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Of course this is the most popular soda in Kentucky

The website “Eat This, Not That!” found the most popular soft drink in each state across America, from the big brands like Coca-Cola and Pepsi to the regional brews like Cheerwine and Delaware Punch (which is popular in Louisiana, surprisingly). Kentucky’s most popular soft drink may surprise you, too — that is, if you’re expecting it to be Ale-8-One.

Believe it or not (and I wholeheartedly believe it), Mountain Dew is the sugary drink of choice across the Bluegrass. In fact, Kentuckians buy more cases of Mountain Dew than any other state in the country.

Kentucky – Mountain Dew

The Midwest and South love their Hulk-hued beverage, and Kentucky reigns number one when it comes to sales. Bluegrass State dwellers buy the most cases of Mountain Dew per capita compared to any other state, according to a Beverage Digest report. (Eat This, Not That!)

I once drank 24 cans of Mountain Dew in one night in high school, but have since given it up because it’s so bad for you. Outside of the occasional Diet Coke in the UK press box, you’ll rarely catch me drinking any soft drinks these days.

And I’m not alone, either. Both Coca-Cola and Pepsi saw a decline in volume last year. But here in Kentucky, Mountain Dew is still king.

Speaking of that, do people still spread that lie about Yellow 5 and its effect on men? I remember hearing it all the time back when I was addicted to Dew. Just wondering. Anyway, enjoy the rest of your day.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

9 Comments for Of course this is the most popular soda in Kentucky

  1. jos_ros_
    6:26 pm October 9, 2018 Permalink

    rolling out the click baits today lol

  2. lexcatfan2367
    6:37 pm October 9, 2018 Permalink

    I can’t believe you posted a story like this during the middle of “football” season. What kind of monster are you?!?!?!?!

  3. CombatMedic_98
    6:47 pm October 9, 2018 Permalink

    Ale8one is the Kentucky soft drink folks…

  4. BluejayK
    6:59 pm October 9, 2018 Permalink

    Lol Drew… that rumor about yellow 5 used float around our neighborhood back when we were kids. I call those the good ole days

  5. Cincy Cayt
    10:28 pm October 9, 2018 Permalink

    I can assure you that the yellow 5 myth is completely untrue. I’ve had more Dew than I can possibly count and no part of me has turned yellow.

  6. plumloopy
    11:11 pm October 9, 2018 Permalink


    BTW, it just took me 45 minutes to get to the comment field. This is literally the most ad-laden site I’ve EVER seen.

  7. antiquefurnitureandmidgets
    12:31 am October 10, 2018 Permalink

    Gives up Mt. Dew because it’s so bad for you. Immediately replaces it with booze.

  8. satcheluk
    7:01 am October 10, 2018 Permalink

    Diet Anything is arguably worse for you than the sugary versions. Artificial sweeteners are evil. There is a correlation with the rise of obesity and the rise of diet colas. You rarely see a skinny person drinking a diet drink.

  9. chrisg18
    8:36 am October 10, 2018 Permalink

    I don’t know why anyone drinks soda of any kind. It is so incredibly bad for you with zero health benefits. At least with most other “unhealthy” foods and drinks you can find some positive health impact.