REVIEW: Cherry Chocolate Diet Dr. Pepper

Like a young woman who does not understand why she got so excited while watching Brooke Shields in the movie “Blue Lagoon,” I am confused about my feelings towards the Cherry Chocolate Diet Dr. Pepper. Half of me thinks that this unusual tasting soda is good, but the other half of me thinks that if you drink too much of this shit it gets kind of fucking nasty.

Some of the best diet sodas I’ve poured down my gullet have been concocted by Dr. Pepper, like Berries & Cream Diet Dr. Pepper, Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper, and of course, regular Diet Dr. Pepper.

I may not truly know how I feel about this chocolatey variation, but just like any post-Ricky Martin Menudo lineup, I do know that it is not as good as any of its predecessors.

Just like the living arrangements in the TV show “Three’s Company,” the combination of cherry, chocolate, and Diet Dr. Pepper seemed like it would make for a good threesome, but as I wrote earlier, the Cherry Chocolate Diet Dr. Pepper has an unusual taste.

The chocolate flavor stands out, but it is a weird chocolate flavor that doesn’t bring back my memories of Yoo-Hoo, Chocolate Soldier, or that night with Hershey’s syrup and plastic sheets. Overall, I think it tastes like a maraschino cherry, which I enjoy and are usually found on ice cream sundaes, milkshakes, or in my mouth as I try to impress the ladies with my ability to tie its stem with my proficient tongue.

I thought it had a very sweet and syrupy taste, despite not having any sugar in it. It was a little too sweet for my liking and I couldn’t drink an entire bottle in one sitting without getting a little sick, but I liked the initial sips I took, which are the reasons why I’m torn about the Cherry Chocolate Diet Dr. Pepper. I don’t know whether I should love it, leave it, or wait until it goes away since it is a limited edition soda.

(Nutrition Facts – 1 cup – 0 calories, 0 grams of fat, 40 milligrams of sodium, 0 grams of carbs, 0 grams of protein, 28 milligrams of caffeine, and limited nutritional facts)

Item: Cherry Chocolate Diet Dr. Pepper
Price: 99 cents (20 ounces)
Purchased at: Walgreens
Rating: 5 out of 10
Pros: Unusual taste. I like it in small doses. Zero calories. Zero grams of fat. Zero carbs. Threesomes.
Cons: Not a significant source of any other nutrients. Unusual chocolate flavor. Too sweet and syrupy for my tastes. Too much of it made me a little sick. Not as good as other Diet Dr. Pepper variations. Post-Ricky Martin Menudo.

32 thoughts to “REVIEW: Cherry Chocolate Diet Dr. Pepper”

  1. this tastes like a cherry totsie pop. I like those- but drinking one is sick. glad it is limited edition!

  2. Amy – I’ve read it tastes like a cherry tootsie pop, but I haven’t had one in a long time, so I can’t really compare.

    Alastor – Tay Zonday is the poor man’s Barry White.

    miss petite america – I look better after consuming alcohol.

    FatYoli – Holy crap! You mean my hair can stop bullets? Shit!

    Shannon – Hmm…Now that you mention it. Chocolate. Cherry. Sounds kind of erotic.

    Stacey – Good luck with your search. I was so desperate for them I had to ask my sister to mail some from SF. $2 for two bottles and $9 for shipping.

    Nevis – I wish Dr. Pepper and root beer has some redeeming health qualities, like they were advertised back in the day.

    liz – Oh, but the things I can do with the stems.

    meg – They made this flavors for suckers like me who will try anything once if it sounds remotely interesting.

    ilovepink – Actually, I think if it gets popular enough, it might become a regular flavor.

  3. I used to order something like this at a (yes) real soda fountain in the City of Orange… I’ll give it try.

  4. demondoll – This totally won’t compare with that. Not even close. It wouldn’t try it because it might ruin your memories of that soda fountain.

  5. If you ever get the chance you should try a regular Dublin Dr. Pepper, the kind made with real sugar (not corn syrup.) It’s about the only regular soda I ever try. I see them advertised at the top of your page there. Not cheap to get delivered, but worth checking out.

  6. Chuck – I think I paid ten dollars for the Cocaine Energy Drink, so maybe I can afford the Dublin Dr. Pepper.

    Jeremy Hobbs – This review has become a review depository. Cool beans.

    Jen – It’s so much cheaper to just rub chocolate on your lips.

  7. Finally found it! I had to get a 12-pack of cans, which will probably be exactly how long it takes for me to get sick of the stuff and start hating it. Kinda tastes like Tootsie Rolls.

  8. I guess it’s not selling too well…the just put it on discount at the local convenience store. I might try one just to say I’ve done it.

  9. I bought a 12-pack of the stuff just to try it. My God, is it rancid. The box is still half-full. I expect to see it on the shelves at your 99 Cents Only store very soon, right next to the HD DVDs.

  10. I got through a 12 pack of this. I actually kind of like it… but man… that chocolate and carbonated water mix is weird.

    It’s definitely better than the A&W Rootbeer Float in a bottle.

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