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Dr Pepper is a popular fizzy drink that can be bought in most shops and supermarkets. It's been around since 1904 so had been rather successful to still be a favoured drink today.
Dr Pepper comes in a see through plastic bottle with a dark red screw top lid and a dark red label. It's got the Dr Pepper logo on the front in big white letters. The drink itself doesn't look much different from Coca cola and is almost black in colour.
I think you can guess from the blackish colour that it isn't a particularly healthy drink and there's quite a bit of sugar in it so it would be wise not to give lots of it to children.
The drink is really sweet. Much sweeter and more appealing than coke, it's hard to explain. It even smells sweet. I can't put my finger on the flavour of it, all I can say is I think it's very nice and happily choose it over fanta or coke when given the choice.
I'm a big fan of mixing this with jack Daniels. Someone told me to try it a long time ago and I did and it's gorgeous. The strong flavour of jack Daniels mixed with the light and sweet taste of Dr Pepper is really lovely. Unfortunately you can't get Dr Pepper in most pubs but I have no idea why, it'd definitely be my choice of drink when I go out.
Like most soft drinks, Dr Pepper comes in cans, small bottles and larger 2L bottles for the fridge. It varies in price but you can get a 2L bottle for about £1 on offer. It's normal price in tesco is £2.05 which isn't much really for how nice it is. Tesco do make an alternative Dr Fizz which I think I should mention as it tastes incredibly similar to Dr Pepper and is considerably cheaper at just 65p for 2 litres.
Overall, I'd recommend this drink. It's not very healthy so shouldn't be consumed in excess but it is very tasty and a cold glass of this on a hot summers day (which I can't wait to see!) is very refreshing.
Dr pepper has to be my absolute favourite drink ever!
I probably drink it far too much and way more than I actually should. I think I would go as far so say I am a tiny bit addicted! Not good!
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
Dr pepper comes available in two size bottles a 500ml bottle and a two litre bottle. It is also available in a 300ml can.
A small individual size bottle (500ml) usually costs about £1.20 but can often be found on offer in supermarkets for two for £2
The two litre bottles usually cost £1.99 but again are often on offer in the supermarkets for £1 each or sometimes two for £3.
The cans vary in price and can cost between 60p and £1.
SO WHAT'S 'T TASTE LIKE?!
Dr pepper is a hard taste to describe. The company claim it is a blend of 23 flavours!
It is delicious! Well I think so anyway!
It's a sugary fizzy drink. It tastes quite a bit like coke but with a cherry / fruity kick to it.
There is also a Dr pepper zero, this has no added sugar so is obviously meant to be better for you than the regular one . I think this one tastes completely different though and really bland. I miss the sugar!!
Dr pepper comes in a clear bottle with a red label around it. The logo Dr Pepper is in large white writing printed diagonally across it. The logo is very well known and is part of the coca cola family.
There is also the nutritional values printed across the front on the bottom of the label in white squares.
The packaging is completely recyclable which is good.
I won't bore you, and list every ingredient Dr Pepper has in it but obviously it is not the healthiest of food and drinks to consume.
As with most fizzy drinks it includes sugars, caffeine and Phosphoric Acid so only really recommended as a treat and not to be consumed very often (ooops!).
As I said at the beginning of this review I love Dr pepper and recommend it to anyone who like fizzy drinks.
However, I do know that I drink it way too much so with all sweet treats and drinks, I only recommend it is consumed in moderation.
I am going to award it 4 / 5 as I love it but it is not good for you at all and I'm very conscious of that.
Thank you very much for reading
xx Mrs K xx
**History and info**
Dr. Pepper was first marketed in the USA in 1904 and is now served in many other countries around the world so it's a well established drink and has earned its place in the market.
It is certainly not a healthy drink; one 330ml can provides 38% of your sugar GDA, the ingredients are as follows:
Carbonated water, sugar, colour (caramel E150d), flavourings (including caffeine), phosphoric acid, preservative (E211)
There are many varieties that have been available over the years, however in the UK I can only ever recall seeing regular and diet versions. Some flavours they have manufactured include cherry, cherry vanilla, berries and cream and cherry chocolate.
Dr. Pepper is a fizzy soft drink, brown in colour like cola. As you can guess from the ingredients and flavour varieties, it tastes VERY sweet so would probably only appeal if you have a very sweet tooth. It has a very unique taste and even the manufacturers themselves find it difficult to describe. I would say it's derivative of cherry cola but maybe with a slight umami fragrance.
Also like cola, it contains caffeine so might be useful if you want a mid-afternoon energy boost but, like me, you don't like coffee or tea, or if it's a hot day. Personally, I use it as my miracle hangover cure! One or two cans of this when waking up with a sore head and delicate tummy, and I'm right as rain in no time!
I love mixing this with alcoholic spirits and I don't know why it isn't available in the pub as a mixer. My favourite is to mix it with an amaretto drink as the almond flavour of the amaretto perfectly complements the cherry/ umami flavour of the Dr. Pepper. It also goes well with vodka or white rum. I'm not a fan of dark spirits so I can't say if it would mix well with dark rum or whiskey, but give it a try!
Dr. Pepper is widely available in supermarkets and other shops in a variety of sizes including individual 330ml cans, packs of cans and various sized bottles from 500ml to 2l.
It can be a bit expensive but if you look out for special deals, you can sometimes pick up a 2l bottle for £1.
Dr. Pepper is my favourite soft drink. I used to drink a can every day but, because of the high sugar content, I'm trying to cut down and swapping it for Diet Coke a couple of times a week; although Diet Coke is nowhere near as tasty.
I probably wouldn't give this to children because of the high sugar content and also the inclusion of caffeine.
I give this four stars because it's delicious and available in a variety of sizes. However, it loses one star because of the high sugar content and also because I would like to see more different flavours available in the UK.
Dr Pepper has a very definitive taste to it and it's a taste that you don't forget. It's in my top five of soft drinks and it's a very easy drink to get down you. It's best described as Coca Cola but more syrupy and more of a burdock taste to it.
It is not too fizzy and is a very refreshing soft drink when it is cold. Unfortunetly it has a lot of sugar in it so if you are wanting a drink with low sugar this isn't the drink for you.
You can buy big bottles of this for £1 in shops and it's a popular choice for kids partys I've noticed. The 500ml bottle is shaped so it fits better in your hand which helps when you're walking and just want it to fit, it must be said that the bottle is a bit wider than the coca cola bottles etc but with it been a different company you can expect that.
My advice is try it for yourself if you're a fan of coca cola however it is very high in sugar and is a lot sweeter than Coca Cola.
Carbonated Water,Sugar ,Colour (Caramel E150d) ,Flavourings (including Caffeine) ,Phosphoric Acid ,Preservative (E211)
Dr Pepper, so misunderstood!
I remember when I was a child my mum always seemed to have a can of Dr Pepper in the fridge. I remember thinking, yuck, how disguisting, a drink that tastes like pepper and would never want to try it but now it's one of my favourite fizzy drinks although its not something I have all the time. It has to be a special occasion for me to have a Dr Pepper as because when it comes to fizzy drinks I generally prefer a Diet Coke for a regular drink. Although I love it I find Dr Pepper quite heavy and because it has such a distinctive taste you really need to be in the mood for it.
So, what exactly does it taste like? Well, that is the million dollar question and one very closely guarded secret. I had once read that Dr Pepper is made from prune juice and a natural food fruit juice I once had made out of prunes tasted a lot like a flat version of Dr Pepper, but no, apparently prune is definitely not an ingredient in Dr Pepper. There are apparently 23 different flavours that make up Dr Pepper but its a secret recipe. According to an article I read, "W.W. Clements, a former CEO and president of the Dr Pepper/7-Up Company, described the taste of Dr Pepper as one-of-a-kind, saying, "I've always maintained you cannot tell anyone what Dr Pepper tastes like because it's so different. It's not an apple, it's not an orange, it's not a strawberry, it's not a root beer, it's not even a cola. It's a different kind of drink with a unique taste all its own."
Dr Pepper is a carbonated drink and is dark in colour, practically the same colour as Coke. I find it quite similar to Coke in that it has that quite heavy, thick, syrupy flavour. It is heavier though and to me it has a fruity taste but not fruity in the normal sense, a more darker fruit type taste. I think its quite refreshing, especially if you drink it ice cold, warm it's a bit hard to drink in my opinion. It's definitely very fizzy as well which I find nice once in a while.
A 330ml can contains 137 calories and it does have caffeine in it. I think its one of those drinks that some people will like and others will detest and each person will detect a different type of flavour and taste to it but its one I definitely like and recommend if you like Coke.
Dr Pepper has been one of my favourite carbonated drinks for years, ever since I first tried it on a shopping trip with my grandmother as a young child in fact. It remains a firm favourite for me today, even though nobody else in my household likes it much at all.
It comes in a variety of packaging, including 250ml cans, 330ml cans, 500ml bottles and 2 litre bottles. I usually buy the 2 litre bottles because typically they are better value for money, although I was recently able to pick up 12 cans for £1.50 in Tesco, so I bought those instead on that occasion. However, the 2 litre bottles are frequently on offer in many supermarkets (although I've seen it most often in Morrisons) for £1 in the 3 for £3 deal that they regularly do, which makes it a very good deal; 6 litres of it for £3!
I like cherry flavoured things in general (although oddly, cherryade doesn't appeal to me quite as much as it used to) so Dr Pepper naturally appealed to me simply because of this as it's main flavouring anyway. I think that this is what makes it stand out from other drinks like coca cola because it has more of a distinctive flavour, although I wouild say it does have something of an acquired taste. If you don't like cherries you won't like it, really. It's as simple as that.
In my opinion, this drink is great as a treat. I wouldn't want to have it all the time because it would become less special and seem less like a treat but whenever I do have it I really enjoy it. It has quite a sweet taste to it, so I don't usually have too much of it in one go. I find that it holds it's fizz quite well for three or four days usually, as long as the lid is put back on the bottle. It just doesn't taste the same when it's flat though, so if it does go flat I tend to end up throwing it away.
I personally prefer it with ice, or at least cold from the fridge, but this is probably just a personal preference. It does still taste nice if you drink it at room temperature, it just isn't quite as nice as it could have been cold.
Overall, I would say that this is a nice drink for a treat, but I wouldn't want to be having it too often.
Dr pepper is one of those products where it has a strong taste, but you couldn't really put your finger on what exactly that taste is. It's very similar to coca cola, both have a slight caramel taste, both are quite syrupy, and both are similar in colour- the main difference in taste is that coca cola has a sustained caramel taste, where as Dr Pepper takes on a herby, almost aniseed like taste after the initial caramel fades. But really it's impossible to describe, you'll just have to taste it for yourself, and after all- what's the worst that could happen?
Well actually I guess the worst that could happen is all your teeth fall out, as this is one of the most sugar filled products I have ever seen- there is a diet version but I am yet to try it. I don't really drink Dr Pepper very often, so I don't mind the sugar content.
Try it if you like coke- after all they're made by the same company
As I'm writing this review I'm actually sitting here drinking a glass of Dr Pepper filled with ice, so I thought what better thing to review than my favourite beverage? I mean what's the worst that could happen right? (Other than it getting no ratings or being rated as Not Useful of course)
Now I remember the first time I tried Dr Pepper, I was at the cinema watching Nanny McPhee with my best friend and we had each bought 5 of those miniature cans that only hold about 4 sips worth of drinking, seeing as we were best friends we obviously copied each other a lot and at the time Dr Pepper was her favourite beverage, so I thought I should try it too, unfortunately when it came around to trying the Dr Pepper I found it too be the most disgusting thing I had ever had the misfortune to try in my life, isn't that how it always goes though? The things you love the most turn out to the be the things you despised to begin with? I find that a lot in my daily life, I don't know about you.
Upon writing this I decided to do a bit of research into the drink and discovered that it was originally called Dr Pepper by Wade Morrison, the first store owner to sell the beverage. One of the very common misconceptions about Dr Pepper is that it is meant to be cherry flavoured, the drink itself doesn't actually contain one specific flavour, infact it is known to contain 23 flavours which is now touted on their label permanently, the 23 flavours however, have ironically never been released to the public so I suppose we will never fully know what Dr Pepper is meant to taste like, however fans of the beverage have all had their fair share at guessing the 23 flavours and the most common guesses are as follows:
4. Black Licorice
19. Root Beer
Personally I wouldn't like to guess what is in Dr Pepper, I think the best kept secrets are best kept...well secret, and honestly after reading that list I have found I can now taste some of those flavours in the drink, which is incredibly strange.
Dr Pepper's biggest rivals are both Coco-Cola and Pepsi, it is commonly suggested that all three taste very similar but I argue completely against that, I believe each beverage has it's own unique flavour and each person will prefer a certain one more, with me it's Dr Pepper whereas with my Dad it would be Coco-Cola, everybody's different!
One thing I have found, although I'm not sure everyone will enjoy it as much as I do, is that adding Passionfruit to an iced glass of Dr Pepper add's a sweet taste and introduces a new drink altogether, I urge you to try it!
CARBONATED WATER, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, CARAMEL COLOR, PHOSPHORIC ACID, ASPARTAME, SODIUM BENZOATE (PRESERVATIVE), CAFFEINE, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS, ACESULFAME POTASSIUM, SODIUM PHOSPHATE
In conclusion I would have to say, that upon trying a food or a drink, don't judge it the first time you try it, because you may be missing out on what could turn out to be your all time favourite, I am happy to Dr Pepper being introduced to flavour lots of different things such as ice lolly and even Jelly Beans which I've had the pleasure in trying myself, another thing you should get your hands on!
I am a big fan of Doctor Pepper. After refusing to drink it as a child thinking it would taste of pepper from the pepper pot I was a late starter in learning to love it.
To me the taste is something similat to normal cola mixed with a faint tinge of blackcurrent. It's an extremely hard taste to describe as it's not very similar to any other carbonated drinks on the market. Coke is probably the closest product (however Dr pepper is marketed by Coca-cola so not really a rival) although Doctor pepper has a clearly distincive taste.
Dr Pepper is available in a range of sizes including a 330ml can, 500ml bottle and 2 litre bottles. I rarely buy the large 2L bottle as I would normally opt for a diet drink when bulk buying such as diet coke.
There are several varieties available including Diet Dr pepper and Cherry Doctor Pepper. I personally don't find either of these particularly good tasting (whereas I prefer diet coke to regular coke) so tend to treat an ocassional 500ml bottle as a speacial treat as a bottle contains 210calories.
A 500ml bottle contains 61.8g of sugar, which is pretty shocking, and definitley means my 'treat' criteria is a good one if I want any teeth left in the future.
I am going to give knock a star off purely because I tend to buy diet coke more often that Dr Pepper, although I do love the flavour of Dr pepper.
Dr Pepper sells at pretty standard prices for fizzy drinks which are comparable to coke, lilt, sprite etc.(about 60p for a can, £1 for a 500ml bottle, £2 for a 2L bottle)
In summary, it is a sweet sugary fizzy drink with a unique flavour that only you can decide if you like or not. So go on, go and try one. To use their slogan 'what's the worst that could happen?'
For many a year I have had a love affair with this drink. I remember, many moons ago I had my first drink of the mysterious Dr.P absolutely loved it and then to my dismay it seemed to be on sale absolutely nowhere. From that point it got relegated to the back of my mind, until a trip to the USA about 7 years ago.
I was in heaven, they had free flowing Dr. Pepper everywhere!
The good news now is that it is just as popular over here now as the more prolific fizzy drinks.
So the big question is.
Just what flavour is Dr. Pepper?
Well according to the side of the can/bottle it is "fruit flavoured" and thats about as much as they tell you. You might as well ask what flavour Coke is! Some people think theres a hint of almonds in there but im not convinced
It's closest taste is probably Vimto, but from the taste I would say that there is more of berry style fruits than there are in Vimto which taste a little more grapey. Colour wise it's not that different to Coke.
The ingredients look pretty much like those in any other fizzy drink, mainly being Carbonated water,sugar, and whatever else is in thier syrup mix. Surprisingly there is caffiene in Dr. P so be careful if you are sensitive to it.
It come in all the common size varieties, 330ml cans, 500ml/2l bottles so most thirst appetites are catered for.
Dr Pepper is also available in a diet variety with its normal white writing on a dark red background inverted to red on white.
Last on the list, a little twist on an old favorite. Try a JD and Dr.P instead of JD and Coke. If you like Dr.P you'll like this.
This is difficult to review because I'm not sure if I like it or not, although other members of the household love it.
Carbonated Water,Sugar ,Colour (Caramel E150d) ,Flavourings (including Caffeine) ,Phosphoric Acid Preservative (E211
Nutrition- none unless you count sugars!!!!
Owned by Coca-Cola, Dr Pepper looks, drinks and 'feels' the same as Coke, but flavoured differently. According to The Coca- Cola website the drink contains a blend of '23 fruit flavours' I can't distinguish any of them!!. Dr Pepper has a rich dark brown colour and the label is red with white writing, again similar to Coke. The usual info is on the bottle but again as with most fizzy soft drinks the ingredients are sketchy, just lists 'flavourings' without being specific about what the flavours actually are. It also contains caffeine and phosphoric acid (one to wake you up and one to burn your teeth!) The price is around the same as the other branded drinks available- £2 for 2lts and £3.35 for 6 cans (Tesco) it also comes in other various sizes.
This 'Sparkling fruit flavour soft drink' doesn't taste much like fruit to me, the best description for me is marzipan or almond essence. I used to like it but once I thought about the marzipan I put myself off. It's really fizzy and the taste is sharp and acidy, (which I like) and very sweet- abit too sweet, I can feel the residue on my teeth. To be honest I find this to be the sweetest fizzy drink out of the ones I buy.
The fizz is good and lasts for the duration of drinking it.
I won't usually choose it over other brands but when I do it wakes me up when I'm flagging, almost like an energy drink.
You're advised that the best way to drink it is ice cold which does improve it, there's nothing worse than drinking it warm because it tends to make it feel 'flat'.
For me it's not really worth the calories- 42 per 100ml, although there is diet but I've never tried it.
I've decided I don't really like it, but giving it 3 stars because it's still a quality drink.
== Introduction to the Great Dr. Pepper ==
I'm not sure exactly when I first tried Dr. Pepper, maybe when I was a child of about nine or ten, something like that.
Anyway, ever since tasting it: there's no going back! - once you try and love Dr. Pepper, it's just a taste you never forget and which so few other soft-drinks compare with due to the fact nothing else tastes like it. It has a very unique taste.
I actually just thought this moment that if you mixed dandelion and burdock with Coca-Cola, you'd get Dr. Pepper. That actually almost perfectly defines the taste in my mind, when I imagine a blend of those tastes. Maybe that's what they did!?
== The Taste ==
I briefly described the taste in my introduction, and actually... don't have too much more to say about it (but come on, you need a segment titled 'the taste' when reviewing Dr. Pepper!) other than it's very unique, you never forget it and always chase it!
I actually tried Dr. Pepper in a tall cold class with ice and drank it through a straw not so long ago, from the advice of my girlfriend, and wow, takes it to a whole other level!
== Overall ==
Overall I'd say that Dr. Pepper is probably my favourite soft-drink ever. Coca-Cola is nice but feels boring after Dr. Pepper; it's almost like you've tasted an enhancement, something more unique, and don't want to revert back to something generic and predictable.
Describing Coca-Cola as 'predictable', okay now I feel pretentious! I didn't mean it to sound as pompous and ridiculous as that, haha, I just meant, it tastes plain in comparison!
I would recommend buying Dr. Pepper either in a small can form or bottle form like you see in this lovely picture of it here, as the taste combined with the gas and also the thin top you drink out of is just so yum. And if you poor it in a glass or have it from a large bottle... meh, it loses its freshness and spark; unless you ice that bad-boy up and slam a straw in there.
Dr. Pepper ftw! Thanks for reading.
Dr pepper is a fizzy drink that tastes just delicious. It has a distinctive taste, and no other brand or unbranded drink tastes just like it. It has a sort of peppery minty style aftertaste, kinda like non-fizzy vimto, but a bit different. Don't ask me how they produce that taste, i imagine very few know, and if you find out keep it to yourself, as you may have to be killed if you do!
Anyway, Dr pepper is normally the same price of a coke (around 50-80p a can, around 80-1.50 a bottle, or 2-3 quid for a big 2l bottle, price varies on shop etc), but this is a huge problem with this drink.. i have never seen it come in multipacks or anything like that. Yes you can get a 2l bottle, a 500ml bottle, or a 330 can, but unlike pepsi and so on, i never see these as a 4, or 8 multipack of Dr pepper. They always seem to have mountains of pepsi at hand, but never any Dr pepper, which i find kind of sad.
Anyway, this is by far my favourite fizzy drink, but the only reason why i drink pepsi more is due to availability. But please don't go sipping this stuff likes its water, it will ruin your teeth if you let it.
But for that one off occasions, i would always go Dr pepper if i can. Believe me it tastes good, but i think its one of those either love it or hate it tastes, as i know a few people who cannot stand the stuff at all. I love it personally... as i am sure you can tell!
In summary then, this really is the best fizzy drink out there!
As I start all of my fizzy drink reviews by saying...I am a fizzy drink addict. I can get through around six cans on a typical day. I know this isn't good for me. They are mostly of the diet variety so I know I'm pumping myself full of chemicals...but we all have our vices and fizzy drinks are mine! So on with the review...
Dr Pepper looks like a normal cola drink. It is dark brown, bubbly, and comes in all the typical packaging varieties. However when you taste it, it is not like standard cola at all. It actually doesn't taste like anything in particular at all, it definitly has its own unique flavour, which personally I really like, but I know isn't to everybodies taste. The only way I can really describe it is by saying that it's kind of like cherry coke...with a hint of vimto...but even that doesn't quite hit it on the head.
As I already mentioned I usually prefer diet drinks, not for the lower sugar content but for the taste. Dr Pepper is different though, the full sugar standard version is far superior in taste.
If you like cola drinks and want to try something a bit different I'd recommend giving this a shot after all...what's the worst that could happen? ;)
Dr Pepper is just one of the many fizzy drink brands on the market, so it is fair to say that it is facing quite a bit of competition. Though I do enjoy still drinks marginally more (because of both their taste and their comparative health benefits), it does not mean I do not like to drink a good sparkling or fizzy drink now and then, especially on those rare, hot summer days.
You can buy a bottle at quite average prices; not too cheap nor too expensive either. For example, you could probably obtain a large 2 litre sharing bottle for two pounds and a smaller portable 500ml bottle for a little over a pound. However, some retailers may want to sell you this at hilariously exaggerated prices, especially in popular tourist attractions. I have seen sellers selling this for up to three pounds a small bottle; this is a price that I, quite understandably, would not be prepared to fork out for.
On the other end of the scale, Asda recently ran a nice little promotion which allowed you to buy a large 2 litre bottle of Dr Pepper, along with some other soft drinks for only one pound; quite a good bargain if you ask me. Remember that these are useful for large parties and so on.
Dr Pepper seems to have me laughing every time I drink it, because I get huge sugar highs whenever I drink it. Oh yes, Dr Pepper is what would be called a VERY sugary drink, even in terms of fizzy soft drinks. It is meant to have a fruity taste but this, for me, is too overshadowed by the sweetness of the drink.
I think that Dr Pepper could be quite a pleasant drink if they just did not insist on putting so much sugar in. It tastes far too sweet and can leave a bad aftertaste. I really do not see the point of putting so much sugar into a drink like this; it does not make it taste any nicer but instead on the contrary- thee sugar content can be overpowering and taste very artificial. Also, it is eve worse for your teeth than regular soft drinks, so I would recommend for you to brush your teeth as thoroughly as you can after drinking this. I cannot see this as a drink that would be particularly good for your health.
Dr Pepper is packaged in simple plastic bottles with easily removable caps, whether they are big or small, adorned with the Dr Pepper logo and the usual information. These can easily be recycled- so even though it destroys your teeth, at least it is better for the environment. They can also come in cans with ring pulls, which are similarly easily recycled.
In conclusion, the high amount of sugar inside this drink makes it not a very enjoyable experience to drink. If I were you, I would skip out on it completely; but if you must drink it I would not recommend for it to become a common habit. Well, at least it is reasonably priced, so you are not pouring too much money down the drain.
Dr Pepper is a caramel-colored, carbonated soft drink marketed in North America by Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages (CSAB), a unit of Cadbury Schweppes. The headquarters of CSAB are situated in Plano, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. The ownership of the trademark varies in other countries, although most non-U.S. territories are controlled by The Coca-Cola Company. There is also a no-calorie version, Diet Dr Pepper, as well as many other flavors.