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The official Baja Blast label art.
|Current Status:|| Permanent Flavor (U.S. Taco Bell Restaurants)
Current Flavor (Summer)
|Locations Available:||U.S. and Canada Taco Bell restaurants|
|Year(s) Available:|| 2004 - Present (U.S. Taco Bell Restaurants)
2018 - Present (Canadian Taco Bell Restaurants)
2012 - Present (Taco Bell as a freeze drink)
2013 - 2015 (Diet)
|Related Flavors:|| Game Fuel (Tropical)|
Mountain Dew A.M.
Kickstart (Mango Lime)
Kickstart (Pineapple Orange Mango)
Game Fuel (Tropical Smash)
Mountain Dew Ice
Game Fuel (Berry Lime)
Baja Blast is a Mountain Dew flavor variant. Its standard Taco Bell tagline is "A tropical lime storm" while its store release tagline is "DEW with a blast of Natural and Artificial tropical lime flavor."
Baja Blast was originally released exclusively to Taco Bell restaurants in 2004, having been chemically formulated to taste best with their food.
Baja Blast Freeze
Beginning in August 2012, select Taco Bell locations began offering "Baja Blast Freeze", an icy variant of Baja Blast similar to the restaurant's pre-existing Frutista Freeze line. After this test-release, the Baja Blast Freeze was added to the menu permanently beginning January 31, 2013.
Diet Baja Blast
In January 2014, Taco Bell added a diet variation to Baja Blast to its menu alongside the new Sangrita Blast. It was replaced by Kickstart (Orange Citrus) in 2015.
In early 2014, information began leaking through via the internet about a limited store-shelves release of Baja Blast later that year. In March 2014, images began to surface of Baja Blast's bottle form. Baja Blast was first confirmed here, and has been posted about on the official Mountain Dew Facebook page many times. Baja Blast began its in-stores release on May 5th and remained available for a limited run.
Mountain Dew re-released Baja Blast over Summer 2015. It was in stores beginning April 20, 2015 along side Sangrita Blast. It was produced in bottles for an extended period of time after its discontinue in cans.
- Main article: DEWcision 2016
The flavor was released again in 2016 for the DEWcision 2016 promotion alongside Pitch Black. This promotion involved a voting poll for fans to vote on their favorite of the two flavors via Twitter hashtags and challenges issued by Mountain Dew (such as dying hair the color of the flavor they wanted to win). The winner of the promotion would be made permanent on store shelves. However, Baja Blast lost to Pitch Black by a small margin and was yet again discontinued in bottles and cans.
Mountain Dew on 09/01/2017 gave people a chance to have the flavor return in 2018 if there is enough demand by using #BringBajaBlastBack by telling us in the tweet "Show us what YOU'D do to get Baja Blast back on shelves by using #BringBajaBlastBack!" on Twitter.
Baja Blast has returned again for a limited time in bottles and cans on April 23, 2018. Similar to previous Summer releases, there have been early reports of Baja Blast before the set release date, such as YouTuber Avery Heaney TV, who found Mountain Dew Baja Blast on April 20th, 2018. The earliest report of Baja Blast is released in April 14th, 2018 in some locations in bottles.
On April 27th, 2018 Taco Bell Canada announced that Baja Blast would become available at Canadian Taco Bell locations. This is the first time Baja Blast would be released in a country outside of the United States. It is not yet known if the product will be available in bottles and cans.
Mountain Dew Baja Blast is a tropical lime flavored soda, and is blue-green in color.
- Until the revelation of Baja Blast's official in-stores release in 2014, many had speculated on the internet whether such a release would take place, and many images of fake bottles had circulated.