Kickstart (Energizing Black Cherry)
Kickstart Black Cherry Can
Black Cherry Kickstart can design.
Flavor: Black Cherry
Color: Dark Red      
Current Status: Current Flavor
Locations Available: United States
Year(s) Available: United States: 2014 - present
Arabia: 2016 - present
Canada: 2016 - 2018 (Discontinued)
Related Flavors: Amp Energy, Kickstart (Limeade), Kickstart (Fruit Punch), Kickstart (Orange Citrus), Kickstart (Strawberry Kiwi), Kickstart (Pineapple Orange Mango), Mountain Dew Red, Code Red, Game Fuel (Citrus Cherry), Cherry Fusion, Sangrita Blast, Cold Fusion Freeze, Mountain Dew Ice (Cherry), Game Fuel (Cherry Burst)
Related Promotions: Dew Nation Rewards

Kickstart (Black Cherry) is a Mountain Dew Kickstart flavor variant. In contrast to the original breakfast-themed Fruit Punch and Orange Citrus Kickstart flavors, this and Kickstart Limeade were released together as nighttime-themed drinks.

Kickstart Black Cherry Freeze

Beginning in March 2014, select Taco Bell locations began offering "Mountain Dew Kickstart Black Cherry Freeze", an icy variant of Kickstart (Black Cherry), replacing the preexisting Distortion Freeze. However, it was Discontinued at the beginning of October 2014 and was replaced with the Starburst Strawberry Freeze.


Kickstart (Black Cherry) is a black cherry flavored soda, and its color is a Dark Red.

Canadian Release

Kickstart Black Cherry was released in Canada on February 22, 2016. This was most likely due to the success of Fruit Punch and Orange Citrus newly launched in Canada in 2015. Additionally, Kickstart Black Cherry and Kickstart Orange Citrus were both launched in various Arabian countries (including Saudi Arabia and Qatar) the following year. Canada and Arabia currently the only other areas outside of the United States that have Kickstart. Black Cherry Kickstart was discontinued in Canada in February of 2018, shortly after the release of Mango Lime.



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