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There is a Dr. Pepper shortage in America

Some of you may have noticed your local neighborhood grocery is running low on Dr. Pepper lately. If so, it’s not just a you and your local neighborhood grocery problem; it’s a common problem for all lovers and suppliers of Dr. Pepper, the sugary soft drink with the 23 mystery flavors. (Spoiler: amaretto, almond, blackberry, black licorice, caramel, carrot, clove, cherry, cola, ginger, juniper, lemon, molasses, nutmeg, orange, prune, plum, pepper, root beer, rum, raspberry, tomato and vanilla.)

Like many industries, the soft drink industry has been hit hard by COVID-19, and Dr. Pepper is among the wounded. Once fans began sharing stories of empty shelves in their areas, Dr. Pepper acknowledged a nationwide shortage in its supply:

So next time you make a Dr. Pepper run, grab an extra to be safe, but also be courteous to your fellow man. We all remember what happened to toilet paper back in March. Don’t be that person who now needs to wipe 20 times a day for 500 years. Get your Dr. Pepper and leave behind enough to keep the supply chain moving until Dr. Pepper is back on its feet.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

11 Comments for There is a Dr. Pepper shortage in America



  1. kentuckybackupplayer
    6:21 pm August 11, 2020 Permalink

    Get Larry Culpepper on the case and problem solved in short order.



  2. Bluehender
    7:57 pm August 11, 2020 Permalink

    You kids don’t remember this but Dr Pepper in a glass bottle was the best..



    • jpgfile
      8:46 pm August 11, 2020 Permalink

      Oh yeah, chilled to just above freezing. And made at the Dr Pepper plant in Waco, Texas — the one that uses real cane sugar!



    • Bluehender
      11:38 am August 12, 2020 Permalink

      Yessir..



  3. light my fire
    8:34 pm August 11, 2020 Permalink

    As long as we don’t have shortages on water



  4. ready4nineNOW
    9:13 pm August 11, 2020 Permalink

    Yeah, no starbucks mocha frappuccinos either. Smh



  5. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    10:55 pm August 11, 2020 Permalink

    Ick! No wonder it tastes like such horse manure. I knew it tasted like some licorice prune juice witches brew. Gag.

    For those of you who inexplicably like it, or even love it, sorry not sorry.



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      10:57 pm August 11, 2020 Permalink

      Not to mention root beer. *shudders* I always knew it tasted like that too. Root beer usually has wintergreen which is also nasty.



  6. Gazza
    8:00 am August 12, 2020 Permalink

    Been going on for 3 months now. Primarily Diet Dr Pepper



  7. satcheluk
    5:56 pm August 12, 2020 Permalink

    We don’t generally buy store bought soda, but there’s no shortage here in Tampa.



  8. Tywhoppity
    10:10 am August 13, 2020 Permalink

    I’m good, I have 10 24-pack cases in the garage….. :’ )