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  1. #1
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    Just got back from a trip to England and had the pleasure of drinking English Dr Pepper. It's much fruitier than DP here, with a pronounced black cherry taste. Does anyone know if the recipe is in fact different, or is it just because it tastes that much better when made with sugar?

  2. #2
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    Feb 2004
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    Cool! I'll get to try some in May when a friend brings some over for me.

  3. #3
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    I was in Europe in 2000, and after three months in Spain, I had not had a Dr Pepper. A girl in our group was returning to California for a weekend to go to a wedding, and I asked her to bring me a Dr. Pepper. She bought the DP but forgot to bring it back to Spain with her.

    I was disappointed but a few weeks later in Mallorca (a big British tourist area) I noticed DR PEPPER!!! It definitely didn't have the same taste but I noticed something else on the back.....

    A PRUNE FLAVORED SODA

    I was shocked to see this as I never associated the flavor w/ Dr Pepper and even looked on Snopes.com to debunk the rumor that prune juice is related to DP. (http://www.snopes.com/business/secret/drpepper.asp)

    Well, when I went to London a few weeks later I noticed all the bottles had the same thing written on them. Questions:

    Do they still have this on the bottles?
    When did DP come to Europe? With the Cadbury acquisition?
    Why did Cadbury think that this would make people want to buy it?

    I heard a story of an Englishman who would take Dr Pepper w/ him to France because they don't sell it there. I am thinking that DP is new to the Europe scene.

  4. #4
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    Mar 2002
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    Every country has different labeling laws. In the Netherlands Antioxidents are listed as being in Coca-Cola. I have seen Vegetable Extracts listed on some British beverages. In the US the term "Natural Flavorings" may be enough. It other countries they may need to be more explict.

    [ 02-05-2005, 11:05 PM: Message edited by: bigrich ]

  5. #5
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    I don't recall ever seeing Prunes in the ingredients list on an English Dr Pepper. It has been available in England for years, although only from Coca-Cola since the 1990's. Before that it was imported from Holland.

  6. #6
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    I don't know about the rest of Europe but I remember when I bought my first Dr Pepper here in Sweden when I was a kid, it had just been released and I believe it was around 1985.
    Do the Dew!

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