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Dr. Good Guy

Posted in The Collection, unranked with tags , , on May 17, 2008 by mattmp

Dr. Good Guy is bottled by Kalil Bottling Co. in Tucson, AZ. I do not have an extra can now that I can sample, but for your viewing pleasure, I will leave you with a link. Can you find the Dr. Good Guy reference?

Dr. Celeste

Posted in 2.5 Drs, The Collection with tags , , , on May 17, 2008 by mattmp

Suppose that you are at a big birthday party, and the cake has been cut and the slices have been individually placed on paper plates. Which one do you reach for? The flower piece with the most icing and hardly any cake? And do you like some coffee with your sugar? If this describes you, then Dr. Celeste is your beverage. And at 49 cents, that’s hard to beat. For those who generally prefer a Dr flavored soda to Dr flavored syrup, you might want to pass this one by. The Celeste brand line of sodas is distributed by The Pantry and is available in a number of convenience stores across the South. Dr. Celeste earns a two and a half Dr Pepper can rating.

Real Dr.

Posted in 3 Drs, The Collection with tags , , on May 17, 2008 by mattmp

I have complained before (even today, I believe) about Drs being boring and letting this ruin the flavor. Others seem to be successful at using their boring (not bland) flavor to say “i’m not the best Dr ever to be made before, but I sure as hell am not the worst either.” Count Real Dr. in the ranks of those who settle in this way for such mediocrity. Real Dr. (made by Sunny Select) earns a three dr pepper can rating.

Dr. Zip

Posted in 4 Drs, The Collection with tags , , , , on May 17, 2008 by mattmp

Dr. Zip is sold by the Canadian store Sobey’s under the Our (Nos) Compliments Label. Dr. Zip is certainly Soda Pétillant (Soda With a Fizz, according to Zip translators). Nevertheless, Dr. Zip is sweet like cane sugar and earns a very respectable four Dr Pepper can rating.

Dr. Zing

Posted in 3 Drs, The Collection with tags , , , on May 17, 2008 by mattmp

Dr. Zing is nothing to write home about. It is under the brandname Super G, which is sold in the Giant grocery stores. This bottle was bought in Baltimore, MD, but there are other Giant locations throughout the region. Dr. Zing has a little bit of a bitter taste.

Dr. Zestee

Posted in The Collection, unranked with tags , , , on May 17, 2008 by mattmp

Dr. Zestee was made by Artesia Quality Products (Private Selection) and was bought at Dominick’s in Mount Prospect, IL. It was only available in 2-Liter bottles, but is now thought to be discontinued (now Dr. Wild?)

Dr. Wow

Posted in 3 Drs, The Collection with tags , , on May 17, 2008 by mattmp

Dr. Wow (as in “wow… this doesn’t taste as bad as I thought it would) can be found in Food Club, in New York state. The bad news is that the drink wasn’t too exciting, but the good news is that it wasn’t too offensive. Dr. Wow earns a three Dr Pepper can rating.

Dr. Wild

Posted in The Collection, unranked with tags , , , on May 17, 2008 by mattmp

Private Selection is the “upscale” brand owned by (and sold through) Kroger, although distribution at the network of stores owned by Kroger seems sporadic at best. I only have one can of this beverage, so it is not yet rated.  (Kroger also sells its store-brand Dr. K.)

(This beverage is not related to Dr Wild or Dr. Wild.)

Dr. Wild

Posted in 1.5 Drs, The Collection with tags , , on May 17, 2008 by mattmp

Wild Oats‘ Dr. Wild is a perfect example of why the most important ingredients in Dr Pepper are artificial flavors. Dr. Wild tasted almost like a watered down version of the fruity Drs. The can might possibly be the most interesting. Whoever the man pictured on the can is (Dr. Wild?), by the look in his eyes I can tell that he just took a sip of this beverage. Dr. Wild earns a one and a half Dr Pepper can rating.

(For more wildly named Drs, see also Dr Wild and Dr. Wild.)

 

Dr Wild

Posted in 3.5 Drs, The Collection with tags , , , on May 17, 2008 by mattmp

Smith’s First Choice Dr Wild (not to be confused with Dr. Wild or Dr. Wild) is a sweet tasting fruity type dr imitation. Dr Wild was purchased at Smith’s Food and Drug in Las Vegas. Not too bad; Dr Wild earns a three and a half dr pepper can rating.