Official Sangrita Blast Logo.
|Current Status:|| Permanent Flavor (Taco Bell)|
Limited Edition (In-store release)
|Locations Available:||U.S. Taco Bell restaurants|
|Year(s) Available:|| December 2013 - Present|
|Related Flavors:|| Baja Blast|
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Sangrita Blast is a Mountain Dew flavor. It was previously exclusive to Taco Bell restaurants, like Baja Blast, but has recently been released in stores. Its standard Taco Bell tagline is "DEW with a Citrus Punch" while its store release tagline is "DEW with a blast of natural and artificial citrus punch flavor."
Following the success of Baja Blast, Sangrita Blast was made available in Taco Bell beginning in late 2013, alongside 5 other drinks, one of which was Diet Baja Blast.
In January 2015, information began leaking through the internet about a second store release of Baja Blast, accompanied by the debut store release of Sangrita Blast. On April 5, 2015, the Baja Blast page of the official Mountain Dew website was launched with a countdown clock, and a message that read:
"The countdown is on: one of our most requested flavors is making its triumphant return to shelves. Starting April 20th, score MTN DEW® BAJA BLAST™—plus MTN DEW® SANGRITA BLAST™—in bottles and cans, but only for a limited time."
The website triumphantly confirms an April 20, 2015 launch date for Sangrita Blast in cans and bottles.
Sangrita Blast FreezeEdit
Beginning in May 2015, participating Taco Bell locations began offering Mountain Dew Sangrita Blast, an icy variant of Sangrita Blast, replacing the preexisting Snapple Lemonade Freeze. It was discontinued at the beginning of September 2015 and was replaced with the starburst cherry freeze.
Mountain Dew Sangrita Blast is a citrus-punch-flavored soda, and is dark red in color.