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Mountain Dew Throwback Review

Mountain Dew Throwback Review, ingredients, and nutritional info. Mountain Dew Throwback uses real sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup.
I kind of looked at my husband funny when he tossed a 12 pack of Mountain Dew Throwback in the cart on a recent Meijer shopping trip. I had never seen it before or knew they made it. There is also a “throwback” version of Pepsi in stores.


I don’t drink much pop anymore. I guess there are several reasons for that. I don’t like all the sugar in my diet that pop brings and I can’t stand diet pop. I guess the biggest reason is that Mountain Dew and the rest taste different to me since they switched the natural sugar of major brands of soda to high-fructose corn syrup.

Not only is the high-fructose corn syrup bad for you (some call it high-fructose corn poison); it just doesn’t taste the same where pop is concerned. Still, I was more than eager to take a sip of Mountain Dew Throwback when my husband popped a can to have with his dinner.

The move to natural sugar is getting easier. The major reason for switching to high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in the eighties was cost. Sugar prices are better than they used to be and the demand for the retro taste is back so we are beginning to see more soda manufacturers offering options. Pepsi also has a product called Pepsi Natural.

I hadn’t realized how much I missed the old Mountain Dew until I tried Throwback. It’s fantastic. Much better taste than it’s high-fructose Mountain Dew counterpart. One sip and I felt like a kid again watching Smokey and the Bandit on my Dad’s old BetaMax and drinking Mountain Dew. The only thing missing was the awesome transparent green bottle. I really wish they’d made Mountain Drew Throwback in a proper green glass bottle.

A quick scan of the label had me realizing how potent Mountain Dew Throwback actually is. A whopping 44 grams of sugar and 54 mg of caffeine inhabit every 12 ounce serving. Those are the same amounts as the high fructose corn syrup version but that’s still significantly more than a can of Coke. For health reasons, I’m going to stick to my green tea for my caffeine intake. Still, Mountain Dew Throwback is a nice treat. I hope this mountain dew throwback review helps!


Mountain Dew Throwback Caffeine – 54 mg
Mountain Dew Throwback Sugar – 44 grams

BTW, I was born and raised in Michigan. I’ll always call soda “pop”.

Mountain Drew Throwback isn’t as readily available as it was in it’s initial run in popularity from 2009-2011 but you can still find 12-packs in Dollar General stores and Target.

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