Does mountain dew have embalming fluid in it

No. Mountain Dew doesn't contain embalming fluid in it. See a list of ingredients found in Mountain Dew here.

The idea could have risen from the preservatives added to the beverage to lock in freshness, the same characteristic found in "embalming fluid" (also known as formaldehyde) used to temporarily prevent the decay of a body after death.

Sodium benzoate is added to soft drinks as a preservative and a bacteria-destroying agent. Also known as E211, it's a major ingredient in diet soft drinks. Pepsi Max, as well as the diet versions of Mountain Dew, Sunkist Orange, Nestea and Nordic Mist, also continue to use the preservative throughout the world. Learn more about it at The Los Angeles Times.

You might also be thinking of the issue of aspartame, the artificial sweetener, breaking down to formaldehyde. Dr. Woody Monte, a toxicology expert, discusses this pesky issue here.

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Updated on Friday, February 14 2014 at 08:44PM EST