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« on: Wed, 11 Jan 12 03:53:41 »

Saw this on the news

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-01-11/twinkie-maker-hostess-brands-files-for-bankruptcy-protection.html

Apparently this has happened before, but has someone written Xander's reaction? Just wondering...

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« Reply #1 on: Wed, 11 Jan 12 06:47:25 »

but has someone written Xander's reaction?

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« Reply #2 on: Wed, 11 Jan 12 07:42:17 »

Be warned: you've been blamed Grin http://www.tthfanfic.org/story.php?no=26815
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« Reply #3 on: Wed, 11 Jan 12 08:08:10 »

Be warned: you've been blamed Grin http://www.tthfanfic.org/story.php?no=26815

I shoulder the blame, gladly. I do wonder what the girls got upto to break him out of the spell...
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« Reply #4 on: Wed, 11 Jan 12 08:14:09 »

Be warned: you've been blamed Grin http://www.tthfanfic.org/story.php?no=26815

I shoulder the blame, gladly. I do wonder what the girls got upto to break him out of the spell...

Ditto... *smirks*
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« Reply #5 on: Wed, 11 Jan 12 10:44:27 »

My weird mind went kinky (for Xander, possibly)... somehow.  They wore two-piece swim suits covered in twinkies
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« Reply #6 on: Wed, 11 Jan 12 12:02:26 »

Don't Panic!

Hostess says they'll keep making twinkles (and Wonder bread, and all those other staples of American life they make)  so there's still plenty of time to stock up for the Twinkie-pocalypse!

No need for a government bailout.
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« Reply #7 on: Wed, 11 Jan 12 14:32:29 »

Don't Panic!

Hostess says they'll keep making twinkles (and Wonder bread, and all those other staples of American life they make)  so there's still plenty of time to stock up for the Twinkie-pocalypse!

No need for a government bailout.
Hell, as long as they're just handing out the money. . .
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« Reply #8 on: Wed, 11 Jan 12 14:32:46 »

Don't Panic!

Hostess says they'll keep making twinkles (and Wonder bread, and all those other staples of American life they make)  so there's still plenty of time to stock up for the Twinkie-pocalypse!

No need for a government bailout.

You know, I'd say I was surprised by this, but I'm really not. Hostess snack cakes cost, on average, about three times what Little Debbie's do, so they don't sell nearly as well. Considering that there's almost no difference in quality, that's a mistake. I grew up on Little Debbie snacks because they could be bought cheaply. For example: twin packs of Little Debbie creme-filled sponge cakes are $.50 USD, while Twinkies, which are exactly the same thing but with the highly recognisable name, are usually $1.09... at least around here...

Bad business planning, that...
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« Reply #9 on: Wed, 11 Jan 12 16:42:31 »

I was lucky, I grew up in an area that Tastycakes were available.  Never really got hooked on Hostess.
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« Reply #10 on: Wed, 11 Jan 12 16:53:28 »

Don't Panic!

Hostess says they'll keep making twinkles (and Wonder bread, and all those other staples of American life they make)  so there's still plenty of time to stock up for the Twinkie-pocalypse!

No need for a government bailout.

You know, I'd say I was surprised by this, but I'm really not. Hostess snack cakes cost, on average, about three times what Little Debbie's do, so they don't sell nearly as well. Considering that there's almost no difference in quality, that's a mistake. I grew up on Little Debbie snacks because they could be bought cheaply. For example: twin packs of Little Debbie creme-filled sponge cakes are $.50 USD, while Twinkies, which are exactly the same thing but with the highly recognisable name, are usually $1.09... at least around here...

Bad business planning, that...

Yeah, me too.  I like the Little Debbie Nutty Bars.
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« Reply #11 on: Wed, 11 Jan 12 21:17:32 »

Don't Panic!

Hostess says they'll keep making twinkles (and Wonder bread, and all those other staples of American life they make)  so there's still plenty of time to stock up for the Twinkie-pocalypse!

No need for a government bailout.

You know, I'd say I was surprised by this, but I'm really not. Hostess snack cakes cost, on average, about three times what Little Debbie's do, so they don't sell nearly as well. Considering that there's almost no difference in quality, that's a mistake. I grew up on Little Debbie snacks because they could be bought cheaply. For example: twin packs of Little Debbie creme-filled sponge cakes are $.50 USD, while Twinkies, which are exactly the same thing but with the highly recognisable name, are usually $1.09... at least around here...

Bad business planning, that...

Yeah, me too.  I like the Little Debbie Nutty Bars.

Yep those are one of my three favorites... alongside Swiss Cake Rolls and Oatmeal Cream Pies. Yum!
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« Reply #12 on: Wed, 11 Jan 12 21:46:37 »

It's not that Twinkies are better than anything else. Twinkies (Along with Wonderbread) just happen to have a larger cultural footprint. Who doesn't know what a twinkie is? (In the US anyway). I've never seen a 'TastyKake' of any sort in a store or eaten one -- it's a regional item.

And how many urban legends refer to Little Debbie faux-twinkies versus twinkies?

Like this one:

http://www.snopes.com/food/ingredient/twinkies.asp (Twinkie shelf life)
http://www.snopes.com/legal/twinkie.asp (Twinkie Defense)

And, sure twinkies cost more than Little Debbie snack cakes but that is part of what sets them apart - the national "premium" brand name has some perceived value higher than the "cheap" brand.

Just like with cars.
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« Reply #13 on: Wed, 11 Jan 12 21:49:12 »

Oh ACS, you don't know what you are missing.
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« Reply #14 on: Wed, 11 Jan 12 22:29:44 »

Oh ACS, you don't know what you are missing.

You mean besides my point?
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« Reply #15 on: Wed, 11 Jan 12 22:31:02 »

I learned on NPR today that twinkies do not dissolve in mountain dew.  According to pepsico, mice do... that's their defence against the guy who swears there was a mouse in his mtn dew...  well, apparently, twinkies are more insoluble than mice!

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It's not that Twinkies are better than anything else. Twinkies (Along with Wonderbread) just happen to have a larger cultural footprint. Who doesn't know what a twinkie is? (In the US anyway). I've never seen a 'TastyKake' of any sort in a store or eaten one -- it's a regional item.

And how many urban legends refer to Little Debbie faux-twinkies versus twinkies?

Like this one:

http://www.snopes.com/food/ingredient/twinkies.asp (Twinkie shelf life)
http://www.snopes.com/legal/twinkie.asp (Twinkie Defense)

And, sure twinkies cost more than Little Debbie snack cakes but that is part of what sets them apart - the national "premium" brand name has some perceived value higher than the "cheap" brand.

Just like with cars.

Just remember:  In Zombieland, Tallahasee was looking for Twinkies at risk of being eaten by zombies, not Tastycakes or Little Debbies!
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« Reply #17 on: Wed, 11 Jan 12 23:17:46 »

Just remember:  In Zombieland, Tallahasee was looking for Twinkies at risk of being eaten by zombies, not Tastycakes or Little Debbies!

Also remember: Tallahasee was freaking nuts.
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I learned on NPR today that twinkies do not dissolve in mountain dew.  According to pepsico, mice do... that's their defence against the guy who swears there was a mouse in his mtn dew...  well, apparently, twinkies are more insoluble than mice!

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On the one hand, this is kinda funny... on the other... EEWWW!
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« Reply #19 on: Thu, 12 Jan 12 02:11:21 »

Well considering that you can also dissolve a nail in Coca Cola due to the phosphoric acid content, the dissolving of a mouse, while very icky, isn't all that surprising.  Then again....

EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!
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Well considering that you can also dissolve a nail in Coca Cola due to the phosphoric acid content, the dissolving of a mouse, while very icky, isn't all that surprising.  Then again....

EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!

Actually, the dissolving a nail thing was debunked on Mythbusters, but yeah... still EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!
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« Reply #21 on: Thu, 12 Jan 12 03:07:04 »

Really?  That's news to me.  I'd have liked to see that episode.  Though, IMO I am pretty sure that if you use a galvanized nail the results would be different than using a non-galvanized one.  Heck, you can use it to dissolve lime scale and stains in a toilet and dissolve caked on crud on the posts of a car battery...
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« Reply #22 on: Thu, 12 Jan 12 03:26:38 »

Really?  That's news to me.  I'd have liked to see that episode.  Though, IMO I am pretty sure that if you use a galvanized nail the results would be different than using a non-galvanized one.  Heck, you can use it to dissolve lime scale and stains in a toilet and dissolve caked on crud on the posts of a car battery...


Voila!

http://mythbustersresults.com/episode5

Coke doesn't even kill sperm...
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« Reply #23 on: Thu, 12 Jan 12 03:30:49 »

LMAO with a heaping side of gah!  

Coke won't kill sperm....how about a Troll hammer?  
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LMAO with a heaping side of gah!  

Coke won't kill sperm....how about a Troll hammer?  

Might be overkill... try Nonoxynol-9... *smirks*
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« Reply #25 on: Thu, 12 Jan 12 06:29:23 »

It's not that Twinkies are better than anything else. Twinkies (Along with Wonderbread) just happen to have a larger cultural footprint. Who doesn't know what a twinkie is? (In the US anyway). I've never seen a 'TastyKake' of any sort in a store or eaten one -- it's a regional item.

And how many urban legends refer to Little Debbie faux-twinkies versus twinkies?

Like this one:

http://www.snopes.com/food/ingredient/twinkies.asp (Twinkie shelf life)
http://www.snopes.com/legal/twinkie.asp (Twinkie Defense)

And, sure twinkies cost more than Little Debbie snack cakes but that is part of what sets them apart - the national "premium" brand name has some perceived value higher than the "cheap" brand.

Just like with cars.

Just remember:  In Zombieland, Tallahasee was looking for Twinkies at risk of being eaten by zombies, not Tastycakes or Little Debbies!

Probably because he has never tasted Tastycakes.
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« Reply #26 on: Thu, 12 Jan 12 06:57:42 »

LMAO with a heaping side of gah!  

Coke won't kill sperm....how about a Troll hammer?  

No, Coke won't kill a Troll hammer either. Wink
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« Reply #27 on: Thu, 12 Jan 12 11:38:50 »

Well considering that you can also dissolve a nail in Coca Cola due to the phosphoric acid content, the dissolving of a mouse, while very icky, isn't all that surprising.  Then again....

EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!

Actually, the dissolving a nail thing was debunked on Mythbusters, but yeah... still EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!

I'm just telling you the 'Mtn Dew defense' as advanced by an actual Pepsico lawyer!  Sodas are pretty nasty.  But so is stomach acid.  But then again, I would never drink stomach acid.

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« Reply #28 on: Thu, 12 Jan 12 13:35:14 »

Shh, don't tell me this while I'm drinking Coca-Cola.  I got surprised when I paid 75 cents for 1 can and the machine gave me two.
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« Reply #29 on: Thu, 12 Jan 12 13:55:32 »

Shh, don't tell me this while I'm drinking Coca-Cola.  I got surprised when I paid 75 cents for 1 can and the machine gave me two.

At least you can pretend you're OK.  I actually drink Mountain Dew.  Every day.  Sometimes more than once.  Diet Mountain Dew and Diet Code Red Mountain Dew (when I can get it) are my morning coffee.  (I hate coffee except for Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee and since Starbucks, I can't afford Blue Mountain Coffee, not even in Jamaica).  Mmmm Blue Mountains... Blue misses them...

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Mountain Dew.  I like the stuff, but it'd different in Canada.  We used to have another flavour of it, but that's long sice gone the way of the dodo here, you can only get good ol' regular flavour here, and also by a government regulation, no caffeine in it.  
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« Reply #31 on: Thu, 12 Jan 12 15:26:51 »

Mountain Dew.  I like the stuff, but it'd different in Canada.  We used to have another flavour of it, but that's long sice gone the way of the dodo here, you can only get good ol' regular flavour here, and also by a government regulation, no caffeine in it.  

What's the point of Mtn Dew without the caffeine?  Are they gonna outlaw coffee too?  Remind me never to move to Canada... or I'll have to become a smuggler...  Of course, this from the girl who's seriously considered moving to Canada...  Doesn't coke have caffeine in Canada?

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« Reply #32 on: Thu, 12 Jan 12 16:22:22 »

Mountain Dew.  I like the stuff, but it'd different in Canada.  We used to have another flavour of it, but that's long sice gone the way of the dodo here, you can only get good ol' regular flavour here, and also by a government regulation, no caffeine in it.  

Really? We've got at least 4 varieties around here, not counting diet - red, blue, white, and regular ( I forget the official names.) All with caffiene.
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« Reply #33 on: Thu, 12 Jan 12 16:31:43 »

Mountain Dew.  I like the stuff, but it'd different in Canada.  We used to have another flavour of it, but that's long sice gone the way of the dodo here, you can only get good ol' regular flavour here, and also by a government regulation, no caffeine in it.  

Really? We've got at least 4 varieties around here, not counting diet - red, blue, white, and regular ( I forget the official names.) All with caffiene.

Where are you?  
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Have you tried the type with real suger?
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Mountain Dew.  I like the stuff, but it'd different in Canada.  We used to have another flavour of it, but that's long sice gone the way of the dodo here, you can only get good ol' regular flavour here, and also by a government regulation, no caffeine in it.  

Really? We've got at least 4 varieties around here, not counting diet - red, blue, white, and regular ( I forget the official names.) All with caffiene.

Red is Code Red, blue is Voltage, white is White Out, and regular doesn't have any funky name. (I used to run a gaming organization, and we ALWAYS had 'Gamer Fuel' on hand... *grins* for awhile, Mountain Dew actually marketed a couple of varieties that htey actually called "Game Fuel" that was in WoW-themed boxes, but it was kinda redundant. I don't know if they still have it anywhere, but it's not available around here.

And of course, Mountain Dew Throwback is available in some areas... that's the stuff with real sugar instead of High Fructose Corn Syrup...
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« Reply #36 on: Thu, 12 Jan 12 18:10:03 »

Mountain Dew.  I like the stuff, but it'd different in Canada.  We used to have another flavour of it, but that's long sice gone the way of the dodo here, you can only get good ol' regular flavour here, and also by a government regulation, no caffeine in it.  

Really? We've got at least 4 varieties around here, not counting diet - red, blue, white, and regular ( I forget the official names.) All with caffiene.

Red is Code Red, blue is Voltage, white is White Out, and regular doesn't have any funky name. (I used to run a gaming organization, and we ALWAYS had 'Gamer Fuel' on hand... *grins* for awhile, Mountain Dew actually marketed a couple of varieties that htey actually called "Game Fuel" that was in WoW-themed boxes, but it was kinda redundant. I don't know if they still have it anywhere, but it's not available around here.

And of course, Mountain Dew Throwback is available in some areas... that's the stuff with real sugar instead of High Fructose Corn Syrup...

I like the throwback stuff... the regular sweetened stuff doesn't taste any better than the diet, but the throwback with actual genuine sugar?  That tastes *really* good.   But I don't do calorie containing soda as a rule...  just too many empty calories, though studies have shown that diet soda also causes weight gain, though the mechanism is poorly understood.    I'm trying to cut back on all soda.

My favorite is actually code red, but it's hard to find around here, especially the diet version.
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« Reply #37 on: Thu, 12 Jan 12 18:17:10 »

Mountain Dew.  I like the stuff, but it'd different in Canada.  We used to have another flavour of it, but that's long sice gone the way of the dodo here, you can only get good ol' regular flavour here, and also by a government regulation, no caffeine in it.  

Really? We've got at least 4 varieties around here, not counting diet - red, blue, white, and regular ( I forget the official names.) All with caffiene.

Red is Code Red, blue is Voltage, white is White Out, and regular doesn't have any funky name. (I used to run a gaming organization, and we ALWAYS had 'Gamer Fuel' on hand... *grins* for awhile, Mountain Dew actually marketed a couple of varieties that htey actually called "Game Fuel" that was in WoW-themed boxes, but it was kinda redundant. I don't know if they still have it anywhere, but it's not available around here.

And of course, Mountain Dew Throwback is available in some areas... that's the stuff with real sugar instead of High Fructose Corn Syrup...

I haven't seen 'Throwback' yet, but looking here:

http://www.mountaindew.com/#/products/ (Warning Flash heavy site)

I've also had 'Livewire' (Orange) but not 'Baja Blast' (which appears to be a Taco Bell exclusive?)

There was also some flavor I've seen at Halloween but I don't remember what that one is called.
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« Reply #38 on: Thu, 12 Jan 12 18:20:06 »

Mountain Dew.  I like the stuff, but it'd different in Canada.  We used to have another flavour of it, but that's long sice gone the way of the dodo here, you can only get good ol' regular flavour here, and also by a government regulation, no caffeine in it.  

Really? We've got at least 4 varieties around here, not counting diet - red, blue, white, and regular ( I forget the official names.) All with caffiene.

Where are you?  

Eastern TN. Wal-mart (yes, I'm cheap) carries it though they don't always have it all in stock.
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« Reply #39 on: Thu, 12 Jan 12 18:22:22 »

Well, in Australia we have Mountain Dew made with sugar, but no caffeine: standard soft drinks are not allowed to have caffeine *unless* they would naturally have it (ie, cola drinks). We do have caffeinated energy drinks (often with guarana *as well*) not to mention iced coffees with real coffee (yuck to the first, and *yum* to the second.)

You *can* get American Mountain Dew (probably with HFCS and caffeine - I haven't checked) but you have to go to specialty stores, and you pay a premium for them, like about 2-3 times the price of normal soft drinks.

As a side note: would you believe I haven't actually seen a twinkie in the 'flesh'?
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« Reply #40 on: Thu, 12 Jan 12 19:27:47 »

It's not that Twinkies are better than anything else. Twinkies (Along with Wonderbread) just happen to have a larger cultural footprint. Who doesn't know what a twinkie is? (In the US anyway). I've never seen a 'TastyKake' of any sort in a store or eaten one -- it's a regional item.

And how many urban legends refer to Little Debbie faux-twinkies versus twinkies?

Like this one:

http://www.snopes.com/food/ingredient/twinkies.asp (Twinkie shelf life)
http://www.snopes.com/legal/twinkie.asp (Twinkie Defense)

And, sure twinkies cost more than Little Debbie snack cakes but that is part of what sets them apart - the national "premium" brand name has some perceived value higher than the "cheap" brand.

Just like with cars.

Just remember:  In Zombieland, Tallahasee was looking for Twinkies at risk of being eaten by zombies, not Tastycakes or Little Debbies!

Probably because he has never tasted Tastycakes.

Living well within Tastycake territory, as a matter of personal preference, I also would rather have Tastycakes.  And just remember, everytime the Philadelphia Flyers score a goal, another case of Tastycakes is given away!
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« Reply #41 on: Thu, 12 Jan 12 19:29:26 »

Well, in Australia we have Mountain Dew made with sugar, but no caffeine: standard soft drinks are not allowed to have caffeine *unless* they would naturally have it (ie, cola drinks). We do have caffeinated energy drinks (often with guarana *as well*) not to mention iced coffees with real coffee (yuck to the first, and *yum* to the second.)

You *can* get American Mountain Dew (probably with HFCS and caffeine - I haven't checked) but you have to go to specialty stores, and you pay a premium for them, like about 2-3 times the price of normal soft drinks.

As a side note: would you believe I haven't actually seen a twinkie in the 'flesh'?

I would just like to see all of the soft drink makers in the USA go back to using sugar cane instead of that corn syrup crap.  Coke Zero, which uses Splenda as a sweetener, tastes more like the old Coke made with sugar cane than the current Coca Cola made with corn syrup!
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« Reply #42 on: Thu, 12 Jan 12 20:20:05 »

I would just like to see all of the soft drink makers in the USA go back to using sugar cane instead of that corn syrup crap.  Coke Zero, which uses Splenda as a sweetener, tastes more like the old Coke made with sugar cane than the current Coca Cola made with corn syrup!
For that you'd first have to find enough congresscritters willing to take one for the team and do away with the farming subsidies and the protective tariffs on sugar imports. Until that time you'll have to get your 'real Coke' fix from your nearest Mexican shop.
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« Reply #43 on: Thu, 12 Jan 12 20:55:20 »

Mountain Dew.  I like the stuff, but it'd different in Canada.  We used to have another flavour of it, but that's long sice gone the way of the dodo here, you can only get good ol' regular flavour here, and also by a government regulation, no caffeine in it.  

Really? We've got at least 4 varieties around here, not counting diet - red, blue, white, and regular ( I forget the official names.) All with caffiene.

Red is Code Red, blue is Voltage, white is White Out, and regular doesn't have any funky name. (I used to run a gaming organization, and we ALWAYS had 'Gamer Fuel' on hand... *grins* for awhile, Mountain Dew actually marketed a couple of varieties that htey actually called "Game Fuel" that was in WoW-themed boxes, but it was kinda redundant. I don't know if they still have it anywhere, but it's not available around here.

And of course, Mountain Dew Throwback is available in some areas... that's the stuff with real sugar instead of High Fructose Corn Syrup...

I haven't seen 'Throwback' yet, but looking here:

http://www.mountaindew.com/#/products/ (Warning Flash heavy site)

I've also had 'Livewire' (Orange) but not 'Baja Blast' (which appears to be a Taco Bell exclusive?)

There was also some flavor I've seen at Halloween but I don't remember what that one is called.


LKivewire is kinda gross, but Baja Blast - which is indeed a Taco Bell exclusive - is pretty good.
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« Reply #44 on: Thu, 12 Jan 12 21:11:58 »

I would just like to see all of the soft drink makers in the USA go back to using sugar cane instead of that corn syrup crap.  Coke Zero, which uses Splenda as a sweetener, tastes more like the old Coke made with sugar cane than the current Coca Cola made with corn syrup!
For that you'd first have to find enough congresscritters willing to take one for the team and do away with the farming subsidies and the protective tariffs on sugar imports. Until that time you'll have to get your 'real Coke' fix from your nearest Mexican shop.

Yeah... not likely... unfortunately.
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« Reply #45 on: Thu, 12 Jan 12 21:28:55 »

Well, in Australia we have Mountain Dew made with sugar, but no caffeine: standard soft drinks are not allowed to have caffeine *unless* they would naturally have it (ie, cola drinks). We do have caffeinated energy drinks (often with guarana *as well*) not to mention iced coffees with real coffee (yuck to the first, and *yum* to the second.)

You *can* get American Mountain Dew (probably with HFCS and caffeine - I haven't checked) but you have to go to specialty stores, and you pay a premium for them, like about 2-3 times the price of normal soft drinks.

As a side note: would you believe I haven't actually seen a twinkie in the 'flesh'?

I would just like to see all of the soft drink makers in the USA go back to using sugar cane instead of that corn syrup crap.  Coke Zero, which uses Splenda as a sweetener, tastes more like the old Coke made with sugar cane than the current Coca Cola made with corn syrup!

I try to avoid ANYTHING sweetened with high fructose corn syrup.  1) I hate the taste 2) it gives me a sugar high (nausea, shakiness...  a kind of rush, but not in a pleasant way), something that normal quantities of sugar doesn't do. what's wrong with real sugar, anyway?
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« Reply #46 on: Thu, 12 Jan 12 21:32:38 »

I try to avoid ANYTHING sweetened with high fructose corn syrup.  1) I hate the taste 2) it gives me a sugar high (nausea, shakiness...  a kind of rush, but not in a pleasant way), something that normal quantities of sugar doesn't do. what's wrong with real sugar, anyway?

Agree with you totally there. I get headaches from the stuff. And unfortunately I'm allergic to most artificial sweeteners, so it's real sugar or honey, or maple syrup, or molasses... pretty much any other kind of sweetening and I'm asking for trouble.
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« Reply #47 on: Thu, 12 Jan 12 22:30:49 »

Mountain Dew.  I like the stuff, but it'd different in Canada.  We used to have another flavour of it, but that's long sice gone the way of the dodo here, you can only get good ol' regular flavour here, and also by a government regulation, no caffeine in it.  

What's the point of Mtn Dew without the caffeine?  Are they gonna outlaw coffee too?  Remind me never to move to Canada... or I'll have to become a smuggler...  Of course, this from the girl who's seriously considered moving to Canada...  Doesn't coke have caffeine in Canada?

very odd.

Lots of things have caffeine here, just not most regular soft drinks, but colas, some root beers and Dr Pepper have it in spades, and, if you can find Jolt cola or Jolt's  green guarana laced citrus drink, they are both lambasted with caffeine.  Of course you can also get a variety of energy drinks, Monster, Rockstar, Red Bull, Fury, Amp, Xyence, Beaver Buzz, Cheetah, and several others.  Cheetah, Xyence, Beaver Buzz, Rockstar Juiced and Amp I like but only use sparingly.  Fury gives me bad headaches.  
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« Reply #48 on: Thu, 12 Jan 12 23:07:22 »

what's wrong with real sugar, anyway?
It's expensive, it's not "American", being produced outside US soil (mostly) and it is harder to process. (The syrup is a liquid that can easily be stored in tanks and piped to where it is wanted, much easier than solid sugar.)
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« Reply #49 on: Fri, 13 Jan 12 07:08:56 »

what's wrong with real sugar, anyway?
It's expensive, it's not "American", being produced outside US soil (mostly) and it is harder to process. (The syrup is a liquid that can easily be stored in tanks and piped to where it is wanted, much easier than solid sugar.)
Yeah, I know... it's just that before the politicians got paid off, lots of little third world countries survived by exporting sugar.  Americans got sugar.  Jamaicans got money.  It tasted better and was a little better for you...  It just makes me sad that no one wins but the money people with this... but that's the way it works these days.  The best product is irrelevant.  The cheapest is the only way to go.  Of course, I don't know what I'm expecting.  the only duty of business is to make money.  How dare I forget that providing the service or product the public wants is totally irrelevant?  Stupid me!

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