Diet Mountain Dew

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Diet Mountain Dew is a no-calorie Mountain Dew that was first introduced in 1988.[1] It was formerly known as "Sugar-Free Mountain Dew" until 1986, when it was given its current name. In 2006 Diet Mountain Dew was reformulated with a new "Tuned Up Taste", using a blend of sucralose, aspartame, and acesulfame potassium as sweeteners. The previous formulation was sweetened exclusively with aspartame.[2] In limited areas in the United States, Diet Mountain Dew has treated water instead of carbonated water as a fountain drink.

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There is a song by well known songstress Lana Del Rey about this drink, called Diet Mountain Dew.[3]


  1. ^ Smith, Andrew (2006). Encyclopedia of junk food and fast food. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press. p. 188. ISBN 0-313-33527-3. 
  2. ^ "A New Tuned Up Taste Changes How Dew Does Diet" (Press release). PR Newswire. 8 March 2006. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
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