Mountain Dew Green Label is the third in the series of Mountain Dew’s “crafted Label” products coming in a 16 ounce can. This Dew is marketed as “Dew with Crafted Green Apple Kiwi” and called a “Curiously Daring Dew” at the top of the can.
Packaging: The drink comes in a green 16 ounce can similar in size to their original Kickstart cans and with the same design setup as the previous “Label” branded Mountain Dew variants (see my review of Black Label here and White Label here). The design is consistent with their previous colored Label brand and in the green, it looks great. Unlike the White Label can, this one looks fine at a distance and is still eye catching.
Flavor/Composition: How about that taste? It pretty good. Much like the it’s cousin, Mountain Dew White Label, it has a surprisingly mild flavor. The real star is the green apple flavor, with the kiwi taste adding in some subtle sweetness to the otherwise slight bitterness of green apple flavor. The almost fluorescent green liquid has an interesting overall flavor. Mild, as I said, but interesting nonetheless. The content list includes green apple, kiwi, and orange juice but, much like White Label, does not include high fructose corn syrup as an ingredient. For those actively watching out for HFCS, that’s definitely a plus. In terms of caffeine content, the Green Label has 83 milligrams per can, which is a bit more than a cup of coffee. Overall, it was a decent beverage, but there was something about it that did not taste like a Mountain Dew variant. Each variant of Mountain Dew I’ve had in the past has something which ties it back to the original product, some flavor pattern that is consistent despite the different variants. This one, oddly enough, did not. That’s not the worst thing in the world, just an interesting observation…well, interesting to me.
Conclusion: Overall, I enjoyed the Green Label a great deal more than White Label. The flavor pattern was different and interesting, albeit very subtle. I don’t love it, but I don’t hate it. Much like Black Label, it was decent, but I did not love it enough for it to knock out Livewire or Orange Kickstart as my favorite Mountain Dew variants.
In fairness, unless there’s an amazing Orange Label coming…I doubt anything will.
Have you tried Mountain Dew Green Label? Interested? Not interested? Discuss it all in the comments below.