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(Chron)   Man buys old ledger filled with formulas for $200 at antique store, discovers it contains the original formula for the Dr. Pepper soft drink and is expected to sell between $50,000 - $75,000   ( chron.com) divider line
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2009-05-04 09:06:29 AM  
This article brought to you by the cool and refreshing taste of Dr Pepper.
 
2009-05-04 09:11:19 AM  
Did it have the recipe for mulligatawny?
 
2009-05-04 09:25:57 AM  
Who the hell sells mandrake root?
 
2009-05-04 09:34:20 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Who the hell sells mandrake root?


hippie stores do.
 
2009-05-04 09:46:49 AM  
Speculation, and denied by Dr. Pepper.
 
2009-05-04 09:54:02 AM  

NikolaiFarkoff: Speculation, and denied by Dr. Pepper.


Sheeple
 
2009-05-04 09:57:22 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Who the hell sells mandrake root?


Fauns. But only to little Spanish girls.
 
2009-05-04 10:08:23 AM  
Should try the Dr. Pepper made with cane sugar, you can only get it in TX or online from the factory. Much better than the sickeningly sweet corn syrup version.
 
2009-05-04 10:52:27 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Who the hell sells mandrake root?


I hear it works wonders for those who have been petrified...
 
2009-05-04 10:52:32 AM  
The burning question: does it have prune juice in it?
 
2009-05-04 10:52:58 AM  
Any truth to the rumor that Dr. Pepper is just carbonated prune juice?
 
2009-05-04 10:52:59 AM  
Bids will be accepted at 10, 2 and 4 o'clock
 
2009-05-04 10:53:11 AM  
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Was going to post something witty, but is that a steel can of Pibb?
 
2009-05-04 10:53:15 AM  
They better not sell the secret formula to Plankton.
 
2009-05-04 10:53:44 AM  

BobVilla: The burning question: does it have prune juice in it?


damn, shouldn't have waited those extra few seconds...
 
2009-05-04 10:53:51 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Who the hell sells mandrake root?


Any herb shop in any Chinatown in America. Also head shops. Just don't buy any pets while you're there.

Lucky guy...good news, or rather, news that doesn't even involve the swine flu...it's going to be a great day!
 
2009-05-04 10:53:52 AM  

kronicfeld: Did it have the recipe for mulligatawny?


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//disapproves
 
2009-05-04 10:54:06 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Who the hell sells mandrake root?


Why buy mandrake when you can go to D'G" L'G" or K'F" G'E" and harvest it for free?
 
2009-05-04 10:54:32 AM  
ecmoRandomNumbers: Who the hell sells likes mandrake root?

These guys:
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2009-05-04 10:54:35 AM  

NikolaiFarkoff: Speculation, and denied by Dr. Pepper.


Heard this on NPR this AM. Dr. Pepper calls bullshiat.
 
2009-05-04 10:55:03 AM  

lukelightning: ecmoRandomNumbers: Who the hell sells mandrake root?

Why buy mandrake when you can go to D'G" L'G" or K'F" G'E" and harvest it for free?


winner
 
2009-05-04 10:55:29 AM  
Who are the only three people that know the recipe for the current version of Dr. Pepper? Dr. Pepper, Mr. Pibb and Dr. Thunder.

/secrets out
 
2009-05-04 10:55:57 AM  
maybe someone will start making real sugar Dr. Pepper you can buy without going all the way to Texas.
 
2009-05-04 10:56:04 AM  
prune juice?
 
2009-05-04 10:56:13 AM  
Mr. Pibb is better anyways

alt headline:

Man buys old ledger filled with formulas for $200 at antique store, discovers it contains the original formula for the Dr. Pepper soft drink and is expected to sell between $50 - $75
 
2009-05-04 10:57:14 AM  

lukelightning: ecmoRandomNumbers: Who the hell sells mandrake root?

Why buy mandrake when you can go to D'G" L'G" or K'F" G'E" and harvest it for free?


Ah, but you have to wait 'til midnight to harvest it.

/needs more nightshade
 
2009-05-04 10:57:40 AM  
Nothing about how the mean ol' antique-flipper should give the ledger back to the innocent little old lady who runs the antique shop and didn't know the ledger's value?
 
2009-05-04 10:58:09 AM  
Dr. Pepper Cherry is my new crack

/No I don't give a shiat what's in it and how its bad for me
 
2009-05-04 10:59:52 AM  
Man buys old ledger filled with formulas for $200 at antique store, discovers it contains the original formula for the Dr. Pepper soft drink and is expected to sell FOR between $50,000-$75,000

FTFY
 
2009-05-04 11:00:05 AM  

Fact Man: Nothing about how the mean ol' antique-flipper should give the ledger back to the innocent little old lady who runs the antique shop and didn't know the ledger's value?


Her loss.
 
2009-05-04 11:00:18 AM  
He'll probably be stupid enough to sell it on eBay, though.
 
2009-05-04 11:00:19 AM  
Ok so really, I'm a Pepper, you're a Pepper, but this guy is like the Ultimate Pepper. It's amazing what you'll find in antique shops.
 
2009-05-04 11:01:37 AM  

Oldiron_79: maybe someone will start making real sugar Dr. Pepper you can buy without going all the way to Texas.


I get my Sugar Dr. Pepper at Retro Duck in the Grove in LA...


note: Just picked up the new Throwback Mountain Dew, not bad, sadly it's been like 20 years since I've had a 'real' MD so it tasted a bit off. :( Damn HFCS.
 
2009-05-04 11:01:46 AM  

kronicfeld: ecmoRandomNumbers: Who the hell sells mandrake root?

Fauns. But only to little Spanish girls.


Well played sir.
 
2009-05-04 11:01:51 AM  
Off topic:
Please someone tell me that a headline was submitted about Hasselhoff's latest alcohol research testing and hospital QA evaluations.

/I always get redlit
 
2009-05-04 11:01:55 AM  
Doesn't Dr. Pepper have their recipe under any type of protection?
 
2009-05-04 11:02:14 AM  
Mr. Pibb does not know the recipe. Dude dropped out of school too soon.


MH
 
2009-05-04 11:03:46 AM  
What's going to happen is that someone will produce the recipe only to find out it's poison.

And someone else will sue the Dr. Pepper bottler.
 
2009-05-04 11:03:48 AM  
No way it goes for that much.
 
2009-05-04 11:05:39 AM  
formulas?
 
2009-05-04 11:08:12 AM  

germ78: Any truth to the rumor that Dr. Pepper is just carbonated prune juice?


No

Oldiron_79: maybe someone will start making real sugar Dr. Pepper you can buy without going all the way to Texas.


Mmmmmmm, Dublin Dr. Pepper. Free refills at Chicken Express. Chicken Express + Dublin Dr. Pepper is a heavenly way to get REALLLY fat.
 
2009-05-04 11:10:14 AM  

sab6300: Doesn't Dr. Pepper have their recipe under any type of protection?


That's assuming that they own the formula that's in the ledger. Of course, it's probably far off from the one they use now (high fructose syrup, "natural" and artificial flavor)
 
2009-05-04 11:11:01 AM  

Inigo_Montoya: formulas?


DNRTFA?
 
2009-05-04 11:11:08 AM  
"People would come in and say, 'Shoot me a Waco,'" Riley said.

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Approves
/linked like...nope, can't say it in conjunction with her
 
2009-05-04 11:11:41 AM  

sab6300: Doesn't Dr. Pepper have their recipe under any type of protection?


Perhaps, but the formula in the book is for D Peppers Pepsin Bitters. Dr Pepper would be basically confirming that the formula is the basis for their drink if they sue. As it is now, they can claim it's not their formula.
 
2009-05-04 11:14:32 AM  

Fact Man: Nothing about how the mean ol' antique-flipper should give the ledger back to the innocent little old lady who runs the antique shop and didn't know the ledger's value?


This is the world of antiques. I typically sale to resellers. I know they will make profit on what I sell them. I don't care, they have to hold the inventory much longer than I do. As long as I'm making a suitable profit, I'm happy. If someone finds a "treasure" that I have, good for them.
 
2009-05-04 11:17:25 AM  
And who would use this?

Dr. Pepper? Mr. Pibb? Dr. Thunder? etc., et.al.


Anyone who wanted to make a Dr Pepper clone has already done so, and to use this formula would change their recipe/flavor and we all know how that went over with Coke.


and like kittyhas1000legs has already said, the formula is way way old I'm sure Dr. Pepper has changed everything and could care less.
 
2009-05-04 11:17:55 AM  

Vangor: Approves
/linked like...nope, can't say it in conjunction with her


A burning central Texas compound?
 
2009-05-04 11:17:56 AM  
Does it have electrolytes?
 
2009-05-04 11:18:01 AM  
I don't know what the flavor of Dr Pepper is supposed to be, but I ain't feelin it
 
2009-05-04 11:18:03 AM  

Adan: Dr. Pepper Cherry is my new crack

/No I don't give a shiat what's in it and how its bad for me


I've been making Cherry Dr. Pepper with grenadine syrup for 25 years. It tasted better when everything was made from sugar. Damn HFCS!
 
2009-05-04 11:19:20 AM  
Diet Dr. Pepper = liquid crack
 
2009-05-04 11:19:45 AM  

w0nka: I've been making Cherry Dr. Pepper with grenadine syrup for 25 years


How do you make cherry from grenadine? That's like making avocado from asparagus juice.
 
2009-05-04 11:19:55 AM  
How about bringing back REAL Coca Cola with COCAINE.

And REAL 7up with Lithium.
 
2009-05-04 11:22:48 AM  

Oldiron_79: How about bringing back REAL Coca Cola with COCAINE.

And REAL 7up with Lithium.


And REAL beer without Miller or Bud Light.
 
2009-05-04 11:22:54 AM  
I already know the recipe:

2/3 Gas
1/6 Water
1/6 Assjuice
 
2009-05-04 11:23:16 AM  

Not Available: Diet Dr. Pepper = liquid crack


Damnit, you're not allowed to post trade secrets!
 
2009-05-04 11:23:18 AM  
orat-on-a-sticknote: Just picked up the new Throwback Mountain Dew, not bad, sadly it's been like 20 years since I've had a 'real' MD so it tasted a bit off. :( Damn HFCS.

i got some of the pepsi throwbacks yesterday. tasted great with ice, and even better after the cans had chilled overnight.

 
2009-05-04 11:27:59 AM  
prune juice and cocaine?

/didn't RTFA
 
2009-05-04 11:28:18 AM  

tonesskin: w0nka: I've been making Cherry Dr. Pepper with grenadine syrup for 25 years

How do you make cherry from grenadine? That's like making avocado grenadine from asparagus juice grenadine.


Most grenadine is just red dye and sugar water nowadays.
 
2009-05-04 11:28:50 AM  

Pjd1965: orat-on-a-sticknote: Just picked up the new Throwback Mountain Dew, not bad, sadly it's been like 20 years since I've had a 'real' MD so it tasted a bit off. :( Damn HFCS.

i got some of the pepsi throwbacks yesterday. tasted great with ice, and even better after the cans had chilled overnight.


All I could find were the plastic 16oz bottles, drunk part of it straight away in the store, then when I got home I stuck it in the freezer for an hour - tasted better, but still had a slight after-taste.

I distinctly remember when I had my first Coke with HFCS and thinking it had an after-taste as well.
 
2009-05-04 11:34:02 AM  

austerity101: tonesskin: w0nka: I've been making Cherry Dr. Pepper with grenadine syrup for 25 years

How do you make cherry from grenadine? That's like making avocado grenadine from asparagus juice grenadine.

Most grenadine is just red dye and sugar water nowadays.


Grenadine used to be pomengranate.

/the more you know.
 
2009-05-04 11:34:04 AM  
Great... as if beer snob threads aren't bad enough, now it's "my pop can beat up your pop."
 
2009-05-04 11:34:56 AM  
Meh. Wal-Mart has the generic version (new window) on sale so EVERYONE has access to a Dr. Pepper, not just the people with health insurance.

Take that, Big Pharma.
 
2009-05-04 11:35:03 AM  
I've never understood how anyone can drink Dr. Pepper. That shiat tastes like ass. YMMV.
 
2009-05-04 11:36:37 AM  

swingerhead: Should try the Dr. Pepper made with cane sugar, you can only get it in TX or online from the factory. Much better than the sickeningly sweet corn syrup version.


I ordered the stuff. Absolutely delicious. But at $48/case including shipping to NYC ($2/8 oz bottle) it's quite the luxury. I hope there's going to be the Dr. Pepper Throwback. I'll buy that up in bulk.

On another note:

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Any Takers?

/You bet it's hot
 
2009-05-04 11:37:14 AM  

Pjd1965: orat-on-a-sticknote: Just picked up the new Throwback Mountain Dew, not bad, sadly it's been like 20 years since I've had a 'real' MD so it tasted a bit off. :( Damn HFCS.

i got some of the pepsi throwbacks yesterday. tasted great with ice, and even better after the cans had chilled overnight.


Picked up a case of each the other night. My wife, who hates Mountain Dew and Pepsi, loved them both. The regular stuff is just too syrupy and tart for her.

I'm pretty sure the whole HFCS thing for the past thirty years has been a long-term marketing stunt for when they bring back cane sugar. "Thank god they make soda with sugar again! I'll never drink anything else!"
 
2009-05-04 11:40:09 AM  

lukelightning: Great... as if beer snob threads aren't bad enough, now it's "my pop can beat up your pop."


what you did there... it's been seen.
 
2009-05-04 11:42:06 AM  

bicentennialman: Most grenadine is just red dye and sugar water nowadays.

Grenadine used to be pomengranate.

/the more you know.


Grenadine is the French word for pomegranate.

Uh, yes, I knew that, which is why I said most of it is just red dye and sugar ... nowadays.

/English, motherfarker
//do you speak it?
 
2009-05-04 11:43:22 AM  

lukelightning: Great... as if beer snob threads aren't bad enough, now it's "my pop can beat up your pop."


It's not 'Pop' it's Coke, and when I say Coke I mean get me a Mountain Dew...
 
2009-05-04 11:45:20 AM  
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Approves.
 
2009-05-04 11:48:31 AM  

tonesskin: w0nka: I've been making Cherry Dr. Pepper with grenadine syrup for 25 years

How do you make cherry from grenadine? That's like making avocado from asparagus juice.


"Grenadine syrup is commonly used to mix "cherry" Coca-Colas"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grenadine (new window)

It's not real cherry. I Don't Care. I enjoy the flavor.
 
2009-05-04 11:51:26 AM  

Oldiron_79: maybe someone will start making real sugar Dr. Pepper you can buy without going all the way to Texas.


It's called Dublin Dr. Pepper. Made only in Dublin, TX.
 
2009-05-04 11:52:35 AM  

McGinley Square:

Any Takers?


Been there, do that. YUMMY!
 
2009-05-04 11:55:41 AM  
tonesskin: w0nka: I've been making Cherry Dr. Pepper with grenadine syrup for 25 years

How do you make cherry from grenadine? That's like making avocado from asparagus juice.

Most grenadine is just red dye and sugar water nowadays.


This^
Also all major brand Grenadine is HFCS not cane sugar.

I've also done side by side blind tests with friends on Sugar soda, HFCS, and the Kosher Coke (straight glucose syrup). No one picks the right one. Sometimes the Mexican coke has less CO2 in it, so that throws off the taste.
 
2009-05-04 11:56:54 AM  
Mr Pibb is a replica of Dr. Pepper, but it is a bullshiat replica because the dude didn't even finish his degree
 
2009-05-04 11:57:22 AM  

Sefton: Oldiron_79: maybe someone will start making real sugar Dr. Pepper you can buy without going all the way to Texas.

It's called Dublin Dr. Pepper. Made only in Dublin, TX.


The Dr. Pepper Museum is in Waco, however. Within walking distance of Baylor. Interesting stuff.
 
2009-05-04 11:58:34 AM  

w0nka: McGinley Square:

Any Takers?

Been there, do that. YUMMY!


Really, is it good?.

I can guess the original ingredients:

2/3 Gas
1/6 Water
1/6 Blood of unbaptized children, placed in the cauldron at full moon, when the fairies dance in the stone circle
 
2009-05-04 12:00:18 PM  
I'm a Pepper.
 
2009-05-04 12:00:49 PM  
Dr. Pepper, Meh.

Got any Redpop? (new window)
 
2009-05-04 12:03:06 PM  
Paragraph: Mr. Pibb is better anyways

Mr. Pibb and Red Vines equals CRAZY DELICIOUS!

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2009-05-04 12:04:07 PM  

kokomo61: Dr. Pepper, Meh.

Got any Redpop? (new window)


Very Nice,
 
2009-05-04 12:05:31 PM  

swingerhead: Should try the Dr. Pepper made with cane sugar, you can only get it in TX or online from the factory. Much better than the sickeningly sweet corn syrup version.


Yeah, I vomit every time I put that vile stuff in my mouth. Everyone does and sales plummet and they don't exist anymore.
 
2009-05-04 12:05:49 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Who the hell sells mandrake root?


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Hogwarts
 
2009-05-04 12:06:46 PM  

w0nka: McGinley Square:

Any Takers?

Been there, do that. YUMMY!


Sans lemon and add a sprinkle of Nutmeg, good stuff.
 
2009-05-04 12:07:07 PM  

theoriginalslash: Man buys old ledger filled with formulas for $200 at antique store, discovers it contains the original formula for the Dr. Pepper soft drink and is expected to sell FOR between $50,000-$75,000

FTFY


Thank you, oh wise grammar guru. Because, you know, I had absolutely no clue what subby meant until you fixed that preposition for him.

/Sorry, I assume if you're wasting time on the internet, you're male.
 
2009-05-04 12:07:20 PM  

Insert_Obscure_80's_Pop_Culture_Reference_Here: Sefton: Oldiron_79: maybe someone will start making real sugar Dr. Pepper you can buy without going all the way to Texas.

It's called Dublin Dr. Pepper. Made only in Dublin, TX.

The Dr. Pepper Museum is in Waco, however. Within walking distance of Baylor. Interesting stuff.


Grew up in Waco drinking the hell out of DP. My Mom got a speeding ticket a few years ago and opted to do her community service as a docent for the DP Museum. Drove up to Waco one weekend to let her show me around the place, it is actually really cool.
 
2009-05-04 12:12:45 PM  
richarizard: I had absolutely no clue what subby meant

I have to admit, I was a bit confused also. I mean, look at the headline. He used formulas instead of formulae!
 
2009-05-04 12:15:41 PM  
Fark Headline: "Man finds Dr. Pepper Formula!!11!1"

Article: "It isn't a recipe for a soft drink, says Greg Artkop, a spokesman for the Plano-based Dr Pepper Snapple Group. He said it's likely instead a recipe for a bitter digestive that bears the Dr Pepper name."


You stay classy, Fark.
 
2009-05-04 12:15:46 PM  
I get 10-2-4 and 4:20 mixed up.
 
2009-05-04 12:19:24 PM  
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/not impressed
 
2009-05-04 12:19:33 PM  
Dr. Pepper sucks. Well, all sodas do, but especially DP.
 
2009-05-04 12:20:30 PM  
It's people!!
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2009-05-04 12:23:42 PM  

rnatalie: Mr Pibb is a replica of Dr. Pepper, but it is a bullshiat replica because the dude didn't even finish his degree


The commercial for Diet Dr. Pepper says it tastes just like regular Dr. Pepper. Well, then they farked up!
 
2009-05-04 12:30:45 PM  
It's Dr Pepper not Dr. Pepper. Look it up.
 
2009-05-04 12:31:32 PM  
I thought Dr.Pepper was just a shot of amaretto topped with everclear, lit on fire, then dropped into a glass of beer.
 
2009-05-04 12:31:44 PM  

sab6300: Doesn't Dr. Pepper have their recipe under any type of protection?


No.

The reason Dr. Pepper and Coca Cola, etc. don't get a Patent for their "secret formulas" is that part of that process requires actually revealing the "secret formula" which then becomes public record. (Second reason is that patents eventually expire, and are vulnerable--if someone drops the ball on paperwork on either end, the secret formula might end up in the public domain without any protection at all if a clerk on either end forgets to sign a document or timestamp something by a certain deadline).

So companies like Dr. Pepper, KFC, Coke, etc. keep their formulas/recipes secret and locked up, others can try and replicate it, maybe even duplicate it (gas chromatography and similar tests can reveal what's in the formula and pretty much what percentage).

The reason they don't sue copycat companies is the same--if Dr. Pepper were to sue "Dr Puke" because their product was too similar to theirs, Dr. Puke's first defense would be to subpoena their "secret formula" to compare it to their recipe--and that ain't gonna' happen.
 
2009-05-04 12:34:05 PM  
ATreat Creme Soda....nothing beats it !
 
2009-05-04 12:34:25 PM  
I came here expecting an answer to the age-old question, "Why does Dr. Pepper come in bottles?" I leave disappointed.
 
2009-05-04 12:34:33 PM  
He bought it for $200, suspecting he he could resell it for five times that. Turns out, his inkling about the book's value was more spot on than he knew.

Err...no it wasn't. He actually greatly underestimated the value of the book. If he was "spot on", the book would only be worth $1,000.
 
2009-05-04 12:42:19 PM  
Sorry farkers, but Dr Pepper is really nasty stuff. Wild Monekey's recipe
2/3 Gas
1/6 Water
1/6 Assjuice

is spot on.
 
2009-05-04 12:44:29 PM  
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So does it have prunes in it or not?

 
2009-05-04 12:50:52 PM  
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/Hates Dr Pepper
//Hot like GnR circa '87
 
2009-05-04 12:52:05 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Who the hell sells mandrake root?


There's an island you can get it from, but both moons have to be dark.
 
2009-05-04 12:53:32 PM  
From the FAQ section of drpepper.com

Q: What is the flavor of Dr Pepper supposed to be?
A: Dr Pepper is a unique blend of 23 flavors. The formula for Dr Pepper is proprietary information.

Q: Does this product come in other flavors?
A: Yes, Dr Pepper comes in Diet Dr Pepper, Cherry Vanilla Dr Pepper, Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr Pepper, Caffeine-Free Dr Pepper and Caffeine-Free Diet Dr Pepper.

Q: What is hot Dr Pepper?
A: Hot Dr Pepper was developed many years ago as a refreshing winter drink. Heat Dr Pepper in a saucepan to 180 degrees, place a thin slice of lemon in the bottom of a coffee mug or insulated cup and pour the heated Dr Pepper over the lemon.

Q: What is the shelf life of this product?
A: Diets with Aspartame or Aspartame/AceK blends: 3 months or 13 weeks
Glass & Cans with Sugar or High Fructose Corn Syrup Sweetener: 9 months or 39 weeks
Plastic Bottles (all products): 3 months or 13 weeks

Q: Does Dr Pepper contain prune juice?
A: Dr Pepper is a unique blend of natural and artificial flavors; it does not contain prune juice.

Q: Does Dr Pepper contain gluten?
A: All of our products are considered gluten-free. Note: All products, which contain High Fructose Corn Syrup, may contain trace amounts of corn gluten. According to the Celiac Sprue Association, corn gluten is not harmful to people with Celiac Sprue disease. We encourage consumers with specific questions about Celiac Sprue to contact the Celiac Sprue Association at www.csaceliacs.org.

Q: Does this product contain sugar?
A: Yes, Dr Pepper, Caffeine Free Dr Pepper and Cherry Vanilla Dr Pepper products contain sugar. However, Diet Dr Pepper, Diet Caffeine Free Dr Pepper and Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr Pepper do not contain sugar.

Q: Is this an aspartame free product?
A: Yes, Dr Pepper, Caffeine Free Dr Pepper and Cherry Vanilla Dr Pepper are aspartame free products. However, Diet Dr Pepper, Diet Caffeine Free Dr Pepper and Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr Pepper do contain aspartame.

Q: How much caffeine is in a can of Dr Pepper?
A: Information on caffeine content in Dr Pepper brands is as follows:
Regular Dr Pepper = 28 mg of caffeine per 8 fluid ounces
Diet Dr Pepper = 28 mg of caffeine per 8 fluid ounces
Diet Cherry Vanilla = 26 mg of caffeine per 8 fluid ounces
Regular Cherry Vanilla = 26 mg of caffeine per 8 fluid ounces
Caffeine-free Regular = 0 mg of caffeine per 8 fluid ounces
Caffeine-free Diet = 0 mg of caffeine per 8 fluid ounces

Q: How many calories does this product have?
A: Calorie content will vary based on package size. Each package will list calorie content in the Nutrition Facts panel. Using a 12 fluid ounce serving, calories are as follows:
Regular Dr Pepper = 150
Diet Dr Pepper = 0
Cherry Vanilla = 140
Diet Cherry Vanilla = 0
Caffeine-Free Regular = 150
Caffeine-Free Diet = 0

Q: Is this product kosher?
A: The concentrates of Dr Pepper are certified Kosher. It is the responsibility of each individual bottler to certify the finished product. Please contact your local bottler to determine if the finished product is certified Kosher. If you need help determining who your local bottler is, send us an email. Please include your zip code so that we can determine who has the production rights in your area.
 
2009-05-04 01:03:45 PM  

Funk Brothers: They better not sell the secret formula to Plankton.


Came for this (and Pibb), leaving satisfied
 
2009-05-04 01:05:28 PM  

rnatalie: Mr Pibb is a replica of Dr. Pepper, but it is a bullshiat replica because the dude didn't even finish his degree


+1
 
2009-05-04 01:24:51 PM  

Fact Man: Nothing about how the mean ol' antique-flipper should give the ledger back to the innocent little old lady who runs the antique shop and didn't know the ledger's value?


Isn't the whole antique industry founded on the concept of buying things from people who don't know the value of their stuff, then turning around and reselling it for much more?
 
2009-05-04 01:34:06 PM  

John Buck 41: Dr. Pepper sucks. Well, all sodas do, but especially DP.


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2009-05-04 01:42:20 PM  
I still don't forgive them for discontinuing Diet Berries and Cream.
 
2009-05-04 01:52:27 PM  
Of course Dr. Pepper says it crap. They are hoping like hell that no one actually tries to manufacture this stuff and give them some competition. I'll bet one of the Dr. Pepper exec's will be the winner of the eba auction....
 
2009-05-04 02:03:38 PM  
I don't know what's in it and I don't care to know.
 
2009-05-04 02:04:59 PM  

ddiction: Isn't the whole antique industry founded on the concept of buying things from people who don't know the value of their stuff, then turning around and reselling it for much more?


Yes, the industry is based on mark up just like all other retail. Although the 25,000% - 37500% potential mark-up cited in TFA is unusually high. 25-100% is more the norm.
 
2009-05-04 02:10:47 PM  

because good is dumb: rnatalie: Mr Pibb is a replica of Dr. Pepper, but it is a bullshiat replica because the dude didn't even finish his degree

The commercial for Diet Dr. Pepper says it tastes just like regular Dr. Pepper. Well, then they farked up!


I thought it was a Fark rule that you couldn't post Mitch Hedberg quotes without doing a /RIP Mitch at the end.

/RIP Mitch
 
2009-05-04 02:15:20 PM  
It's a mirage. It's actually the recipe for RC Cola.
 
2009-05-04 04:07:18 PM  
Mandrake root?

THIS, as any self respecting Harry Potter fan would know, is witchcraft!!!

///But only if you're made of wood and weigh the same as a duck
 
2009-05-04 04:09:12 PM  

Tridentata: I came here expecting an answer to the age-old question, "Why does Dr. Pepper come in bottles?" I leave disappointed.


Because Michael Jackson already came in all of the little cans?
 
2009-05-04 04:41:22 PM  
Absolutely friggin LOVE Dr Pepper. All haters, please feel free to help yourself to a tall glass of SHUT YOUR WHORE MOUTH!

/But then again, I also love that gum that tastes like soap
//Thrills - mmmmm
///I just lost all my credibility, didn't I?
 
2009-05-04 05:40:44 PM  

Tanasychuk: Absolutely friggin LOVE Dr Pepper. All haters, please feel free to help yourself to a tall glass of SHUT YOUR WHORE MOUTH!

/But then again, I also love that gum that tastes like soap
//Thrills - mmmmm
///I just lost all my credibility, didn't I?


Yes, but I love Dr. Pepper too, so if I had any credibility we'd have that too... but I do not.
 
2009-05-04 06:55:08 PM  

Epistax: Tanasychuk: Absolutely friggin LOVE Dr Pepper. All haters, please feel free to help yourself to a tall glass of SHUT YOUR WHORE MOUTH!

/But then again, I also love that gum that tastes like soap
//Thrills - mmmmm
///I just lost all my credibility, didn't I?

Yes, but I love Dr. Pepper too, so if I had any credibility we'd have that too... but I do not.


And I stick my pecker into silly putty eggs, but I love Dr. Pepper.
 
2009-05-04 07:02:25 PM  
I bet he thinks that's the real Neiman Marcus chocolate chip cookie recipe he got in his e-mail, too.
 
2009-05-04 09:15:38 PM  

Slybri: I thought Dr.Pepper was just a shot of amaretto topped with everclear, lit on fire, then dropped into a glass of beer.


That's the Earth version of a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster. XD
 
2009-05-04 10:38:12 PM  

Tanasychuk: Absolutely friggin LOVE Dr Pepper. All haters, please feel free to help yourself to a tall glass of SHUT YOUR WHORE MOUTH!

/But then again, I also love that gum that tastes like soap
//Thrills - mmmmm
///I just lost all my credibility, didn't I?


Nah, there's a big crowd of us here who love gum that tastes like soap.
 
2009-05-04 11:51:19 PM  
The man is already dead.
 
2009-05-05 12:17:23 AM  
Recipe for homemade Dr. Pepper:

high fructose corn syrup
vanillin
phosphoric acid
caramel coloring
soda water

Mix. Serve.

Suck. Swallow. Release.
 
2009-05-05 01:10:50 AM  
Jument: "I've never understood how anyone can drink Dr. Pepper. That shiat tastes like ass. YMMV."

Father hated Dr.Pepper, said it tasted just like medicine. Some 40 years later I read Dr.P was originally formulated to mask the taste of a rather disgusting but effective medication.

/what the man lacked in soda
//he more than made up for in beer
 
2009-05-05 03:22:17 AM  
I can see that my Dr Pepper pedantry went unheeded.
 
2009-05-05 05:23:45 AM  
ecmoRandomNumbers: Who the hell sells mandrake root?

lukelightning: Why buy mandrake when you can go to D'G" L'G" or K'F" G'E" and harvest it for free?

Okay - I swear that I used to know that - where is it from?
 
2009-05-05 10:33:50 AM  

Jedekai: ecmoRandomNumbers: Who the hell sells mandrake root?

lukelightning: Why buy mandrake when you can go to D'G" L'G" or K'F" G'E" and harvest it for free?

Okay - I swear that I used to know that - where is it from?


Presumably Ultima IV
 
2009-05-05 10:30:32 PM  
Dr Pepper is farking delicious. That is all.
 
2009-05-05 11:35:34 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Who the hell sells mandrake root?


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That's who.

/This better not be obscure.
 
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