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doug1885
12-22-2009, 05:01 AM
I recently was pleased to find Dr Pepper slurpee at a local 7-11, but when I tried it, it hardly tasted like Dr Pepper, more coconut and banana. I was told that they previously had pina colada flavor in that machine (I'm not sure why it would taste like banana, though). Anyone know of a good way for them to fix this? (It must happen all the time!) Thanks.

-Doug

drpep
12-23-2009, 03:00 PM
Are you in Rochester of Buffalo?

the saint
12-23-2009, 05:08 PM
The only way to fix it is to change out all of the lines from the connector on the bag to the pump, the pump itself, and the line to the actual machine. Some flavors will "stain" the line, root beer is a prime example. As far as the flavors you metioned I can not be sure that pina colada will or not, I am guessing YES it does.

doug1885
12-24-2009, 10:44 PM
Are you in Rochester of Buffalo?

Ah, actually Kansas City right now. If you know of any Dr Pepper slurpees in the Northeast, I'd be interested in their locations ;-) (I've spent some time fruitlessly looking!)

-Doug

doug1885
12-25-2009, 03:32 PM
The only way to fix it is to change out all of the lines from the connector on the bag to the pump, the pump itself, and the line to the actual machine. Some flavors will "stain" the line, root beer is a prime example. As far as the flavors you metioned I can not be sure that pina colada will or not, I am guessing YES it does.

Thanks for the information. I suppose it's possible that those lines were used for banana at some point in the past, and it's just really persistent. They really ought to have a protocol for switching out the lines after those sort of flavors! (or else find a line-material that isn't a flavor-sponge)

-Doug

the saint
12-25-2009, 07:15 PM
Thanks for the information. I suppose it's possible that those lines were used for banana at some point in the past, and it's just really persistent. They really ought to have a protocol for switching out the lines after those sort of flavors! (or else find a line-material that isn't a flavor-sponge)

-Doug

If the machine is Pepsi, Coke or another large company owned and they change out the flavor, chances are pretty great that they will change the lines if the flavor "stains' the line. If the machine is customer owned (which there are probably more than company owned out there) it will not be changed. The expense in changing the lines isn't that much but to some owners (2 cents a bottle more getting it delivered to their door is way too much when they can drive 20 miles across town and haul it in their car themselves in shopping bags) it isn't worth the expense.