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23: Dr. Pepper Imposters
There's a New Doctor in Town

There’s a New Doctor in Town

I just wanted to report the appearance of yet another Doctor on the shelves. This one’s Dr. Dynamite, and is uncommonly bland and tasteless. I’m beginning to believe that all Dr. Pepper impostors are actually made from the same exact formula, which is apparently 99% water.
Tremor is thumpin' ground

Tremor is thumpin’ ground

Gentlemen, Meet Dr. Tremor….he sounds imposing, but really, he’s not so bad.  The initial taste would lead you to believe he may be more intense than his Pepper counterpart…maybe, even leave you with an flavor aftershock or two…sadly, while he does have a pleasant aftertaste….he is only a 4.5 on the taste richter scale… While Raley’s...

Left, Right, Left, Right Left…

Last night I made a late night run to the .99-cent store to get snakcs for a movie I was watching with my wife. The .99-cent store, while not my favorite place to go on any circumstance is a great place to gather up snack items on the cheap. Any venture into the heart of...

Can I Sue for Malpractice?

There’s an Albertson’s right near where I work, and the other night I actually had to stop in there to pick up a few items we needed for dinner. I’ve never been particularly fond of Albertson’s, and have always generally thought of them as being an exceptionally uninteresting grocery chain. It doesn’t seem like they’ve...

Doctor Update

I have turned up a grand total of zero Dr. Pepper wanna-be drinks in local grocery establishments. I’m beginning to think that the whole wave of “false doctors” was a 1990’s phenomenon, because it’s been quite a while since I’ve seen any. Besides Paco’s awesome example, have any additional ones been found?

The Diggy Diggy Doctor

Well, I found a doctor today. While grabbing a couple of things at Safeway this morning I noticed a fake doctor. “The Dr.” to be exact.It appears that the “The Dr.” has replaced the Skipper. I bought a 2L of “The Dr.” for a grand total of 79 cents.As soon as I got home and...

Well?

Has anybody located a false Doctor Pepper yet? I’ve looked, and even scoured a couple of Dunsmuir grocery stores with Paco – but haven’t turned up anything. Maybe the FDA has enforced tougher restrictions on soft drinks bearing the title “Doctor”. It could be that there’s some law stating that unless such drinks can verify...

TOPIC: Is There a Doctor in the House?

Ok this is a totally random topic…no time line. We’ll just leave it up and running. I think we need to capture pictures of the different Dr. Pepper drinks out there. They tend to have the most bizarre names of all imitation sodas. It would be nice if we did proper research on this, and...