As I said, the packaging is kind of how you’d expect. It’s got a picture of Master Chief (star of Halo for those who don’t know) looking badass alongside a different colored Mountain Dew Logo and the words “limited edition” and “game fuel” (not to confused with Gay Fuel) Upon opening the soda which claims to be “Dew with an invigorating blast of citrus cherry flavor” I was greeted with quite the pungent odor. I’d liken it to the sensation of sniffing gasoline fumes at the pump. I mean, yeah it smells awesome, but that shit can’t be good for you. It’s also just a bit too radioactive looking to me. It certainly shouldn’t be a surprise by any means, considering this is a Pepsi product and those guys have produced a chemical product worse than fucking anthrax.
In terms of taste, it’s not nearly as bad as Pepsi Blue. It tasted very familiar at first and I think that I have found the culprit. To me it tastes like a hybrid of Mountain Dew Baja Blast and a Cherry Slurpee from 7-11. Since 7-11 is also co-conspiring in this whole campaign by selling the Doritos, I wouldn’t be surprised if they just let the Pepsi people just take some of their unused Cherry Slurpee syrup and make another soda out of it. Another issue of confusion here is if this is a cherry version of Mountain Dew, then what the hell is that Mountain Dew Red Fusion shit we’ve been drinking? It doesn’t really taste the same at all, so I don’t really get it. Different kinds of cherries? Whatever. This thing, along with the Doritos will sell well (I think) because assholes like me love to buy into this thing. I’m may never even play Halo 3 but I’m all psyched about there being a soda about it. The soda is alright. Not better than original Mountain Dew, but better than Pepsi Blue. A huge accomplishment, right?