REVIEW: Mtn Dew Fruit Quake

Mtn Dew Fruit Quake Can

The fruitcake is a hot mess of ingredients that somehow became a holiday staple. It’s also one of those things that people either love or instantly throw away when the giver of the fruitcake is not looking.

While I don’t automatically throw away those that I receive, I do treat them like the McRib. I give it a try every year to find out if my taste buds have changed enough that I actually think it’s good, and when I realize nothing has changed, I sigh, gobble the rest up, and then say, “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me 26 times, WHY HAVEN’T I LEARNED MY LESSON?! AM I A MASOCHIST? DO I NOT CARE ABOUT MY TASTE BUDS? SHOULD I CUT OFF MY TONGUE?”

Mtn Dew Fruit Quake Glass

While an actual fruitcake is a complex recipe containing spices, fruit, nuts, and cake, Mtn Dew Fruit Quake’s fruitcake flavor is simple. It starts with a strong, sweet fruit punch taste that I’ve never experienced when it comes to fruitcake, but it’s something that I’ve tasted a few times when it comes to fruit punch-flavored Mountain Dew. After that fades, some fruitcake spices are noticeable, although barely. The addition of spices makes me wonder if there’s a bit of Gingerbread Snap’d’s recipe in Fruit Quake.

Mtn Dew Fruit Quake Graphics

But that’s it, just fruit punch and a smidge of spices that your taste buds might not even notice. There isn’t any cake flavor here, despite Mtn Dew having experience creating the taste with the brand’s Cake-Smash. And, even though the can’s graphics show nuts, the soda lacks the flavor of nuts. But if it did have it, that would be impressive and a bit odd.

Speaking of weird, the soda’s aroma has an expected intense fruitiness, but at times there’s a little something that reminds me of egg nog that probably comes from whatever spice flavors are included. Perhaps Mtn Dew Egg N’gg will be a future holiday variety? Just throwing it out there, PepsiCo.

With Mtn Dew Fruit Quake, I expected a beverage that’s a bit more unusual tasting, much like last year’s Gingerbread Snap’d flavor. So it’s a little disappointing that it’s a fruit punch Dew with a hint of spices that could be easily missed. With that said, it’s a decent tasting Dew that I wouldn’t throw away when no one is looking.

Purchased Price: More than one should pay on eBay
Size: 12-pack 12 oz cans
Purchased at: eBay
Rating: 7 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1 can) 160 calories, 0 grams of fat, 55 milligrams of sodium, 43 grams of carbohydrates, 43 grams of sugar (including 43 (including 43 grams of added sugar), 0 grams of protein, and 54 milligrams of caffeine.

11 thoughts to “REVIEW: Mtn Dew Fruit Quake”


    Hehehe. And yeah…I’ll still be getting a McRib again this year…someday maybe I’ll learn hot to not apparently hate myself.

    1. “Someday maybe I’ll learn hot to not apparently hate myself.” Not me. My self-esteem is worse than Dean Winchester’s, LMAO. Speaking of the McRib, have you ever tried the Banquet BBQ Rib TV dinner? It’s kinda like a McRib, and it’s pretty good, IMHO.

  2. Unpopular opinion time, but Snap’d is one of my favorites, specifically because of those spices. It was like PepsiCo had made a flavor just for me (and apparently only me). I had hoped the spices would make a return appearance in this year’s flavor, but fruit punch is one I have a hard time mustering any enthusiasm for. I’ll definitely try Fruit Quake, once I find it in the wild, but I’ll have to see if it is worthy of stocking up on.
    (For the record, an ‘Eggnog’d’ Dew would be… something… but hey, I would give it a shot.)

  3. It definitely tasted like a Mtn Dew fruit punch. I’m not sure I could tell what specific fruits are in there either. Maybe some cherry, some mango? I don’t know. But its really just a blast of “fruity” really sugary flavor. I might have to get another one though to see if I can pick up on any of the spice flavor on the backend because I didn’t pick any of it up.

  4. I guess my taste buds got confused, I mistook the spices as a floral or flower flavor and it threw me off, big time.

    I’m still deciding if I like this or not. I’ll try another one.

  5. I thought it was more of a maraschino cherry flavor, I didn’t hate it but would rather have had the ginger snapd flavor back

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