Doritos-Flavored Mountain Dew Exists

by Michelle Regalado

Stop whatever you're doing, because Doritos-flavored Mountain Dew is officially here and it's... well, it's something else. Pepsi has confirmed that DEWitos, a bizarre flavor combination no one seems able to wrap their heads around, is being tested in colleges and universities across the country. Because, hey, why not?

Rumors of the fusion drink apparently first started on Reddit (as so many things do), when a user named Joes_Nipples (obviously) spotted taste samples of the blend at Kent State University and snapped a photo. Though the flavored soda may sound a little, um, strange, Joes_Nipples reported the orange fizzy drink actually wasn’t all that bad. As he described in the caption, “It honestly wasn't that disgusting. It tasted like orange with a Doritos after taste. It tasted like straight Doritos afterwards though. Weirdest thing I've ever drunken."

While the post may seem like a hoax, it’s — weirdly — all too true. Pepsi sent an official statement to Quartz , confirming that DEWitos does in fact exist:

We are always testing out new flavors of Mountain Dew, and giving our fans a voice in helping decide on the next new product has always been important to us. We opened up the DEW flavor vault and gave students a chance to try this Doritos-inspired flavor as part of a small program at colleges and universities.

There’s no word on whether Pepsi will actually release the drink to the rest of the public, but the Internet has already imploded over the possibility. “WHAT KIND OF SORCERY IS THIS!?!?” one user asked on Twitter, while others went back and forth claiming the innovative flavor to be either the best thing ever, or a first sign of the apocalypse.

Regardless of whether or not you’re one of the fearless (or foolish, depending on how you look at it) souls willing to try it though, the fact is that DEWitos isn't the craziest sounding flavored soda out there. Pepsi has launched several odd-tasting drinks outside of the states, like 2008’s yogurt-flavored Pepsi White in Japan. Meanwhile, Lester’s Fixins is known for making sodas with flavors like ranch dressing, bacon, and — get this — buffalo chicken wing. Um, what?

Image: Fotolia; joes_nipples/Imgur