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Mountain Dew Is Launching A Mystery Flavor For Halloween

It's called Mountain Dew VooDew!

Aside from candy, boo-tiful decorations and delicious drinks, Halloween is also all about mystery. Spooky ghost stories and scary movies are part of the season’s fun — and this year, you can also indulge in mystery flavors to give your taste buds a spooky surprise as well.

Mountain Dew has released a new Halloween-themed drink called Mountain Dew VooDew that has no color and tastes like — well, you guessed it: we don’t know yet! All the brand says is that it is could be cotton candy, cream soda or candy corn and no one will know for sure until the company reveals the answer later this year.

The drink is currently available in stores across the country and will also be in haunted houses once it gets closer to Halloween. A 12-pack at Target costs $4.89 right now.

I already sampled it and I have to say, it’s not easy to figure out the flavor! It’s pretty sweet and candy-like and honestly really good. I could be totally wrong, but I would say it’s either cream soda or cotton candy. Or a mixture of the two?! If I have to pick just one, I am going with cotton candy. I definitely did not get a candy corn vibe — which I am happy about (worst Halloween candy ever!).


Mountain Dew is not the only food you can get in a mystery flavor this Halloween. Skittles is also playing a guessing game with their new Zombie Skittles, which look just like normal Skittles — but are far from it.

Each pack of Zombie Skittles features a mix of five fruity flavors: Petrifying Citrus Punch, Mummified Melon, Boogeyman Blackberry, Chilling Black Cherry and Blood Red Berry. These may sound like treats, but be prepared for a trick: while all the Skittles look innocent, one of them has a repulsive flavor called Rotten Zombie!

I am far from an adventurous eater, but I gave the Zombie Skittles a whirl. Let’s just say, you don’t want the Rotten Zombie.

I forced a friend to join me, and she described them best: “They taste like hot garbage,” she said.

Moral of the story: they’re not delicious, but it was fun to play “who gets the rotten one first” and it’s worth buying a pack … if you dare.

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Looking for more Halloween goodies? Kit Kat’s pumpkin pie flavor has already hit shelves and Hershey is bringing back its glow-in-the-dark candy wrappers that were new last year. You’ll also find new M&Ms in Creepy Cocoa Crisp flavor and Ghoul’s Mix which feature orange, green and purple candies. These come in plain, peanut and peanut butter flavors and you can even get them as cookie dough!


Will you be trying Mountain Dew’s new mystery flavor? What do you hope it tastes like?