If you didn’t get a chance to try Mountain Dew’s Flamin’ Hot soda when it launched last year, get ready to spice up your summer!
Mountain Dew Flamin’ Hot is officially back and hitting store shelves nationwide beginning April 21 — but only for a limited time. The flavor launched exclusively on Mountain Dew’s website last August and proved to be so popular that it sold out within an hour, so it’s no surprise that the brand is bringing it back and giving more people a chance at a taste.
Pepsi and Cheetos teamed up to create this first-ever beverage, which, as the name implies, combines Mountain Dew’s citrus flavors with Flamin’ Hot spices. The soda is now available at all major retailers and convenience store locations in 20-ounce bottles and 12-ounce cans for a limited time — though the brand doesn’t say just how long it will be around this time, so you’ll want to grab it soon.
If you’re up for a trip, Mountain Dew is celebrating the release with a free party in Hell, Michigan, on April 30. It will feature music with DJ Pauly D, food from chef and rapper Action Bronson, drinks and an 18-hole putt putt course.
Believe it or not, Mountain Dew is 82 years old, so it’s no surprise the flavor has changed a bit over the years. We’ve seen everything from a holiday version with notes of cranberry and pomegranate to Baja Blast and a mystery flavor for Halloween.
There is also a raspberry lemonade version called Mountain Dew Spark, which is back again at Speedway stores nationwide for a limited time, and their newest permanent flavor is Major Melon. You can even buy a boozy version of the soda that has 5% alcohol by volume.
If you’re only interested in Mountain Dew Flamin’ Hot for the spice, though, there are plenty of snacks to tide you over in the meantime.
You can find the Flamin’ Hot heat in everything from Doritos to popcorn and even macaroni and cheese. You can also make your own Flamin’ Hot foods, like this bloody mary with Flamin’ Hot Cheetos on top or, since Thanksgiving will be here soon, how about this turkey covered in crushed Flamin’ Hot Cheetos?
Are you a fan of the Flamin’ Hot flavor?