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Old 01-12-2012, 12:33 PM   #1
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Default Dr Pepper pissed me off.

http://www.nyse.com/about/listed/lcd...ezd=1D&index=0

has been dropping slightly since

http://www.wfaa.com/news/business/Du...137154398.html

and is considerably down since

http://www.reporternews.com/news/201...per-for-label/

I am a 3rd-4th generation drinker and have been drinking it since I can remember. Today I give it up.
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Old 01-12-2012, 02:48 PM   #2
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So what I am gathering is that this affects only those who live in Texas? It's still going to be made the same way. I am not familiar enough with the soda business to understand what this truly means.
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Old 01-12-2012, 03:35 PM   #3
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Dr. Pepper always reminded me of cough syrup, cause of the cherry flavour.
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Old 01-12-2012, 04:01 PM   #4
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Dr. Pepper always reminded me of cough syrup, cause of the cherry flavour.
I guess I can understand that. Dr Pepper is awesome though. Usually have a bottle of it here.
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Old 01-12-2012, 11:07 PM   #5
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It's pretty good. Coke is still my favorite, though. Did you see they brought back the glass bottles?
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:05 AM   #6
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Yes I did. I am a big Coke Zero drinker (to mix, I never drink soda by itself), so I can't take advantage of it, haha. I don't like regular Coke, but diet is good.
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I've never had the cane sugar Dr Pepper but would really like to try it. They only sell the corn syrup variation where I live. The cane sugar Coke is awesome.
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Old 01-13-2012, 01:27 PM   #8
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I believe we get the cane sugar variant up here, but am not positive. Haven't had Dr Pepper anywhere else to know the difference.

It seems that this is raising a big stink in Texas though, even among notable people.
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Was surprised when Rob linked me to this thread!

This is just horrible. It goes beyond buying out the little guy... all marketing, signs, advertising, etc, is no longer allowed to say "Dublin Dr. Pepper", so people are having to cover up or paint over the Dublin in their advertising. This pretty much affects the entire town.

What makes this even worse, is that Dublin relied heavily on the tourism from people coming in to tour the museum. I don't remember the number given in the local paper, but it was a heft amount. They're now worried about the town's future this year, especially as they will be losing the jobs from the bottling and manufacture of Dublin DP.

I've toured the Waco DP building and museum, and it was really cool. The original formula for Dr. Pepper gave new meaning to their marketing slogan, "Have a bite to eat"... so I'm pretty disappointed DP decided to knock off a non-related sugar-version producer. I've had the sugar-based DP from Dublin and it was pretty decent stuff, but it was extremely rare, and pricey at that... so it never really directly competed against the original brand.
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To me Dr. Pepper is still damn good! I'm not ever going to quit drinking it.
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