REVIEW: Mtn Dew Star Spangled Splash, Freedom Fusion, and Liberty Chill

Do the Dew in red, white, and blue! Woo hoo! Although one isn’t really new. Get into the Fourth of July groove!

According to their cans, Mtn Dew Star Spangled Splash (red) is a Dew with a blast of red berry, while Freedom Fusion (white) has peach and lemonade flavors, and Liberty Chill (blue) is a combination of 50 flavors. If you have an encyclopeDEWia of Dew knowledge in your head, that last one might seem familiar to you, and it should be because it’s the same description as the equally patriotic-named Liberty Brew. I get the feeling that the name change was brought upon because some folks might think with “brew” in its name, it might have alcohol since Mtn Dew has gotten into the adult beverage game.

Let’s start with Liberty Chill and its 50 flavors, which I assume represent the 50 states. If Puerto Rico and/or Washington DC become states someday, we can look forward to Dews with 51 or 52 flavors. From what I’ve read, this is just a renamed Liberty Brew. I don’t remember drinking it, but we did review it when it came out in 2019. It comes in a color that makes me want to feed it cookies and then remind it that cookies are a sometimes food. And all those 50 flavors amount to a soda that reminds me of blue raspberry with a floral finish. It’s a pleasant soda I wouldn’t mind tasting and feeding cookies to every summer.

Star Spangled Splash has a familiar Dew taste. It smells like fruit punch, and it kind of reminds me of fruit punch. There’s a noticeable cherry flavor, which Mtn Dew uses in a couple of its most popular varieties — Code Red and Game Fuel Citrus Cherry. But I also notice some strawberry, which needs to be in more Mtn Dew releases. Maybe my mind is taking the “red berry” thing a bit far. Overall, it’s good, but it isn’t really a unique-tasting Dew. If you like the other red flavors I mentioned in this paragraph, then I imagine you’ll like this.

Finally, we have my favorite of the bunch — Freedom Fusion. The Dew rumor mill (DEWmor Mill?) said there was supposed to be a peach-flavored Dew exclusively at Wawa earlier this year, but that was scrapped. Instead, the entire country gets to enjoy this peach and lemonade Dew. I’m not sure I taste the lemonade, but I do taste the peach, which reminds me of other peach drinks I’ve had. It even has a pleasant peach aroma without a hint of lemonade. There’s a slight sourness, but lemonade doesn’t come to mind when I drink this, even though it totally looks like the sugary, citrusy beverage.

If the idea of drinking 36 cans of Mtn Dew to get all three flavors is daunting, they’re also available in 20-ounce bottles. All of them are good to great and tasty beverages to help keep you cool this summer.

Purchased Price: More than one should pay on eBay
Size: 12 oz cans
Purchased at: eBay
Rating: 7 out of 10 (Star Spangled Splash), 7 out of 10 (Liberty Chill), 8 out of 10 (Freedom Fusion)
Nutrition Facts: (12 ounces) Star Spangled Splash – 160 calories, 0 grams of fat, 50 milligrams of sodium, 43 grams of carbohydrates, 43 grams of sugar (including 43 grams of added sugar), 0 grams of protein, and 54 milligrams of caffeine. Freedom Fusion – 170 calories, 0 grams of fat, 50 milligrams of sodium, 43 grams of carbohydrates, 43 grams of sugar (including 43 grams of added sugar), 0 grams of protein, and 54 milligrams of caffeine. Liberty Chill – 170 calories, 0 grams of fat, 55 milligrams of sodium, 46 grams of carbohydrates, 46 grams of sugar (including 46 grams of added sugar), 0 grams of protein, and 56 milligrams of caffeine.

5 thoughts to “REVIEW: Mtn Dew Star Spangled Splash, Freedom Fusion, and Liberty Chill”

  1. Marvo when you say more than one should pay on eBay, how bad is it? The reason I’m asking is because Amazon and Walmart are both offering an 18 pack with all three flavors for $15.99. I know you’re in Hawaii so I’m not sure these options were available to you but just thought I would mention it.

    To the other commenter know there are no zero sugar versions of these flavors available.

  2. I really want to try the peach one and now I’m more excited seeing that it was the best out of the batch. 8 or 9 is probably what I would expect out of it based on previous Dew “lemonades”.

  3. Picked up all 3 today at Walmart. Funny story, I actually went there to pick up an 18 pack of RC Cola, which they just started carrying last week (only $5.98 for 18 cans , not bad). Anyhoo, haven’t tried Star Spangled Splash yet, and, after reading your review, I’m a little reluctant, as I really don’t like Code Red (or any cherry soda, for that matter). I’ve always had my suspicion that Liberty Brew, or rather, Liberty Chill, is just Mountain Dew mixed with Pepsi Blue. As for Freedom Fusion, it’s the exact same peach flavoring as in Pepsi Peach, as far my taste buds can tell

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