I used to be a soda addict. In high school I drank Surge every day. I wish I could find the terrible photo of me during class, with a can of Surge on my desk. After Surge I switched to Mt. Dew. Around 2-3 years ago, I finally called it quits.

Once in a blue moon, I’ll have a soda, but a caffeine free one. There was a few weeks last year that I was visiting someone in a hospital, that had a free soda dispenser. That was the first time I had a Mt. Dew since I quit. The first few sips were so tasty, and I could remember why I was so addicted. After that, it lost its appeal. I tried it again a few times, and always the first sip was tasty. I haven’t had a Mt. Dew since then.

Today, I went to Burger King for lunch. They had a huge sign that they have the exclusive Surge in the freestyle machine. I said, fuck it, and bought one.

It tastes vaguely familiar, but it also kind of tasted like the carbonated limeade from the freestyle machine. I don’t know if it tastes like the original, or if it tastes off because it’s the freestyle machine. I’ve had Sprite from that machine and it tastes weird from what I remember. It tasted better the first few sips, but now it tastes not quite right. I guess I should be happy that it doesn’t taste quite right, because now I don’t really have the urge (haha) to have another one.

Has there been anything discontinued that you were happy to see come back? Did it live up to your memories?

Did you miss Surge?