Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Dr Pepper 10

If you are a fan of Diet Dr Pepper, you have to try the newest product in their line-up:
Dr Pepper 10.

The gray can with the logo in maroon, red, black, and white is a bit on the subdued side, but there is nothing subtle about Dr Pepper 10.  Sweetened with High Fructose Corn Syrup, this formula has only 10 calories per 12-ounce can.  It is without a doubt even closer to the original, sugary soda formula than any diet drink I have ever tasted. 

Say what you will, but I harbor no ill will toward High Fructose Corn Syrup or those that manufacture and utilize it.  I love the stuff.  According to the Mayo Clinic, the jury is still out on the benefits or problems resulting from the consumption of High Fructose Corn Syrup.  However, there has been no conclusive study that showed High Fructose Corn Syrup had mercury leaching into the product.  Nor has there been a conclusive study showing that it is less healthy or more likely to cause weight gain than other forms of added sweetener.  (

BUT... what is really inside that can is MAGICOne sip and THIS is how I felt:

I was instantly transported to 1965 (or so), when I was allowed to get an ice-cold bottle of Dr Pepper out of the crisper drawer in my great-grandparents' refrigerator!  I absolutely could not believe the full flavor of this soda for only 10 calories per can.  That feeling remained from the first drink to the last.  AMAZING!!! 

(Okay, okay.  I admit that this photo is not quite 1965, but it is just a year or two earlier and I swear I really didn't change much during that time.) 

The formula also tastes very much like a true soda fountain Dr Pepper made with syrup containing pure cane sugar, just like I used to get at my grandparents' drug store. 

(Maynard Drug, Washington, Oklahoma; 10-24-56)

If you haven't tried Dr Pepper 10 - seek it out and try it now!  You won't be disappointed!!

IMPORTANT NOTE:  I did not receive anything from Dr Pepper or any other company, person, or entity for this review.  I saw Dr Pepper 10 at my local Target and decided to try it.  I was so amazed at the flavor, I decided to write about it.