Friday, February 5, 2010

Good For Life at Ten Two and Four: DR.PEPPER

Now for some mental bubble gum:

Waco Texas is the home of my favorite daily drink (Diet version).

Once upon a time when I was young our family attended a Farmers' Co-op picnic where soft drinks were free and unlimited. I drank 18 bottles of Dr. Pepper that night and bragged about it for weeks. That's nine 12 oz cans of modern DP. The old DP came in 6 oz bottles, yep, same as those new "half cans".

So we went to the Dr.Pepper Museum.

It was about a 4 out of 10 museum. Not for kids.

It was OK, but could have been so much more.

Now if you love bottle and corporate histories then this place is for you.

A little more kisch like this would liven it up a bit more.

In Nam we used to have the Oklahoma Air NG bring us cases of Dr. Pepper when their Red Ball Express came to our base. We paid them 30 cent a can and sold them for $1 at our bar. Otherwise DP was not available in Vietnam.


Feodor said...

Dr. Pepper has a diet version?

Now this is where my faith in cosmopolitanism and progress meets an abrupt and immovable barrier.

Some things have to stay they way they are.

No one messes with zuppa de clams, matzo ball soup, corned beef and cabbage, black-eyed peas and cornbread?

drlobojo said...

Sounds like you need to get some of the original original DP that is sweeted with Imperial Pure Cane Sugar. They still bottle it in Dublin, Texas and is available on the web. Get the glass bottles they don't mess with the taste. Seriously, it's the real deal.

Feodor said...

And make a DP float with Blue Bell vanilla.

drlobojo said...

Did Exactly that last Sunday. Today however all I have is some Haagen Dazs.