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    Dr Pepper is going to have a special logo for being 125 years old.

    The Diet Cherry Dr Pepper is coming to new england in 20 oz

    Mello Yello is coming to supermarkets in 500ml 6packs in the New England area.
    Last edited by cokeman19; 07-03-2010, 11:14 PM.

  • #2
    Bad info.

    Sugar Dr Pepper is coming out next week, in areas where CCE has Dr Pepper. Not sure about other bottlers. 125th anniversary packaging with HFCS soda also coming out.

    Diet Cherry DP is already out. CCE is just expanding the packaging offerings, adding 2Ls and 20oz. Philadelphia Coke and Pepsi down here already sell it in all three packages.

    And, as far as I know, the 500ml 6pk Mello Yello is only for Alabama/Tennessee. They have all the packaging down there - 24 packs, 20 packs, 16oz, etc.

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    • #3
      we are getting the mello yello 500 ml here in new england.

      i haven't seen any 2l here just 12packs and 20 oz so far.

      i'd like to have a blind taste test of mello yello and dew.

      i think they pretty much taste the same but i'm not an expert by any means.
      Last edited by cokeman19; 07-03-2010, 11:06 PM.

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      • #4
        Just found the Dr. Pepper made with sugar today here in SoCal. After reading about Heritage for months, I was quite excited to finally see this!

        The store had a "buy two get three free" deal, so I now I have six 12-packs of it (costing $2 a piece).

        Although the packaging does not say it is "Heritage," on the receipt it was listed as "Dr. Pepper Heritage." This packaging does refer to the 125 years as the OP mentioned. The box shows several different versions of the cans that are inside.

        Whether this is Dr. Pepper with Sugar or Dr. Pepper Heritage, I can only say that it's good!
        Last edited by atrac; 07-04-2010, 01:40 PM.

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        • #5
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          Last edited by cokeman19; 07-03-2010, 11:15 PM.

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          • #6
            That's news to me about the 6pk Mello Yello. I haven't heard anything about us getting it in Maryland.

            My hunch is that DPS used the same UPC for Heritage DP and this new 125th anniversary packaging. I know they didn't change the UPCs when Coke bottlers switched to contour, though Coke changed all their UPCs.

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            • #7
              Can anybody who has tasted Dublin Dr. Pepper comment on the taste? Curious to know how much effort I should put into finding this.

              I drove to another state for the DP Heritage and was disappointed.
              Favorite Sodas
              1. Coke (sucrose)
              2. Boylan Black Cherry
              3. Dublin Dr. Pepper
              4. MexiCoke
              5. Passover Pepsi
              6. Wild Cherry Pepsi (formerly #1 before sugar)
              7. Vanilla Coke (god I miss this in sucrose, tasty!)


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              • #8
                Dubin DP is heaven in a bottle. I stumbled upon some during a road trip many moons ago in Staunton VA from the Dr Pepper distributor there. I grabbed 4 6 packs of it. Looking back, I wish I had gotten more. That was the only time I ever saw them carry it. Haven't seen it anywhere else since.

                I'd love to go to Dublin once and try it right off the line.

                Perhaps the 125th anniversary stuff will taste different than the Heritage. I know there are differences between the taste of the Pepsi-bottled DP and the Coke-bottled DP here. You live in CCE territory, so you should be able to find the 125th stuff very soon. The company wants it on a special display, but not on the shelf in the soda aisle. But sometimes, that just isn't going to happen.

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                • #9
                  I wish I could get MY in something other than 20oz.
                  banned

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                  • #10
                    Hmm. The Northwest is apparently a big 1L market, and Mello Yello was planned to be released in 1Ls there. Can't verify if it happened or not. I do know that cans and 2L aren't in the plans, at least for now.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by fusion View Post
                      Dubin DP is heaven in a bottle. I stumbled upon some during a road trip many moons ago in Staunton VA from the Dr Pepper distributor there. I grabbed 4 6 packs of it. Looking back, I wish I had gotten more. That was the only time I ever saw them carry it. Haven't seen it anywhere else since.
                      I've been getting it here. Works out to around $1/can with shipping, which is expensive, but it's good stuff.

                      I guess what I meant to say was, can anybody whose tasted DP w/sugar and had Dublin DP compare?

                      I've had Heritage and Dublin DP and Dublin DP was leagues above, it's my 2nd favorite drink ever. Heritage was pale next to it.
                      Last edited by janstett; 07-06-2010, 07:18 AM.
                      Favorite Sodas
                      1. Coke (sucrose)
                      2. Boylan Black Cherry
                      3. Dublin Dr. Pepper
                      4. MexiCoke
                      5. Passover Pepsi
                      6. Wild Cherry Pepsi (formerly #1 before sugar)
                      7. Vanilla Coke (god I miss this in sucrose, tasty!)


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                      • #12
                        Interestingly I was in my local grocery store and all the regular DP is gone (wondering if I missed the hoarders sucking up the sugar product).

                        Anyway, I came across this:





                        Dr Pepper orders sugar for 125th anniversary
                        By EMILY FREDRIX (AP) ????? 6 days ago
                        NEW YORK ????? Dr Pepper is prescribing some sugar this summer in honor of its 125th anniversary, the latest in a series of moves by soda makers to temporarily swap out high fructose corn syrup.
                        The spicy soda made by Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. is rolling out Dr Pepper "Made With Real Sugar" this weekend through early September.
                        Cans and bottles will feature old logos in the company's deep red, and colorful designs with lions and bright swirls of color harkening back to the 60s. Popular phrases such as "I'm a Pepper" also appear.
                        There are six different can designs. The company wanted to bring back the sugar version to help highlight its past, which dates to the creation of Dr Pepper by pharmacist Charles Alderton in Waco, Texas, in 1885.
                        Dr Pepper declined to say if it will try out sugar in other brands such as Canada Dry, 7-Up and A&W Root Beer.
                        Manufacturers are testing sugar drinks as people's appetite for them increases, as some become concerned about high fructose corn syrup. Though they're nutritionally almost identical and equally caloric, some consumers believe corn syrup is less healthy than sugar.
                        They're also racing to come up with natural, no-calorie sweeteners and reformulate their beverages, though they haven't been able to apply that to major soft drink brands yet.
                        Last summer, rival PepsiCo Inc. launched real sugar versions of Pepsi and Mountain Dew, calling them "Throwback" and using old packaging designs. Pepsi Throwback was so popular the company brought it back for a brief time in the winter. It declined to say what the drink's prospects are for the future.
                        Coca-Cola Co. offers a kosher version of Coke that uses sugar (look for bottles with yellow caps), often available around Passover. Mexican-made Coca-Cola, which also uses real sugar, can sometimes be found in the U.S., and fans pay a higher price for it. One Dr Pepper bottler, Dublin Dr Pepper, has been making the soft drink with sugar since 1891, in the drink's home state of Texas.
                        More could be coming. PepsiCo's Sierra Mist line will now be reformulating into a sugar-sweetened version called "Sierra Mist Natural," according to a report Thursday by trade publication Beverage Digest. PepsiCo, based in Purchase, N.Y., did not return messages seeking comment.
                        The industry switched to high fructose corn syrup in the 1970s as a cheaper alternative to sugar, said Gerry Khermouch, editor of Beverage Business Insights.
                        There seems to be growing demand for it, as evidenced by Pepsi's success with Throwback, even the second time around, he said. But drink makers are also wary of sending a message that there's anything wrong with high fructose corn syrup.
                        "In some ways their worst nightmare is that this thing sells through the roof, because then that's telling them something about how consumers feel about their product," he said.
                        Copyright ??© 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
                        Favorite Sodas
                        1. Coke (sucrose)
                        2. Boylan Black Cherry
                        3. Dublin Dr. Pepper
                        4. MexiCoke
                        5. Passover Pepsi
                        6. Wild Cherry Pepsi (formerly #1 before sugar)
                        7. Vanilla Coke (god I miss this in sucrose, tasty!)


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                        • #13

                          Favorite Sodas
                          1. Coke (sucrose)
                          2. Boylan Black Cherry
                          3. Dublin Dr. Pepper
                          4. MexiCoke
                          5. Passover Pepsi
                          6. Wild Cherry Pepsi (formerly #1 before sugar)
                          7. Vanilla Coke (god I miss this in sucrose, tasty!)


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                          • #14
                            I was out doing a Home Depot run for this weekend and happened to stop in a supermarket. Well, I didn't happen to stop, I went out of my and eventually looked at 4 of them before I found it and scored 3 12 packs.

                            I'll edit this post once I've had one properly chilled, but so far I'd say it is very very similar to the Pepsi-produced "Heritage" from before (I drove to another state to find that one). A bit better and the sugar has more bite (cane vs beet? mixture?). But it's most similar to Heritage and not in the same league as Dublin DP, which is good good stuff.

                            Still glad to see them do it, however.
                            Favorite Sodas
                            1. Coke (sucrose)
                            2. Boylan Black Cherry
                            3. Dublin Dr. Pepper
                            4. MexiCoke
                            5. Passover Pepsi
                            6. Wild Cherry Pepsi (formerly #1 before sugar)
                            7. Vanilla Coke (god I miss this in sucrose, tasty!)


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                            • #15
                              Is this only being marketed in Coke-produced Dr Pepper areas? If so, anyone know if there's a way to search for Coke-produced Dr Pepper by area?

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