Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The New Dew

Earlier this week I was asked if I buy 12-packs often to get a can I need (since I don't drink much soda).  I replied that I used to but the 12-packs were starting to build up and take up too much room.  So I rarely do any more.  But then I went to Walmart this evening...

As I walked in the door my eye was drawn to a teal-colored box.  A new box design must mean a new can design!  Sure enough, Mtn Dew Baja Blast is here for a limited time only.  How could I NOT buy this 12-pack?

Baja Blast was a flavor introduced in 2004 exclusive to Taco Bell, specifically formulated to taste best with their food.  In August 2012, Taco Bell began to sell Baja Blast Freeze, an icy variant of the soda.  In January 2014, Taco Bell introduced Diet Baja Blast.  And on May 5, to the surprise of the world, cans appeared on shelves!

Baja Blast is a tropical lime flavored soda that I can't wait to try.  I figure a Mtn Dew at bedtime wouldn't be the best thing for a non-soda drinker to do, so I'll wait till the weekend and chug one of these babies.  We'll see how long this 12-pack lasts me...

05/08/14 Update:  I took one of these cans to work with me today and I drank it at lunch.  The flavor was
ok.  It was a little better than average but not super-great.  I give it a 6 out of 10.  I think the problem had to do with its formulation to go with Taco Bell food.  I was eating French bread pizza, silly me.  Notice my Can Bottom-Opening Kit (hammer and nail).  Co-workers have learned to not ask questions.

05/11/14 Update:  And the final update.  I found
the 24 oz. can at a local convenient store yesterday.  Now I can sit back and wait for the next flavor to release...


  1. Hey, as long as it is justified. Haha. I think I'll make a run tomorrow to pick these up.

    Also, there are 24 oz. cans of these out there also, or is that just not on your wanted list?


    1. I didn't see the 24 oz can last night, but I'll grab it when I do see it. And this new Dew wouldn't have been such a surprise to me had I read your blog earlier this week. Oops. We'll call this Baja Week.

  2. It would be cool to make Jello with this

  3. Every convenience store I checked didn't have the 24 oz. Another trip shall be made!

  4. I did the same thing when I saw that 12 pack at Wal-Mart. The exotic Mt. Dew flavors are some of the most fun cans to collect.

    1. You're right. If I had to narrow my collection to just a few brands, Mtn Dew would definitely be one of them.