Saturday, August 23, 2008

Dublin Dr. Pepper

I was surprised to see Dr. Pepper on the shelves of a newsstand where I picked up lunch one day. I brought a bottle back to the office and chilled it for a while (most stores sell beverages on the warm side, IMHO) and enjoyed the refreshing taste of Texas. Since high-fructose corn syrup is not common here, this Dr. Pepper was sweetened with sugar, like the small glass bottles from Dublin, TX. My work buddy had never tried DP so I shared a bit with him. If his reaction is indicative of the population at large, I'm afraid Dr. Pepper won't be on the shelves here for long. He asked me what flavor it was; I didn't mention the rumors that Dr. Pepper is prune-flavored. I knew Bill would be excited for a sip of the pepper, and indeed he was. We were quite amused by the slogan on the bottle, "What's the worst that could happen?" It seems a far cry from "Be a Pepper!" I think the worst that can happen is that Dr. Pepper becomes more popular than Lucozade, or is that a good thing?

5 comments:

mom Gunter said...

This sure is cute.I wonder what is the worse thing that could happen. Bill looks might cute holding that DR Pepper.

Holly said...

Is the sugared Dr. Pepper better than corn-syruped? I think the Coke they sell during passover (made with sugar) tastes different and better.

Sharon said...

Oh yeah, the DP with sugar is way better--smoother, rounder flavor.

Heather said...

"Thank you Dr. Pepper!"

I'm so glad you don't have to live without it!

Celia said...

Now if they would just come out with an Irish version of Fresca all would be well.