Though it’s debatable I feel the most amusing “knock off” names are for sodas that you might find similar to Mountain Dew. Dr Pepper knock off names are a close second, but I feel with entries such as Heee Haw, Hillbilly Holler, Mountain Drops, Mountain Lion, Mountain Yeller and so many more that the “Dew’s have it”. Today we’ll be trying C&C’s entry into the Dew market with Mountain Chill. Now don’t get this confused with Mt. Chill which is made by SuperValu foods. C&C pulled out all the stops and cut down abbreviations by 100%. Honestly I can’t be sure this is a Mountain Dew-esque beverage until I taste it, but it identifies itself as a “Citrus Soda” and seems to have a coloring that likens it to the dew. Let’s see how it stacks up against “The Man”. Onward!
My nose ended up searching for the scent of this soda as the aroma is far from powerful. Once it was forced up into my olfactory glands it was none too pleased. Oddly enough I’m getting a sickly sweet smell much like cantaloupe each time I inhale. My opinion, nay the fact about cantaloupe is that it was made by the devil. Cantaloupe is causing all of the world’s poverty, disease, and overall bad joojoo. I hate it. So here I sit with a beverage that smells like cantaloupe to me and I’m expected to drink it. Since my nose lies to my taste buds 6/10 (made up ratio) times I feel safe in assuming that C&C Mountain Chill will taste more like Dew and less like Ew. Let me find out for you.
I’m somewhat pleased to say that the taste isn’t all that dew-esque. I’m somewhat less pleased to say that the scent I wanted to avoid tasting is sitting upon my tongue at about half strength. While this bottle of C&C Mountain Chill says it has “a little kick!” I have to disagree. This is a rather smooth beverage that tastes like a combination of grapefruit, grapes, and cantaloupe. Now I’m pretty sure if I told someone from C&C that their beverage tasted like those three things combined they’d laugh me out of the building and take back what I haven’t reviewed, but I’m just saying what my mouth is saying to my brain so it can say it to my fingers so they can say it to you. Sadly the carbonation levels are lower than ideal for a beverage of this nature so the syrupy soda just sort of sits sullenly leaving me unsatiated. I was going to give this a higher rating, but each sip just makes me wish I didn’t have to drink any more. With that I bid C&C Mountain Chill ado and hope that if you pick up a bottle it treats you more pleasantly that I.
Now for the sentence that renders the previous three paragraphs foolish to read. C&C Mountain Chill is a beverage you might think similar to Mountain Dew, but upon tasting I found that its smoother taste, lack of strong carbonation, and questionable flavors left me trying to wash my own tongue with my tongue.
Verdict – Buyer Beware!
This beverage supplied to us by C&C.
Twist is an excellent tongue washer