How Much Sugar Is In Mountain Dew?
If you’re wondering how much sugar is in Mountain Dew we’ve compiled a list of all of the different varieties and flavors of Mountain Dew and the amount of sugar as well as other ingredients based on their nutritional information labels.
First up is the regular Mountain Dew citrus flavor in the 12 ounce bottle. There are 46 grams of sugar in the regular version of Mountain Dew. That is the equivalent of about 11.5 teaspoons of sugar.
For reference, the American Heart Association recommends that adults consume no more than 9 teaspoons of sugar per day.
So drinking one regular Mountain Dew will exceed your daily recommended limit of sugar.
There is also 60 mg of sodium and 46 grams of carbohydrates. See nutritional label below.
How much Sugar Is In Other Mountain Dew Flavors?
The following sugar counts and nutritional information are for the 12 ounce bottle sizes.
The Baja Blast and Baja Mango Gem flavors both have 44 grams of sugar and 44 grams of carbohydrates.
Mountain Dew code red contains 65 grams and 65 grams of carbohydrates.
Mountain Dew purple thunder flavor has the most sugar at a whopping 73 grams and 73 grams of carbohydrates. That is about 18 teaspoons of sugar. Just drinking one of these a day will exceed your recommended daily sugar intake by 100%.
Mountain Dew frostbite melon flavor has 62 grams of sugar and 62 grams of carbohydrates.
Mountain Dew live wire orange flavor has 46 grams of sugar and 46 grams of carbohydrates.
Mountain Dew voltage raspberry citrus flavor has 46 grams of sugar and 46 grams of carbohydrates
How much sugar is in the Mountain Dew Kickstart drinks?
The Mountain Dew Kickstart drinks have much less sugar than the soda flavors but they are also 50% smaller at 8 ounce cans instead of 12 ounce bottles as above.
The orange citrus Mountain Dew Kickstart flavor has 10 grams of sugar and 11 grams of carbohydrates, which is less than half the sugar as the regular soda flavors.
The Blueberry Pomegranate Mountain Dew Kickstart flavor has 14 grams of sugar and 15 grams of carbohydrates.
The Black Cherry Mountain Dew Kickstart flavor has 9 grams of sugar and 10 grams of carbohydrates.
The Fruit Punch and Pineapple Orange & Mango Mountain Dew Kickstart flavors both have 10 grams of sugar and 10 grams of carbohydrates.
They are considered an energy drink with 96 milligrams of caffeine.
That’s about the same amount as an 8 ounce cup of regular brewed coffee.
How much sugar is in the Mountain Dew Zero Sugar drinks?
All of the Mountain Dew zero sugar drinks live up to their name with no sugar or carbohydrates.
However, they substitute sugar with Aspartame and Sucralose to keep it sweet and tasty.
Aspartame has been proven to cause cancer in lab rats so in our opinion, it’s not a safe substitute.
How much sugar is in Mountain Dew Diet Soda drinks?
Mountain Dew only makes the diet soda in the traditional citrus flavor.
It has no sugar or carbohydrates, just like their zero sugar branded drinks.
However, as with the zero sugar sodas, they are sweetened with Aspartame and Sucralose.
As we mentioned previously and linked to the WebMD article proving such, Aspartame has been proven to cause cancer in lab rats.
How much sugar is in Mountain Dew Game Fuel Energy drinks?
The Game Fuel energy drinks by Mountain Dew come in 16 ounce sizes and the flavors available are charged tropical strike, charged cherry burst, charged berry blast and charged original citrus.
They all have the same sugar amount at 12 grams and 12 grams of carbohydrates.
They are considered energy drinks with 90 milligrams of caffeine, which is also about the equivalent of an 8 ounce cup of brewed regular coffee.