What's In A Baja Blast? [Tastes Like Mountain Dew + Ingredients List] (2023)

Last updated on June 15th, 2022

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I’m a little curious about different sodas and was wondering about Baja Blast.

I did a little research to find out what’s in it.

So, what’s in Baja Blast? According to the website Heb.com, the list of ingredients from the label, Baja Blast contains:

  • Carbonated Water
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Natural and Artificial Flavor
  • Citric Acid
  • Sodium Benzoate
  • Caffeine
  • Gum Arabic
  • Sodium Citrate
  • Calcium Disodium EDTA
  • Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate
  • Yellow 5
  • Blue 1.

Below, I’ll explain what it tastes like, whether it contains a lot of caffeine, and where you can buy this exclusive flavor.

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What flavor and taste is a baja blast?

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Baja Blast has lime, and tropical fruit flavors, as well as, mango, pineapple, and citrus.

Mountain Dew describes it as “a tropical lime storm”, but they don’t list any of the ingredients that give it it’s flavor and simply say ‘natural and artificial flavors’.

Here’s a cool video that shows two guys giving it a taste test:

The literal translation for Baja from Spanish means to fall down.

But, can also mean soft, or faint.

However, it likely gets its name from Baja California, which is the narrow strip of land on the eastern side of Mexico that has a subtropical to an arid climate.

Cabo Luxury says that the region has a long tradition of growing mangos and Encyclopedia Britannica states that pineapples are native to the subtropical and tropical regions of America.

So, in my opinion, it gets its name from this region where mangos, pineapples, and lime grow.

It was also originally released in Taco Bell’s stores as a test run and was sold as Baja Blast Freeze.

It appears it had this name to match the branding of Taco Bell, which specializes in Mexican food.

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What is a baja blast?

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Taco Bell also made a Baja Blast Freeze which is a slushy made from Baja Blast, similar to the well-known Frozen Coke.

Most people find it nice to drink, unlike other sodas such as root beer, which is more of an acquired taste.

It was sold in bottles and cans in convenience stores around the USA, as well as, in Canada as explained in this press release put out by Taco Bell.

According to Fandom.com, it was first sold in stores in 2004, and has been available for a limited time in:

  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020

Currently, in 2021 it hasn’t been released.

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How much caffeine is in Mountain Dew Baja Blast?

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No exact information is available about how much caffeine is in Mountain Dew Baja Blast.

But, data provided by the University of Utah, and the Center for Science in the Public Interest shows that Mountain Dew and Mountain Dew Code Red have 55 mg of caffeine per 12 oz serving (354 mL).

It’s reasonable to assume that Mtn Dew Baja Blast has around the same amount of caffeine as the other Mountain Dew flavors.

The recommended daily caffeine intake is 400 mg, according to the FDA and Mayo Clinic.

Which is the same as around 8 cans of Mountain Dew Baja Blast.

However, other drinks such as coffee and energy drinks also have caffeine.

So you’ll want to double-check how much caffeine you’ve had in a day to make sure you don’t consume too much Mtn Dew Baja Blast.

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Where can you buy Baja blast?

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Dollar General is showing on their website that you can buy Mtn Dew Baja Blast in their stores.

And on the official Pepsi website, they say that you get it at the Taco Bell soda fountains.

However, it isn’t listed on the official Taco Bell website.

Pepsico brings out Mtn Dew Baja Blast in a limited run almost every year, according to Fandom.com.

So, it may be available in convenience stores when you’re reading this.

It’s a good idea to give a quick call to your local convenience stores or look on the big supermarket chains’ websites like Walmart to see if they’re selling it.

Also, when it’s out it many people sell it on Amazon.

Mountain Dew has a bunch of unique flavors such as Mountain Dew Livewire, and Mountain Dew Voltage.

And in my opinion, they only sell Mountain Dew Baja Blast in limited runs because they likely sell most of it when they bring it out for a limited time.

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What alcohol goes with Baja Blast?

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Baja Blast has a tropical lime flavor.

In the opinion of Food Network, lime juice goes well with Gin and Whiskey.

And based on my experience lime juice also goes well with Tequila.

Banana Liquors also pair well with tropical flavors.

And rum is commonly used in tropical juice cocktails such as a Piña Colada.

Any fruit-flavored liquor will go well with Baja Blast such as strawberry, and lemon.

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Another common combination is Vodka and orange juice and can taste good with Baja Blast.

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Does Baja Blast have pineapple in it?

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The ingredients label printed on Baja Blast does not say whether or not it contains pineapple.

But, it definitely has a pineapple flavor to it. On the label, PepsiCo only says ‘natural and artificial flavors.

It’s definitely possible that Baja Blast has pineapple juice concentrate or a pineapple extract, however, Pepsico keeps the recipe a secret.

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Is Baja Blast just Mountain Dew and Powerade?

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If you mix regular Mountain Dew with blue Powerade it does have a similar color to Baja Blast.

However, the flavor is slightly different.

Baja blast has a characteristic tropical juice flavor with hints of pineapple and mango.

Which neither Powerade nor Mountain has.

But, the exact recipes for each drink aren’t given out so it can’t be said for certain that it isn’t a mix of Mountain Dew and Powerade with added flavors.

However, Powerade is made by the Coca Cola company, as shown on the Coca-Cola website.

And not by PepsiCo who makes Baja Blast,

PepsiCo does make blue Gatorade which is similar to Powerade.

But, the same points about it not being a mix of Mountain Dew and Powerade also apply to it not being a mix of Gatorade and Mountain Dew.

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Does Baja Blast have alcohol?

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Baja blast does not contain alcohol as it isn’t listed as one of their ingredients. So, you cannot count it in Alcoholic Beverages.

PepsiCo also doesn’t make alcoholic drink, however, PepsiCo is considering entering the alcohol market according to Reuters.com.

Baja Blast can be mixed with alcohol and goes well with rum, gin, and vodka.

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In Conclusion

To sum up, Baja Blast is a version of Mountain Dew that comes out for a limited time.

And it’s been available almost every year since 2014 when it was first sold in convenience stores.

Taco Bell also sold Baja Blast Freeze which is a slushy made from Baja Blast.

Baja Blast has a tropical fruit flavor, with hints of lime, mango, and pineapple.

At the time of writing, you can’t currently buy it.

But, when you read this it’s likely that it’s available again in stores so it pays to check your local stores and Taco Bell to see if it’s currently being sold.

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FAQs

What flavor actually is Baja Blast? ›

Mountain Dew Baja Blast is a tropical lime-flavored soft drink under the Mountain Dew brand, exclusively distributed at Taco Bell restaurants.

What are Baja blasts made out of? ›

Making this is so easy! Just fill two 8 ounce glasses halfway with ice. Then add 3 ounces of each Powerade and Mountain Dew and 2 ounces of lemon lime soda to each glass. Then stir to combine and enjoy!

Is Baja Blast just Mountain Dew and Sprite? ›

To make Mountain Due Baja Blast, just mix 2 cups of Mountain Due and 1 cup of Cool Blue Gatorade. Chill the drink for 30 minutes or add ice cubes, and enjoy!

What makes Mountain Dew Baja Blast different? ›

MTN DEW® BAJA BLAST™ is made with natural fruit flavors and contains no fruit juice.

Is Baja Blast just Mountain Dew and Powerade? ›

Is Baja Blast just Mountain Dew and Powerade? If you mix regular Mountain Dew with blue Powerade it does have a similar color to Baja Blast. However, the flavor is slightly different. Baja blast has a characteristic tropical juice flavor with hints of pineapple and mango.

How do you make Baja Blast? ›

Baja Blast and Baja Blast Zero Sugar are available in stores for a limited time. Make sure to check our locator to find it near you! You can also continue to find it on fountain at local Taco Bell stores.

What does Baja Blast mean in English? ›

n. Informal. illegally distilled corn liquor; moonshine.

Why was Baja Blast discontinued? ›

Following the success of Baja Blast, the citrus punch flavored Sangrita Blast was exclusively released to Taco Bell restaurants in December 2013 in the United States, alongside Diet Baja Blast. The drink remained at Taco Bell locations until 2017, when it was discontinued, possibly due to low sales.

What alcohol is in Baja Blast? ›

The 100-calorie spiked seltzer is 5% alcohol by volume. Hard Mountain Dew, named Hard MTN DEW, comes in four flavors: Baja Blast, watermelon, black cherry and original. It will be sold in 24-ounce single-serve cans and a variety pack of a dozen 12-ounce cans. EVERYBODY REMAIN CALM!

What flavor is Code Red? ›

Dew with a rush of cherry flavor. With other natural flavors. 170 calories per 12 fl oz serving.

Does Baja Blast have Mountain Dew? ›

Mountain Dew Baja has the exhilarating taste of DEW with a blast of tropical lime flavor. This pack comes with twelve 12oz cans, so you can share the intense refreshment.

Does Baja Blast have pineapple in it? ›

Baja Flash combines the Baja flavor you know with a kick of pineapple and coconut, so it's basically a piña colada in soda form. For a fruity sip, you can get the Baja Punch, which combines Baja with hints of orange, cherry, and pineapple.

Is Baja Blast Powerade or Gatorade? ›

The Taco Bell Baja Blast is definitively made with Mountain Dew, but the Powerade might be something else. “It's actually Gatorade,” one user claimed. “Since Gatorade is a Pepsi product.” It's true that Taco Bell only carries Pepsi-made beverages, so this would make sense.

What's in Mountain Dew Baja Blast? ›

Carbonated Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Natural and Artificial Flavor, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate (Preserves Freshness), Caffeine, Gum Arabic, Sodium Citrate, Calcium Disodium EDTA (to Protect Flavor), Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate, Yellow 5, Blue 1.

What is the true color of Mountain Dew Baja Blast? ›

Baja Blast is a flavor of Mountain Dew which is Teal in color. Its flavor is a Tropical Lime type of DEW flavor.

What soda has the most caffeine in it? ›

We looked at several assorted brands of sodas and found that Mountain Dew Zero Sugar contains the most caffeine. It has 5.7 milligrams (mg) of caffeine per ounce, so a 12-ounce can contains about 68.4 mg, and a 20-ounce bottle contains 114 mg.

Are Baja blasts healthy? ›

Mtn Dew Baja Blast

It's said to be "tropical storm" you can drink, and a large order is just dangerous. It contains 110 grams of sugar, which is more than you would get if you ate 36 Oreo Thin cookies in one sitting. (Not something else we recommend, either!)

What is a Baja Blast from Taco Bell made of? ›

How to Make Baja Blast (Taco Bell's Mountain Dew Copycat) In a high-speed blender (or even just a shaker bottle), mix the Powerade, Mountain Dew, and limeade mix, and water. Pour the copycat Baja Blast drink into a tall glass, then add ice cubes to chill. Serve immediately.

Is Baja Blast discontinued 2022? ›

Mtn Dew Baja Blast and Baja Blast Zero Sugar are back on store shelves to a limited time for summer 2022 along with two new tropical flavors: Baja Mango Gem and Baja Gold.

Is Baja Blast a slushie? ›

The Mountain Dew Baja Blast is a light blue-green colored, tropical-lime-flavored variation of the soft drink. Frozen and slushy, it pairs well with your favorite Taco Bell meal, Or even better, sip it poolside on a hot day.

Did Taco Bell take off Baja Blast? ›

What Taco Bell Menu Item Is Leaving Now? It's sad to say that after 10 years on the menu, the Mountain Dew Baja Blast Freeze is on its way out.

What alcohol is in Mtn Dew? ›

Regular Mountain Dew is a soft drink, meaning, it contains no alcohol. Original Mtn Dew was created years and years ago and is currently owned by Pepsico Beverages North America.

Is Baja Blast alcohol real? ›

Adults of legal drinking age can enjoy four flavors: Baja Blast, watermelon, black cherry and original Dew. The new flavored malt beverage contains 5% alcohol, available in 24-ounce single-serve cans and a variety pack of a dozen 12-ounce cans.

Is Taco Bell Baja Blast alcoholic? ›

Announced in August 2021, the 100-calorie spiked seltzer is 5% alcohol by volume, caffeine free and has no added sugar.

Is Code Red 2022 discontinued? ›

It's not discontinued, it's a seasonal/regional product by design and always has been.

What flavor is the Blue Mountain Dew? ›

It's described as “Dew with electrifying lemonade flavor.” According to the available details, we learned it was a fountain drink exclusive. The drink has just started rolling out, however, so you're not late to the party here!

What was the second Mountain Dew flavor? ›

Early Mountain Dew flavors

In 1988, Pepsi released the second Mountain Dew drink called Diet Mountain Dew. Ten years later, the 3rd Mountain Dew flavor would be introduced called Mountain Dew Red in 1998. This flavor was introduced the same year as one of the first redesigns of the Mountain Dew.

Is Baja Blast getting discontinued? ›

Usually sold exclusively at Taco Bell, Baja Blast will once again be available in bottles for summer 2022.

Can vegans drink Baja Blast? ›

The Mountain Dew Baja Blast Freeze is the only Freeze Drink at Taco Bell that is vegan-friendly.

What flavor is Dr Pepper? ›

Some words that people use to describe Dr Pepper include sweet, deep, bold, fruity, minty, and peppery. Many feel it has a distinct cherry and cola flavor with some spicy undertones of licorice and cinnamon. Some mention a citrusy orange flavor, while many also detect a sweet, smooth vanilla note.

Why did Mountain Dew stop making white out? ›

It was described as "DEW with a blast of Lemon flavor." White Out was sold for a short time and was discontinued by the following year, likely due to low sales.

Can you drink Baja Blast when pregnant? ›

Your favorite Mtn Dew Baja Blast flavor, now with 180 MG of caffeine /16 fl oz and a mental boost. Available for a limited time. *Citicoline and caffeine in combination have been shown to help improve attention. Not recommended for Children, Pregnant Women or Persons sensitive to caffeine.

What flavor is sweet lightning? ›

Description. Sweet Lightning is a Sweet Peach and Smooth Honey flavor of Mountain Dew and is yellow-orange in color.

What flavor is Mountain Dew Voltage? ›

Voltage. DEW® charged with raspberry citrus flavor and ginseng.

What is in Taco Bell's Baja Blast? ›

How to Make Baja Blast (Taco Bell's Mountain Dew Copycat) In a high-speed blender (or even just a shaker bottle), mix the Powerade, Mountain Dew, and limeade mix, and water. Pour the copycat Baja Blast drink into a tall glass, then add ice cubes to chill. Serve immediately.

Is there pineapple in Baja Blast? ›

Mtn Dew Baja Blast and Mtn Dew Baja Blast Zero Sugar are returning to shelves this summer along with two new Baja Blast flavors. Baja Flash features the addition of pineapple and coconut flavors. Each 12-oz serving contains 170 calories and 44 grams of sugar. Baja Punch features orange, cherry and pineapple flavors.

What is the secret flavor of Mountain Dew? ›

The Mystery flavor was finally revealed to be fruit candy chews, aka Starburst fruit chews. This season marks the fourth year of the VOO-DEW mystery flavor.

What is the rarest Mountain Dew flavor? ›

An elderberry is a dark purple berry and has been used for medicinal purposes. You can get a can of Mountain Dew Violet at FYE for $5.99. Remember, this is a super exclusive flavor, so we say that it's worth the price tag.

What is the real flavor of Mountain Dew? ›

Original Mountain Dew is a citrus-flavored soda. The soft drink is unique in that it includes a small amount of orange juice. While some have compared Mountain Dew to lemon-lime soda, it is largely distinct and unique from them, and has spawned many imitators of its own.

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