ANSWERS: 25
  • Prune juice flavoring, no not really, though many have tried to discern that, that's what it tastes like, the recipe is a trade secret, but I did find a page that can give you an over view of the ingrediants, though not the actual recipe. What's in it? The Dr Pepper company denies cherry and kola flavorings. They also deny the other rumors that Dr Pepper now or ever contained prunes, black pepper, chili pepper, bell pepper, peppermint, or prune juice. According to William Poundstone in his book Big Secrets, "the formula contains 23 ingredients and is locked in two bank vaults. Four people know it. The only surprise ingredient on the label ingredient panel is lactic acid. That is what gives sour milk its bite. If you hold some Dr Pepper in your mouth a few minutes before swallowing, there is a slight yogurt like note." He goes on to say that a query to the Dr Pepper company vice president confirmed that synthetic vanillin is an ingredient. Looking at the label on the can I see neither lactic acid nor vanillin, but they could be included in the category "artificial flavors." Here's what I found: "carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, caramel color, phosphoric acid, artificial and natural flavors, sodium benzoate (preservative), caffeine." Dr Pepper in some regions lists "Imperial Cane Sugar" in the label ingredients, and in other regions you'll see "high fructose corn syrup." True afficionados claim the cane sugar version tastes better (some of us prefer wine tasting, but there's room on the planet for all kinds of folks). Source cited; http://www.straightdope.com/mailbag/mdrpepper.html
  • Have you ever tasted vanilla ice cream with tomato sauce? It's almost, but not quite, entirely unlike that. EDIT, actually thinking about it, I reckon it tastes like Dandelion and Burdock (don't know if you get this in the US, it's quite nice).
  • I think it tastes like marzipan
  • Kinda pruny
  • From Wikipedia:Unlike Coca-Cola and Pepsi, Dr Pepper is not marketed as a cola. Dr Pepper's flavor is allegedly derived from a mixture of soda fountain flavors popular when the drink was first devised. A partial list of these flavors can be seen at the bottling plant in Dublin, Texas, although the formula itself (with its twenty-three ingredients) is a closely guarded secret. Contrary to a popular urban legend, Dr Pepper does not and never has contained prune juice. I think there is some quinine in there like chinotto. there seems to be cherry. here are some pages which attempt to work it out: http://stason.org/TULARC/indulgence/dr-pepper/2-2-Okay-so-what-s-in-Dr-Pepper.html http://www.freenewyork.net/dpfaq.html#q2.3
  • A disgusting mixture of urine and saliva from trout mixed with coca-cola and pepsi
  • 1-Vanilla extr. 2-avocado oil 3-almond extr. 4-tarow root (poy) 5-molasses 6-reduced cane sugar 7-lemon zest 8-acai fruit 9-licorice 10-blackberry seeds 11-brown sugar 12-orange blossom 13-pomegranate oil 14-caffeine 15-ginger 16-reduced cane rum 17-black tea leaves 18-extract of beetnut (guam) 19-spearmint 20-caramel 21-raspberry essence 22-sea salt 23-apple essence
  • I have no idea...I think Dr Pepper tastes gross. I've yet to figure out what the flavor comes from.
  • I'm a chef and when I reverse engineered the soda I taste chocolate,vanilla,cherry and a hint of sassafrass. mabe a little bit more but those are in it for sure.
  • marzipan/cherry/vanilla
  • Red Cough Syrup Flavour
  • NASTY!
  • MR Pibb is pissed
  • I was told that one of the flavorings is rose syrup. You can smell it more strongly if you put it in the microwave for a few seconds. My opinions about other flavoring: almond (accounting for the cherry-like taste) and vanilla. I also think the "23 flavors" notion is hogwash.
  • Geritol
  • Prune =D
  • Mild pepper & burdock.
  • sassafrass......yum
  • There is no doubt in my mind that the origanal Dr Pepper (U.S.A) has a distinct cherry flavour. I was never a fan of the re formulated Australian flavour as it tasted to much like almond (marzipan) But as long as the American version is imported and is available in Aus I will continue to drink it. I love the taste. Carl Croves
  • It's Dr Pepper flavoured. The taste is unique. Legend has it that the original contained prune juice, but I cannot verify that.
  • Wade Morrison fell in love with Malissa Pepper. When her father, Dr. Charles T. Pepper, moved from Virginia to to Waco, Texas, Wade followed and set up a drug store. It was actually one of his employees, Charles Alderton, who invented the drink, which was first called "Waco," at the Old Corner Drug Store on 5th Street. It was the first carbonated soft drink in the world. Alderton gave or sold the formula to Morrison, who, according to legend, renamed the Waco in order to get Dr. Pepper's permission to marry Malissa. The period after "Dr" was dropped in 1950. I've had a fountain-drawn Dr Pepper at the Old Corner Drug Store.
  • I would say it tastes a little like a cherry coke +6
  • It totally tast likes cherry to me im actually drinking it right now to answer you question correctly because I bet your HOT!!!!

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