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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Dublin Dr. Pepper


Dublin, Texas is the home of Dublin Bottling Works. Founded in 1891, the company became the first to bottle Dr. Pepper and continued using glass bottles for their Dr. Pepper production until last year. Other soda companies began adding corn as a sweetener to their recipe (including Dr. Pepper), but Dublin Bottling Works used only Imperial Cane Sugar. After a legal battle with Dr. Pepper Snapple  over licensing, and using an unauthorized logo, Dublin Dr. Pepper, the bottling works was no longer permitted to use the name and discontinued bottling Dr. Pepper. You can read more about the history here. Meanwhile, Spittin' Image Films of Dallas has made a full length documentary about Dublin Dr. Pepper called Bottled Up (featured at the USA Film Festival in Dallas) and was there to film the last day of production.

THE FUTURE OF DUBLIN BOTTLING WORKS



DR. PEPPER MUSEUM




2 comments:

Joanne said...

we drive thru Dublin on the way to Ray's aunt's place in San Saba, but never stopped. On a Sunday, the town rolls up its sidewalk.

K9friend said...

I loved the history of Dr. Pepper video. Very interesting!

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