Dr. Pepper and I have a long history. We first met in junior high. A friend was shocked that I had never had Dr. Pepper so she agreed to bring me a can from home. In our household (to this day), there’s no soda allowed except for 7UP (which assists with the occasional tummy ache). Therefore, Dr. Pepper didn’t exist in my world until the next day when I opened up my first can to go along with my pepperoni pizza.
Sitting in her lunch box all day, the can was unfortunately lukewarm and the flavor indiscernible. It’s not cola, it wasn’t crisp like 7UP, yet it had a slight “pep.” I had to try it again yet Mom refused to carry it in the house. The drink was too different and I would be the only one drinking it. What’s wrong with that?
No one really knows the story behind Dr. Pepper or its flavor profile. All we know is it was invented in the 188os by Charles Alderton of Waco, TX. My love affair began in junior high and to this day there really isn’t a drink that can match Dr. Pepper. I professed my love to Dr. Pepper via Twitter and how fortunate am I that they returned the favor with a customized shirt!
I love Dr. Pepper for reaching out to me. You should have heard me scream when I opened the package. Years of Dr. Pepper loyalty all paid off when they sent me this wonderful gift. Dr. Pepper, I can’t thank you enough. 🙂