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Typhoon
Typhoon
The official Typhoon label art.
Description
Flavor: Tropical Punch
Color: Pink-Orange      
Details
Current Status: Discontinued
Locations Available: United States
Year(s) Available:

2009 (Test Release), 2010, 2011 (Store release)

2013 - 2014 (Taco Bell as a freeze drink)

Related Flavors: Supernova, White Out, Distortion, Flavor 648
Similar Flavors: Solar Flare, Baja Blast, Game Fuel (Tropical), Red, Kickstart (Fruit Punch), Kickstart (Pineapple Orange Mango), Kryptonite Ice, Aurora, White Label, Orange Mango Dew, Kickstart (Mango Lime), Game Fuel (Mango Heat), Game Fuel (Tropical Smash)
Related Promotions: DEWmocracy, FanDEWmonium, Back by Popular DEWmand, Loot for Labels
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Typhoon (Previously known as Flavor #509) was a Mountain Dew flavor that was a contestant in the second DEWmocracy promotion. It returned for a limited time during Summer 2011 for the Back by Popular DEWmand promotion along with Pitch Black and Supernova from May to July 2011. Its tagline was "Punch of Tropical DEW with other natural flavors" while its diet version's planned tagline was "Punch of Tropical diet DEW with other natural flavors."

Description

Typhoon was a Tropical Punch flavored soda, and was foggy pinkish-orange in color.

History

Main article: DEWmocracy 

Typhoon was first tested alongside seven other new flavors in a tour that stopped in 17 American cities in 2009. Taste testers were to give their input, and at the end of the tour, three flavor finalists were chosen. During these tests, (flavor #509), was known as Cyclone.[1]The three flavors names and flavors were chosen with the help of Dew Labs members, and the designs were submitted from artistic fans. Then, they were released to the public on April 19, 2010 as White Out, Distortion, and , and drinkers were to try all three and vote on which they preferred. Voting ended in June, and white out was announced to be the winner, with in second place, holding 40% of the votes.

Main article: FanDEWmonium 

Typhoon later returned in diet form for the FanDEWmonium promotion and came in 5th place, not making it to the final round.

Main article: Back by Popular DEWmand 

It saw a limited return to shelves over the summer of 2011 as a part of the Back by Popular DEWmand promotion, along with Supernova and Pitch Black. Unlike the others, however, was only distributed in 2-liter bottles at Wal-Mart stores. The three flavors stayed on shelves until July 25th of that year.

Freeze

Beginning on September 26, 2013, select Taco Bell locations began offering "Mountain Dew Freeze", an icy variant similar to the Baja Blast Freeze and the restaurant's pre-existing Frutista Freeze line. However, it was discontinued at the beginning of June 2014 and was replaced with the Dr. Pepper Vanilla Float Freeze.

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References

  1. Twitter: 509 Cyclone. Twitter.com