Let’s get the obvious out in the open, Matt of X-E reviews Pitch Black Mtn Dew. It’s really his job and area of expertise. However, as I stopped to get gas at the crappy gas station in my town where you have to pay inside because the pumps are too old to use credit cards on, (And I did this specifically so I could justify buying a bag of Cool Ranch Doritos inside the store) I spotted the not-so-black soda and I bought it without hesitation. The Doritos are long gone and I would like more. The Pitch Black Mtn Dew is still here and I am not so sure about it.
I saw yesterday, that Matt has already reviewed the only available some of the time soda. I have yet to read this review and I decided I would wait to read until I had a chance to sip it for myself without outside opinions in my head. I know it was out years back, and I never tasted the original, so I cannot tell you if the recipe is different. You know who else never tried it? Billy of VeggieMacabre. In my last Mtn Dew related post her wrote, “…but I will say, for X-E sake, that they bring back Pitch Black. I missed the boat on that and wish I had another chance.” This is your chance Billy, don’t let it pass you by…again.
Here’s a bottle of Pitch Black using my neighbor’s barn as a background, also mountains and dew. No, I’m lying, it’s not dew. It’s four o’clock in the afternoon and it’s been raining all day.
Before I taste let me give my opinion on Mtn Dew, which I always thought was Mt Dew until I read this bottle today. I love it. I love the original stuff and have not ever been overly impressed with the come and go limited edition flavors. I also have been mostly off the stuff since fetuses don’t need that much caffeine. Therefore, I don’t think Pitch Black will be my hero. I really want to take a drink regardless.
***Here’s the part where I take a drink***
Oh no. I don’t love it. I don’t even like it. It’s a grapey tasting Mtn Dew. If I left a grape dum-dum in a bottle of Mtn Dew all day until it dissolved, I believe the taste would be similar. I am not fond of artificial grape flavoring and this is exactly that. While I will never buy this beverage again, I will be ever grateful that I did try it and will not have to be out of the limited edition soda loop. Now I will go read the real review.