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Taste Test: Dr Pepper Popsicles

A few weeks ago, San Francisco found itself in the middle of a big heat wave. Everyone at the Sugar HQ was melting to their desks and in need of a cool treat. That's when I remembered an impromptu purchase I'd made the week before.I was at the local drugstore and noticed a display of Soda Pops Freezer Pops at the front counter. They were like old-school Otter Pops, only in soda flavors: Orange Crush, Dr Pepper, 7-Up, and A&W Root Beer. I kind of have a thing for Dr Pepper, so I picked up a pack of those. At only $2 a box (10 pops in each box), I probably should have picked up one of each kind. But I didn't, and we only had the Dr Pepper to taste. So how did it taste? Find out when you


The popsicle — that definitely hit the spot during the heat wave — was nice, cool, and icy. However, it was also too sweet, and didn't taste much like Dr Pepper. There was that weird fruity-prune flavor that Dr Pepper has, but it wasn't as successful as Dr Pepper flavored Jelly Bellys.

Overall, I don't think I'd buy them again. They were a fun distraction, and definitely worth the 20 cents per popsicle, yet they weren't that satisfying. Next time I'll pick up the Root Beer flavor and see how that goes.

How about you? Have you tried these Soda Pops? If so, what flavor, and what did you think?

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SugarFreak SugarFreak 9 years
Dr. Pepper is one of my favorite sodas so I am all about trying to find this. The 7Up one sounds refreshing :)
knowmercy knowmercy 9 years
i found a box of the variety pack at my local grocery store. Had a hard time telling the difference between the rootbeer and the Dr. Pepper but definately worth keeping my freezer. The pack had rootbeer, Dr Pepper, 7 Up and Orange Crush.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
No thanks...
anniekim anniekim 9 years
Thank you for referencing and linking to Otter Pops. What a trip down memory lane. I had forgotten all about those. I had them every summer as a kid. I'll have to get some for my kids this summer. We pretty much do homemade pops, but as a silly treat Otter Pops will be fun.
terryt18 terryt18 9 years
I dig Dr. Pepper, and I just saw these on sale and wondered how they'd be. I'll probably have to find out for myself. My friend Jessica LOVES Dr. Pepper (has to be in a can) These would make a cute birthday gift for her. Ohmigosh I'm totally gonna get some and wrap them up for her. I tend to buy several small gifts to form one large gift basket if you will. That'll be cute I think.
neonbee neonbee 9 years
I don't like Dr. Pepper.
MindayH MindayH 9 years
I love the Diet Dr Pepper Popsicles in the mix that Popsicle makes...I wonder if they come in diet!?!
brittanyk brittanyk 9 years
That's too bad, I love Dr. Pepper. I have popsicle molds so I could just make my own if I wanted to.
Rancher'sGirl Rancher'sGirl 9 years
I'm with verily. I think I'll try making popsicles with canned Dr Pepper. Copied flavors seldom taste as good.
lawchick lawchick 9 years
I tried the A & W variety and had the same experience --- too sweet (and I LOVE sweet!) and didn't really taste like A & W, or any other kind of root beer. I had about 1/2 of one and threw it out.
verily verily 9 years
This is easy enough to make with a popsicle mold and a can of Dr. Pepper. Though I'm more partial to homemade pudding pops!
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i don't really like dr pepper - so i'm most likely not going to be into this icy treat, but i know lots of people who love it, so i'm passing this along!
jopperma jopperma 9 years
I have the Dr. Pepper in my freezer right now! They are okay, but I might try the orange next or go back to my 300 ice pops for $4 that are a variety of flavors.
ALSW ALSW 9 years
Yeah, I'm partial to that Dr. Pepper flavor. I'll skip these - the flavor never seems to come out right in other products!
MsWalton MsWalton 9 years
Yummy. But can't you just use the old school method and just freeze the soda? I remember doing that when I was younger.
SarahPW SarahPW 9 years
bummer! they sound like they would be great..but i could definitely imagine them being too sweet. i guess i'll just stick to my diet dr. pepper.
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