Diet Mountain Dew

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Diet Mountain Dew is a no-calorie Mountain Dew that was first introduced in 1986.[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 popular culture[edit]

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

Concerns regarding aspartame[edit]

Aspartame was approved by the FDA in 1981 as a food sweetener. Over 100 studies have been conducted demonstrating aspartame's safety.[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.
  3. ^ "Additional Information about High-Intensity Sweeteners Permitted for use in Food in the United States". 26 May 2015. Retrieved 28 April 2017.