Monday, July 2, 2012

Dr. Pepper

I have a confession to make.
I have a slight Dr. Pepper addiction.
Ok, well maybe a little more than slight, but not much mind you.
It all started when I was little and my dad introduced me to the taste. I know that people are quite polarized about the flavour; either you like it or you hate it. When you are 4 and that is what your dad is drinking, well that is what I wanted to drink. So he would let me have some, and every time he would say,” don’t tell your mom.” I never did and that is where it all started, and now my daughter is a Dr. Pepper fan.


  1. Haha, I can totally relate! I got (ahem) addicted to Mountain Dew (so cliche, I know, a geek liking 'Dew!) while trying to finish up my schooling several years ago, when the kids were younger and more impressionable. So even though I've largely kicked the habit at this point (I still have one occasionally when we eat out, but forgoing it no longer gives me the migraines it used to), both my son and daughter have developed a taste. Oops.

  2. Ha ha, Dr. Pepper in the US comes from Texas and my wife and her sisters were raised as Texans on Dr. Pepper. I think they put it in baby's bottles down there!!
    Anyway, I am not making this up, we have gone to antique stores and found Dr. Pepper memorabilia to decorate our house with. She's a fan too, I have tasted more appealing cough syrup (like you said, either you get it or you don't)
    On the other hand I was raised (when Mom wasn't around) on the old Coca Cola. For those of you who aren't old enough to remember, Coke supposedly "improved" it's formula in the early '80's and it was a terrible mistake. They tried to bring back "Classic" Coke for a while but that wasn't the same either. I couldn't drink either one. When I am overseas I have learned to tolerate Diet Coke because there is nothing much else to drink and you can't drink the water.
    But now Coke has brought out Coke Zero, and low and behold it tastes (to me anyway) like Coke from the 1960's! Hurray!!
    Sorry you get me going on a subject and I have to tell all!!
    Isn't the world great that we have different tastes??!! Laurie.

    1. You will have to send some of the Dr. Pepper memorabilia my way. It is hard to come by here. I can’t even find a Dr. Pepper t-shirt. Our Pepsi guy (yea Pepsi has the bottling rights here in Canada) says that they sell more Dr. Pepper here in Taber per capita than just about anywhere else. Funny it is a predominantly LDS community. Our 7-11 manager says that it is mostly Mormons that buy the stuff.

    2. I used to drink it at my grandma's house when I was really little. It's been so long since I had it I can't even remember what it tastes like. I don't really drink any soda anymore--I'm mostly a health nut when it comes to what I eat now.

  3. A friend of mine shared this link on Facebook for Chipotle Dr. Pepper pulled-pork
    I figured it would be quite suiting to share here.

  4. My sister has that same obsession haha. I decided to follow you, I see you have passion for blogging. I hope you can check out my site: and hopefully join. Keep posting, and stay true to your passion. Thanks and God Bless!

    Steven B.

  5. Thanks Steven,
    It has been a while since I published anything, and over the past couple of years I have had a few life changing events that have caused me some distress and Joy. I hope to have a post out soon that will tell the tale of the past little while.