Thursday, August 05, 2010

Dr Pepper - now with real sugar

High fructose corn syrup might be fun for college kids to bathe in, but that doesn't mean we always want it in our soft drinks.

Dr Pepper realized this and took out the corn syrup and replaced it with real sugar in limited edition cans. It's all for the Texas soft drink company's 125th anniversary.

I found my limited edition Dr Pepper pack at Beldens (99 Braeswood Sq Houston, TX 77096). Meanwhile Murdock in Dallas reports he is having trouble locating a cool store that carries the real sugar version in the DFW region.

Before I tell you if the stuff is any good, let me throw all my biases on the table. I love Dr Pepper. In fact, I have probably written on this blog before how I might have even chosen Baylor University as my school because Dr Pepper was created in Waco. I can neither confirm nor deny this fact. Let me just say Dr. Pepper Hour rules though.

OK back on topic. Yeah, of course I liked Dr Pepper with real sugar. I will admit I don't drink real Dr Pepper anymore though because of my expanding waistline. Only Diet Dr Pepper now (well except when they release real sugar - screw the waistline). Real Dr Pepper has some kick to it. The real sugar DP is smoother going down. The wife agrees with that too. You can just drink one right after the other. Anyone have a large belt I can borrow?

Could we be seeing more of this real sugar Dr Pepper in the future? According to this article from my old Waco TV station, the answer is possibly. You know, they had to get rid of the real sugar for health reasons or something originally, now people are concerned about the dangers of artificial sweetener. We just can't win can we?

UPDATE
This blog post inspired Murdoch and he found the drink at Tom Thumb - 1380 West Campbell Rd.
Richardson, TX 75080.

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