Contrary to what others may tell you, Diet Dr. Pepper is the finest drink in existence. There are certainly other fine beverages out there, carbonated and otherwise. But DDP wins, hands down. In my continual fascination with all things Pepperific, I’ve found a couple interesting things for you.
As you may well know, DDP isn’t the only option we have for Dr. Pepper consumption. There is of course DP of the nondiet variety. I enjoy this as well, but not as much. There was also Red Fusion for a short time. It was a bit lighter and had more of a cherry taste. I wish it had stayed around, but sadly consumers are stupid beings. There is currently Cherry Vanilla DP, which I also like, but again, not nearly as much as DDP. But in addition to these brands there is Dublin Dr. Pepper. Made only in the town of Dublin TX, this recipe uses cane sugar instead of whatever artificial junk we know and love in the traditional variety. I’d be greatly interested to taste this variant, but am not quite interested enough to buy some from their site, which can be found at:
Another fascinating site I found compares every generic brand of Dr. Pepper in the country. I certainly hope whoever put this together got some type of honorary degree for his thorough analysis of hundreds of sodas. I’m sure his dentist has given him quite a few harsh words about this abusive behavior on his teeth. Eckerds comes out with the number one imitation. Sadly there are no Eckerds in Provo or I’d go check out his findings. The site can be found at:
In conclusion, get out there and drink more DDP so it can beat out both Coke and Pepsi and become the official American soda. This is the kind of grassroots campaign I can really get behind.
I was going to give my top ten favorite sodas, but to cut down on thinking I’m just going to make a list. We’ll consider them all equal, except DDP, which reigns supreme.
Diet Dr. Pepper, Dr. Pepper, Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper, Red Fusion, IBC Cream Soda, Barqs Red Cream Soda, Barqs Rootbeer, Diet Canada Dry Ginger Ale, Grape Schweppes, Fresca, Cherry Coke, Mountain Dew (preferably from Taco Bell, other MDs aren’t as good), Mountain Dew: Code Red (and the occasional Livewire), Diet Coke, Crystal Pepsi, Vanilla Coke