What are the 23 Flavors of Dr Pepper? According to the Dr. Pepper webiste, “Dr. Pepper is a unique blend of 23 flavors. The formula for Dr. Pepper is proprietary information.” It is true that the twenty-three ingredients found in the soda are a closely guarded secret, and has been since the cola’s introduction in 1904 at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. Noone knows for sure what the flavors are, however there are some guesses floating around the internet…the most common guess at the flavors I’ve found include: Amaretto, Almond, Blackberry, Black Licorice, Caramel, Carrot, Clove, Cherry, Raspberry, and Vanilla, among other flavors.
The flavor of Dr. Pepper is hard to describe – some people think that amaretto mixed with club soda, or amaretto mixed with cola taste exactly like Dr. Pepper; others claim that Dr. Pepper tastes slightly similar to cherry-flavored root beer. There are even rumors that Dr. Pepper contains prune juice – however, this is the one flavor that the cola’s website does address – Dr. Pepper officially says in it’s FAQs “Dr Pepper is a unique blend of natural and artificial flavors, it does not contain prune juice.”
Recipe for Hot Dr. Pepper
According to the Dr Pepper website – one winter flavor you do not want to miss is Hot Dr Pepper. The directions to make according to the company website: heat Dr. Pepper to 180 degrees, then pour the hot Dr. Pepper over a slice of lemon in a coffee mug.