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Talk about a real outrage – no more Dublin Dr. Pepper!! January 13, 2012

Posted by Tantumblogo in Admin, sadness, silliness.
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I love this stuff! 

The Dublin Dr Pepper Bottling Company has sold its rights to produce the iconic beverage in a settlement over a long-running feud.

The plant opened more than a century ago, filling containers with Dr Pepper made with pure cane sugar. But the oldest Dr Pepper bottler in the world has now produced its final “pick me up.”

The development is cutting deep, stripping the very identity of this small Erath County town 75 miles southwest of Fort Worth.

It is the conclusion of a lawsuit pitting Plano-based Dr Pepper Snapple Group and its most famous bottling plant — a 120-year-old facility that started building a brand that later defined this community.

“Every town wants to find something that’s uniquely theirs, and Dr Pepper was uniquely ours,” said Jeff Kloster, vice-president of Dublin Bottling Works.

Dublin was one of only a few facilities that produced Dr Pepper using the original cane sugar formula. It’s been operated by the same family for four generations… (continued)

We frequently drive through Dublin on our way to Harper.  We’d frequently stop at the tiny bottling plant and attached shop and museum to get a Dr. Pepper float or a case of bottles.  I read somewhere they’re going to continue making some kind of drink there, just not Dr. Pepper.  I doubt I’ll be interested.

Poor little Dublin, this minor attraction was about all it had going for it.

Comments

1. Jay Boyd - January 14, 2012

I’m a Dr. Pepper fan, too…but just get the cans of the diet variety at the grocery store. 😉
I appreciate your comment about San Juan Bautista on my blog, and would like to email you, but find no contact info here.
Would you be willing to email me? drjayboyd@msn.com

+JMJ+

tantamergo - January 14, 2012

Dr. Boyd – you can e-mail me at larryr103@gmail.com

Yes, my last name really is Roneohthree

🙂

2. Cori - January 14, 2012

That is sad. Heard about it this morning. End of an era.

3. FW Ken - January 14, 2012

I am in mourning.

True story:

When I went to Erath County weekly for work, I would grab a 6 pack of Dublin DP for a friend that liked it. If was something like $3 in a gas station convenience store in Stephenville, about $3.50 at the plant in Dublin, and then I saw it at Central Market in Fort Worth at $6.99. That was 10 years and I shudder to think what this latest move will cost us all!

4. RC - January 16, 2012

Boycott Dr Pepper Snapple Group until they reinstate bottling and distribution rights for Dublin Dr Pepper.

Here’s some background: http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/unfairpark/2011/08/dublin_dr_pepper_responds_to_c.php

Now go join: http://www.facebook.com/pages/I-Support-Dublin-Dr-Pepper/141195079289346

And sign the petition at: http://www.change.org/petitions/plano-tx-allow-dublin-dr-pepper-bottling-co-to-continue-operations


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