People are thirsty and are racing to the doctor during the coronavirus pandemic. No, not the kind with a Ph.D., I'm talking about Dr Pepper, the popular soda. According to a tweet by the soft drink company, they are doing their best to get cans of Dr Pepper in grocery stores during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr Pepper Confirms Shortage
Having trouble finding your favorite Dr Pepper product? We're doing everything we can to get it back into your hands. That means working with our distribution partners to keep shelves stocked nationwide, while ensuring the safety of our employees.
We appreciate your patience, and encourage you to contact your local retailer directly for the most up-to-date availability of Dr Pepper products.
The beverage company also noted that the statement applies to all flavors of Dr Pepper, including Dr Pepper, Diet Dr Pepper, Dr Pepper Cherry, Caffeine Free Dr Pepper, Dr Pepper Cherry Vanilla, and new Dr Pepper & Cream soda.
Charmin, the toilet paper company replied to the tweet, sharing that they felt the pain.
Dr Pepper isn't the only beverage facing a soda shortage. According to Coca-Cola, some of their popular drinks have been impacted, including Cherry Vanilla Coke Zero. Some have cited aluminum cans as the primary reason for the shortage, which is also impacting brewers.
"If Pepsi and Coca-cola are seeing issues, then these small breweries, there's so many of us, and it will eventually trickle down and affect us," Taylor Lander of Birmingham, Alabama-based Avondale Brewing told Gray Television affiliate WBRC.
Hang tight, the shortage of Dr Pepper shouldn't last too long. You can always buy Dr Pepper syrup online or if that's out, you can always go the generic way and grab a bottle of Dr Thunder, Dr B, Dr Chek, Dr Choice, or Dr Perky.
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