REVIEW: Mtn Dew VooDEW Mystery Flavor

Mtn Dew VooDEW

Update: We also tried the 2020 version! Click here to read our review.

What is Mtn Dew VooDEW?

With traditions that date to back to classical New Orleans and their love of that old religious practice of Vodou, the cursed folks at Mtn Dew have supposedly captured the sugar-filled gris-gris and poured it carefully into their recyclable bottles and shipped it to modern stores just in time for Halloween.

How is it?

It’s described as a “mystery flavor,” probably to add to the pulse-pounding fear when guzzling the brew. Upon the first swallow, I’m picking up a hint of not the decrepit walking dead that has so very often been in tales of voodoo, but instead the taste of a decidedly non-spooky fall carnival, in liquidic form: swirls of cotton candy and candy corn and sticky creamsicles abound about.

Mtn Dew VooDEW 2

Sadly, a little goes as looong way. Sweeter than Marie Laveau on an October night, after about one-third of the bottle, I could feel those sugary jitters crawl up my spine as I wrote this with only a mere five minutes to midnight. I could already tell I’ll be roused for a few coming hours now, so I capped the bottle and stored it away for a sleepy mid-day treat. The mixture of high fructose corn syrup, ester of rosin, and sucrose acetate isobutyrate is a wakeful mix.

Is there anything else you need to know?

While we may find out just what the mystery flavor of VooDEW is in a few of weeks, the true mysteries of Louisiana voodoo are not be trifled with, despite what the tourism banners in the French Quarter might tempt you with.


Albeit a tad early for the autumn festivities that it was obviously designed for, the VooDEW moniker is a tad misleading, delivering a sugary soda that, like a diabolical voodoo doll, hits all the main sweet spots and then a few of the not-so-sweet ones. Down a bottle at your own risk!

Purchased Price: $1.89
Size: 20 oz. bottle
Purchased at: Crest Supermarkets
Rating: 6 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (20 oz.) 270 calories, 0 grams of fat, 90 milligrams of sodium, 73 grams of carbohydrates, 73 grams of sugar, and 0 grams of protein.

5 thoughts to “REVIEW: Mtn Dew VooDEW Mystery Flavor”

  1. Sounds like a flavor I’d be happy to let freeze for a while. Moutain Dew slushies!!

  2. Ive spoken with a PepsiCo rep and he confirmed that the mystery flavor is that of a “certain rainbow candy” (skittles). The whole “cotton candy/creamsicle/candy apple” discussions can now stop

  3. I see your reply Justin, but it tastes like Starburst to me (I know there are many arguments SOMEWHERE on the web that they’re the same candy but different, but the first flavor to hit me is strawberry starburst.

    1. Tasted like starbursts that had been out in the sun for a week. The look of the sofa looked like someone took lake water and a white stick of children’s chalk and shook em together. Made my taste buds feel like they were in shock and made water taste freaky after. Wouldn’t recommend unless you’re trying to wake up or feel like you’re picking the muddy part of a beach.

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