Mountain Dew vs. the Mouse

justiceIt's tough to skip over a headline that references Pepsi and mouse carcasses. Pepsi has an interesting defense in a case from a guy who claims he found a mouse in his Mountain Dew.

Pepsi Co., facing a lawsuit from a man who claims to have found a mouse in his Mountain Dew can, has an especially creative, if disgusting, defense: their soda would have dissolved a dead mouse before the man could have found it. An Illinois man sued Pepsi in 2009 after he claims he "spat out  the soda to reveal a dead mouse," the Madison County Record reports. He claims he sent the mouse to Pepsi, which then "destroyed" the remains after he allowed them to test it, according to his complaint. Most shudder-worthy, however, is that Pepsi's lawyers also found experts to testify, based on the state of the remains sent to them that, "the mouse would have dissolved in the soda had it been in the can from the time of its bottling until the day the plaintiff drank it," according to the Record. (It would have become a "jelly-like substance," according to Pepsi, adds LegalNewsline.)

On a related note, I no longer drink any pop or pop-like beverage in the house. I used to swill a lot of Diet Coke or Diet Pepsi, but no more. I won't buy it. I quit.

Jelly-like substance be damned!

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Donna Vitan

Uuuugh! I can't imagine taking a chug of jelly-like anything from a soda can.

And good for you for quitting the devil juice. Be strong.

January 3, 2012 @ 4:24 PM

Sammi right!! It may have been better to pay the guy.

The only pop I drink is Ginger Ale occasionally and now that is off my list!

January 3, 2012 @ 7:21 PM

Mississauga Phil

Are people really surpriesed that Mountain Dew would turn a mouse to jelly??

Remember people - if you have a rusty nail and leave it in a glass of Coke overnight, you will have a perfect, new looking nail in the morning...think about that then next time you order the jumbo pop at the movies...

January 5, 2012 @ 11:07 AM


Yuck! Now I can't get the image of the man spitting out a cartoon mouse. In a can of Mountain Due! My fav drink after Sprite.

January 8, 2012 @ 1:43 AM

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