So it's spring/summer 2013 and DEWmocracy Canada is happening. I was excited to see the commercial and know that Canada would be getting some new Dew flavours finally.
After drinking a few cases of the DEWmocracy 12 packs over the past little while I thought I'd jot down my opinions of the "new" flavours. To be honest, I like them all, and wish all of them would become permanent--there's not a single flavour I WOULDN'T buy. But, my opinions nonetheless are...
This one is really obviously strawberry. Afterwards I read that it's strawberry/melon/ginseng, but I'd still just call this a "strawberry flavour with some ginseng aftertaste". It's really sweet, light, and refreshing. The ginseng aftertaste is pleasant.
To be honest, I thought this tasted really close to Supernova, only a bit lighter and raspberry instead of strawberry. It still has the ginseng finish. I like both flavours immensely as they are both very refreshing and different than anything else on the market right now.
I have no idea how to describe the flavour of this one. It's very citrusy-tasting, like original Dew, only a bit lighter and slightly more tart, like lemonade. Again it's very refreshing and light, with a clean, pure flavour with a sour kick. I like it, but I don't think I'd drink it daily.
This is the heaviest flavour--full-on cherry soda with that Dew undertone. Compared to the other flavours it's thick and syrupy, but goes down smooth. I don't think this is a particularly unique flavour at all--any other cherry soda tastes something like it. We had it in Canada for a short time some years ago, so it makes me scratch my head as to why they're trying it again...
And my preferance goes (from best to worst):
Supernova, Voltage, White Out, Code Red.
Supernova is the most unique flavour, wonderfully sweet and with a punchy strawberry-ginseng flavour. Voltage is quite similar, but the raspberry isn't quite as memorable; White Out is alright; Code Red is enjoyable, but fairly dull. Unfortunately, I cannot see Supernova winning--seems like Voltage is winning the popular opinion!
Like I said, ALL the flavours are good, so I'll be happy to have a new flavour of Dew regardless. Now excuse me while I go down as many DEWmocracy cans as possible before they disappear from the shelves.