Cans and bottles of the carbonated stuff hit store shelves nationwide on May 1. A 12-pack of will cost about $5.29, while a single 20oz bottle will run you $1.99. Dr Pepper Dark Berry will only be around for a little while, though, so try it while you can. And, uh, maybe stock up if you like it.
Dr Pepper hasn’t added a new flavor to its repertoire in five year, per the report. In the past, the brand has added vanilla and cherry twists on its classic recipe. Both flavors are now permanent parts of the Dr Pepper brand, so you can grab a pack or bottle whenever you feel like it. Prior to the addition of vanilla and cherry Dr Pepper, the soft drink brand hadn’t introduced a new flavor since 2002.
At the time, CNN/Money reported the new drink, called Red Fusion, was the first new Dr Pepper flavor in 117 years. Like Dark Berry, Red Fusion introduced fruit flavors to the already flavor-packed soda, but the combo wasn’t much of a hit and the company discontinued it.
It remains to be seen if Dr Pepper Dark Berry will prove to be better, but rest assured the original’s not going anywhere.