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ENON, Ohio — Consumers spoke, PepsiCo Inc. listened and now Speedway LLC convenience stores will be the exclusive carrier of Mtn Dew Pitch Black.
Mtn Dew Pitch Black has garnered a near cult-classic reputation over the past decade, with consumers petitioning for its return for years. In responses, the PepsiCo beverage brand offered the flavor in limited quantities for a limited time via a sweepstakes in December, according to the beverage giant.
That wasn't enough for DEW Nation, and PepsiCo has decided to bring back the sought-after flavor; however, it will only be available at Speedway stores across the United States. The Enon-based retailer has approximately 2,770 convenience stores in 22 states.
The classic flavor is now available as a fountain drink and, in some participating Speedway stores, as a Speedy Freeze through June.
"Mountain Dew consistently listens to its fans, especially when they ask for a fan favorite like Mtn Dew Pitch Black to be brought back for all to enjoy," said Melissa Miranda, director of marketing, PepsiCo Foodservice. "As one of the all-time most requested flavors on social media, we're thrilled to announce that Mtn Dew Pitch Black will now be exclusively available for a limited time on fountain and as a Speedy Freeze at Speedway locations across the country."
One example of consumer demand, the Lets Bring Back Pitch Black! Facebook page, has nearly 4,300 likes.