I’m a little curious about different sodas and was wondering about Baja Blast.
I did a little research to find out what’s in it.
Below, I’ll explain what it tastes like, whether it contains a lot of caffeine and where you can buy it.
What flavor is baja blast?
Here’s a cool video that shows two guys giving it a taste test:
The literal translation for Baja from Spanish means to fall down.
But, can also mean soft, or faint.
However, it likely gets its name from Baja California, which is the narrow strip of land on the eastern side of Mexico that has a subtropical to an arid climate.
So, in my opinion, it gets its name from this region where mangos, pineapples, and lime grow.
It was also originally released in Taco Bell stores as a test run and was sold as Baja Blast Freeze.
It appears it had this name to match the branding of Taco Bell, which specializes in Mexican food.
What is a baja blast?
Taco Bell also made a Baja Blast Freeze which is a slushy made from Baja Blast, similar to the well-known Frozen Coke.
Most people find it nice to drink, unlike other sodas such as root beer, which is more of an acquired taste.
It was sold in bottles and cans in convenience stores around the USA, as well as, in Canada as explained in this press release put out by Taco Bell.
According to Fandom.com, it was first sold in stores in 2004, and has been available for a limited time in:
Currently, in 2021 it hasn’t been released.
How much caffeine is in Mountain Dew Baja Blast?
It’s reasonable to assume that Baja Blast has around the same amount of caffeine as the other Mountain Dew flavors.
Which is the same as around 8 cans of Mountain Dew Baja Blast.
However, other drinks such as coffee and energy drinks also have caffeine.
So you’ll want to double check how much caffeine you’ve had in a day to make sure you don’t consume too much.
Where can you buy baja blast?
However, it isn’t listed on the official Taco Bell website.
Pepsico brings out Baja Blast in a limited run almost every year, according to Fandom.com.
So, it may be available in convenience stores when you’re reading this.
It’s a good idea to give a quick call to your local convenience stores or look on the big supermarket chains websites like Walmart to see if they’re selling it.
Also, when it’s out it many people sell it on Amazon.
Mountain Dew has a bunch of unique flavors such as Mountain Dew Livewire, and Mountain Dew Voltage.
And in my opinion, they only sell Baja Blast in limited runs because they likely sell most of it when they bring it out for a limited time.
What alcohol goes with Baja Blast?
Any fruit flavored liquor will go well with Baja Blast such as strawberry, and lemon.
Another common combination is Vodka and orange juice and can taste good with Baja Blast.
Does Baja Blast have pineapple in it?
It’s definitely possible that Baja Blast has pineapple juice concentrate or a pineapple extract, however, Pepsico keeps the recipe a secret.
Is Baja Blast just Mountain Dew and Powerade?
But, the exact recipes for each drink aren’t given out so it can’t be said for certain that it isn’t a mix of Mountain Dew and Powerade with added flavors.
However, Powerade is made by the Coca Cola company, as shown on the Coca Cola website.
And not by PepsiCo who makes Baja Blast,
PepsiCo does make blue Gatorade which is similar to Powerade.
But, the same points about it not being a mix of Mountain Dew and Powerade also apply to it not being a mix of Gatorade and Mountain Dew.
Does Baja Blast have alcohol?
To sum up Baja Blast is a version of Mountain Dew that comes out for a limited time.
And it’s been available almost every year since 2014 when it was first sold in convenience stores.
Taco Bell also sold Baja Blast Freeze which is a slushy made from Baja Blast.
Baja Blast has a tropical fruit flavor, with hints of lime, mango, and pineapple.
At the time of writing, you can’t currently buy it.
But, when you read this it’s likely that it’s available again in stores so it pays to check your local stores and Taco Bell to see if it’s currently being sold.