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Mountain Dew Energy

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Kez100 Tue 20-Nov-12 13:50:13

My son doesn't drink the likes of Red Bull, Monster etc and has been an avid opposer of them, but he has now come home saying he likes Mountain Dew Energy. I asked him if it was similar (because of the energy description) but he said he thought not - it was a fruity drink.

Does anyone know anymore about it?

bruffin Tue 20-Nov-12 14:04:05

Its a drink with caffeine if that is what you are asking.

BabylonPI Tue 20-Nov-12 14:05:17

Highly caffeinated yucky false energy high inducing crap IMO grin

LadyMaryChristmas Tue 20-Nov-12 14:06:54

Crap like this is banned in most of europe. I'm pretty sure there's an age restriction in the UK, 16?

Kez100 Tue 20-Nov-12 14:53:47

Thank you. That answers that! Hopefully once I let him know, he'll be as against it as the other stuff and not even buy it again. I'm sure we can think of a much better fruity drink for him.

Won't be happy with the shop if there is a age restriction.

bruffin Tue 20-Nov-12 15:29:28

There isnt an age restriction and there is no ban in europe. France tried to ban Red Bull because of tuarine a but couldn't prove there actually was a health risk, so no longer ban it.

Kez100 Tue 20-Nov-12 16:12:36

Thank goodness for sensible kids! I told him and he disagreed but we agreed to go to the shop and look at the ingrediants - we did and he was astonished! Happy to drink something different now.

Thanks for your help. I thought I might have been over reacting but just had a gut feel! When I actually saw the neon/flourescent packaging in the shop - then I knew!

Mewsical Tue 20-Nov-12 17:21:37

You can get Mountain Dew which is not the energy type from a few places - I get it from Chinese supermarket. It's like a fruity 7Up.
My DC love this as a treat but I made the mistake of getting the energy one from Asda and am now drinking it myself.

Mewsical Tue 20-Nov-12 17:29:57

I have used this website before, it's interesting to see how much caffeine is in a pepsi and other drinks compared to energy drinks! Am now going to check I have the caffeine free Mountain Dew.

SchroSawMummyRidingSantaClaus Tue 20-Nov-12 17:31:55

Mountain Dew is lovely and basically just lemonade with caffeine or there's a raspberry one in Asda as well. Pretty hard to find the non-energy one over here though unless you go to a foreign store.

Kez100 Tue 20-Nov-12 17:35:52

It might be lovely but is it recommended drinking for a 14 year old?

SchroSawMummyRidingSantaClaus Tue 20-Nov-12 17:37:55

You could try and fine the non caffeine one but it might be a bit tricky... If he really likes it you could order it off the internet.

bruffin Tue 20-Nov-12 18:08:41

tesco sell the normal mountain dew, but am sure that has caffeine as well, the energy one just had a but more.

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