In 2012, Mountain Dew asked the internet to name their new apple drink. Before the poll was shut down, the top four names were: “Fapple”, “Gushing Granny”, “Diabeetus” and “Hitler did nothing wrong”.
“Mountain Dew” was originally slang for mountain-brewed moonshine. And the soda was originally sold as a whiskey chaser.
A man sued Pepsi when he found a mouse in his Mountain Dew. Pepsi attorneys stated that Mountain Dew will dissolve a mouse in 30 days, and showed his can was purchased 74 days after being manufactured.
Mountain Dew was created to be used as a mixer for Whiskey and the name was slang for Moonshine.