Cherry Chocolate Dr. Pepper

When I lived in Chicago, discount a routine Sunday morning event would be for Jason, pilule Jake, infection and I to haul our hung-over asses to Greatland Target on Elston. We could pick up kitty litter, and eat at the micro Pizza Hut housed within. The soda was available to customers, and there was a Coke-themed soda set-up to make yourself flavored Cokes. At some point, Jake and I discovered that Dr. Pepper and chocolate syrup made an elixir so wonderful that I swear to god, it cured our hangovers. (Not really.)

Ever since seeing the ads for the new (and apparently limited) Cherry Chocolate Dr. Pepper, I’ve of course been on the lookout. I’ve searched the gas stations and grocery stores of the greater southcoast area, with no luck.

Finally, post Boston-move, I found it. Kind of. At the Shaw’s (grocery store) in my neighborhood, I found 12-packs of DIET Cherry Chocolate Dr. Pepper. No 2-liters of diet, no un-diet options. I don’t like diet soda, and I certainly don’t like 12 of any soda, but the box said “limited edition”, so I decided this might be my only chance to try the effing Brigadoon of soda.

I came home, put away the groceries, and pulled out a CCDrP. My brother called, and we talked about my move, his multiple-snow-day week, and I mentioned my beverage. It turns out, he had been on the same quest, and had finally found diet CCDrP in 2-liters form.

We agreed it sucks.

It’s aptly named, in that it tastes more like cherry than chocolate. It totally tastes diety, which regular Dr. Pepper is famous for avoiding. You can’t really taste the chocolate, which was the big draw for me.

So, if you can try regular, non-diet Cherry Chocolate Dr. Pepper in a can, give it a try. Post me a comment. If not, BEWARE. You were warned.

7 Responses to “Cherry Chocolate Dr. Pepper”

  1. your mom says:

    I think diet cherry chocolate Dr. Pepper tastes like Cherry Tootsie Pops, and wonder about your hungover asses. Love, Mom

  2. Kimberly says:

    I was excited to try Diet Cherry Chocolate Diet Peper too…since the original is one of my favorities. What a bummer:(

  3. Stef says:

    I always think about the three of you wondering around that crazy ass Target whenever I go to any Target, and that Target is crazy ass. Is it bizarre that I don’t think I have ever had Dr. Pepper before.

  4. Stef says:

    I always think about the three of you wondering around that crazy ass Target whenever I go to any Target, and that Target is crazy ass. Is it bizarre that I don’t think I have ever had Dr. Pepper before?

    “You are posting comments too quickly. Slow down.” Word Press is not my mom.

  5. andrew says:

    I totally agree with your mom on this one. Tootsie Pops FTW.

  6. Abbie says:

    I’m the last person to go all granola and rant about the dangers and wrongness of eating or drinking artifical crap (hell, I had Velveeta Shells & Cheese for dinner…) But – A friend of mine once dated a chemical engineer that worked for a company that supplied/invented flavors for consumer products. One casual alcohol-induced conversation over the variety of connoctions required to make Bacardi Razz pretty much put me off.

    Of course, Dr. Pepper is still one of my favorite things – particularly when hung over. Why is that?

  7. Scott Mosher says:

    There is no REGULAR Cherry Chocolate Dr. Pepper yet – unfortunately. I tried petitioning the Dr. Pepper company, but to no avail – only received the default form letter response. But hopefully, our prayers will be answered and a REGULAR version will be forthcoming.

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