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Dublin Dr. Pepper & Coke With Cane Sugar [split from San Diego thread]

Dublin Dr. Pepper is Dr. Pepper made in Dublin Texas. It is the only Dr. Pepper factory in the world that still uses cane sugar. All other Dr. Pepper is made with corn syrup. Like "Mexican" Coca Cola is made with cane sugar (actually all Coke made in Central and South America is made with real cane sugar). Dublin Dr. Pepper has extremely limited distribution if any. I think it's mostly a tourist stop.

However, Texas is farther from us than Mexico, and fewer people buy Dublin Dr. pepper than Mexican Coke (because Mexican Coke is sold everywhere in Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, Belize, Chile, etc - all Central/South Americans drink real cane sugar in their Coke).

Also Mexican Coke is even sold at Costco now. So, the prices for Mexican Coke are lower than Dublin Dr. Pepper. Linkery has gone the extra mile here and gone beyond offering Mexican Coke, because all trendy slow food restaurants offer Mexican Coke now. I like the innovation of the Linkery in this case. Plus I'm a Texan, and partial to Dublin Dr. Pepper. My dad used to drive 15.-2 hours EACH WAY to Dublin to pick up flats of Dublin Dr. Pepper. But yeah, it's gonna cost more. Even more than a Mexican Coke.

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  1. "actually all Coke made in Central and South America is made with real cane sugar)"

    I think in Spain as well.

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    1. re: stevewag23

      Not only Spain but you will have problems to find Coke or any soft drink in Europe with HFCS

    2. Personally, I haven't had a Coke of any type in probably a couple of decades and very few sodas so this is more of an intellectual curiosity. Do people feel that they can taste the difference between cane sugar and HFCS?? I've noticed that there are quite a few sodas advertising themselves as specifically containing from cane sugar. Thanks!

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      1. re: steveprez

        Yes, I can certainly taste the difference in Coke. It's not even subtle.

        Never tried the Dr Pepper.

        1. re: steveprez

          I can absolutely tell the difference with Mexi Coke over HFCS Coke, but I had a hard time with Throwback Pepsi versus normal Pepsi.

          1. re: DougOLis

            I bet the coke with real cocaine was even tastier!

            Coke in france also was made with sugar.

          2. re: steveprez

            Not so much a taste difference to me, but a textural difference. Sodas made with cane sugar feel crisper and cleaner, if that makes sense.

            1. re: dustchick

              Kind of like how coke taste better out of glass bottle opposed to plastic or a can.

            2. re: steveprez

              It's not a feeling. The flavor is entirely different.

              1. re: Josh

                I think it's both.

                1. re: Fake Name

                  I think a blind taste test is in order....can someone get the old Pepsi Challenge equipment off ebay???:

              2. re: steveprez

                Yes.

                1. re: steveprez

                  Yes, it's a big difference. For what it's worth, I couldn't tell the difference between even Pepsi and Coke when I was a kid, but now the difference is pretty obvious. Same thing with coffee cheese and wine. The more you taste something, the more the subtle taste will matter. So sure, some people won't notice any difference.

                  1. re: royaljester

                    Dublin Dr. Pepper is Dr. Pepper made in Dublin Texas. It is the only Dr. Pepper factory in the world that still uses cane sugar. All other Dr. Pepper is made with corn syrup.Dublin Dr. Pepper has extremely limited distribution if any
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                    Most of what was written above is simply not true or accurate.

                    Most of the Dublin Dr. Pepper is not made in made in Dublin, Texas; most of it is made in Temple, Texas.

                    Since the Temple plant is making the Dublin Dr. Pepper, it means its using cane sugar which means that Dublin plant is not the only remaining Dr. Pepper left that still uses cane sugar.

                    And, Dublin Dr. Pepper does not have extremely limited distribution. It got into trouble because it was violating its licensing agreement by selling beyond its distribution territory to people across the country.