EDITORIAL: OU soda options get a Ph.D. with Dr Pepper arrival
Our View: With Thanksgiving so soon, our minds have been occupied with food — particularly, two food-related pieces of news from this weekend.
OU always has been a Coke-loyal campus. And there’s nothing wrong with Coca-Cola products, but we can’t be the only ones who have wished for a little variety.
That wish will be granted with the addition of Dr Pepper products to campus on Nov. 26.
Dr Pepper, which originally was created in the 1880s as a cough medicine, is an important southern tradition. In fact, Dr Pepper products are hard to find in many states north of the Mason-Dixon line. Its production began in Waco, Texas, where the Dr Pepper museum stands today, and it’s valued for a unique taste that differentiates it from Coke or Pepsi products.
With so many OU students having grown up in Oklahoma, Texas and other southern states, we can’t be the only Sooners celebrating the end to our Dr Pepper deprivation.
Was Dr Pepper part of your childhood memories or your daily routine before coming to OU?
Share with us your favorite Dr Pepper memories and your thoughts about its availability on campus by commenting on this story on OUDaily.com or tweeting @OUDaily.
And Dr Pepper, welcome to OU.