The Story Behind Taco Bell’s Baja Blast and How To Buy Them

I've had the Baja Blast from Taco Bell restaurants more than I'm willing to admit. That and the Mountain Dew Baja Blast Freeze just pair so well with tacos and chalupas, I can't help it! It's easy to ignore the disclaimer of the insane amounts of sugar when you want to try new flavors like major melon, limited-edition Colada, and more.  So, what's the story behind these soft drinks, and how do you buy them?

What Is the Baja Blast?

The Pepsico drink is a light blue-green colored soda with an artificial tropical lime flavor that was specifically developed to go with Taco Bell food. Mountain Dew, AKA Mtn Dew, has a whole lot of flavors, but this one was special. For a limited time, it was only available in the restaurants, and couldn't be purchased in stores.

After ten years, Mtn Dew Baja Blast, as it is sometimes styled, became available outside of Taco Bells in 2 oz cans, 20 oz bottles, and 24 oz cans. You can buy them at most stores these days! Don't worry, the fast-food restaurant still has a similar exclusive drink: the Mountain Dew Sangrita Blast.

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The drink isn't particularly nutritious and has ingredients like carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, natural and artificial flavor, and calcium disodium EDTA. But you're probably not looking to be super healthy if you're getting food at Taco Bell anyway, right?

What Flavors Are There?

There are now a few different versions of Baja Blast listed on the PepsiCo website. Flavors include Baja Blast Zero Sugar, Baja Flash, and Baja Punch.

Members of "Dew Nation" have likely tried them all, but if you want a blast of tropical lime with your tacos, the regular flavor is still available at Taco Bell to be enjoyed by anyone who wants it.

You could always just get a root beer or Coca-Cola instead, of course, but there's something about the exhilarating taste of Dew flavor that you just crave when eating a burrito, you know?

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