America, we picked up a twelve-pack of Mountain Dew, Throwback and it is amazing. I was going to go all taste-testy on you and get a can of current Mountain Dew and describe them for you side by side, but whatever. I had a Throwback with dinner and I cannot recommend enough, if you like Mountain Dew, running out and getting it.
Let’s be all pop snob here for a second in describing it. First, it feels lighter on your tongue. There is no corn syrup in it, so there is no heavy syrupy feel. It feels light and refreshing. I also think they must have slightly tweaked the recipe as it is less sweet and I think it has a slightly more orangy taste and the grapefruit notes are less severe. It is also not as sickly sweet by the time you get to the bottom of the can as regular Mountain Dew can be.
It is, in a brief phrase, Mountain Dew for grown-ups. And, at Walmart, it’s a good dollar-fifty cheaper than a twelve-pack of the HFCS stuff.
And because it is fantastic and terrific, I have no doubt they will pretty much instantly discontinue it and we will never hear tell of it ever again. So, get it now, so you can tell your great grandkids about the glorious moment when, briefly, Mountain Dew was amazing.
Also, I would like to recommend Black Joe Lewis, who my co-worker turned me on to. He’s not the most original singer and the Butcher complained all the way through the album that he couldn’t understand a word the guy was saying, but we both agreed that you cannot NOT dance when his music is playing. His one album is on sale at Amazon for five bucks. And you can get his song, “Sugarfoot” for free right now.
But my favorite song of his is “Cousin Randy,” and I am now dying for someone to explain to me how your cousin wanting to go fishing at ten in the morning is a sign of demonic possession.