Mt Dew Is Evil

I first heard of Mountain Dew Mouth on an ABC news report. I am not sure if the news reporting was sound or not, but it was a little scary to think that whole communities are addicted to something that can cause so much harm. While some of it comes down to personal choice just like smoking, I find it troubling that people can be as ignorant as to give MtDew to a toddler.

My Dad worked for Postobon, the distributor of Pepsi back in Colombia. I am very familiar with the whole process of making carbonated drinks. I have visited the bottling plants so many times that I lost count. I did a couple of school projects on how the production works, heck I even almost crash one of the delivery trucks when one of the drivers told me to move it forward when I was 12 and I was not familiar with air breaks. I love pop and have been drinking it for years, however, it never caused me any harm (besides getting me fat) until I started to drink MtDew.

I discovered MtDew during college. This was before there was Redbull and the whole energy drink craze. I used it sparingly to stay awake. However, it became a habit during my first job. It was a start up company where we had to do everything from programming from running big printers. We worked long hours and there I had my only 30 hour work day when some servers went down. I drank MtDew like it was water mostly because the fridge at work was always full of it.

I started to have horrible stomach pains every time I drank it. At first I thought it was the caffeine, but I could drink coffee with no problem. Since back then I have very rarely drank MtDew anymore. My only recent memory about the product was the whole uproar in the gaming community when they changed the flavor of Diet MtDew.

It was very sad to see what look like so many kids addicted to MtDew. It is a parent’s responsibility to keep stuff like this from a toddler’s mouth. Dentist seem to think that this is the worse soft drink because of its acidic content combined with sugar, not even taking into account the high amount of caffeine. The other part that troubled me about the report was that it insinuated that MtDew is used as an antidepressant because of it caffeine & sugar high it gives people.

I don’t know if Pepsi set out to create the most addicting and damaging soft drink, we have discovered that tobacco companies did work on making cigarettes even more addicting. I am also not a conspiracy theorist that believe that it can lower your sperm count, even though it is a scary thought that teens now think it can be used as a form a contraceptive. I guess watch you have to watch your teenager’s MtDew consumption for several reasons now.

I do believe that it is personal responsibility and education that can prevent this kind of things from happening. Any product out there can be abused, it is just a matter of knowing when to stop. I know that MtDew will never be part of my regular diet, but talking about it makes me want to go get one from the vending machine. I think my swimmers will be just fine.

7 Responses to Mt Dew Is Evil

  1. Growing up we only got pop/soda on family get togethers, you know X-mas, T-day, B-days, etc. It was usually a choice of Pepsi, Dew, and Dr Pepper. When I was old enough to by my own I became a fan of the Dew, but I wouldn’t say an addict.

    A few years back the came out with Orange Dew, or “Livewire”. Damn that stuff was awesome!

    Funny thing tho, since cutting 90+% of pop out of my life Dew (and Livewire) taste like crap. I sometimes get the urge, but just a sip of my girlfriends pop cures that quickly.

    I think that kids beverage choices today are worse than when I was young. They drink more pop, drink sports drinks and energy drinks like they are water, and very seldom lower themselves to drink real water or even milk. And we wonder why our tykes are fat and hyperactive.

  2. Evil. But tasty, especially the livewire.

  3. I read that back in the 1950′s many young people thought that Coca-Cola could be used as an ex post facto contraceptive. A girl would open a bottle, put her finger over the top and shake it, and then insert the bottle in the appropriate location and let it foam up. Whether it actually worked or not is another matter.

  4. Mt Dew bad.

  5. I love Mountain Dew!

  6. Pissed off Redneck

    You sir are a faggot. Mtn. Dew is a gift from god, and you are slandering it.

  7. gaming musician mad man

    mt dew will consume your life and your childrens life and souls with the all seeing eye of DOOM!!!! o wait i mean DEWW!!!!! >:[ MUWAHAHAHAHAHHAHAH DIE BITCHES >.<

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