REVIEW: Mtn Dew Baja Flash and Baja Punch

Mtn Dew Baja Flash and Baja Punch Cans

Mtn Dew is not only good at making caffeinated fruity sodas, but it’s also good at giving those caffeinated fruity flavored beverages unique names. Think of all the Dew varieties that have ever existed and their names. Beyond Pitch Black and Pitch Black II and the Game Fuel offerings, there haven’t been many that reuse monikers.

But the popular Baja Blast now has to share its first name with new varieties — Baja Flash and Baja Punch.

With it being a pineapple coconut-flavored Dew, I’m surprised Baja Flash wasn’t called Baja Colada. Because it didn’t, I wondered if Mtn Dew was hesitant to give the soda a boozy-sounding name, but then remembered that time it offered its Spiked Lemonade line, Dew Shine, and Johnson City Gold. Also, I would’ve preferred Baja Colada because Baja Flash sounds like it would be a better name for a dune buggy.

Mtn Dew Baja Flash Closeup

As I poured some into my glass, I could smell the sweet coconut more than the golden fruit. Also, the pineapple isn’t as prevalent as the coconut when it comes to taste, but its flavor seems to stick out more in the aftertaste. The coconut might turn off some folks, but I dug it.

Pineapple isn’t new to the DEWniverse. There’s the pineapple-flavored Maui Burst, which is one of my all-time favorite Dew varieties. This isn’t as great as Maui Burst, but it’s a fine tasting Dew.

One last thing. While drinking it, one adjective that came to mind was creamy. There’s nothing creamy texture-wise, it drinks like any other soda, but the coconut flavor has me thinking it. Maybe my mind is too occupied with building a dune buggy called Baja Flash to think straight.

Mtn Dew Baja Punch Closeup

While I have no alternative names for Baja Punch, there’s a possibility that its name is a new one for Mtn Dew Solar Flare, which was a 7-Eleven fountain exclusive way back in 2014. Or it could be another name for Mtn Dew Southern Shock, a Bojangles exclusive last year. Both also are described as Dew with a tropical punch flavor. Oddly, I didn’t try either one, but Baja Punch does taste familiar to me.

When I first opened it, I smelled mango. After pouring it into the glass, I smelled pineapple. But when I drink it, I get a bit of cherry and something citrusy that could be pineapple. It’s definitely tropical punch flavored. Again, it reminds me of another Dew flavor, but I’m not sure which one. It also tastes less sweet than Baja Flash, but again, my mind might be distracted by thoughts of dune buggies.

Overall, Baja Punch is tasty, but my taste buds prefer Baja Flash.

Purchased Price: More than anyone should pay on eBay
Size: 12 fl oz cans
Purchased at: eBay
Rating: 8 out of 10 (Baja Flash), 7 out of 10 (Baja Punch)
Nutrition Facts: (12 fl oz) Baja Flash – 170 calories, 0 grams of fat, 55 milligrams of sodium, 44 grams of carbohydrates, 44 grams of sugar, 44 grams of added sugar, 0 grams of protein, and 55 milligrams of caffeine. Baja Punch – 170 calories, 0 grams of fat, 55 milligrams of sodium, 44 grams of carbohydrates, 44 grams of sugar, 44 grams of added sugar, 0 grams of protein, and 54 milligrams of caffeine.

6 thoughts to “REVIEW: Mtn Dew Baja Flash and Baja Punch”

  1. Marvo, you could be tasting hints of Typhoon, a now extinct Dew with a tropical vibe. Or if you have ever had Cactus Cooler, that’s what it really reminds me of. Orange pineapple flavor.

  2. I’ve been waiting to stock up on Baja Blast Zero, I was only able to get three 6-packs of it last year before it disappeared from shelves. I wanna try Baja Flash too. But neither of them have shown up anywhere in the Phoenix metro area if the store locator on their website is accurate…sucks cause other places have had it for a week or two already.

  3. They definitely should have went with Baja Colada instead. It definitely hits that flavor profile. I might even add some rum to make myself a real cheap Pina Colada, lol. It’s very coconut forward but you do get some of the pineapple flavor the more you drink it. I also got a sort of creamy, vanilla type flavor as well. Maui Burst is still my favorite of the pineapple Dews though.

    Still looking for the Punch though. They were sold out at the store I went and only had a few of the Flashes left. Looks like both are a big hit already.

  4. after removing putch blak and not having a caffein free less sugar version i stopped buying.. makes sense for these companies to make it healtiher.. not change anything.. i would down soda more if they gave a shit about health.. im not coming bak to dew.. u r a dissapointment

  5. Huh, I actually thought the coconut in the Flash was more subdued than other pina colada flavored drinks.
    As for Punch, I actually think it’s the exact same flavor as Tropical Amp Game Fuel (yellow can). Interesting that you smelled mango though. It’s cherry/orange/pineapple.

    1. Every single time orange/pineapple hit my taste buds “together” ….. I get AT LEAST a hint of mango somewhere….. isn’t that odd….. it may be just a hint only thru smell….. or it can be so overwhelming i taste nothing BUT mango….. ITS REALLY strange to me but I have surmised that the “strength” of the “mangoness,” if u will,” seems to have something to do with the orange to pineapple ratio but I haven’t gone as far as figuring out which way twilight more mango…… anyway…..just FYI.

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