First invented in 1940, Mountain Dew has grown to become one of the most popular soda brands in the world. Since its debut, the citrus soft drink has expanded its reach with unique flavors and unusual Super Bowl ads. Below is a list of some surprising facts you didn’t know about Mountain Dew along with some other popular soda brands.
Originally a Mixer for Bourbon
Ally and Barney Hartman originally designed Mountain Dew to accompany their favorite alcoholic beverage, Old Taylor bourbon. Bottling small amounts of their lemon-lime flavored soda for their own use, dubbing it “Personal SetUp,” the substance received its new name as a reference to moonshine.