A few years ago the makers of Mt. Dew, or Pepsi if you will, decided that two flavors of Mt. Dew weren’t enough. They had the regular stuff and Code Red for a long time, but that wasn’t enough. So they decided to start hosting contests to come up with great new flavors, and then they’d have people vote on which ones were the best, and the winners got to hang around as new Mt. Dews.
I don’t know why they bothered with the contests, because the two finalists always seem to be made into permanent flavors. When Livewire was up for voting, it was against Voltage, and now both are available pretty much everywhere. And Voltage is delicious too, if you like blue raspberry. Oh man.
Livewire is orange Mt. Dew, and let me tell you, as a fan of orange pop, this is the very best tasting orange pop on the market. No other orange tops this. It’s VERY orange, and you can still taste the Mt. Dew in it. It’s perfect, really.
The problem? Pepsi treats it as a second rate citizen. It’s only available in 20 ounce bottles and in cans, the latter of which can only be purchased in 12 packs or cases. IF you go to a place that carries them. My local Kroger doesn’t. Oh, but they have every other fucking flavor of Mt. Dew, including that Red White And Dew flavor which has an aftertaste like cough syrup but otherwise isn’t too bad.
It would be awesome if I could get a 2 liter of it. But Pepsi apparently has no plans to put it in a 2 liter. I asked a Pepsi delivery guy at Kroger once. What he said didn’t make any sense, leading me to believe he had no idea what he was talking about, but what I got out of it was, they’re not going to do it.
I stopped at a BP one night and their Pepsi cooler was stocked full of every flavor imaginable, except Livewire. There wasn’t even a space for it.
Yet when I go to places I know carries it in the 20 ounce bottles, sometimes the only one sold out is Livewire. I wonder why that is. Maybe because it’s fucking delicious and everyone loves it?
If they ever get rid of it, I might just stop drinking Mt. Dew all together. Hell, I’ve damn near forgotten what regular Mt. Dew tastes like.
If you’re a fan of the orange pop and haven’t had this yet, go get yourself one and let me know what you think.