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A couple of weeks ago, we went to the Dublin Dr. Pepper Bottling Company in Dublin Texas. Right after they announced they would not be producing the Dr Pepper after a dispute on trademark. It was a sad day for die hard Dublin Dr. Pepper drinkers here in Texas
The building has lots of old vintage signs and memorabilia. There were lots of people there trying to get their hands on the last of the bottled Dr. Pepper.
According to Wiki:
Dublin Dr Pepper was the popular name for a style of Dr Pepper soft drink made by the Dublin Dr Pepper Bottling Company in Dublin, Texas. Dublin Dr Pepper followed the original recipe, using cane sugar as the sweetener as opposed to newer high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS). The Dublin plant formula's use of sugar made it popular among soda fans. According to the corporate headquarters at Dr Pepper Snapple Group, this resulted in clashes with other bottlers and the parent company of Dr Pepper. On 12 January 2012, it was announced that Dublin Dr. Pepper will no longer be produced, after the Dublin Dr Pepper Bottling Company settled the trademark dispute instigated by Dr Pepper Snapple Group.
Dr Pepper debuted in Waco, Texas in 1885. The Dublin Dr Pepper Bottling is the oldest remaining Dr Pepper bottler, producing the beverage continuously since 1891. As the soft drink's first independently owned bottler, owner Sam Houston Prim was given first choice of franchises when franchising of Dr Pepper started in 1925 and, instead of a larger area, chose to formalize existing, smaller territory, which has remained unchanged.
Most of the machinery in the Dublin Dr Pepper Bottling dates to the 1930s and the plant only runs once a month, enough to refill the roughly 2,000 glass bottles that have circulated for decades. Since the 1990s, it has outsourced most of its production to Temple Bottling Company, a larger independent Dr Pepper bottler in Texas.
This great old advertising sign was inside the store where they sold t-shirts and Drinks. I love this old sign, reminds me of my childhood for some reason.
I hope you enjoyed these vintage signs as my Vintage Thingie today....do you drink Dr. Pepper?? My husband does and so does my son, but I am not a huge fan of it myself! Have a great Vintage Thingie Thursday.
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