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Doritos-Flavored Mountain Dew? 5 Weirdest Corporate Food Concoctions Known to Humanity

February 25, 2015 in Blogs

By Sofia Barrett-Ibarria, AlterNet

Any unlikely flavor combination is fair game when it comes to the latest food gimmick.

Remember the ubiquitous bacon-on-everything movement? Bacon was sprinkled on everything from ice cream to chocolate to peanut butter. The bacon renaissance seems to have gone by the wayside, as arteries everywhere likely rejoice, and bacon’s bizarre moment in the sun is being replaced with some of the weirdest food combinations and trendiest synthetic creations that could become popular in the coming year. With the emergence of food products like sriracha-flavored beer, the reported testing of Dorito-flavored Mountain Dew and the cannabis-infused coffee now available in Washington state, it appears that any unlikely flavor combination is fair game when it comes to the latest food gimmick.

Here are some of the weirdest foods being made right now.

1. Doritos-flavored Mountain Dew

According to Time, rumors of a new Dorito-flavored Mountain Dew began on Reddit last November when a user posted a photo of a “Dewitos” tasting table captioned, “It actually tastes like Doritos.” Turns out, Dewitos aren’t simply the stuff of gamers’ dreams. PepsiCo has since confirmed previous reports it's been testing the new flavor on college students at Ohio and Kansas State Universities, among others. Though there’s reportedly no word on when, or if, the new flavor will arrive in stores, a Mountain Dew spokesperson told Time, “We are always testing out new flavors of Mountain Dew, and giving our fans a voice in helping decide on the next new product has always been important to us. We opened up the Dew flavor vault and gave students a chance to try this Doritos-inspired flavor as part of a small program at colleges and universities.”

A Reddit user also wrote that Mountain Dew was testing lemon ginger, mango habanero, and rainbow sherbet flavors as well. “It honestly wasn’t that disgusting,” joes_nipples wrote of what Time calls “the first sign of the impending apocalypse,” “It tasted like orange with a Doritos aftertaste[...]Weirdest thing I’ve ever drunken.”

Definitive sign of the endtimes? Maybe not. However, as the Atlantic’s Svtai Kirtsen Narula writes, the new flavor is certainly a new frontier …read more


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