What is Dr Pepper Dark Berry?
Dr Pepper’s 23 flavors has added another – the ominous “Dark Berry,” which is inspired by the upcoming independent arthouse film, “Spider-man: Far From Home.”
WARNING – This review contains SPOILERS!
Relax, one guy who hasn’t seen Avengers: Endgame yet, I’m just reviewing a soda.
How is it?
To me, it smells like Dr Pepper with a drop of Robitussin – a mix of everyone’s two favorite syrups, corn and cough.
I had a hard time even deciding if it tasted more than just a sweeter regular Dr Pepper, but the linger of the “fruit” additive started to take over. It was definitely “berry,” but which?
The answer, while not in the ingredients, can be easily found online, I just wanted to guess first.
I locked in on possibly blueberry…and black cherry?
SPOILER ALERT – Spider-man kills Than…Relax, that one guy, I’m just messing with you.
The titular “dark berries” are blackberry, black currant, and black cherry.
I hate to be swayed, but it made perfect sense. I realized it tasted like three-parts Dr Pepper mixed with one-part Cherry Coke, or like one of those old-timey Boylan’s style Black Cherry sodas you always see in Jewish Delis and trendy bagel joints.
So, while it’s not really that “far from” regular Dr Pepper’s normal flavor, it’s still worth a few sips.
Is there anything else you need to know?
While I’ve seen some Spidey characters (particularly Mysterio for obvious reasons) popping up on promotional cans, I managed to buy the lamest bottle ever. Although, there is a movie ticket deal on the label, so that’s kinda cool.
Dark Berry is the Andrew Garfield of Dr Pepper flavor variants. It’s still pretty good, but probably too saccharine, and will ultimately be forgotten. There have been superior Spider-men and Dr Peppers.
I look forward to Mr. Pibb’s collaboration with DC.
Purchased Price: $1.99
Size: 20 fl. oz.
Purchased at: Walmart
Rating: 7 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1 Bottle) 260 calories, 0 grams of fat, 95 milligrams of sodium, 71 grams of carbohydrates, 70 grams of sugar, and less than 0 grams of protein.