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!