Dr Pepper Cotton Candy Actually Exists and Yes, It's Real Good Too

If you're from the Lone Star State, you're born liking three things: Whataburger, barbecue, and Dr Pepper soda. While it's not an exact science, few can deny that Texans go wild for a late-night taquito and a good slab of supple brisket. Well now, thanks to Taste of Nature, the makers of popular movie theater candy and cotton candy varieties, Texans have one more sweet snack to go wild for: Dr. Pepper Cotton Candy.

We first saw this new product on The Junk Food Aisle via Instagram last December. Taste of Nature president Scott Samet confirmed the release, stating, "We know that people's tastes in drinks can fluctuate as often as their ever-changing moods. With the launch of this great brand in cotton candy, consumers can now enjoy classic Dr. Pepper flavor in a whole new way.

Obviously, this is a treat that's meant to be taken to your local county fair. Will it show up at the State Fair of Texas next year? It also has us wondering what exactly it will taste like. I mean, there are 23 Dr. Pepper flavors after all.

Here's what this family thought.

What is Dr. Pepper? 

The story of Dr. Pepper is a classic case of ingenuity. In the 1880s, Charles Alderton mixed up the first version of this soft drink at Morrison's Old Corner Drug Store in Waco, Texas. It was the first nationally marketed soft drink in the United States, even beating out one of the best sellers, Coca-Cola. Now, you can find Dr. Pepper soda in all grocery stores around the United States. While there were rumors about the 23 Dr. Pepper flavors containing prune juice, that's simply not true of Alderton's soda fountain creation.

The recipe for Dr. Pepper is split in half and kept in two different safe deposit boxes. While the Dr. Pepper Snapple group has never officially revealed the 23 flavors of Dr. Pepper, here are what some believe to be the 23 flavors of Dr. Pepper. How many did you know?

  • Cola

  • Cherry

  • Licorice

  • Amaretto

  • Vanilla

  • Blackberry

  • Apricot

  • Caramel

  • Pepper

  • Anise

  • Sarsaparilla

  • Ginger

  • Molasses

  • Lemon

  • Plum

  • Orange

  • Nutmeg

  • Cardamon

  • All Spice

  • Coriander

  • Juniper

  • Birch

  • Prickly Ash

Have you had the chance to check out this cotton candy flavor  yet? If not, go ahead and add it to your wish list on Amazon or simply just order a few 3-ounce bags right now! It's also gluten-free and kosher.

And if you can't get enough of Dr. Pepper candies, check out Jelly Belly Dr. Pepper jelly beans if you really have a craving! You can enjoy that classic Dr. Pepper flavor in some of the best ways possible.

This post was originally published on December 26, 2019. 

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