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.
Okie From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3373 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4180 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"
WarRI1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 10144 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4175 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.
It is better to die on your feet, than live on your knees.
AustinAirport From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 643 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3559 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.
Lucky, ain't I?!
Whoever said you can do anything you set your mind to has obviously never tried to slam a revolving door!!!