Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Dr. Pepper, you make the world taste better

For years I have struggled with a serious addiction. An addiction to Dr. Pepper. Some of you may read this and laugh, but its true. Those of you addicted to Diet Coke may be able to relate, and I know you are out there because I hear it all the time. I rarely go a day without drinking at least one Dr. Pepper. Whenever I am in Texas, I try to stock up on the Dr. Pepper made with pure cane sugar because it tastes better. While pregnant, though I know that caffeine is discouraged, I had to ration my Dr. Pepper intake, and drink it only on special occasions. I searched high and low for a caffeine-free version, thinking it would be as simple as going to the store, but I was not successful. Then as I am tooling around the internet, what to my wondering eyes do appear, but a place to purchase caffeine-free Dr. Pepper online. However, I am dismayed, because it is much pricier than buying the regular stuff, at $10 per 24 cans, a $5 dollar packaging fee, and $23 dollars to ship via regular UPS. I ask myself, is it worth it? While I am still nursing and need to keep my caffeine intake somewhat lower, especially at night if I want my kid to sleep, I am seriously contemplating purchasing some. I could drink an unlimited amount of Dr. Pepper without risking caffeine overload. How amazing is that? Life is beautiful. Truly beautiful, without question!

5 comments:

Isaac said...

Dublin Dr. Pepper is what we know the pure cane type b/c it is made in Dublin thw town where Amy's mom works. And on our holiday trip we came back with 2 cases. If it were caffeine free I would shi some to you!

Amy refers to it as 'real' Dr. Pepper b/c it what she grew up drinking.

Jean said...

Sam! you make me smile:)

Sam said...

I am aware that it is Dublin Dr. Pepper. I've even been to the Dr. Pepper museum. Jer's parents always bring me back some whenever they visit. But it only makes me want more every time they bring it. Did you know the original recipe for Dr. Pepper did not contain caffeine?

Abby said...

I feel ya, only I'm suffering from a diet coke addiction. I went my entire first trimester without one (as my dr. discouraged caffeine and aspartame) but have been treating myself every once in a while the past few month. I don't think there is anything better, and I'm sure you feel the same way. I'd be hard-pressed not to spend $40 on something so wonderful...

Isaac said...

oh cool, usually when we say Dublin Dr. Pepper, people are clueless. Glad you got to visit the town and the museum!

no caffeine? sounds like they stopped making a good thing.