Mountain Dew Creates 'Sweet Lightning' Exclusively for KFC
Mountain Dew Creates 'Sweet Lightning' Exclusively for KFC

The peach and honey soda is meant to pair perfectly with KFC’s Original Recipe fried chicken.

Move over, Baja Blast. Mountain Dew and KFC have joined forces to create Sweet Lightning, “a refreshment lit up with a punch of peach and a touch of honey flavors,” according to QSR Magazine. The soda was developed to complement KFC’s Original Recipe fried chicken and will be a permanent staple at restaurants nationwide by July 1.

“With the addition of Sweet Lightning, we now have a drink that is as unique to KFC as the Colonel’s secret blend of 11 herbs and spices,” said Andrea Zahumensky, KFC’s chief marketing officer. “And like our world-famous fried chicken, Sweet Lightning will keep fans coming back for more.”

The partnership marks the first time Mountain Dew has partnered with a quick-service restaurant since developing Baja Blast for Taco Bell nearly 15 years ago.

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