Did you ever notice that lots of drinks have the title Dr.?
Many of these are ripoffs of Dr Pepper, and I collect them.
Here is a link to the Dr Pepper
My only rule for collecting is that drink be, arguably, a ripoff of
Usually these drinks come in a brownish or maroon can, and have a title. I have found many Dr. drinks, but only one other title - Mr. (as in Mr. PiBB). A lot of people notice that Mr. PiBB has a strange geographical distribution.
A good place to look for Dr Pepper ripoffs is in the generic soda section at your supermarket. Many big supermarket chains have a unique spin on the Dr Pepper taste.
Below are the ripoffs I have collected so far. Click on links to see pictures.
|Dr. A+||Stephen W.||Albertson's, Salt Lake City, UT||Bad|
|Dr. Becker||Stephen W.||Wild Oats Market, Salt Lake City, UT||Good, but different from Dr Pepper - kind of fruity.|
|Dr. Gulpster||Stephen W.||7-11, Salt Lake City, UT||Like Turpentine - unbelievably bad|
|Doc Holiday||Stephen W.||Dan's Supermarket, Salt Lake City, UT||Crappy.|
|Dr. Joe's||Noah C.||Joe's Trading Post, Maine||Kind of spicy.|
|Dr. K||Gretchen H.||Kruger's Supermarket, KS||Okay.|
|Dr. Parker||Josh P.||Somewhere in Denver, Co.||Crap-o-licious.|
|Dr. Perfect||Urszula||Stop-n-Shop, MA||???|
|(Our Family) Doctor||Stephen W. and Dave W.||Sun Mart Foods, Beatrice, NE||Fruity (cherry).|
|Dr. Rocket||Noah C.||K-Mart, N. Conway, NH||Horrendous|
|Dr. Shasta||Gretchen H.||??||??|
|Dr. Smith||Stephen W.||Smith's, Salt Lake City, UT||Bad|
|Dr. Smooth||Anson W.||Stop -n- Shop, Boston, MA||Bad|
|Dr. Thunder||Sharon W.||Sam's Club, Nashua NH||Indistinguishable from Dr. Pepper|
|Dr. U||Mike W.||Ukrop's, Maryland||Indistinguishable from Dr. Pepper|
|Dr. Wild (A)||Jen B.||Fred Meyer's, Salt Lake City, UT||Bad|
|Dr. Wild (B), The Doctor||Stephen W.||Wild Oats Market, Salt Lake City, UT||I smell a lawsuit... See Dr Wild (A). Plus, it tastes suspiciously like Dr. Becker.|
|Dr. West||Stephen W.||Dan's Supermarket||Bad|
Drinks with other titles:
|Mr. Pibb||Everyone||Complicated! Click here for more information. (Thanks for the link, Mike W.)||Better than Dr. Pepper|