flavors, or who simply likes trying new offerings from fast food chains.
From now until September 28, guests at local Tucson Taco Bell restaurants can order the Mountain Dew Baja Blast Charged Berry as well as Mountain Dew Energy Baja Blast (which is an energy drink variation).
This new flavor takes the original Baja Blast and adds a “swirl of sour strawberry,” according to the writeup provided to QSR Magazine. The beverage isn’t something you can simply order a small for though. In order to try the new Mountain Dew flavor guests will need to purchase the Large.
The energy version of the drink does come with 180 mg of caffeine. The average, 8 ounce cup of coffee, contains about 95 mg. So consumers of the drink will receive the caffeinated dose of about two cups of coffee.
The beverage also includes citicoline. According to Science Direct, citicoline is a dietary supplement that originally started as a prescription drug in Japan. The dietary supplement citicoline is a chemical that occurs naturally within the brain. Individuals who take the supplement are found to experience improvements in their overall memory, specifically their episodic memory. Episodic memory is the brain’s ability to recall previous life experiences. So, naturally, it is included in a caffeinated Mountain Dew beverage.
For anyone who likes the beverage and wants to save it for a later date, customers will also be able to order cans of the Mountain Dew Energy Baja Blast (although the Charged Berry is not available in can form).
Not all of the Tucson-area Taco Bell restaurants will be taking part in the limited edition beverage. If you are interested in sampling the beverage, or if you know anyone who loves all things Mountain Dew (and possibly Taco Bell), the two locations in Tucson include the 1818 East Speedway Blvd. location, as well as the 7140 North Thornydale Road location.