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