Dr Pepper Cotton Candy Actually Exists and Yes, It's Real Good Too

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If you're from the Lone Star State, you're born liking three things: Whataburger, barbecue, and Dr Pepper. While it's not an exact science, few can deny that Texans go wild for a late-night taquito and a good slab of supple brisket. Well now, thanks to Taste of Nature, the makers of popular movie theater candy and cotton candy varieties, Texans have one more sweet snack to go wild for: Dr Pepper Cotton Candy.

We first saw the product on The Junk Food Aisle via Instagram last December. Taste of Nature president Scott Samet confirmed the release, stating, "We know that people's tastes in drinks can fluctuate as often as their ever-changing moods. With the launch of this great brand in cotton candy, consumers can now enjoy classic Dr Pepper flavor in a whole new way.

Obviously, this is a treat that's meant to be taken to your local county fair. Will it show up at the State Fair of Texas next year? It also has us wondering what exactly it will taste like. I mean, Dr Pepper has 23 flavors after all.

Here's what this family thought.

What is Dr Pepper? 

The story of Dr Pepper is a classic case of ingenuity. In the 1880s, Charles Alderton mixed up the first version of Dr Pepper at Morrison's Old Corner Drug Store in Waco, Texas. It was the first nationally marketed soft drink in America, even beating out Coca-Cola. While there were rumors about the 23 flavors containing prune juice, that's simply not true of Alderton's soda fountain creation.

The recipe for Dr Pepper is split in half and kept in two different safe deposit boxes. While the Dr Pepper Snapple group has never officially revealed the 23 flavors of Dr Pepper, here are what some believe to be the 23 flavors of Dr Pepper. How many did you know?

  • Cola

  • Cherry

  • Licorice

  • Amaretto

  • Vanilla

  • Blackberry

  • Apricot

  • Caramel

  • Pepper

  • Anise

  • Sarsaparilla

  • Ginger

  • Molasses

  • Lemon

  • Plum

  • Orange

  • Nutmeg

  • Cardamon

  • All Spice

  • Coriander

  • Juniper

  • Birch

  • Prickly Ash

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