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Has anyone tried diet Dr Pepper chocolate cherry soda?

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jrmd Mar 6, 2008 06:56 AM

Wondering if it is any good...

  1. nliedel Mar 6, 2008 07:05 AM

    I tried it. I can do the whole vaguely prune flavored and cherry thing, butt the tang of the artifical chocolate flavor was just over the top for me. It adds a strange note. It's not bitter, but something I can't put my finger on it. I suspect this is something people will either LOVE, or hate.

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      invinotheresverde Mar 6, 2008 07:27 AM

      "Hate" here. A lot.

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        enbell Mar 6, 2008 10:54 AM

        OH MY GOSH!!! All these years I've never been able to quite put my finger on the taste of DP. Yep, it's a hint of prune!! Great scott (err...nliedel) I think you've got it!!

        re op: that sounds wrong enough on papar not to warant a taste-test!

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          shellsbutt Mar 11, 2008 09:45 PM

          Haven't you ever heard the urban legend about Dr.Pepper being carbonated prune juice?

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            enbell Mar 12, 2008 06:41 PM

            Geez-no! Does everyone kind of know that be me?!

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              alkapal Mar 28, 2008 08:11 PM

              it was created as a health drink by a dr. pepper, i was told.

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              phantomdoc Jul 27, 2008 09:09 AM

              May have to move this to spirits but you can try it in a drink I invented years ago. Vodka and prune juice. Call it a PILE DRIVER.

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            tinymango Mar 6, 2008 08:23 AM

            i'm sorry, this just seems like a terrible idea.

            sort of like pepsi jazz :/

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              aelph Mar 6, 2008 09:00 AM

              I'll probably try it, but I'm so fed up with this diversifying of Dr. Pepper. Dr. Pepper(the original) is my favorite soda and nowadays it's more and more difficult to find at my local stores because they feel the need to carry all the flavored varieties in regular and diet. Sigh.

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                GenieinTX Mar 6, 2008 10:29 AM

                I tried it. It's ok. I won't buy it again as there are other flavors I like much better, like Cherry Coke Zero.

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                  KevinB Mar 6, 2008 01:51 PM

                  I remember flying a lot in the 90's, and whenever I got the generic "Beverage?" question from the flight attendants, I used to request "Caffeine-free Diet Cherry Coke". This usually resulted in a momentarily befuddled look before a halting reply of "Uh, we don't have it on this flight".

                  1. re: GenieinTX
                    FoodieKat Mar 7, 2008 12:02 AM

                    Much prefer cherry vanilla dr pepper and cherry coke zero to dr pepper diet choc cherry. I don't like that fake chocolate flavor at all.

                    Didn't another soda brand try this flavor before? Anyone else remember trying it back in the 80's/early 90's?

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                    shellicopter Mar 6, 2008 11:22 AM

                    I tried it and didn't think it was bad...tasted kind of like a cherry tootsie roll pop....you kind of just have to enjoy it for the novelty and definitely not expect a refreshing drink.

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                      happyhomemaker Mar 30, 2008 06:10 PM

                      That is exactly what I thought it tasted like. I'd prefer to eat a cherry tootsie roll pop than drink one.

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                      Vickers Mar 6, 2008 11:26 AM

                      It was pretty awful. My friends and I have a love all all things new in soda, and this stuff? We were all turned off.

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                        jeanmarieok Mar 6, 2008 02:06 PM

                        I thought it was really awful, and dumped it after 3 sips.

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                          ArikaDawn Mar 28, 2008 08:23 PM

                          Ditto

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                          asiansensation007 Mar 6, 2008 07:27 PM

                          I like most every soda..and am especially forgiving if its diet...but this stuff...YUCK. My dad bought 2 cases on a whim. Thats 8 completely wasted dollars in my opinion. At first sip, the dr pepper and cherry taste hits you....not too bad...perhaps a little articifical tasting and sweet, but hey, if you were against artificial sweetner, you wouldnt have pooped the tab in the first place. Then, as you swallow, the chocolate hits you. My first thought was "gee this tastes like a chocolate tootsie roll pop". Now i like the choco pops. but the pop is full of crunchy, chewy, sugary goodness. but this? Imagine liquifying it. and taking out the things that make it great and to add insult to injury make it fake sugar. whats left??? It was just too over the top artificial for me. I tried to like it. I really did. I spend too much in diet coke as it is and if i didnt have to buy any for 2 weeks, hey thats 8 dollars saved to me. but I couldnt do it. haha my dad has to now figure out how to get rid of 23 cans of this vile stuff. i told him not to do it...

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                            libgirl2 Mar 7, 2008 07:23 AM

                            I liked it and so did my husband.

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                              AlyKen Mar 7, 2008 10:20 AM

                              It was okay. I told my mom about it. I think it tasted like a cheap chocolate-covered cherry. I won't be having it again any time soon, though. I've recently given up caffeine and artificial sweeteners.

                              1. omgitsemily Mar 7, 2008 11:11 PM

                                where can you buy this? i need to try it!

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                                  AlyKen Mar 10, 2008 08:37 AM

                                  I've only seen it at Target.

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                                  beany Mar 9, 2008 07:25 AM

                                  It's totally vile.

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                                    Firegoat Jul 30, 2008 05:17 AM

                                    I agree. I love testing out new flavors, and generally drink diet. Love the other diet dr. pepper varieties with vanilla or cherry etc. But this was just horrid. Do not want!

                                  2. SweetPhyl Mar 10, 2008 01:23 PM

                                    I'm not too fond of it. It reminds me of Faygo chocolate drinks from the seventies. Best to pass.

                                    1. alkapal Mar 28, 2008 08:12 PM

                                      try canfield's diet chocolate fudge soda.

                                      i used to blenderize it with ice and vanilla alba '77 for a low fat, low-cal shake.
                                      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canfield's_Diet_Chocolate_Fudge

                                      http://images.google.com/imgres?imgur...

                                      looks like there may be a cherry chocolate version, too.

                                      1. Azizeh Barjesteh Mar 30, 2008 03:44 PM

                                        It was gross. Went to a gas station that had no other Dr Pepper (the only soda I will drink.) So, thought I'd give it a whirl.
                                        Tasted like chocolate cherry Nyquil. Couldn't take more than a sip. Same as my boyfriend, who also loves Dr Pepper.

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                                          alkapal Mar 30, 2008 04:00 PM

                                          ab, that was truly an evocative word picture, er....taste. word taste.
                                          i imagined blending choco-covered cherries in a bottle of green nyquil.

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                                            Kathleen M Jul 31, 2008 11:33 AM

                                            Yes, I tried it and thought it tasted like cherry cough syrup. And I too love Dr. Pepper. I couldn't drink this one, though.

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                                            Rick Mar 30, 2008 05:18 PM

                                            I think it's not bad, my mom loves it. She can drink it with dinner, I have to drink it after or without a meal.

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                                              bbrownbs Jul 27, 2008 08:41 AM

                                              We became hooked on Cherry Chocolate Diet Dr. Pepper (purchased at local Wal-Mart in Springdale, AR). None of the Wal-Marts (or other stores in our area) appear to carry it anymore. We are chocoholics and want to spare the calories. We can accommodate to variations in the pure taste one expects from either chocolate or cherry. I hope their resurrect it.

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                                                SiksElement Jul 28, 2008 09:10 AM

                                                i have not tried it, however this past week i braised some pork ribs in dr pepper with some fresh cherries and then added that braising liquid into the bbq sauce. it was really good

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                                                  yankeefan Jul 28, 2008 10:58 AM

                                                  Not sure if someone on thread mentioned, but tastes like a Tootsie Roll.

                                                  Probably my favorite soda ever made.

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                                                    mlgb Jul 28, 2008 07:03 PM

                                                    Must not be doing too well, they had some at the 99 Cent Store about a month ago. I like chocolate covered cherries and don't taste artificial sweeteners, so it was okay.

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                                                      Sharuf Jul 30, 2008 04:30 AM

                                                      Is there any, ANY chocolate soda out there that isn't chemically-sweetened diet stuff?

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                                                        alkapal Jul 30, 2008 03:50 PM

                                                        canfield's chocolate soda! http://www.epinions.com/reviews/Fudge_Canfield_s_Chocolate_Soda_Diet_72_fl_oz

                                                        and their diet chocolate soda is good to mix with "alba" to make a diet shake that is thick and delicious -- esp. with a touch of vanilla extract added in. http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&...

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                                                          ChowinDown Jul 31, 2008 09:46 AM

                                                          I haven't tried it yet but it sounds really good.

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                                                            Sharuf Aug 1, 2008 02:23 AM

                                                            That Canfield's url is a review of their diet (eeerrrk!!) soda. I'm looking for regular chocolate soda, unpolluted by faux sweeteners. This type of product does not seem to exist.

                                                            The Alba product description contains the dreaded word "Splenda". Artificial sweeteners are a total deal breaker for me.

                                                            1. re: Sharuf
                                                              alkapal Aug 1, 2008 06:31 PM

                                                              yes sharuf, but canfields makes a regular chocolate soda, iirc. sorry i pasted wrong link.

                                                              while the chocolate soda you seek does not have artificial sweeteners, a "soda" will definitely have artificial flavoring.

                                                              and chowindown, the best flavor to use of the alba is vanilla, blended with the canfield's diet chocolate soda. it seems more like a traditional chocolate shake than using the chocolate alba. but for so few calories, experiment! good calcium source, too.

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                                                                Sharuf Aug 2, 2008 03:44 AM

                                                                If Canfield's makes a naturally-sweetened chocolate soda, I can't find mention of it. If ANYBODY does, all my googling hasn't turned up a reference to it. (sigh!)

                                                                1. re: Sharuf
                                                                  alkapal Aug 2, 2008 05:36 AM

                                                                  well, maybe i didn't recall correctly. nowadays, it would probably be with HFCS anyhow. i guess yoo-hoo doesn't cut it, huh? ;-) this is an interesting bit of yoo-hoo histoire: http://www.yoo-hoo.com/about/default....

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                                                                    Sharuf Aug 3, 2008 01:24 AM

                                                                    Never heard of YooHoo -- maybe they don't have it in this part of the country?

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                                                                      alkapal Aug 3, 2008 04:43 AM

                                                                      i think yoo-hoo is everywhere in the u.s. but maybe san francisco's enlightened elite politicians have banned it. ;-)

                                                                      a/c to this zoom info on cadbury schweppes (yoo-hoo's brandparent --ha! get it?!) (sorry, just had to do that), the company acquired a san fran bottler in 2006: "During the year ended December 31, 2006, the Company acquired All American Bottling Company and Seven Up Bottling Company of San Francisco." http://www.zoominfo.com/Search/Compan...

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