One special soda option available only at Taco Bell is Mountain Dew Baja Blast– a tropical lime flavor fountain beverage created especially for them — available in regular and diet, and as a Blast Freeze slush.
For many years, Baja Blast was available exclusively at their restaurants, however, more recently has been sold in bottles and cans at retailers such as Walmart (see the Dew they have available here). If you can’t find it at your usual stores, you can check here on the PepsiCo site for availability. (Mountain Dew — aka MtnDew — is a product made by Pepsi.)
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The cozy Taco Bell-PepsiCo connection goes way beyond the typical restaurant-soda vendor relationship: Pepsi actually bought the fast food Mexican chain back in 1978.
For almost 20 years, Pepsi owned the fast Mex place, until the soft drink giant spun off its restaurant division in 1997. The resulting company is now known as Yum! Brands, and they also own KFC, Pizza Hut and The Habit Burger Grill.
If you love the Pepsi Spire custom drink machine — like those seen in the photo above — they are available at some of the chain’s restaurants, but check with your local Taco Bell before getting your heart set on one of the wonders created by the digital soda fountain. (Pepsi also notes that flavors and brands may vary by location.)
PS: For a little more of the chain’s history, check out Vintage Taco Bell restaurants & what the Mexican fast-food chain used to serve.