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Dr Pepper.

Postby xmrsmoothx » Sat Feb 13, 2010 4:31 pm UTC

First, there is no period in Dr Pepper.
Second, it is the best soft drink in the history of the world.
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Re: Dr Pepper.

Postby Mokele » Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:02 pm UTC

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Re: Dr Pepper.

Postby Bakemaster » Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:21 pm UTC

...where does that commercial disagree with anything in the OP?
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Re: Dr Pepper.

Postby brakos82 » Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:26 pm UTC

Although to be fair to old farts there was a period up until the 1950's.
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Re: Dr Pepper.

Postby xmrsmoothx » Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:26 am UTC

brakos82 wrote:Although to be fair to old farts there was a period up until the 1950's.

I was gonna say that but I thought people would call me an ass.
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Re: Dr Pepper.

Postby Mokele » Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:31 am UTC

Bakemaster wrote:...where does that commercial disagree with anything in the OP?


Because cherry _____ is always better than ______
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Re: Dr Pepper.

Postby xmrsmoothx » Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:01 am UTC

Mokele wrote:
Mr. Bakerstein wrote:...where does that commercial disagree with anything in the OP?


Because cherry _____ is always better than ______

Only true with coke, which is kilos away from the awesome of DP.
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Re: Dr Pepper.

Postby Axman » Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:30 am UTC

You know they make it with cane sugar now, right?

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Re: Dr Pepper.

Postby The Utilitarian » Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:08 pm UTC

Axman wrote:You know they make it with cane sugar now, right?

What, all over? I knew there were a few places that still made Dr Pepper (Texas I think?) with sugar rather than corn syrup, but I never figured I'd be lucky enough to get my hands on it. If the entire product line is being made with cane sugar now... hot diggity.

Incidently, Rum + Dr Pepper > Rum + Coke as far as I'm concerned.
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Re: Dr Pepper.

Postby Axman » Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:58 pm UTC

Yeah, it's called "Heritage Dr Pepper" and it's part of the "Throwback" promo. It may be a limited run depending on its success.

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Re: Dr Pepper.

Postby Lazar » Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:59 pm UTC

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Re: Dr Pepper.

Postby The Utilitarian » Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:15 am UTC

Axman wrote:Yeah, it's called "Heritage Dr Pepper" and it's part of the "Throwback" promo. It may be a limited run depending on its success.

Dang, I gotta see if I can get ahold of some of that. Haven't seen any stores with it here in Canada... I hope it's not just available stateside.
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Re: Dr Pepper.

Postby Sungura » Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:54 am UTC

Mokele wrote:
Mr. Bakerstein wrote:...where does that commercial disagree with anything in the OP?


Because cherry _____ is always better than ______

They have a cherry dr pepper too
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Re: Dr Pepper.

Postby feedme » Sun Feb 21, 2010 5:08 am UTC

Dr Pepper is by far one of the best sodas. And rum and Dr Pepper is definitely better than rum and coke.

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Re: Dr Pepper.

Postby sillybear25 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:28 pm UTC

xmrsmoothx wrote:it is the best soft drink in the history of the world.

QFT.

To contribute to discussion, I propose that the flavor of bottled Dr P. is vastly superior to that of the canned or fountain varieties. I extend this distinction to other, lesser soft drinks as well.
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Re: Dr Pepper.

Postby feedme » Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:43 pm UTC

sillybear25 wrote:To contribute to discussion, I propose that the flavor of bottled Dr P. is vastly superior to that of the canned or fountain varieties. I extend this distinction to other, lesser soft drinks as well.


I've never really noticed the whole "canned is supposed to taste fresher than bottled" thing, outside the fact that a cold can feels more cold than a cold plastic bottle.

I think canned/bottled tastes about the same though

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Re: Dr Pepper.

Postby Mishrak » Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:20 pm UTC

After my HS and college years of outrageous Dr Pepper/Mt. Dew consumption, I can no longer drink any dark soda except for Root Beer without obliterating my stomach for a day.

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Re: Dr Pepper.

Postby CHR1110 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:59 pm UTC

feedme wrote:
sillybear25 wrote:To contribute to discussion, I propose that the flavor of bottled Dr P. is vastly superior to that of the canned or fountain varieties. I extend this distinction to other, lesser soft drinks as well.


I've never really noticed the whole "canned is supposed to taste fresher than bottled" thing, outside the fact that a cold can feels more cold than a cold plastic bottle.

I think canned/bottled tastes about the same though


I can only tell the difference with Cola-style drinks. Anything else tastes the same to me, but I do agree on the coldness of them...maybe it's just a pseudo effect, but whatever...
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Re: Dr Pepper.

Postby Lunarsweets » Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:04 am UTC

Dr Pepper is the best soft drink ever. Or at least until they find a way to bottle happiness. And if they do, I'm sure it'll have some stupid name... making it inferior to the beauty that is Dr Pepper. Though, I'm used to mine warm, because I'm too lazy to put the cans in the fridge when I get home. But it just makes cold Dr Pepper that much better. If that's even possible.
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Re: Dr Pepper.

Postby feedme » Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:39 am UTC

The real question, because Dr. Pepper's awesomeness isn't deniable, is this-

How does "Dr. Thunder" or other off brand versions compare?

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Re: Dr Pepper.

Postby The Utilitarian » Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:23 am UTC

feedme wrote:The real question, because Dr. Pepper's awesomeness isn't deniable, is this-

How does "Dr. Thunder" or other off brand versions compare?

I've found that while I'm normally content with off-brand cola and the like, that off-brand Dr Pepper does seem to be noticably different. I also think it's hilarious that, for lack of a distinguishable flavor, off brand pop imiting the Dr inevitably have to have Dr or Mr or something like that in the name just to try and commincate what it is they're immitating.
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Re: Dr Pepper.

Postby podbaydoor » Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:46 am UTC

The Dr Pepper Museum is a pretty awesome museum, down in Waco, TX. My fondest memories of fifth grade field trips are centered around there.
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Re: Dr Pepper.

Postby Axman » Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:54 am UTC

Anyone else think that the cherry-flavored version, and the vanilla one, taste terrible? Although I don't have a problem with Pibb Xtra, oddly enough.

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Re: Dr Pepper.

Postby happymedium » Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:38 am UTC

Fun fact: despite long-lived rumors to the contrary, Dr Pepper does NOT have prune juice in it. I still think it tastes terrible though.

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Re: Dr Pepper.

Postby <nyssa> » Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:33 am UTC

Lunarsweets wrote:Dr Pepper is the best soft drink ever. Or at least until they find a way to bottle happiness. And if they do, I'm sure it'll have some stupid name... making it inferior to the beauty that is Dr Pepper. Though, I'm used to mine warm, because I'm too lazy to put the cans in the fridge when I get home. But it just makes cold Dr Pepper that much better. If that's even possible.
Don't know where in the world you are, but here in Aus, Coca-Cola bottles have the slogan 'Unleash the Happiness' on them. They seem to think they've already done that.

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Re: Dr Pepper.

Postby feedme » Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:12 pm UTC

<nyssa> wrote: Don't know where in the world you are, but here in Aus, Coca-Cola bottles have the slogan 'Unleash the Happiness' on them. They seem to think they've already done that.



I really want a bottle of Coke that says 'Unleash the Happiness"

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Re: Dr Pepper.

Postby The Utilitarian » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:52 am UTC

I wonder if you could nail down the exact Dr Pepper ingredients simply by way of a process of elimination using allergy lists.
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Re: Dr Pepper.

Postby Izawwlgood » Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:20 am UTC

Certainly more educated than Mr Pibb.
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Re: Dr Pepper.

Postby Bakemaster » Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:01 pm UTC

I beg to differ—see: Mr. Spock vs. Dr. Spock
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Re: Dr Pepper.

Postby Izawwlgood » Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:28 pm UTC

Star Treks Spock didn't have a degree??? What a load!
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Re: Dr Pepper.

Postby Axman » Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:35 pm UTC

No, he has superior Vulcan intellect.

My friend John and I were talking about Star Trek and he was telling me that in the Star Trek world, there was no such thing as the Vulcan Nerve Pinch, that people just believed it and passed out. But then I was like, what about the episode of The Next Generation where Picard and Data travel to Romulus to help Spock reunify the two nations, and Data sees Spock and does the Nerve pinch, too, and that's when I realized that immersing myself in Star Trek in order to better review Star Trek Online has made me worse of a human being.

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Re: Dr Pepper.

Postby hermaj » Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:47 am UTC

<nyssa> wrote:
Lunarsweets wrote:Dr Pepper is the best soft drink ever. Or at least until they find a way to bottle happiness. And if they do, I'm sure it'll have some stupid name...
Don't know where in the world you are, but here in Aus, Coca-Cola bottles have the slogan 'Unleash the Happiness' on them. They seem to think they've already done that.


I was about to say the same thing (except it's open happiness, not unleash.)

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Re: Dr Pepper.

Postby esmooths » Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:25 pm UTC

I only came in to link to http://www.dublindrpepper.com, which is, last I knew, the only bottling plant that uses exclusively cane sugar for Dr. Pepper, and they'll sell by mail. The shipping charges are steep, but if this is your sort of thing it's worth it.
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Re: Dr Pepper.

Postby clockworkmonk » Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:15 pm UTC

Dublin Dr. Pepper is not hard to get in central Texas, just costs a little more. Just take a trip to the HEB and there ya go. It is one of the better things about living in Texas, along with BBQ in the winter and damn fine breakfast tacos.

It comes in a awesome can of a really happy dude in a tophat or has a clock on it, or both.
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