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PepsiCo Inc’s (NYSE:PEP) Mountain Dew will appear as a breakfast drink on your dining table next month. The new drink, dubbed Kickstart, is a combination of 5% juice, vitamins B and C, an extra dash of caffeine and artificial sweeteners and will be available in the usual 16-ounce cans. The drink was inspired by a Taco Bell breakfast drink launched last year that combined Mountain Dew with orange juice and seeks to satisfy Mountain Dew fans looking for something different from coffee, tea or juice in the way of a morning drink. Though marketing for the new drink shows young men on skateboards and in some ways is similar to ad campaigns for energy drinks, Kickstart contains none of the latter’s controversial and esoteric ingredients.