I have had Mountain Dew Black Label - which I reviewed here. And to be honest, my fears haven’t really substantiated - it has been quite decent.
Today I tried the second variation- “Green Label” - they say it is “crafted green apple and kiwi” - I have no clue, what they mean with crafted.
Well - in this case it just turned out to be as expected: it looks and smells and taste more extreme and artificial as original Mountain Dew.
It is really frog green - more acid green than normal Mountain Dew (and this means something). It is really acidic and really sweet. I could not acknowledge anything of the kiwi - except of the quite typical sourness. It seems to taste more like an energy drink, than a soda - and especially it doesn’t taste like anything craft.
I have previously ranted about the decision of Mountain Dew to exploit the popularity of the relatively small craft soda industry - without even the intention to keep the product craft - and this is just a proof of it.
This time I am not trying it with alcohol - to be honest, I believe, that it isn’t remotely suited to act as a serious mixer. Even more than Mtn Dew Black Label, Green Label taste like a sour pucker candy - and this isn’t a good thing. It seems pretty obvious that it is for people, who like offensive aromas like the ones of energy drinks. Extremely upfront aroma, infantile taste profile, extreme color - this is how Mountain Dew Green Label shows. The can though is nice designed.
It is not awful - but first - it isn’t AED 20 worth - second it is not craft and third it is nothing close to contemporary. 2/10 at most.