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What Did They Do To Dr. Pepper?  
User currently offlineType-Rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4976 posts, RR: 19
Posted (5 years 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3590 times:

I noticed about a year ago or so they reformulated the Dr. Pepper soft drink. The new formula is the one with the "23" on the label. Does anyone know why they did this?

To me, "23" leaves a strange aftertaste in your mouth and now it tastes like medicine going down your throat. The previous version was great.

Did anyone else find this disheartening too? I just can't drink the new stuff.


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User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4942 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3574 times:

Every Dr. Pepper I've had recently tasted normal... I think the 23 was some promotion last year, like how many ingredients make up Dr. Pepper or something.


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User currently offlineFX772LRF From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 675 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3571 times:

It's always been 23 flavors. It's just they revised their branding and marketing to put this fact on the forefront.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr_Pepper For further references.

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User currently offlineCarlisle From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 271 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3481 times:



Quoting Type-Rated (Thread starter):
Did anyone else find this disheartening too?

Yes, along with Cherry "Dr. Pepper" ... which is spelled R-o-b-i-t-u-s-s-i-n  Smile

Carlisle



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User currently offlineRFields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 32
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3472 times:



Quoting Carlisle (Reply 3):
Yes, along with Cherry "Dr. Pepper" ... which is spelled R-o-b-i-t-u-s-s-i-n

I've been drinking Diet Dr Pepper since a taste test before the product was actually released - which was close to 20 years ago.

Last summer with six grandchildren under age 12 in the van, I taught them some new words. After stopping and getting a soda for everyone, I grabbed a Diet Chocolate Cherry Dr Pepper by mistake.

When I took a taste - "What the FXXX SXXX is this CXXX?"

And they all laughed. And they all told their parents what PawPaw said.


User currently offlineType-Rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4976 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3414 times:

Even to this day all we have in the stores is the Dr. Pepper "23" brand. It does taste different than the version without the 23 on it.

Maybe they upped the amount of HFCS in the blend?

We can still get the original Dr. Pepper from Waco here. It doesn't use HFCS, but is sweetened with cane sugar instead. It tastes like the original.

Does anyone remember the adverts where it was shown that you can heat up Dr. Pepper and drink it in the winter? Those were a LONG time ago!



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User currently offline4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 3011 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (5 years 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3381 times:



Quoting RFields5421 (Reply 4):
Diet Chocolate Cherry Dr Pepper

That was some spectacularly nasty stuff. Truly awful tasting.

Had not really noticed a change in my normal DDP (diet DP), but I do know my last few DPs (non-diet) left me with a distinct "not doin' it for me" feeling.



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User currently offlineUs330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3871 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3294 times:



Quoting Carlisle (Reply 3):
along with Cherry "Dr. Pepper



Quoting RFields5421 (Reply 4):
Last summer with six grandchildren under age 12 in the van, I taught them some new words. After stopping and getting a soda for everyone, I grabbed a Diet Chocolate Cherry Dr Pepper by mistake.

When I took a taste - "What the FXXX SXXX is this CXXX?"

And they all laughed. And they all told their parents what PawPaw said.

Speaking as someone who lost his last grandparent a couple of months ago, I will say that while your kids and sons/daughters in law probably initially freaked out, you've just created a great random story that will continue to be retold long after you pass away. And you have Diet Chocolate Cherry Dr Pepper to thank for it.

I generally like cherry flavored/hinted sodas. Like cherry pepsi, like cherry coke. I like regular pepsi/coke also. Seeing as how I like regular dr pepper, I figured I'd like cherry dr pepper as well.
That stuff makes cough medicine taste good by comparison.
Nothing better, though, than a cold dublin dr pepper in a glass bottle.


User currently offlineOkie From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2999 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3269 times:



Quoting Type-Rated (Reply 5):
We can still get the original Dr. Pepper from Waco here. It doesn't use HFCS, but is sweetened with cane sugar instead. It tastes like the original.

 bigthumbsup 

Quoting San747 (Reply 1):
I think the 23 was some promotion last year, like how many ingredients make up Dr. Pepper or something.

I am not so sure that I wanted to know that there were 23 ingredients in a can of Dr. Pepper.

What is up with Mr. Pibb, a college drop out or something. Big grin

Okie


User currently offlineMortyman From Norway, joined Aug 2006, 3874 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3249 times:

Last time I tried a Dr. Pepper it tasted like Cherry Coca Cola...

User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4942 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3242 times:



Quoting Okie (Reply 8):

What is up with Mr. Pibb, a college drop out or something. Big grin

I've only ever seen it at McDonald's... does anyone drink it outside of that setting?



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User currently offlineOkie From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2999 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3226 times:



Quoting San747 (Reply 10):
I've only ever seen it at McDonald's... does anyone drink it outside of that setting?

Mr. Pibb is a Coke product and about the only time I see it is as you mentioned when a "chain" signs an agreement to only serve their brand of products.

Taco Bell was owned by Pepsico and you only see Pepsi's products at their locations.

Dr. Pepper is a regionally very popular product in the south (Dallas based), OK and TX areas you see equal retail self space devoted to Dr. Pepper as Coke or Pepsi. If you go north or either left or right coast you find it located on the slow moving shelf area.

There is such a demand for Dr. Pepper in this area Coke and Pepsi make exceptions and allow the Dr. Pepper to be served in area "chains"

Okie


User currently offlineWarRI1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 8871 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3221 times:

I last drank Dr. Pepper in 1956 in Texas while in the service, we drank it only as a last resort, when the other brands were sold out. I have never had the urge to taste it since. I cannot even imagine the diet version. In New England, we had Moxie, horrible, just like medicine to me.


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User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3207 times:

My buddy in Plano still drives down to Dublin and gets the original. Complete with the real cane sugar and not that other crap. Man it tasted so gooooooooood.

User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5480 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3187 times:



Quoting WarRI1 (Reply 12):
In New England, we had Moxie, horrible, just like medicine to me.

Some things never change. Ironically, I feel that most people I know drink Moxie precisely for that reason.

Quoting NIKV69 (Reply 13):
My buddy in Plano still drives down to Dublin and gets the original. Complete with the real cane sugar and not that other crap. Man it tasted so gooooooooood.

Nothing better. Now my mouth is watering.  drool 



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User currently onlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6552 posts, RR: 51
Reply 15, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3178 times:



Quoting WarRI1 (Reply 12):
In New England, we had Moxie, horrible, just like medicine to me.

My best friend swears by the stuff. He even named his dog Moxie. I tried it in college and I hated it.


User currently offlineAustinAirport From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 643 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3175 times:



Quoting Type-Rated (Reply 5):
We can still get the original Dr. Pepper from Waco here. It doesn't use HFCS, but is sweetened with cane sugar instead. It tastes like the original.

Dublin Dr. Pepper! It's so good, made with imperial Sugar. Mmmmm.

http://www.dublindrpepper.com/

In the South, its hard to find a person that doesn't drink Dr. Pepper, or iced tea.  Smile



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User currently offlineAAORY From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 47 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2986 times:



Quoting NIKV69 (Reply 13):
My buddy in Plano still drives down to Dublin and gets the original. Complete with the real cane sugar and not that other crap. Man it tasted so gooooooooood.

In my neigborhood north of DFW, you can buy the 8 oz Dublin Dr. Pepper's at Tom Thumb and Wal-Mart. No need to drive far. I agree though, it's the best.



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User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (5 years 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2850 times:



Quoting AAORY (Reply 17):
In my neigborhood north of DFW, you can buy the 8 oz Dublin Dr. Pepper's at Tom Thumb and Wal-Mart. No need to drive far. I agree though, it's the best

Is that bottle or can? I sure like the taste of it coming out of that 12oz can. Much better than plastic. By far.


User currently offlineCO777ER From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (5 years 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2822 times:

Lets see... I've found Dublin Dr. Pepper at the following:
Buc-ee's in Luling
Weikels in La Grange
Cabo-Bob's resturant in Austin (soda fountain +1)
Possibly at Hruska's in Ellinger.


User currently offlineAustinAirport From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 643 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (5 years 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2605 times:



Quoting CO777ER (Reply 19):
Lets see... I've found Dublin Dr. Pepper at the following:
Buc-ee's in Luling
Weikels in La Grange
Cabo-Bob's resturant in Austin (soda fountain +1)
Possibly at Hruska's in Ellinger.

Its in my local Wal-Mart, and I think HEB.  Big grin
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User currently offlineType-Rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4976 posts, RR: 19
Reply 21, posted (5 years 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2565 times:

Just yesterday I saw Dublin Dr. Pepper at Sam's. 24 8ox bottles for $20.19. A little pricey if you ask me. I have seen Dr. Pepper in Waco in glass bottles, IMHO the best way to package any soft drink.


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User currently offlineATCT From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2285 posts, RR: 38
Reply 22, posted (5 years 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2467 times:

Dr Pepper is my drink of choice, if its not available, I'll take a regular coke or pepsi rather than disgrace my taste buds with the crap known as Mr Pibb  Smile

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