Mountain Dew is a clear, sweet citrus soft drink made by PepsiCo,Inc. It has a yellowish hue, is carbonated, and has a high amount of caffeine. Mountain Dew mixes orange juice with carbonated water, sugar, caffeine, and citric acid. Mountain Dew was first invented in 1948. It was first marketed in Virginia but then was purchased by the Fayetville family of North Carolina.
Mountain Dew's high levels of caffeine and sugar have been criticized as unhealthy, although typical brewed coffee usually has a much higher amount of caffeine than Mountain Dew. Jolt also has a much higher amount of caffeine than Mountain Dew. In addition, energy drinks such as Red Bull have a much higher amount of caffeine.