Mountain Dew Baja Blast

Mountain Dew is some crazy motherfuckers. Why would you create a ridiculously good soda and then basically hide it from the general public? They are really making a concerted effort towards market saturation these days, to mixed results. Mountain LiveWire is pretty terrible, I feel. Code Red is just OK. But Mountain Dew Baja Blast is freaking amazing and has shot to the top of my favorite sodas list. So why is their best flavor only available at Taco Bell? That is some wacked-out shit that I cannot wrap my brain around at the moment. I would be buying this stuff by the gallon if it was available at the local 5 and 10. But who’s going to trip over themselves in a mad dash to Taco Bell just to try it? The whole thing just don’t make no sense.

The party line, flavor-wise, is that this is Mountain Dew with a bit of a tropical lime twist. Which I guess I get, aside from my uncertainty about what makes a lime tropical. But the beverage itself is a lovely fluorescent blue, and it totally fills the Pepsi Blue-shaped hole in my heart. I wish I could try them side by side to compare, but since all you punks failed to get my back on the Pepsi Blue tip, it’s no longer available. Thanks for that. But whatever, it’s fine, since Baja Blast is here now. Although wait, Mountain Dew is owned by Pepsi, so what are the chances that this is all just a rebranding strategy? Oh my goodness I am totally smart. That’s why it reminds me so much of Pepsi Blue, that‘s exactly what it is. Do you feel the magic of the moment we are sharing right now or what. I knew that Pepsi Blue and I were destined to be together and even 100 million idiots voting with their wallets for Diet Cherry Pepsi Vanilla with Lemon (*rolls eyes*) could not keep us apart.

Except the problem is that I’m still left feeling totally skeevy driving through the Taco Bell a few times a week, just to get a large soda. That’s some junkie-level shit right there. You can’t spend that much time at Taco Bell each week and still manage to meet your own stare in the mirror. You can’t. I am telling you I been there, and you can’t. I’m willing to admit that the just-out-of-reach-ness of Baja Blast informs the appeal and increases what we in the industry call “cravitude,” but I can’t believe for a second that that was anything but an unforeseen by-product of the marketing plan. Come on. Have you ever known marketing executives to be anything but lazy? Not if you’re honest, and I want you to be honest. I mean they were too lazy to invent a new flavor, as we established above.

33 thoughts on “Mountain Dew Baja Blast”

  1. wow.. I’m not alone… whats taking them so long to bring the best mountain dew out there to the shelf! I don’t even like regular mountain dew! but Baja Blast tastes Great!

  2. this is by far the greatest tasting beverage on the planet. Good write-up. It’s so true. I wonder if you asked your local Taco Bell to purchase double syrup if you paid for it, if they would do it… I would SO buy a fountain machine then…

  3. I do agree that it is messed up that Baja Blast is only available at Taco Bell. I think the marketing executives are going for that “golden idol protected by darts and a giant rolling boulder” tactic, as far as what is hard earned is more desirable. And I consider having to choke down a grilled stuffed burrito everytime I want a Baja Blast to cover up my addiction merits “hard earned”. I’m thinking i’ll take a bag of sand down to the local taco bell and see if I can make a quick switch for a container of Baja syrup!

  4. Damn Straight….. GReat Drink….. no…. F*cking AWESOME drink… i’ve been looking everywhere online to order and everything… ugh.. this annoys me…
    FFS They Need To Put It On The Shelves… Their Losing ALOT i mean A F*cking LOT of business not puting it on the store shelve…. they have no idea …. well i hope to see it soon keep ya fingers crossed!

  5. Baja Blast must be put in stores. Period. My fiancee and I are obsessed. And we’re not usually obsessed with soda. But this one is ridiculously good. Come on now Mountain Dew. Even if you have to share profits with Taco Bell in the stores get this into my refridgerator ASAP. You’re turning away my money and thousands of millions of others who have no idea about this irresistable invention. That’s all I got.
    Later.
    Mike.

  6. Lordy. I actually went through the drive in not long ago to get just the soda and when they told me they were out of it I just left! I seriously wonder what they have put in this stuff to make us so addicted to it. I don’t know anyone who’s tried it that isn’t hooked and craving it. I hardly ever drink soda but I just gotta go get this stuff off and on. If it’s been over a year maybe Taco Bell’s exclusive rights to it is about to end??? We can only hope but then again maybe it’s better this way. At least I’m not drinking it every day since Taco Bell is not exactly around the corner from me!

  7. I freakin hate the fact that I can’t get Baja Blast anywhere else. Fuckers. But I refuse to go through Taco Bells drive-thru ten times a day to get it, thats what they WANT ME TO DO.. screw that. It makes me sad though that this is the only place to get my favorite drink. PROTEST! By the way, excellent article.. I love your humor.

  8. My wife LOVES Baja Blast and would be drinking a couple of cans every day if it was sold at the grocery store.

  9. I love that shit. It’s a shame you have to go to your local taco smell to gat it. It fills the void that surge a( coco cola product) left in my life around the late 90’s. Pepsi need to get their shit 2gether and realize how much money they missing.

  10. I agree. I love Baja Blast. I got hooked on it while living in the south and had lots of Taco Bells, although I hated not being able to buy it at a store. But now I am on the northeastern coast and Taco Bells are not as plentiful around me. I hate regular Mt. Dew and Code Red is okay but they don’t sell it in the stores here. So I am stuck learning to like coffee for when I DO need a little caffeine. Maybe all of these complaints should go to PEPSI.

  11. Baja Blast is amazing, there has to be a reason they don’t sell it in stores. Is it made of people??? Oh no..Baja Blast is soilent green!!!
    Put baja blast in stores!!!

  12. There has GOT to be something addictive in the stuff. I, too, have made way too many of those shameful “large soda only please” trips through the taco bell drive through.
    SELL IT IN THE STORES PLEASE!!!

  13. I’m one, and not alone, that goes to Taco Bell more than 3 times a week – STRICTLY – for Baja Blast. I know the names of the kids that work the counters and the cooks because of my addiction to this Delicious Tropical Beverage. Bring this to the shelves, Pepsico – PLEASE.

  14. Can Sonic just squirt some lime into some Dew?
    unless they only serve coke products……
    Damn you BAJA BLAST!!!!!

  15. Boy does this review say it all. I’m drinking a baja blast right now, and it KILLS ME that I can’t get it anywhere but freaking taco bell! I get that it goes really well with a $0.99 taco, but I wouldn’t mind having it with something a little tastier. Think of the drink mixing possiblities with baja!! I also hate that I live in constant terror that MDBB will end it’s promotion and vanish forever *sob*. Is Mountain Dew allergic to hard cash? Don’t they realize it would make tons of cash on the open market? Also, how good would a Baja Blast slushie be? Oh hell yes.

  16. SERIOUSLY, THIS IS THE BEST SODA ON THE MARKET AND IM SICK OF STANDING IN LINE OR WORSE THE DRIVE THRU RETARED LINE AT TACO BELL JUST FOR THIS DRINK
    I KNOW FLORIDA IS A TEST STATE AS THEY DID AWAY WITH C2 COCA COLA BUT AS USUAL YOU GET HOOKED ON SOMETHING AND SOME IDIOT FIGURING NUMBERS AND CHARTS SCREWS IT UP, IF ANYONE KNOWS OF A STORE SELLING IT, PLEASE ADVISE, THNAKS

  17. Good news!! Baja Blast is now going to be sold nationwide very soon in the 20 oz bottles!! So now you can enjoy baja blast at home, or whenever you want without having to drive to T bell.

  18. I know this sounds crazy (I know because I get weird reactions every time I request it at the TB) but mixing all three Mountain Dews (Regular, Baja Blast, Code Red) together in one cup (1/3 each), that’s a little 32 oz. cup of heaven right there. It turns a nice shade of vintage-t-shirt-red and it’s what I like to call a “cornucopia of splendor.” Try it, you’ll thank me later.

  19. Yea my fav. drink right now is MDcode red and i got my fam addicted to it so I gotta hide that stuff but from reading this article and these comments i gotta try that Baja Blast.
    Oh yeah if yall got that chance check my vids on youtube and just search boostcpa26

  20. Today, I couldn’t stand it anymore-I had to find something comparable to Baja Blast. I feel I am successful in finding a rival and to flaunt it and to boycott Taco Smell for this horrible monster they have created in us:
    TRY JONES SODA “BERRY LEMONADE” over ice…
    It’s close enough for me~
    DIE TACO SMELL-PEPSI CORPORATE BASTARDS!!

  21. The closest I’ve found to the Baja Blast is at my local grocery store. In the Latin (read as Mexican) food section, they have those little Jarritos sodas, and there is a lime flavored, I’m addicted.

  22. my thoughts exacally I’ve even caused a rucus in a Taco Bell just last night after finding they didnt have my delcious bevarage. and after stopping at a gas station to try again i found the attendent to say the pepsi rep had informed him just today that it would be on the self very soon. very soon? i want a date! thats my inside scoop. at least now i know misery has friends thx m b

  23. Ok…this might sound weird….but i only liked Baja warm…..well not real warm but not cold and slightly below room temp….because to me it tasted like So-Co (southern comfort) and MD……but other than that i didnt really care fot baja (sorry ppl)

  24. I LOVE THIS DRINK SOOOOO MUCH I HAVE TO GO TO TACO BELL AT LEAST 3 TIMES A WEEK JUST TO GET A DAMN BAJA BLAST!

  25. You know, I never even knew this existed. Until 10 minutes ago. I drove the the Taco Hell drive through on my way home and the guy said, “Would you like a free Baja Blast?” I was like, “Uhhhh, sure.” I had asked for Mtn Dew and he accidentally poured Baja Blast, so he gave me both. As I drove home, I didn’t even KNOW it was a Mtn Dew flavor, I had to freakin’ Google it, and landed HERE.
    This is the best Mountain Dew flavor EVER.
    It reminds me totally of a blue hawaiian (an alcoholic mixed drink, for those that don’t know). It’s awesome.
    Gotta go drink the rest. Peace out.

  26. U guys are all right, Baja blast is the best shit ever. I am craving Baja Blast so much right now that i might go run the 3 miles to the nearest taco bell to get a couple Cheesy Gordita Crunches and 2 (yes 2) LARGE baja blasts.
    Cheesy Gorditas are the fucking best(except for MD BB)

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