What Are the Ingredients in Diet Mountain Dew?


Quick Answer

Diet Mountain Dew contains a variety of ingredients, including carbonated water, concentrated orange juice and a number of chemicals. It also contains 54 milligrams of caffeine per 12-fluid ounce can.

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The list of ingredients in Diet Mountain Dew is fairly extensive. In addition to carbonated water and orange juice, it contains:

  • Citric acid
  • Aspartame
  • Potassium benzoate
  • Citrus pectin
  • Potassium citrate
  • Gum arabic
  • Natural flavors
  • Brominated vegetable oil
  • Yellow 5
  • Erythorbic acid
  • Phenylalanine

Diet Mountain Dew does not have any calories due to the fact that it is sweetened with aspartame. It contains about the same amount of caffeine as a 1-ounce espresso as served in a restaurant, and less caffeine than 8 ounces of brewed coffee.

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