TIL that Coca-Cola created Surge in the 90s to compete with Mountain Dew & internally called it “MDK” which stood for Mountain Dew Killer

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  1. I feel like I am taking crazy pills. I distinctly remember there being an MDK soda that was different than surge. I really liked it, it tasted like lime jello. I was sad when it stopped being available I feel like it lasted for a very short time in like the late 90s or early 2000s.

    After some research it may have been dnL. It was 7up upside down. I don’t know why I thought it was mdk, I still swear I remember and MDK bottle that looks similar to Vault or something like that but I may just misremember. The label is pretty clear in my head but I must have just made it up. Green/black label with MDK on it. Just a glimpse into the mind of someone slowly losing it.

  2. I remember that stuff. It came out around the same time i was taking automotive classes in high school. Its green hue always kinda reminded me of old school ethylene Glycol anti-freeze. Then one day I was working under a car that we’d just drained the cooling system on and a bit of leftover coolant dripped in my mouth. I shit you not, it tasted JUST like Surge.

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