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Finding REAL Dr. Pepper

DoctorQuality Nov 15, 2007 05:30 PM

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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    pepper131 Nov 15, 2007 08:09 PM

    Central Market in San Antonio will definately have it.

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      Shalley Nov 16, 2007 06:52 AM

      Any Tom Thumb has the cane sugar Dr. Pepper.

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        healthyscratch Nov 16, 2007 07:42 AM

        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).

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          kindofabigdeal Nov 17, 2007 02:32 PM

          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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            mr.entertainment Nov 17, 2007 05:51 PM

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

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              kindofabigdeal Nov 17, 2007 07:56 PM

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

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                LakeLBJ Nov 20, 2007 06:15 AM

                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.

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                  mr.entertainment Nov 25, 2007 02:42 PM

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

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            snowwhiteRN Nov 18, 2007 03:07 PM

            The Dr Pepper Museum in Waco has it.

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              State St. Nov 25, 2007 07:31 AM

              Marshall Grain Company
              2224 E Lancaster Ave
              Fort Worth, TX 76103
              (817) 536-5636

              www.marshalgrain.com

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                shalisah Nov 27, 2007 07:42 PM

                Saw something interesting tonight regarding Dublin Dr. Pepper. Chicken Express (needed a junk food fix) on Meadowbrook and Eastchase has it on their fountain. There was a big sign announcing it, and I remembered this post.

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                  Royale Nov 28, 2007 10:17 AM

                  I found Dublin Dr. Pepper on fountain at a Jason's Deli in Austin. I don't frequent Jason's Deli very often, so I don't know if they all have it on fountain or just this location.

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                  kkak97 Nov 29, 2007 06:33 AM

                  If you are in San Antonio, Austin, Houston, Dallas, or Fort Worth find the nearest Central Market. They carry the cane sugar Dr. Pepper and it's wonderful.

                  1. DoctorQuality Dec 5, 2007 08:00 PM

                    Thank you all for your suggestions! i wound up finding 6-packs of the 16 oz cans at the local supermarket so i didn't have to look far at all. i love the glass bottle coke's that come from mexico so i was expecting a similarly large difference in the dr. pepper, but i was somewhat disappointed. i think it might have been the can not having the same taste as a bottle, but for my next trip i'll definitely be on the prowl for the bottles. thanks again

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                      kkak97 Dec 6, 2007 05:19 AM

                      Should have gone to Central Market. No cans, just glass bottles.

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                      stockboy85 Dec 8, 2007 04:17 PM

                      Central Market usually has both the cans and the glass bottles.

                      Most of the Kroger's and the HEBs in Fort Bend County have the 20oz plastic bottles in the front coolers (you have to buy them in individual bottles - near the cash registers).

                      My sister also loves them...I had to take 60 of them with m the last time I visited her in Orlando - talk about weird looks from the desk attendant at the airport :)

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                        johnjohn11 Oct 21, 2011 12:18 AM

                        Its really hard to find bottles. The cans ruin the taste for me. The only place I can find that has the bottles is www.DublinPepper.com. They almost always have stock, and its available for most people, including people in Texas.

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