When Mountain Dew launched its first Game Fuel flavors in 2007, it took the world by storm. Since its was release as a promotional tie-in for the video game Halo 3, Game Fuel has evolved significantly in the years since, moving from a soda to an energy drink designed for gamers.
The new line of Mountain Dew Game Fuel comes in five core flavors, and each is packaged in a resealable 16-oz can.1 These beverages deliver 90 milligrams (mg) of caffeine per 16 ounces.
Let’s look at Game Fuel and how it stacks up against competitors in terms of caffeine content.
What is Mountain Dew Game Fuel?
Mountain Dew Game Fuel is an energy drink branded specifically for video gamers. Although it started out as just another flavor of Mountain Dew soda, it’s now a top product on the energy drink market, with 90 mg of caffeine, 90 calories, and a smattering of vitamins.
- Charged Original Dew
- Charged Cherry Burst
- Charged Berry Blast
- Charged Tropical Strike
- Charged Orange Storm
Each flavor has identical nutritional facts and caffeine content. However, if you’re looking for a low-calorie option, Game Fuel has a solution. Mountain Dew currently offers several flavors of Game Fuel Zero that contain zero calories, carbs, or sugar. These flavors include:
- Charged Watermelon Shock
- Charged Raspberry Lemonade
- Courageous Sherbet
Mountain Dew Game Fuel vs. Other Energy Drinks
Mountain Dew Game Fuel certainly isn’t the only option on the market for energy drinks. If you’re not a fan of the taste of Mountain Dew or if you’re looking for even more caffeine, take a look at this comparison to find the best option for you.
|Energy Drink||Caffeine Content||Calories||Sugar|
|Mountain Dew Game Fuel||90 mg/16 oz||90||23 g|
|Red Bull||80 mg/8.46 oz||210||27 g|
|Monster Energy||160 mg/16 oz||210||54 g|
|Starbucks Triple Shot Energy||225 mg/15 oz||210||29 g|
|Bang Energy||300 mg/15 oz||0||0 g|
- Source: Caffeine Informer
The caffeine content of Game Fuel is considered moderate compared with the other major competitors on the market, but it also has lower calories and sugar
Mountain Dew Game Fuel vs. Other Caffeinated Beverages
We’ve taken a look at how Game Fuel matches up with other energy drinks, but how does it compare with other caffeinated beverages, such as coffee, tea, and different brands of soda? Let’s investigate to get a better idea of where it lands.
|Mountain Dew Game Fuel||90 mg/16 oz|
|Starbucks Pike Place Coffee||310 mg/16 oz|
|Black Tea||84 mg/16 oz|
|Coca-Cola||34 mg/12 oz|
|Aha! Caffeinated Sparkling Water||30 mg/12 oz|
- Source: Caffeine Informer
Though it’s low in caffeine in terms of energy drinks, Game Fuel is moderate to high on the spectrum of caffeinated beverages overall.
Fun Facts About Mountain Dew Game Fuel
- Over the years, Game Fuel flavors have been released as promotions for games including Halo, World of Warcraft, Call of Duty, Titanfall 2, and Middle Earth: Shadow of War.
- Game Fuel flavors have changed frequently since 2007, with variations such as Citrus Cherry, Berry Lime, Mango Heat, and Arctic Smash.
- Upon initial release, Game Fuel was also available in a Slurpee form.
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