Taste of States With John Egan – This Week – DEWShine

John Egan is a comedian from Green Bay in Wisconsin and when he is not making audiences laugh their socks off he is trying all the new weird and wonderful food and snacks that America has to offer! We have teamed up with John to bring you on this magical and sometimes tasty food journey!

We are going to delve into the facts and origins of the food and then will have a One Take Review by John. So, ladies and gentlemen welcome to the world of TASTE OF STATES


Now, it is not everyday that you hear the drink Moutain Dew and alcohol in the same sentance (well, maybe recently, I am sure I have seen it on a few cocktail recipes here and there in bars but the new fad everywhere at the moment seems to be Ting). Well, lets clear something up before we go any further. When I first started to research this drink i just typed into Dewshine and started to write this article as you can see – it is only now when I have gone to read a bit more into it that there are two different things you need to be aware of – especially if you are a dumb Brit like me.

Dewshine – a term that is coined for the non-commercial mixture of Mountain Dew with Alcohol notably methanol which is toxic to humans.

Mountain DEWshine – A citrus flavoured sode, that was clear in colour,

You can see where the confusion came in. Instead of just ignoring this and moving forward I wanted to highlight it to you, the reader, so that you don’t make the same stupid mistake that I did. Now, back to business.

Mountain Dew released a drink called DEWshine – it was a clear sodea that was citrus in flavour. The soda was made of real sugar which was one of its USPs. The whole idea of the drink (and probably why I am getting so confused writing this article) was to create a throwback to Tennesse when they poured the first batch of Mountain Dew into glass bottles. This bottle (which looks like alcohol if you look at it) was released to respect and honour the roots of those who helped make Mountain Dew the drink that it is today.

The glass jugs and bottles that the Mountain DEWshine was released in were limited edition and were only available whilst stocks lasted. The whole idea was to create a fun and unique twist on the origins of Mountain Dew and moonshine.

So, how does the drink taste? Over to you John.

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