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Manufacturer: Morrisons / Type: Soft Drinks

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      15.04.2013 15:34
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      Not a very nice drink at all.

      I don't usually allow my kids to drink fizzy pop, apart from takeaway night when I will usually buy a 2 litre bottle of pop to share between us while we indulge in a lazy Chinese takeaway or a naughty Pizza.

      A couple of weeks ago my daughter was pestering for a change from the usual bottle of Dandelion & Burdock so I relented and we added a bottle of Morrisons Dr Pop. As a fan of Dr Pepper in my younger years I was curios to see what this much cheaper shop branded version would be like.

      Dr Pop is only available in Morrisons, two 2 litre bottles cost a £1, and I can't remember how much they cost individually. The label tells me that there is no added sugar and that 'it's poppin' with fruity flavours'. A 250ml glass contains 1 calorie and 0.2% of your guideline daily amount of sugar. As expected this drink does contain sweeteners and naturally occurring sugars but contains no artificial colours or flavours.

      After chilling the bottle for a couple of hours I decided to pour myself a glass to see what my daughter likes so much about this drink. The pop itself is almost identical in looks to a glass of Coca Cola. It is not until you give the drink a sniff that you realise that something else is going on, the drink has a distinct artificial scent of cherries and something a bit chemical that smells like marzipan.

      Not to be put off by the strange combination of scents I took a nice big gulp, the number one flavour I got from the drink is marzipan, not sure where the cherries went too. In my opinion this tastes nothing like Dr Pepper, it is very chemical and artificial, the only thing going in its favour is that it is cold and wet.

      As you can probably guess this is a big thumb down from me, my Husband actually commented that it smelt like I was drinking floor cleaner. I am not sure what my daughter tastes when she drinks this as she loves it but I personally can not recommend it at all, it is one of the worst fizzy drinks I have ever tasted so I will be awarding it 1 star because the bottle is recyclable and the name made me laugh.

      Thank you for reading.

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        14.03.2012 05:12

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        Do not like the taste at all, doesn't taste like the original Dr Pepper at all. I will always buy the proper product for this. I do however buy the cheaper cola's etc. It might be the "no added sugar" that makes it taste odd, and the version with added sugar may well taste more like proper Dr Pepper.

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        15.01.2012 23:05
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        A blatent remake of Dr Pepper

        I am a massive fan of Dr Pepper and usually despise any cheap imitations. I unwittingly first tried this at my Mums house. She offered me a drink and I asked for a Dr Pepper. Little did I realise I was drinking Morrisons own Dr Pop (original name). It was only later whilst looking in the cupboard for a snack that I realised that I had been duped by my own mother.

        I must say that I would never have guessed that I was trying an imitation product. The taste is just like the real Dr Pepper. It has that same sweet, fruity flavour. If I was to be picky I would say that Dr Pepper is slightly more carbonated than Dr Pop.

        I was stunned and so when I did my next big shop at Morrisons I looked out for a bottle. I was amazed to find that you get 2 litres of Dr Pop for just 80 pence. This is staggering as Dr Pepper can range from £1.50 - £2.50. I immediately filled my trolley with a few bottles and skipped to the checkout (ok, maybe I didn't skip).

        I find it best to drink straight from the fridge although I don't mind it at room temperature. If you open a bottle it is best to drink it in a couple of days or the fizz is gone.

        Although the drink tastes amazing I would not drink too much of it as it is filled with sugar and probably make you fat and make your teeth fall out.

        This is not an original drink on the market. Morrisons have blatantly taken a classic drink and made their own cheaper version. My word have they done that well.

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          15.01.2012 12:49
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          I really like this and will buy it again

          There is a new Morrisons supermarket which has opened up near to where we live and I have been trying out a lot of their own brand stuff recently. One of the things I have been drinking over this weekend is their Dr Pop (which is meant to be like Dr Pepper).

          This can be described as a soft drink with flavours of fruit and it is slightly carbonated. It cost me 80p for a large 2 litre bottle. When you compare this to the original Dr Pepper it is obviously a LOT cheaper and just as good, I personally think as I cannot tell the difference and I am a massive Dr Pepper fan and have been for years.

          I almost didn't buy this drink as I looked straight past it on the shelf. This was due to the fact that I had already bought a couple of bottle of coke and as the packaging is quite similar, I initially thought this was just another coke bottle. I popped this in the fridge before I tried it as warm Dr Pepper (and Dr Pop I assumed) would not be nice at room temperature.

          This drink is suitable if you are a veggie but must be drunk preferably within three days of opening the bottle. The pop tastes nice and fizzy but I can hardly detect any smell at all. It is very similar to the taste of Dr Pepper though and if you stuck a blindfold on me and asked me to guess which was which, I think I'd be pretty hard pressed to tell the difference.

          The full ingredients for anyone who might like to know, as as follows:

          Carbonated water, sugar, natural flavourings (contains caffeine), barley malt extract, phosphoric acid, preservative (potassium sorbate), acidity regulator (sodium citrate) and lactic acid.

          Overall I do like this drink and once this has gone I will definitely buy more.

          Recommended.

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            17.11.2011 06:58

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            Let me tell you something about Dr. Pop.In 1672 one Samuel H. Pop, local doctor and clergymen had a vision.He dreamt of rivers of sugary brown liquid running through the streets. Men, women and children breaking into tears at the taste of this holy beverage, enemies stopping their skirmishes to revel in the beauty of this mysterious liquid, the sick and injured miraculously cured.After several calculations he deduced that the only liquid that could possibly have these properties was the tears of the Holy Spirit.And so, Dr. Pop dragged his only son up to the top of a mountain and slayed him, falling to his knees he cried unto the Lord"YOU'RE UGLY AND YOUR MOM DIDN'T LOVE YOU"And thus the heavens opened, the clouds rained down Dr. Pop on all who dwelled on earth.And so, Dr. Pop was created.Buy it.

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            06.08.2010 22:25

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            it is very good drink

            what i think about dr pop i have just got the dr pop for 77p which i think is a good price. I think that is a good price for 4 dr pop's the price of 1 dr pepper would be the same witch i think is a great bargin. Dr pop is a great drink because it has a villnila taste to it witch i think makes it a bit differnt to dr peper witch i like because i like the the taste of villnila. i will keep on going to morrison get dr pop because it is a good drink and it over half the price of dr peper and it taste much better. it is morrison own witch is very good. I think that morrisons should keep on selling dr peper because it is a very good drink and it is very cheap. I hope you have injoyed my review

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            25.01.2010 18:47
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            Not for me.

            I have just bought this from Morrison's for the bargain price of 77p. Considering this item is called Dr Pop I was expecting to taste like Doctor Pepper, and it did - but it was a sickly, syrupy interpretation of the branded drink.

            I don't normally buy cheap pop and this was definitely an impulse buy. When I got it home I was keen to see if this was nice, or similar to unbranded coke (which I detest).

            When I opened the bottle it was very fizzy and I poured it over a glass of ice. Initially it tasted okay, it seemed very similar to Doctor Pepper and I enjoyed the first few gulps. But then the awful aftertaste hit me - it was sickly, tasted like syrup and quite frankly, disgusting. So disgusting and artificial tasting that I had to throw the rest of the bottle away.


            ******************** Ingredients ***********************

            Carbonated water, sugar, natural flavourings (contains caffeine), barley malt extract, phosphoric acid, preservative (potassium sorbate), acidity regulator (sodium citrate) and latic acid.


            ************* Nutritional information (Per 250ml) ************

            Energy: 112 calories;
            Protein: Trace;
            Carbohydrates: 26.5g; (of which are sugars: 26.5g);
            Fat: Trace;
            Fibre: Nil;
            Sodium: Trace.


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            I won't be wasting my money again. The initial taste was ok, but the aftertaste was very sickly and artificial.

            For me, there are some things that I can't skimp on in order to save a few pennies - Coke, Diet Coke and Doctor Pepper are three examples of products that I can't drink unbranded versions of.

            If you don't mind unbranded pop in general then you could give this a go, but personally I don't won't be wasting my money again. One star from me.

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              06.05.2009 01:28
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              Most people would be fooled by this cheap alternative to Dr. Pepper so give it a try.

              Dr. Pop is a "carbonated fruit flavour soft drink" from Morrison's. It's basically their own brand version of Dr. Pepper but it's much cheaper. It's 77p for 2 litres whereas Dr. Pepper costs about 65p just for a small bottle!

              It has a red label and looks a bit like cola so it's quite easy to miss on the shelf. I was delighted to find it! It says it's best served chilled and to consume within 3 days of opening. I agree that it definitely tastes better from the fridge than warm! My bottle has been open for about 3 days now and it's still quite fizzy.

              It's suitable for vegetarians but has the allergy warning that it contains gluten and sulphite.

              The bottle gave a good fizz when I first opened it and it looks and smells like Dr. Pepper although it doesn't really have much of a smell. It's very sweet and fizzy as you'd expect.

              I don't have any Dr. Pepper for a direct comparison but it does taste very close to the real thing. If I didn't know it was an own brand I'd probably be fooled. There's a certain 'something' missing but I can't quite say what, maybe the aftertaste is a bit different? Or maybe my mind is just telling me it's not the same because I know it's not!

              If you or your kids love Dr. Pepper but don't want to pay the ridiculous price then definitely give Dr. Pop a try. I've found it also goes well with a splash of vodka!

              Ingredients:
              Carbonated water, sugar, natural flavourings (contains caffeine), barley malt extract, phosphoric acid, preservative (potassium sorbate), acidity regulator (sodium citrate) and latic acid.

              Nutritional information:
              (Per 250ml)
              Energy - 476kj/112kcal (5.6% GDA)
              Protein - trace
              Carbohydrates - 26.5g
              of which sugars - 26.5g (29% GDA)
              Fat - trace
              Fibre - nil
              Sodium - trace

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