We Tried These: Mountain Dew Kickstart and Other Morning Beverages

Mountain Dew's new sort-of-juice-sort-of-soda breakfast drink launches today. Intrepid TIME staffers tried it, plus other alternatives for your morning jolt of caffeine.

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moviedemon
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Ummm....  How about no caffeine?  Sacrilegious, I know, but that sh!# is really not very good for you. I drink unsweetened, decaffeinated iced tea - about 32 to 64 ounces a day. It's got the antioxidants and such, but no ups and downs. Caffeine SEEMS like a boost, but drinking caffeine really just perpetuates the need to drink caffeine. Seriously, play less Words With Friends, and use that time to get more sleep.  Plus Starbucks is just a money/time-suck anyway.

jrcsamad
jrcsamad

High fructose corn syrup...two strikes...GMO based product and in and of itself very bad for you.

MichaelWPaul
MichaelWPaul

Orange Citrus version had a tinny aftertaste, but I don't use any energy drinks on a regular basis so if they all taste like that perhaps other people just let that slide.  The extra vitamins are OK, but this one can is all I'll be buying.  A mix of 2/3 Diet Dew and 1/3 OJ is still my favorite breakfast drink...

Anon0311
Anon0311

I call shenanigans, on something with THAT little caffeine having a remote effect that long after ingestion.

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cornel141
cornel141

This drink states like a diet orange soda. If you're a die-hard Mountain dew fanboy like myself save yourself the letdown and just drink normal Mountain dew. I was honestly expecting something better.

droo46
droo46

I think this experiment would be more scientific if you had each of the writers experience each of the drinks or all use the same one.

DeweySayenoff
DeweySayenoff

So my take on the article is, if you need your spring would up a turn and a half too tight, try this stuff.  Otherwise, best stick to your normal routine.