Dorito-Flavored Mountain Dew Really Exists Outside Of Your Nightmares

(Reddit)

(Reddit)

In the last day or so, a specter of horrifying flavor has haunted the Internet. A student at Kent State University in Ohio posted a photo of a Mountain Dew taste test on Reddit. There were a few experimental flavors, and one of them was an orange-colored confection. Was it some pleasant citrus variant? No. Flavor wizardry has brought us Dorito-flavored drinks. If this idea makes you want to blow up civilization and start over on a deserted island, you are not alone.

Granted, the Dewrito is not on the market yet. It may never reach stores here or even in Japan, where the company reversed this concept and inflicted Mountain Dew-flavored Cheetos on the public. This is just a taste test, being inflicted on innocent college students, but you should find it terrifying that somebody thought of this, and that soft drink flavor chemistry is sufficiently advanced that cheese tortilla chip flavored Mountain Dew is even a thing that is possible.

“It honestly wasn’t that disgusting,” the taste-tester explained to the assembled horrified Redditors. “It tasted like orange with a Doritos aftertaste. It tasted like straight Doritos afterwards though.” The Doritos aftertaste has a Doritos aftertaste. Why?

Would you do the Dewitos? Doritos-flavored Mountain Dew might be a real thing [CNET]