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Kickstart: The New Breakfast of Champions?


(By Meli) Today I started my day with a Kickstart.   It’s a new Mountain Dew breakfast soda that was introduced last month by PepsiCO.   I opted for fruit punch, but they also make orange.   Now before I get into the technical BS of what’s in it.   Lemme say I enjoyed it.   It tasted a lot like a less sugary version of Mountain Dew Code Red.  It didn’t leave me feeling guilty because each 16 oz serving contains a whopping 5% real fruit juice!   Wow that’s probably more real juice then the “˜real juice’ beverages have!   Did I feel “˜kick started’?   I actually did.   Now it may not have been the Kickstart itself.   It could have been the decongestant I took that morning to help with my cold, or the protein bar I ate because I was short in time, but I will leave that up to you to decide.   Truth is everyone is different and each body reacts differently to caffeine and sugar.   All I’m here to tell you is that it didn’t suck.   It tasted pretty good and didn’t feel weird to be drinking it before 11AM which is the earliest I will allow myself to have a real soda.   Even I have some standards.

Below you will find the nutritional value of a Kickstart.   I’d say it’s about as nutritious as eating cardboard, but probably not as bad for you as a typical fully loaded (insert your favorite coffee place here) drink.   I’m not a coffee girl so I found this to be a nice alternative to a glass of water.   I really dislike plain ol’ water no matter how good it is for me.

Serving size 1 Container of Kickstart

Per Container of Kickstart

Learn about serving sizes. 16 fl oz %DV*
Calories 80
Total Fat (g) 0 0
Sodium (mg) 170 7
Total Carbs (g) 20 7
Sugars (g) 19
Protein (g) 0 0
Vitamin A 0
Vitamin C 100
Calcium 0
Iron 0
Niacin 80
Vitamin B6 80
Pantothenic Acid 60

Not a significant source of other nutrients.
*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Calorie and nutrient values are rounded as required by the Food & Drug Administration. This can produce irregularities among sizes. Product may not be available in all areas.

Per Container of Kickstart

  16 fl oz
% Juice 5
Caffeine (mg) 92
Potassium (mg) 50
Phosphorus (mg) 142
Low Calorie Sweeteners
Acesulfame Potassium (mg) 42
Sucralose (mg) 35








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