REVIEW: Limited Edition 2022 Mtn Dew VooDEW

Limited Edition 2022 Mtn Dew VooDEW Bottle

It’s specDEWlation time! It’s the annual Mtn Dew VooDEW Mystery Flavor Guessing Game! If the previous three years are hints, it’ll be candy. In 2019, it was candy corn. In 2020, it was Skittles-like. In 2021, it was Starburst-like. In 2022… it’s, well, let’s find out.

First off, this smells like Skittles. But there’s no way VooDEW will taste like original Skittles for a second time, right?

So it’s sour, and I taste lemon and some berry, which got me thinking it might be Sour Skittles. Or it could be Sour Patch Kids, although now that I think about it, it might not be because it’s not as sour, and the lemon and berry flavors don’t remind me of the candy. Um, kind of wondering if it could be Lemonheads and, um, Berry Lemonheads? Are berry Lemonheads a thing, and are Lemonheads considered a Halloween candy?

Sour and fruity. Kind of thinking it might taste like a roll of Smarties. It’s a standard Halloween candy because I remember getting it as a kid and putting it in the unwanted candy pile after a night of Trick-or-Treating. They’re usually given out by heartless people. That’s still the case, right? Let me think about what else this could be. Extra caffeine is needed beyond the 91 milligrams in this bottle to help me think. SweeTarts?

Limited Edition 2022 Mtn Dew VooDEW Pour

All right. After pondering, I will base my guess mostly on how it smells. I believe this year’s Mtn Dew VooDEW Mystery Flavor is…Sour Skittles. Oh crap! I forgot to hide my guess using primitive cryptography in the paragraphs above. Argh!

While I’m not 100 percent sure what this year’s VooDEW tastes like, I do know this is one tasty Dew. I love the 2020 version that tasted like Skittles and this one equally. I also love the sourness and how it reminds me of Mtn Dew Pitch Black (which is rumored to return this year).

Limited Edition 2022 Mtn Dew VooDEW History

I hope Mtn Dew never stops with the mystery flavors. It would sadden me if they did quit like other brands.

NOTE: This year’s VooDEW is also available in a Zero Sugar version.

Purchased Price: More than anyone should pay for a bottle of soda
Size: 20 oz bottle
Purchased at: eBay
Rating: 9 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1 bottle) 270 calories, 0 grams of fat, 95 milligrams of sodium, 72 grams of carbohydrates, 72 grams of sugar (including 72 grams of added sugar), and 0 grams of protein.

22 thoughts to “REVIEW: Limited Edition 2022 Mtn Dew VooDEW”

  1. The Tropical Lemonheads and Berry Lemonheads are some of my favorite candy ever :D. Legit recommend them (they’re not lemon flavored on everything luckily)

    1. 100% I was going to say the same thing! It has to be either smarty’s or sweet tarts, but I’m going with Smarty’s because its a “classic” candy.

    1. I thought 2021 was “fruit chews”?

      I picked up some last year. It finally made it to Hawaii the week of Halloween. I took one sip and was like… “This tastes like Starbursts! This is soooo good!” It was revealed on Halloween to be “fruit chews”.

      Not sure if/when 2023 is going to make it to the island, but I’m really hoping the people saying Sour Patch Kids are correct. I love sour patch kids!

  2. The diet version goes even a little bit harder on the sour/berry combo. Like the author, I also taste like a lemony/citrus flavor up front and then berry as the finish. It does remind me vaguely of smarties and sweeTarts. Could also be sour patch kids inspired. Will be interesting to see what the inspiration was.

  3. I had a feeling that it tasted of lemons and something sweet. At first I guessed Lemonheads, though Sour Skittles is more fitting since it is both sour and sweet.

  4. I’ve always been really bad at guessing flavors, clearly. My first guess was grape something or other. Didn’t even consider a candy, not realizing that there’s an annual Halloween theme (duh). Shows why I’m also not in marketing.

  5. My first thought was sour and lemon. Part of me thinks its too much lemon to be smarties but maybe lemon heads. Not feelin sour skittles. I dont think they would duplicate skittles even a different kind. Im interested to see…

  6. I totally tasted Sweet Tarts. It puzzled me because I never had it before and thought mystery flavors were just flavors that were already out there, we just had to guess, not a new made-up flavor. I took a drink and was like…”Why does it tastes either like Nerds, or Sweet Tarts?”. I was confused. haha. It is too sour to be Smarties in my opinion.

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