Code Red
Mountain Dew Code Red Logo
The official Code Red label art.
Flavor: Cherry (Berry in New Zealand and Australia)
Color: Red      
Current Status: United States, New Zealand, and Canada: Permanent Flavor

Germany, South Korea, The Philippines and Australia: Discontinued

Locations Available: United States
South Korea
New Zealand
The Philippines
Year(s) Available:

United States: 2001 - Present
South Korea: 2005
New Zealand: 2009 - Present
Germany: 2010 - 2016
Australia: 2014
Canada: 2002 - 2005, 2013, 2014 - Present
Diet: 2002 - Present

Related Flavors: Red, Game Fuel (Citrus Cherry), Cherry Fusion, Kickstart (Fruit Punch), Kickstart (Black Cherry), Cold Fusion Freeze, DEW.S.A., Holiday Brew, Cherry, Mountain Dew Ice (Cherry), Amp Game Fuel Charged (Cherry Burst)
Related Promotions: Honor the Code, Loot for Labels, Dew XP, Green Label Sound, DewGothamCity, Iconic Summer,  DEWmocracy Canada, Every2Minutes, Unleash Your XFuel Up For Battle, Dew Nation Rewards

Code Red (Also known in Canada as Code Rouge) is a Mountain Dew flavor variant. Released in 2001, the flavor proved to be very successful, increasing overall Mountain Dew sales by 6% in its first year and leading to the creation of multiple other flavors. Its tagline is "DEW with a rush of cherry flavor". while in New Zealand and Australia, its tagline is "DEW with a rush of berry flavour".


Mountain Dew Code Red is a cherry flavored soda, and as its name suggests, it is red in color. In New Zealand and Australia, Code Red is berry flavored.

Diet Code Red

After a successful first year on shelves, Diet Code Red was put into production in 2002. This is similar to how Red and Sport both received Diet versions before Code Red came along.

Filipino Release

Around the early 2000s, Code Red was released in bottles as a limited edition flavor in The Philippines. There is not much known about it.

German Release

In 2010, Code Red was released in Germany as a permanent flavor. In the first year they used clear bottles but later changed the bottle color to a light red. It was discontinued due to low sales in 2016.

Australian release

In 2014, Code Red was released as a limited edition flavor in Australia, but using the Mountain Dew Energised formula. Similar to the New Zealand Variant, this flavor has a Berry flavor instead of Cherry. The flavor was available from April to September of the same year.

Canadian Release


Code Red was featured alongside Voltage, Supernova and White Out in Canada's DEWmocracy in 2013. Despite being in Canada before, it lost to Voltage, landing in second above White Out and Supernova, in direct order.

DEWmand promotion

Code Red returned with White Out and Supernova in the 2014 DEWmand promotion. It had beaten Supernova and White Out, and Code Red was launched as a permanent flavor in 591ml bottles and 355ml 12 can cases on September 2, 2014.