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Covered_In_Bees!
10-22-2012, 04:59 PM
For years I have been saying I really would like Dr Pepper to come in "tall boy" cans. Sometimes 12 ounces just isn't enough, but bottled Dr Pepper just isn't the same.

Then one day I was on a weekend vacation of sorts in Tucson. As I was about to head back home, I stopped at a gas station and was struck by the second most beautiful thing I'd seen at the time: A 16 ounce can of Dr Pepper (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3241/3335888178_c535a54902_z.jpg)!

I could never find any back home and could only find them in that gas station (possibly others in the area but I never checked).

I am afraid they're probably discontinued as part of a promotion or something, but are these magnificent specimens of Dr Pepperiness still available for purchase? If so, where?

EDIT: Also, glass bottles of Dr Pepper would also be nice, but glass bottles tend to make drink cost way too damn much for as regular and frequent consumption as I'm use to.

Idle Thoughts
10-22-2012, 05:07 PM
Going to slide this over to CS... good luck in finding them.

KneadToKnow
10-22-2012, 05:14 PM
If you still have that can, and not just a photo of it, look on it for the bottling company that made it and contact them.

I'd be willing to bet that Tucson is a test-market town and that was a trial.

Lanzy
10-22-2012, 05:34 PM
Saw them at wal-mart here in Orlando, only sold by the can individually.

Covered_In_Bees!
10-22-2012, 05:38 PM
If you still have that can, and not just a photo of it, look on it for the bottling company that made it and contact them.

I'd be willing to bet that Tucson is a test-market town and that was a trial.

The linked picture was a random one I found on the internet, but I do still have two cans because I'm a huge geek.

Here's what the can says: Canned by a member of the Coca-Cola Bottler's Association, Atlanta, GA 30327, under the authority of Dr Pepper company, 5301 Legacy Drive, Plano, TX 75024.

Anything that I missed that will help me get in touch with them? How 'bout some of these cryptic numbers on the bottom of the can?

NOV0810
5DB0916 1


Lanzy: How recently? And yes, I only saw them individually as well.

KneadToKnow
10-22-2012, 05:47 PM
Rats. Usually (around here anyway) that's a local bottler's name and address.

It can't hurt to try both those addresses.

Alternately, Google says the Tucson, AZ, bottler for Coca-Cola can be reached at

5551 West Coca Cola Place
Tucson, AZ 85743
(520) 744-1333

Might not hurt to give them a try.

Baker
10-22-2012, 06:51 PM
I don't know where to find the 16 ounce cans. I just wanted to stop in and mention how much I love Dr. Pepper.

When I was little my folks kept almost no soft drinks in the house. They were reserved for special occasions, a real treat.

But my grandfather loved Dr. Pepper.(this is the mid-1960's) Each time we visited our grandparents my sisters and I would each receive a bottle of Dr. Pepper all to ourselves!

We didn't have to share! One of the many minor reasons I adored my grandfather. To this day I love Dr. Pepper, even though I'm an adult and can have as much soda as I want, whenever I want.

Little Nemo
10-23-2012, 01:32 AM
Dr Pepper has a toll-free line to help you in locating their products: 1-888-377-3773

CheapBastid
10-23-2012, 02:18 AM
A few years ago they had a special anniversary 16oz can that I stumbled across in (of all places) the 99c store.

The magic of it was that the stuff was made with Cane Sugar! I cleaned that store out, I tell ya.

prettydorky
10-23-2012, 02:32 AM
As I was about to head back home, I stopped at a gas station and was struck by the second most beautiful thing I'd seen at the time:

Forgive the hijack, but I have to know. What was the first most beautiful thing?

CheapBastid
10-23-2012, 03:46 PM
Found it! (http://happyfunland.com/DrPepper16.jpg)

Bambro
10-23-2012, 03:53 PM
...Dr Pepper company, 5301 Legacy Drive, Plano, TX 75024.


I happen to live in Plano and know exactly where this is. Would you like me to stop by and ask them about 16 oz cans?

My ex-wife (many, many years ago) had me stop in and ask about the awful Dr. Pepper gum, and they loaded me up with like 6 cases of the shit to take home.

obfusciatrist
10-23-2012, 04:38 PM
I just called Dr. Pepper Customer Relations (1-800-696-5891) and spoke to a representative.

She said her information should include all products and sizes currently being produced in the United States, including independent bottlers and it did not show that 16 ounce cars are currently in production anywhere.

She did not have an information source that would be able to confirm when/where such might have been done in the past.

Covered_In_Bees!
10-23-2012, 04:49 PM
Baker: That's a nice story. I don't have any meaningful reason for loving Dr Pepper as much as I do, sadly.

CheapBastid: I would have cleaned them out too! And great picture. "Enjoy life more!" if I had a 16oz can of cane sugar Dr Pepper I would definitely enjoy life more.

prettydorky: The person I was in Tucson to see. ;)

Bambro: Six cases? Damn! What did you do with it all? Straight to the trash? Donate to charity? Mail them back? :p

obfuciatrist: Well I have no reason to live anymore. Thanks.

CandidGamera
10-24-2012, 09:38 AM
Dr. Pepper subcontracts a lot of its bottling to Coke, Pepsi, or whoever's available. This means you get regional variations - such as the 24 pack. Some places it's a 'brick' (one layer, 4x6), some places it's the 'Cube' (two layers, 3x4).