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He stopped the day before Dublin Dr Pepper went out of business. He kept some of the soda for awhile, he says, but eventually he and his son drank it.“I’ve got empty cans, and that’s all I have left,” he says.The company claims that an old recipe for “D Peppers Pepsin Bitters,” found in a recipe book from the drugstore where Dr Pepper was invented, has nothing in common with the recipe used today.Dr Pepper has always been most popular in the American South: in a 2010 report, the company reported proudly that Dr Pepper was available at every single franchise of southern chains Jack in the Box, Arby’s, Chick-fil-A and Whataburger. It was first served in 1885, a year before Coke, and for the past five years, it’s been the fifth most popular soda in America.
Arcadia is about 300 miles north of Dublin, which in Texas terms, is relatively close, so it made sense that the shop might have bought up enough of the soda to last awhile.
This was Dublin Dr Pepper, made since 1891 in Dublin, Texas.
Although Dr Pepper began using high-fructose corn syrup as a sweetener in the early 1980s, the batches that came from Dublin Dr Pepper still had pure cane sugar in them.
By the time the Dublin bottler stopped making the drink, the company was selling pure-cane sugar Dr Pepper by mail order, and some restaurants had figured out how to get a regular supply.
Though Dr Pepper Snapple Group, the owner of the brand, tolerated—and even tacitly endorsed—Dublin Dr Pepper for years, in 2011, the corporation sued the Dublin bottler for using an out-of-date logo on its bottles and for selling outside of its designated territory.