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Should I drink it, or skip the middleman and pour it directly down the toilet?

diet cherry vanilla dr pepper Say, I haven’t posted anything pointless and excruciatingly personal in almost a week. That ain’t right. So, behold! The only passion Bill Clinton and I share: Diet Dr Pepper.
diet cherry chocolate dr pepper
Better, when I can get it: Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr Pepper. I don’t usually like excessively sweet things, but DCVDP has a fake fruit metallic zing that is perfect for barking the scunge out of a weasel’s gob. [That was an unpleasant phrase. Please forget I wrote it. Thank you]

My last trip to the supermarket, they had this swill instead of my usual tipple: Diet Cherry Chocolate Dr Pepper. So I bought it. Shall I tell you why it’s labeled ‘limited edition”? Because I guess they made a whole shitload of it before they realized what a gustatory horror show it is.

Does it taste of chocolate? Oh, yes. Yes, it does. That’s the problem.

Ummmm…okay. Politics. Right. Read Iowahawk. This one got the Uncle Badger Seal of Approval, and Uncle B knows him some Chaucer. And some Englande folk.


Comment from Pupster
Time: February 13, 2008, 10:35 am

*looks up ‘gustatory’*

Dr. Pepper drinkers have always seemed to be a bit of a cult in the soda drinking world. (My Mom was a lunatic for Diet Dr. Pepper, back in the days when you could get it in the tall glass bottles.) Are you one of those who looks down your fuzzy nose at Mr. Pibb?

You shouldn’t flush it, you should create another new mixed drink. A shot of 10 High, a jigger of O’Darby Irish Cream…use the whole studio space.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: February 13, 2008, 10:41 am

Yes, you’re right…there is a sort of Cult of Diet Dr Pepper. I didn’t realize the days of glass bottles and Diet DP overlapped. Only tried Mr Pibb once and I don’t remember much about it except that I was all excited to see a new and unfamiliar soda.

Canterbury is kind of sad, by the way. It was apparently a beautifully preserved medieval town until Hitler got it in his head to bomb historic sites as a way of breaking British morale. He got his bad self a guide book and went to town.

The Cathedral survived (and it’s very beautiful) but very little of the old town. They replaced the bombed out bits with shops, mostly, so it’s like a huge shopping mall. Woolworthses and WH Smithses and such. Very sad. Uncle B likes to go there on account of he likes to shop.

We are SO wired backwards.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: February 13, 2008, 1:46 pm

What? You think I’d go to Canterbury to pray ?!

Comment from pajama momma
Time: February 13, 2008, 5:45 pm

You know why I love Dr. Pepper, diet in particular?
Because they put every single fake ingredient they can get their hands on in that soda and they wear it like a badge of honor.
and whatever the heck the Dr.Pepper part is (in the old days I heard it was prune juice, now it’s “natural” flavors)

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: February 13, 2008, 6:10 pm

I’ve always heard that. About the prune juice, I mean. Never knew if it was true. I’ve just checked Wikipedia and they don’t say (which is odd. It’s a very old rumor). Worth reading the article.

Did you know DP was the first soft drink? It beat Coke by a year. It was sold in Waco, where there’s a Dr Pepper museum. Early patrons called it a Waco. The original had 23 flavors. Some bottlers refused to switch over to high fructose corn syrup in the ’80s, as a result of which you can still get some Dr Pepper made the old-fashioned way.

I don’t care what anybody says, I love Wikipedia.

Comment from pajama momma
Time: February 13, 2008, 6:31 pm

I wish you could still get sodas make with sugar. Course maybe it’s good for me they don’t. High fructose corn syrup is sooo bad for you. Hubby used to work at a flavor company and told me it’s well basically poop.*cough* He does explain it a tad better than me.

It’s sumpin about enzyme byproduct. Mexico’s cool cuz the drinks are made with sugar. We here just get the crap.

I did not know it was the first soft drink.Dr. Pepper rocks. In high school I lived on a diet of Dr. Pepper and green granola bars. The bars weren’t green, the wrappers were.
Oh well look what I found. http://www.snopes.com/business/secret/drpepper.asp
It’s prolly juiced hobo. I’m sure of it.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: February 13, 2008, 6:37 pm

Well, I know why that’s been such a persistent rumor. It really does taste a lot like carbonated prune juice.

Did I ever tell you about the Christmas Eve I drank a quart of prune juice and vodka? You’ll never guess what Santa Claus brought me!

Comment from pajama momma
Time: February 13, 2008, 6:38 pm

A plumber?

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: February 13, 2008, 6:40 pm

Sure, there might have been a plumber in there somewhere. Or a mariachi band. Or a football team.

Comment from pajama momma
Time: February 13, 2008, 6:53 pm

Four calling birds, three French hens………….

Comment from pajama momma
Time: February 13, 2008, 6:58 pm

Oh wait, you said mariachi.
Feliz Navidad, feliz navidad.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: February 13, 2008, 7:08 pm

Room for all. We’re talking BIG tent.

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Comment from geoff
Time: February 13, 2008, 11:54 pm

Diet Dr. Pepper is my go-to drink if I can’t get Tab. Tab, of course, is far superior in the metallic tang department. It’s still got its saccharine, as God intended.

I do love me some Tab.

Comment from Dawn
Time: February 14, 2008, 12:58 am

I went to high school in Waco. Before Janet Reno, we were only famous for our suspension bridge and Dr Pepper. Dr Pepper is still made in Texas with real sugar. Regular Dr Pepper is bleh, but I like the Diet. Odd?

Comment from Michael
Time: February 14, 2008, 9:13 pm

Regular Dr Pepper is bleh, but I like the Diet. Odd?

No, not odd.


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: February 14, 2008, 9:17 pm

Deranged. That’s about right. Diet anything is bleh.

But regular DP has a really nice caffeine+sugar slap. Really gets ya going in the morning.

Its like…starting ether in a car. Va-va-voom!

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