Monday, July 18, 2011
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Dublin Dr. Pepper Being Sued By DP/Snapple Group
In a true travesty of justice the Dr. Pepper/Snapple group are suing fan favourite Dublin Dr. Pepper for myriad reasons. They don't like the fact that Dublin Dr. Pepper (the Original DP) shows up in distinctive bottles and is sold through the internet and beyond the corporate region they've deigned to proffer for the Dublin DP bottler. Here's hoping that this is resolved quickly, and in favour of the good folks in Dublin! Not only is their product superior to the mass produced swill that DP/Snapple usually turns out but it's an original and deserves respect.
And here is the response to the lawsuit from the folks at Dublin.
If you're on Facebook they have an "I Support Dublin Dr. Pepper" Page here.
Labels: Dr Pepper
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Sierra Mist Getting A Makeover
getting a complete makeover and they're going to ditch HFCS entirely. Sugar will now be their go to sweetener in the Lemon-Lime Soda. Sweet! I happen to like a Sierra Mist every now and again and can't imagine that this will be anything but a significant improvement. Way to go PepsiCo!
PepsiCo is eliminating Sierra Mist in favor of Sierra Mist Natural, which is sweetened with sugar instead of high-fructose corn syrup. The move, which has been in the works for about 18 months, is two-fold. Research showed that brand loyalty in the lemon-lime category is lower than it is in the cola category. And the natural food and beverage category is exploding.
Can't wait to see this hit the shelves. Now, if they'd just put it in glass bottles....
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Dr. Pepper Bringing Back The Sugar!
Good news on the Soda Front! Dr. Pepper's getting a makeover and it involves getting rid of High Fructose Corn Syrup and replacing it with Yummy, Tasty Sugar!
Sure, it's only for a limited time, but you can sure stock up on it while it's on the shelves! The AP also reports that they're going to do a sugared version of Sierra Mist, as well! Hurrah!
From Google News :
NEW YORK — Dr Pepper is prescribing some sugar this summer in honor of its 125th anniversary, the latest in a series of moves by soda makers to temporarily swap out high fructose corn syrup.The spicy soda made by Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. is rolling out Dr Pepper "Made With Real Sugar" this weekend through early September.Cans and bottles will feature old logos in the company's deep red, and colorful designs with lions and bright swirls of color harkening back to the 60s. Popular phrases such as "I'm a Pepper" also appear.There are six different can designs. The company wanted to bring back the sugar version to help highlight its past, which dates to the creation of Dr Pepper by pharmacist Charles Alderton in Waco, Texas, in 1885.
More could be coming. PepsiCo's Sierra Mist line will now be reformulating into a sugar-sweetened version called "Sierra Mist Natural," according to a report Thursday by trade publication Beverage Digest. PepsiCo, based in Purchase, N.Y., did not return messages seeking comment.Read the entire article. Here's hoping that replacing HFCS with Sugar becomes a full blown trend!