Review of Our Family Mountain Drop Soda


I am a long-time Mountain Dew addict and, despite numerous attempts to kick it or at least try to cut back, have failed miserably to break that addiction.

At nearly $6 per 12-pack (except for when I can find a decent sale), it is becoming an expensive habit to support. And, as a result of that, I've been making an effort to find a much-cheaper "generic" alternative.

I wound up finding Our Family Mountain Drop soda at one of our local grocery stores this morning and, after seeing it for just $2.99 for a 12-pack, decided to give it a try. So far, I am happy with this purchase.

At first, I wasn't really sure if this would be the case. This isn't the first time I've tried to save money with similar cheap brands and the previous attempts resulted in me getting a soft drink that just tasted a bit "off" when compared to the brand name.

However, the Our Family brand actually turned out to be pretty decent. I'm not sure if the flavor is exactly like Mountain Dew. But, if there is a difference, it is a small one. This drink doesn't have the strong tart taste some of the other brands had and I feel it is easy to drink as a result of that.

Of course, the generic version does have some negatives, mostly in the calorie department. The Our Family brand has 200 calories per can versus 170 in Mountain Dew and 3 more grams of sugar. But, on the plus side, there is considerably less salt in the cheaper brand so maybe that balances out.

The only other negative I'm seeing so far is I can only purchase this brand at one of our local stores. Mountain Dew, in comparison, can be purchased pretty much anywhere. But, I would consider that a minor inconvenience.

Final Opinion: I won't say it is as good as Mountain Dew. But, it is close enough. And, when the lower price is taken into consideration, I probably will find myself purchasing this brand a lot more in the future.

My Grade: B

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