REVIEW: Dr Pepper & Cream Soda

Dr Pepper  Cream Soda

What is Dr Pepper & Cream Soda?

Peanut butter and jelly. Ham and cheese. An entire pint of Ben & Jerry’s and the ensuing, all-encompassing feeling of shame. Some things naturally go together, and now two carbonated icons, Dr Pepper and cream soda, aim to count themselves among famous pairs.

How is it?

With its dark cola color, Dr Pepper & Cream Soda looks like regular Dr Pepper, but its scent carries a strong vanilla vibe.

The cream soda taste – a creamy vanilla that conjures memories of sundaes and floats – is immediately noticeable at first sip. With subsequent sips, Dr Pepper’s 23 flavors come back to the forefront, with the cream soda lingering in the background. The flavor combination is definitely a pleasant and harmonious one. I would guess at a 2:1 ratio of Dr Pepper to cream soda.

Dr Pepper  Cream Soda Closeup

As a result of the pairing, the “spicy bite” that the original Dr Pepper is known for becomes muted, but because of the way the flavors take turns in the foreground, it is always clear that this is a Dr Pepper product. Interestingly, more so than its other flavor combinations like Cherry Vanilla, Dr Pepper & Cream Soda manages to achieve a smooth “cream finish” feeling characteristic of cream soda.

Although I wouldn’t necessarily describe myself as a purist, I tend to prefer the original Dr Pepper to any of its flavored incarnations. However, I was really impressed at how well Dr Pepper & Cream Soda recreates the subtle flavor of cream soda without letting it get lost among the bolder flavors of Dr Pepper. I would drink this one again.

Is there anything else you need to know?

Due to its varying colors and flavors (including everything from raspberry to cotton candy), cream soda can mean different things to different regions. To me, Dr Pepper & Cream Soda’s flavor profile most closely resembles A&W Cream Soda, which makes sense considering the same company owns them.


Dr Pepper & Cream Soda expertly recreates and balances a sweet, creamy vanilla flavor with its original formula. It made me wonder what other delicious, unexpected soda combinations are waiting to be discovered.

Purchased Price: $4.49
Size: 6 pack of 20-ounce bottles
Purchased at: Giant Eagle
Rating: 8 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (per 20 oz.) 210 calories, 0 grams of fat, 80 milligrams of sodium, 56 grams of carbohydrates, 55 grams of sugar, and 0 grams of protein.

11 thoughts to “REVIEW: Dr Pepper & Cream Soda”

    1. For years, my favorite soda was Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper. I am so unhappy with the cream flavor which has been forced upon me. I will switch from Dr. Pepper if I no longer can buy my favorite Dr. Pepper. My sister, as well as many friends, have expressed the same sentiments to me. We have searched Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico — no luck at any grocery store.

      1. I cannot agree more. Where I live the A& W diet creme soda suddenly disappeared and just as suddenly the new product appeared. Dr. Pepper Diet Creme soda tastes horrible, and I will not buy it. I think it should be used as part of some emetic program, for it is enough to gag a maggot.

        Dr. Pepper is forcing this new product on unsuspecting consumers.

  1. Awful tasting stuff. Like stale Dr Pepper with a splash of Old Spice. I choked down a couple of swallows and then dumped the rest in the dog’s bowl. She gave it one sniff and then looked at me like I was a war criminal. Dr Pepper, who owns the A & W brand had a great diet Cream Soda and I have been drinking for a couple of years. Now to make room for this new swill, all the real Cream Soda has disappeared off the shelves in South Central Wisconsin. Of course when you call them they swear up and down they have no idea why their diet Cream Soda is nowhere to be found. I mean, it’s not like they make it and sell it to distributors. I would strongly urge Dr Pepper to put this nasty tasting stuff back into the horse.

  2. Being from Texas I absolutely love Dr.Pepper! My husband kept on and on about trying Dr. Pepper Cream Soda…then he kept on about how I should try it… heck to get him off my back I was like fine…omg! I took a sip…he had to pry it out of my hands! I’ve been missing out but not anymore! I absolutely love it! I threw the full drink I had away and finished off his!

  3. This is the best soda out there. Now that a friend of mine told me to try it and i did. It is awesome. If somebody says they don’t like this drink, they don’t know what they are talking about. Please never take this drink away. Than you.

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