When listing ingredients of Dr. Pepper, Uncle Cecil says “Apparently in
Canada lactic acid is sometimes listed on the can, as well as polyethylene
glycol. …I guess polyethylene glycol could be one of those mystic spices.”
Well, polyethylene glycol is more than a spice. I remember the pastor of my church saying during a sermon that ethylene glycol is in Dr. Pepper AND is also used in anti-freezes such as Prestone. So I
looked it up in Webster’s Dictionary, and sure enough, he was right.
To quote Webster’s:
Main Entry: ethylene glycol
: a thick liquid diol C2H6O2 used especially as an antifreeze and in making
Let’s hope the ethylene glycol is not toxic and is used purely to lower the
freezing point of Dr. Pepper. Otherwise the lifespans of Dr. Pepper drinkers
are shrinking every day!