The word ‘spiked’ is representative of the prickly pear cactus juice fused into Mountain Dew’s new Spiked Lemonade. In a play on words, the can even has an image of a cactus spike driven through a lemon. Coming in two new flavors, lemonade and raspberry lemonade, Mountain Dew brings thirst quenching to a whole new level.
What is Prickly Pear?
Prickly pear cactus is a plant that has been a part of Mexican and Central American diets for thousands of years. It is grown mostly is desert environments. The part of the cactus that is used to make juice is the pear that grows alongside the pads. The pear blossoms from flowers during the spring and summer and are harvested in the fall when they are ripe. The pear can be eaten raw or turned into jelly, candy, juice, or wine. It is often described as tasting like watermelon.
Prickly pears are known to to have healing abilities. They are commonly used to treat Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, and obesity among other medical conditions. Additionally, prickly pears can help with digestion issues and are known to cure hangovers. They also can be used to apply on open wounds to further the healing process.
Next time you are looking for a healthier soda option, Mountain Dew Spiked Lemonade is the way to go. Both flavors do not include artificial sweeteners and are made with real fruit juice from the cactus. Mountain Dew brings us a spike in lemonade that has never been done before.
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