Mountain Dew Red
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A 10 oz. bottle of Mountain Dew Red.
Flavor: Fruit
Color: Red      
Current Status: Discontinued
Locations Available: Regions of Alabama (United States)
Year(s) Available: 1988
Related Flavors: Sport, Dry Ginger, Golden Lime, Aurora, Code Red
Similar Flavors: Code Red, Game Fuel (Citrus Cherry), Game Fuel (Wild Fruit)Typhoon, Solar Flare, Cherry Fusion, Kickstart (Fruit Punch), Kickstart (Black Cherry)Extreme Pomegranate
Related Promotions: N/A

Mountain Dew Red was the first flavor variant on the Mountain Dew line in the U.S. Its tagline was "Fruit flavored Mountain Dew."


Released only in 1988, Mountain Dew Red saw a test release in regions of Alabama. During its one-year run, a zero-calorie variant of it was also released - Diet Mountain Dew Red. Both were discontinued that same year.


Because Red was around for such a short time, very little is known about it. It was described on the can as being "Fruit Flavored" and was (as its name suggests) red in color.


  • Due to Red being discontinued the same year it was created, it is not well-known, and very rarely seen. The pictures here could be the only ones taken.
  • Despite their similar names, Red and Code Red have different flavoring, and are not related.
  • In the popular musical "Be More Chill", Mountain Dew Red is the only thing able to disable the "SQUIP", a supercomputer chip inside someone's brain, while normal Mountain Dew (or "Mountain Dew Green) activates it. This is one of the only references to Mountain Dew Red in recent years. However, in the book and non-musical stage play, Code Red deactivates (or "dissolves") the SQUIP.