History of Mountain Dew

Did you know that Mountain Dew was originally created as a mixer for bourbon? Or that it was originally a slang term for moonshine? And when did it become the number one beverage of choice for X-treme athletes and gamers?

In this episode, we’re rolling out the neon carpet and taking a look at how Mountain Dew came to distinguish itself from soft drinks like Sprite & 7Up, and why people all over the world continue to do the Dew.

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Have you ever wondered how ketchup became America’s favorite condiment? Or why Four Loko was banned by the government? Or how roller coasters were invented? In “History of…” host Wil Fulton will take you through a rapid-fire crash course on some of humankind’s greatest innovations in food, drink, and travel. Hey, if you can keep up, you actually might learn something!

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Wil Fulton

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