Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Mountain Dew Throwback, the Official Drink of the Retro-Clone Movement

Or something like that.


Mountain Dew, the caffeinated beverage of choice for gamers all over the world has "introduced" a new flavor for the summer. "Mountain Dew Throwback" looks like the can did back in the 60s and 70s. It is also made with cane sugar and not High Fructose Corn syrup. The taste seems odd at first, certainly sweeter, but also more citrus. It took a couple of cans, but I am really liking it. Of course it is very serendipitous that the Old School RPG (D&D really) movement is going on at about the same time. So I herby proclaim Mountain Dew Throwback to be the Official Drink of the Retro-Clone / Old School movement. Please conduct yourselves accordingly and only serve Mountain Dew Throwback when playing any Retro-Clone game. ;)

Of course for the rest of the D&D players in the world Dew still has you covered. http://www.mountaindew.com/#/home/gamefuel.php


Unknown said...

I tried one this morning and didn't care for it, but I don't like non-diet soft drinks so that wasn't surprising. I didn't detect much flavor difference, not like having a Waco Dr. Pepper.

Timothy S. Brannan said...

Yeah. It took me a couple of tries before I liked it. But I am a Dew drinker of many, many years standing.

When I went throught the H series back in the AD&D1 days we kept every Dew can we had and built a Dew Cube as tall as we were.

R. Lawrence Blake said...

Actually, one of my players brought a 12-pack of Pepsi Throwback to our last Labyrinth Lord game.

We'll "do the dew" next time.

BlUsKrEEm said...

IMO it tastes a lot like Sun Drop actually.

Patrick Tingler said...

I had one the other day, but I didn't care for the taste. If I remember the ingredient list correctly it is missing orange juice. I wonder if it's the lack of orange juice that made it taste "off" to me. Both Vault and "modern" Dew have it listed as an ingredient.