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Nov 15, 2007 05:30 PM

Finding REAL Dr. Pepper

i'll be visiting texas and am looking for the old fashioned dr peppers that are still made with cane sugar and not corn syrup. i'll be in the lubbock area and san antonio so hopefully someone will be able to point me in the right direction without having to drive all the way to dublin. thanks

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  1. Central Market in San Antonio will definately have it.

    1. Any Tom Thumb has the cane sugar Dr. Pepper.

      1. Are there Krogers in Lubbock/San Antonio? I've found cane sugar Dr. Pepper at a few Krogers around Plano (bottled in Temple, not Dublin, though).

        1. Nowadays it's pretty easy to find. Even wal-marts carry it, but its usually in plastic bottles, rather than glass. You're pretty certain to find the glass bottles at Central Market. Any food fan visiting a big city in Texas needs to visit a Central Market sometime.

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          1. re: kindofabigdeal

            Many stores that I saw (in Austin) carried it in 32oz cans.

            1. re: mr.entertainment

              do you really mean 32 ounce? as in quart cans, like the big foster's cans.

              1. re: kindofabigdeal

                I think he's probably talking about the tall boy 16oz cans. I bought a 12 pack the other day at HEB in Marble Falls - they probably stock them at most HEB's in the central Texas area. They were fairly cheap for a Dublin DP. Not in the cool 8oz glass bottle though.

                1. re: LakeLBJ

                  You're right, it was probably not 32oz. It did seem bigger than 16 though.
                  They were purchased at an HEB in Leander.

          2. The Dr Pepper Museum in Waco has it.