Review: Mountain Dew 24 oz Cans


Recently, Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York City, proposed a ban on the sale of “sugary drinks” – 16 oz or larger – from any place controlled by their board of health, which would include restaurants, delis, food trucks, movie theaters, and sporting arenas.

Mountain Dew 24 oz Can

Mountain Dew 24 oz Can

While the timing wasn’t intentional, PepsiCo’s release of 24 oz cans of Mountain Dew ironically laughs in the face of that proposed legislation. Based on designs voted on by Dew Labs, Mountain Dew’s marketing/social research community, the new 24 oz sizes deployed this summer in aluminum can form — and are 4 oz larger than the popular 20 oz plastic bottle that you usually find readily available for single servings.

Designs on Mountain Dew 24 oz Can

Designs on Mountain Dew 24 oz Can

Why the large can? I’m not really sure, though if you look at the popularity that folks like Arizona have had selling their 23 oz cans to an impressionable young demographic, overlaid with Mountain Dew’s existing audience, why not try a different shape to goose sales a bit over the summer?

Diet Mountain Dew 24 oz Can

Diet Mountain Dew 24 oz Can

We were able to get our hands on regular Mtn Dew, Diet Mtn Dew, and Mtn Dew Code Red, and yes, you’ll find those ridiculous spellings in the artwork on both cans.

Designs on Diet Mountain Dew 24 oz Can

Designs on Diet Mountain Dew 24 oz Can

Despite that, I do like how they look, as they have a bit more of a contemporary vibe on the brand, while not losing the look/feel of what you typically associate with Mountain Dew. The regular Dew can also features a green-colored pull tab.

Mountain Dew Code Red 24 oz Can

Mountain Dew Code Red 24 oz Can

There’s not much else to say, because we’re all pretty much familiar with what’s inside. It’s Dew and Diet Dew… in really large sizes.

Designs on Mountain Dew Code Red 24 oz Can

Designs on Mountain Dew Code Red 24 oz Can

Mountain Dew 24 oz Can
Carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, concentrated orange juice, citric acid, natural flavor, sodium benzoate (preserves freshness), caffeine, sodium citrate, erythorbic acid (preserves freshness), gum arabic, calcium disodium EDTA (to protect flavor), brominated vegetable oil, Yellow 5.

A 24 oz can contains 340 calories, 130 mg sodium, and 92 mg carbs (92 mg sugars). Caffeine content is 108 mg, which breaks down to 4.5 mg/oz.

Diet Mountain Dew 24 oz Can
Carbonated water, concentrated orange juice, citric acid, natural flavor, citrus pectin, potassium benzoate (preserves freshness), aspartame, potassium citrate, caffeine, sodium citrate, acesulfame potassium, sucralose, gum arabic, sodium benzoate (preserves freshness), calcium disodium EDTA (to protect flavor), brominated vegetable oil, Yellow 5.

A 24 oz can contains 0 calories, 100 mg sodium, and 0 mg carbs (0 mg sugars). Caffeine content is 108 mg, which breaks down to 4.5 mg/oz.

Mountain Dew Code Red 24 oz Can
Carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, orange juice concentrate, citric acid, sodium hexametaphosphate (to protect flavor), sodium benzoate (preserves freshness), natural flavor, caffeine, sodium citrate, gum arabic, calcium disodium EDTA (to protect flavor), Red 40, brominated vegetable oil, Yellow 5, Blue 1

A 24 oz can contains 340 calories, 210 mg sodium, and 92 mg carbs (92 mg sugars). Caffeine content is 108 mg, which breaks down to 4.5 mg/oz.