Friday, April 22, 2011

An ode to Dr Pepper

Dr Pepper, ah, how your sweetness does call to me. I crave Dr Pepper in the morning like most people drink coffee. We're both getting our caffeine fixes, just in different ways.
Last year for Lent I gave up Dr Pepper. It was very hard! In fact, it so traumatized me that this year I didn't give up anything.
Did you know there is a Dr Pepper museum in Waco, Texas? I've been and it's pretty cool. A girlfriend and I took a short road trip to tour the museum. It's a small, three story building filled with original pieces of furniture and store shelves from when the drink was invented in an apothecary store. Dr Pepper was originally invented as a cough medicine!
The second floor houses all sorts of vending machines, trucks and in-store displays.
My favorite part of the trip was the third floor where there were video kiosks scattered about the room. Each video showcased a decade of advertising from print to radio to television. I sang along with the old "I'm a Pepper, he's a Pepper, wouldn't you like to be a Pepper, too?" jingle and saw many others that I never knew existed. Very interesting to watch the progression of the brand through the years.
The one thing that hasn't changed is the sweet deliciousness. Nothing beats that first swig of Dr Pepper!
I'm a Pepper, are you?

Happy reading,
Jennifer August

1 comment:

  1. I like DP too! Gosh, I remember drinking it when I was a teenager, and you know how long ago that was :-) Now I usually do the Diet drink, but occasionally I allow myself to have the full version! How fun on visiting the museum.