Always sad when you hear about businesses closing. Thanks to Scott Thomas, he gave me a heads up on a note via my previous blog post from Dublin…unfortunately, the Dublin Dr. Pepper Bottling Company is no longer selling Dr. Pepper that uses pure cane sugar they way it was originally manufactured since 1891.
What happened: Dublin Dr. Pepper was sued by Dr. Pepper Snapple Group for allegedly selling the Dublin Dr. Pepper outside its six-county distribution area via its website and toll-free phone number. The suit asked that Dublin cease using the Dr. Pepper name and trademark in addition to halting outside sales. As part of the agreement, the Dublin Dr. Pepper Bottling Co. will change its name to the Dublin Bottling Works and will no longer produce the cane sugar-sweetened Dr Pepper, though it will continue to bottle other sodas including Nu Grape, XXX Root Beer and Big Red. It will also continue to operate Old Doc’s Soda Shop and museum in Dublin, a town of about 3,700 residents roughly 74 miles southwest of Fort Worth.
Poor Dublin was just trying to make some extra money and the big guys did not like it. I am glad to say I visited this location and I am a Dr. Pepper fan. The Pure Cane Sugar Dr. Peppers were great! Sweet and tasty in a cold bottle! I just had one in my fridge last week! At least they are still open for business, just loose the DP name. Sorry to hear the news Dublin! Good bye Dr. Pepper, Texas.
I’m a Pepper, your a Pepper, he’s a Pepper, she’s a Pepper, wouldn’t you like to be a Pepper too? Drink Dr. Pepper! …one of my favorite soda drinks is Dr. Pepper…back in November we took a trip to Dallas and on the drive home we had heard of the Dublin Dr. Pepper bottling plant deep in the heart of Texas and decided to go check it out! But first why did we take the 2 1/2 hour drive to Dublin from Dallas?? At this Dr. Pepper facility they sell Dr. Pepper with real Imperial Cane Sugar!! SWEET!!!!!
The drive was pretty, but long…many farm roads and you finally arrive in Dublin. A sweet old town with some character. The bottling plant is very quaint and brings back memories of olden times. First you must enter in Doc’s Soda shop and buy a Dr. Pepper made the proper way! The taste is the same, but a bit sweeter! At Doc’s you can buy Dr. Pepper gear…clothes, glassware, drinks, knick-knacks and sweets! They even had Dr. Pepper Jelly Beans!! Inside Docs you can see many years of Dr. Pepper memorabilia on its walls. Grab yourself a drink and snack…few tables and an old jukebox in the corner and life is good in Dublin!
While visiting you can take a tour of the facility, shop and museum. Check the web site for tour times. http://www.dublindrpepper.com Here are a few more pics…