Published by jsr,
Upon arriving at work this morning, I found that I was out of Dr Thunder, Walmart's cheap knockoff of Dr Pepper. I don't remember drinking the last one in my twelve-pack. I don't remember throwing the box away. Am I going crazy?
Anyway, it got me thinking about blessed Dr Pepper and all of the fakes. By some accounts, there are 76 different imitations. Not all imitations are equal.
Whenever I start ranting and raving about Dr Pepper, the same comment always comes up, "Isn't that stuff made with prune juice?" The answer is no. Read the rest of the FAQ if you are interested.
There is no period (.) in Dr Pepper, it was dropped in the 50's.
Dr Pepper is the oldest of the current major-brand soft drinks in the United States, created in 1885.
Dr Pepper itself was originally caffeine-free for the first 32 years it existed.