As recently as 2014, a fan reported buying a genuine bottle of Dublin Dr Pepper at Pops 66, a soda shop in Oklahoma.Could it be possible that four years after Dublin stopped making Dr Pepper, bottles of this coveted drink are out there?
The bottle bought in 2014 had a Dublin Dr Pepper label and a 2012 expiration date. By 2016, though, Pops no longer carried the cult-classic. The next place to turn, naturally, was the internet, where, it turns out, plenty of unscrupulous characters are willing to take advantage of Dublin Dr Pepper lovers.
One e Bay seller advertises “Dr Pepper Imperial Pure Cane Sugar Glass Bottles 10-2-4 logo from Dublin.” Bargain price: $29.99 for a six pack. That’s not Dublin Dr Pepper: it uses the old logo, but it doesn’t include the word Dublin. Pepper Made With Cane Sugar.” It’ll set you back $269.
By the time the Dublin bottler stopped making the drink, the company was selling pure-cane sugar Dr Pepper by mail order, and some restaurants had figured out how to get a regular supply.
Though Dr Pepper Snapple Group, the owner of the brand, tolerated—and even tacitly endorsed—Dublin Dr Pepper for years, in 2011, the corporation sued the Dublin bottler for using an out-of-date logo on its bottles and for selling outside of its designated territory.
One member of a documentary film crew in Dublin that day bought 10 to 12 cases of the last run.
Months after Dublin Bottling Works stopped making the drink, a family showed up with cases to sell at the company’s birthday celebration.
Pros Small branch feel but with a large company to back them up.
When they say you can grow with the company they mean it and have examples of people who started a drivers and are now part of leadership.
(DPS) is a producer, bottler, and distributor of non-alcoholic beverages throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
Its portfolio of teas, juices, juice drinks, and mixers include the RC Cola, Dr Pepper, Squirt, Welch's, Country Time, Snapple, Mott's, Hawaiian Punch, Nantucket Nectars, and Yoo-Hoo brands. Pepper Snapple was spun off from Cadbury plc in 2008 and is headquartered in Plano, Texas.
Eventually, the new reality set in: Dublin Dr Pepper was no more. Or could the black market that once ferried soda from Dublin all over the country still provide a taste?