Product Type: Coca-Cola Soft Drink
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Dr Pepper Zero
Member Name: Diane3
Dr Pepper Zero
Date: 12/02/11, updated on 14/02/11 (199 review reads)
One of my favourite drinks is coke, especially the cherry coke and Dr. Pepper. I am aware that it is one of the unhealthiest drinks available but very addictive too. I love it.
Dr. Pepper is a fizzy drink manufactured by Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd. Regarding the drink itself looks like any other cola drink, dark brown, carbonated. The scent and taste of it is different though. It tastes like coke with almond and maybe a bit of cherry too. The taste of the drink is slightly different if you drink is ice cold or on normal temperature.
Dr Pepper is available in normal and sugar free (aka zero) version. Regarding the taste of the drink the normal one is more delicious but usually I put up with the zero version in order not to consume so much sugar. The zero version tastes slightly different, not as much difference in taste as in calories though.
Dr Pepper Zero is available in most of the supermarkets. It comes in transparent plastic bottle which is 100% recyclable. Occasionally it is on offer but not too often. I bought 2 bottles of 2 litres today in Tesco for 2 pounds. On full price I find it too expensive to drink it regularly plus I really try to avoid drinking coke often.
The ingredients of Dr Pepper are very similar to Coca Cola and the list is not detailed as the recipe is top secret. Dr Pepper contains caffeine as flavouring only so this is a major difference to the other cola drinks. It contains though phosphoric acid which causes loads of harm to our teeth and as it is a strong acid it is corrosive. To try the corrosive characteristic of this drink just use it instead of your regular limescale remover for an overnight, it will do the job, you can be sure of.
Why is this drink good for us then? Apart from being delicious it has some benefits. It helped me while I was pregnant to cope with the morning sickness. As it was originally invented as a medicine against vomiting it helps also for kids when they are poorly. Crisps provide sufficient salt for their body and normal (not sugar free) coke provides the sufficient calories to get over sickness. Even the unhealthiest foods and drinks have some benefits...
I really like the taste of Dr Pepper. It is different from other cola drinks but it is hard to describe exactly the taste of it. I don't drink it too often but when I see it on offer and feel temptation for it I don't hesitate on taking or leaving it, I take it. I know how unhealthy it is but occasionally I can't resist to the temptation...
Ingredients: Carbonated Water, Colour (Caramel E150d), Flavourings (including Caffeine), Phosphoric Acid, Sweeteners (Aspartame, Acesulfame K), Preservative (E211), Contains a source of Phenylalanine.
Full price: 1.85 pounds / 2 l or 1.09 pounds / 0.5 l
Summary: Yummy! I give it 4 stars just because it is so unhealthy.