REVIEW: Mountain Dew Dark Berry

Written by | June 19, 2012

Topics: 6 Rating, Mountain Dew, Soda

Mountain Dew Dark Berry

The new, limited time only Mountain Dew Dark Berry is Mountain Dew with a blast of mixed berry. I think it’s fitting that this new Mountain Dew is berry flavored because berry is the fruit of justice.

Actually, I’m not 100 percent sure berry is the fruit of justice. But, when I say, “berry is the fruit of justice” in Batman’s raspy voice, it makes it sound like it is. Although, now that I think about it, if I said, “kumquats are the fruits of justice” or “cherimoya is the fruit of justice” in Batman’s voice, they also sound legit.

Actually, I don’t think there is a fruit of justice. There’s the TV show Sword of Justice, the Super Friends’ Hall of Justice, King Henry I was known as the Lion of Justice, and there’s 1990 National League Rookie of the Year David Justice, but no fruit of justice. Well, berry should be the fruit of justice because berries and justice can both end up sweet or sour.

I should let you know I wrote the previous paragraphs with Christian Bale’s Batman voice in my head. Well, I think it’s Christian Bale’s Batman voice, because I kind of forgot what it sounds like. So instead of re-watching the Christopher Nolan Batman movies, I just did a mashup with Keanu Reeves’ voice from The Matrix with Nicolas Cage’s voice from any movie he’s been in.

Mountain Dew Dark Berry, or as the lazy bottle says, Mtn Dew Dark Berry, has a dark purple color, which is fitting because purple is the color of justice.

Okay, again, I’m not 100 percent sure purple is the color of justice, but it might be because purple is the color of Daphne’s dress in Scooby Doo, and Scooby Doo is all about justice. Yes, I’m totally stretching it, but I really wish this Dew was blue in color so I could say blue is the color of justice because it’s one of the siren light colors on top of cop cars.

Mountain Dew Dark Berry has a berry aroma and flavor very similar to Mountain Dew Voltage, the raspberry citrus-flavored Dew that won the first Dewmocracy. Although, Dark Berry is supposed to be mixed berry, it tastes mostly like raspberries and at times it reminds me of a Louie-Bloo Raspberry Otter Pop. There’s also the obligatory citrus flavor in Mountain Dew Dark Berry, but it’s subDEWed.

Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.

Mountain Dew Dark Berry Closeup

I like Mountain Dew Dark Berry because it has a pleasant, sweet berry flavor with a hint of citrus, and a decent amount of sweet, sweet caffeine (91 mg per 20-ounce bottle). But just like Batman is haunted by the images of his parents being murdered in front of him, I can’t get out of my mind that I’ve had this Mountain Dew flavor before.

(Disclosure: I received this bottle of Mountain Dew Dark Berry for free from the folks at Mountain Dew in order to review it. I should also disclose I’m Batman.)

(Nutrition Facts – 20 ounces – 290 calories, 0 grams of fat, 105 milligrams of sodium, 77 grams of carbohydrates, 77 grams of sugar, and 0 grams of protein.)

Item: Mountain Dew Dark Berry
Purchased Price: FREE
Size: 20 ounces
Purchased at: Received from the folks at Mountain Dew
Rating: 6 out of 10
Pros: Nice berry flavor. Sweet, sweet caffeine. The rebooted Batman series. Louie-Bloo Raspberry Otter Pops. Reading this review out loud using Christian Bale’s Batman voice.
Cons: Tastes too much like another Mountain Dew flavor. Might be too sweet for some. Remember that time Jim Carrey was The Riddler? The Dark Knight Rises is the last Christopher Nolan Batman movie.






12 Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. Brian Feliciano says:

    May i have the dark berry label

  2. Junior says:

    Jesus. 77 Grams of sugar..

  3. B-Rizzle says:

    I also thought it smelt like Mountain Dew Voltage. It tasted pretty good, though it had too much of a raspberry taste to it.

    • criticdude says:

      Before I tried this product MD said in was a new flavor but I was disappointed that it really tasted like MD Voltage. I was hoping in might have a more striking flavor like MD Pitch Black. Because MD Dark Berry was so close to Voltage I felt ripped off. Also, Pepsi Co. if any one reads this, most MD drinkers would like Game Fuel to be a regular flavor. I’m guessing Pepsi just wants to keep using the flavor as a marketing tool instead of giving customers what they want.

  4. imgovtdrone says:

    Love how you posed the Mountain Dew Dark Berry on a rock to show how it is rugged yet has a touch of whimsy.

  5. Cat says:

    I think Christian Bale’s Batman sounds like cookie monster.

  6. Shawn says:

    It sounds like Mtn Dew Ultra Violet. They’re both mixed berries and both are purple.

  7. Nick Rovo says:

    Purple is a combination of red and blue. So instead of it being one of the siren colors on a cop car it’s both of them at once! Which means it is definitely the color of justice;]

  8. milkandspoon says:

    Haha i also read this in Christian Bale’s “raspy” voice; interesting to see a different variety of Mtn Dew..im hoping its gonna start hitting up the UK soon..love it!

  9. nobody says:

    Has a bitter-grape taste (bitter grapes are used partially in some wines). Leaves an after-taste a bit like pomegranate and a slight numbing sensation. I bought 2 cases and will be giving most of them away. Much prefer voltage or white-out.

  10. Zander says:

    I just came across a bottle of this stuff, and even though it expired back in June, I had to give it a try. OMG, I am in love with this stuff, and can’t believe that it’s already been sent out to pasture. :(

    Reminds me of a blue Icee, and I’m hoping that they’ll bring this back in the future. Fingers crossed!



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