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It’s normal that you’d have questions for Dr Pepper. Just remember, we don’t give relationship advice, tell you what to do with your finances or do any sus medical procedures – not a REAL doctor. Ok, now let’s answer some questions, starting here.

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What are the 23 flavours in Dr Pepper?


A pharmacist named Charles Alderton created Dr Pepper in 1885. Alderton worked at a drugstore in Waco, Texas, owned by Wade Morrison. Legend has it that Morrison named it “Dr. Pepper” after the father of a young girl he was once in love with.

Dr Pepper was created in Waco, Texas, in 1885 and, as such, is the oldest major soft drink brand in America.

Dr Pepper is owned by Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP), parent company of Canada Dry Mott’s Inc (CDMI) in Canada along with a number of other great brands. KDP is a North American beverage powerhouse with many highly recognized brands. CDMI’s brand portfolio includes: Mott’s Clamato, Canada Dry, Dr Pepper, Crush, Mott’s Fruitsations, Mott’s Garden Cocktail, Schweppes, Mr & Mrs T, C’Plus, Snapple, Rose’s, Orangina, Stewart’s and other well-known consumer brands. 

Keurig Dr Pepper has 2 corporate headquarters: one in Burlington, Massachusetts and other in Frisco, Texas. For more information, please visit keurigdrpepper.com

Our Canadian head office is located in Mississauga, Ontario.

Dr Pepper is available in all major grocery, drug and convenience stores. If you are unable to find Dr Pepper in your area, please call the consumer toll-free number (1-888-377-3773) for assistance. 

The production code format is determined by your local bottler. Please call the Dr Pepper consumer toll-free number (1-888-377-3773) for assistance.


Dr Pepper is a unique blend of 23 flavours. The formula for Dr Pepper is proprietary information.

Dr Pepper comes in Regular Dr Pepper and Diet Dr Pepper.

No. Dr Pepper does not contain prune juice. It is a unique blend of natural and artificial flavours.

No, Dr Pepper does not contain gluten, just like all our other products. Note: All products which contain High Fructose Corn Syrup may contain trace amounts of corn gluten. According to the Celiac Sprue Association, corn gluten is not harmful to people with celiac sprue disease. We encourage consumers with specific questions about celiac sprue to contact the Celiac Sprue Association at www.csaceliacs.org.

Yes, Dr Pepper contains sugar. However, Diet Dr Pepper does not contain sugar.

Unfortunately, it is not available in Canada.

Information on caffeine content in Dr Pepper brands is as follows:
Regular Dr Pepper = 29 mg of caffeine per 250 mL
Diet Dr Pepper = 29 mg of caffeine per 250 mL

Calorie content will vary based on package size. Each package will list calorie content in the Nutrition Facts panel. Using a 250 mL serving, calories are as follows:
Regular Dr Pepper = 100
Diet Dr Pepper = 0

The concentrates of Dr Pepper are certified kosher. If a product has been certified Kosher, it will have a Kosher symbol printed on the label, packaging, or cap of the bottle. The most common Kosher agency symbols, include OU, OK, and Star K, but a different Kosher symbol may be used by the production facilities in your area.  It is the responsibility of each individual bottler to certify the finished product. Please contact your local bottler to determine if the finished product is certified kosher. If you need help determining who your local bottler is, please contact us herePlease include your postal code so that we can determine who has the production rights in your area. 

Dr Pepper is a carbonated soft drink (CSD) made up of 23 unique flavours. It’s nothing like you have ever tasted before!

No. Dr Pepper is not a root beer. It’s not an apple, it’s not an orange, it’s not a strawberry, it’s not a root beer, it’s not even a cola. It is a drink with a unique blend of 23 natural and artificial flavours.

We’ll never tell…After all everyone loves a secret.

Hot Dr Pepper was developed many years ago as a refreshing winter drink. Heat Dr Pepper in a saucepan to 180°F (80°C), place a thin slice of lemon in the bottom of a coffee mug or insulated cup and pour the heated Dr Pepper over the lemon.

Diet Dr Peppers with aspartame or aspartame/Ace-K blends: 13 weeks (about 3 months) 

Glass and cans with sugar or high-fructose corn syrup sweetener: 39 weeks (about 9 months) 

Plastic bottles (all products): 13 weeks (about 3 months)