Can Mountain Dew break into breakfast?

Published: Monday, Feb. 11 2013 12:00 a.m. MST

Product cans are on display during the filming of a commercial for a new PepsiCo product called Kickstart, a carbonated drink that is part juice with Mountain Dew flavor, on the streets of downtown Los Angeles Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013.

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Our take: Mountain Dew recently announced a new breakfast energy drink. Aimee Picchi from MSN Money analyzes the feasibility of Mountain Dew's new drink.

"Mountain Dew is hoping to become part of your morning routine.

"The PepsiCo (PEP -0.44%) brand is introducing a new drink called Kickstart, a 'sparkling juice beverage' with Mountain Dew flavor that contains caffeine, vitamins B and C, and, oh yes, some actual juice.

"The idea behind the drink is to reach out to people who don't like coffee or tea in the morning, but who want a little extra buzz beyond what can be found in juice.

"Mountain Dew drinkers 'didn't really see anything that fit their needs' among the current breakfast drink choices, Simon Lowden, the chief marketing officer for PepsiCo's Americas beverages, told the Associated Press.

"But it's unclear whether Kickstart can find a niche among its target audience. For starters, 18- to 24-year-olds are increasingly choosing to drink coffee, rather than caffeinated sodas, according to new survey data from NPD Group."

Read more about Mountain Dew's breakfast drink on MSN Money.

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