Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Cherry Dr. Pepper (Arbitrated serving size: 12 ounces)

So apparently Cherry Dr. Pepper has been out for a while now, and I'm just now hearing about it. I just saw it for the first time in my life last week, and picked some up to try. Unfortunately, all that they had were two liters covered in country music stars and 12 packs. I reluctantly decided to go with the much less expensive 2-liter in the event that I didn't like it.

Anyway, onto the drink itself. Cherry Dr. Pepper is not bad. Not great...but not bad. It tastes pretty much like one would imagine (Dr. Pepper with Cherry Coke cherry flavoring in it), but it's pretty decent. One thing that I was noticing as I drank it, though, was that the cherry kind of made it taste like [Mr.] Pibb. This aroused suspicions in me as to whether or not the Pibb formula contains cherry or not, but I suppose that is irrelevant. Anyway, it was pretty good. It's not super different from the original, but the taste is subtle enough to matter. I still think that I prefer regular Dr. Pepper, though. Also, the experiences with it that I've had so far have also been kind of on the syrupy side. I've noticed that cherry flavoring tends to have that effect on a lot of drinks, so it didn't really surprise me, but it was still kind of a downer. I finished my 12 ounce serving size without much trouble, but I can't really see myself buying one of these at a gas station or even ever buying it again, really. Give it a try, though. It's not bad.

Verdict: Eh...it's all right.

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