When Diet Dr Pepper is flat it tastes like seltzer water. No flavor just fizz. and gives me heartburn.
Sometimes I catch the twelve packs repackaged. and it seems that Dr Pepper doesn’t have much more than a 2 month shelf life before it gets that way.
I always thought it was just me. Then last night, my G/F showed up with a 12 pack of Diet Dr Pepper. I had two diet Dr Peppers left. So I consumed the one I was drinking and made myself a glass of tea that was cold, while the new 12 pack was chilling in the fridge.
Night came and my girlfriend came in the room with a Diet Dr Pepper in her hands and she sat on the bed and cracked the thing open. She took a sip. Looked at it funny. She took another sip and shrugged then laid down. Some time passes and she takes another sip of her soda, and looks at me and says “man, when this stuff gets warm, it has no flavor”. See, she doesn’t drink Diet Dr Pepper that often, so she was the perfect outside opinion. I never told her or anyone of how Diet Dr Pepper tastes after a couple months, or any of my suspicions about the soft drink. I just buy mine from the same store because they always seem fresh there.
Protip, don’t buy your Diet Dr pepper from a store in an area that is less likely to move the soda fast enough. (I think the stuff settles to the bottom after a month. ) Buy yours from a store that is in an uppity neighborhood. You are less likely to see rednecks or tailor trash or ghetto folks drinking Diet Sodas. So go to the yuppie neighborhood. The more the ginseng crap on the shelves, the more likely that Diet Dr Pepper is super fresh.
Yes that is full of stereo typing but I worked long enough in a gas station that I can be more than 80% correct at guessing what someone is about to buy when they walk in a gas station.
can we just label them as flat with no flavor? Well you can’t call it flat, because there is plenty of heartburn inducing fizz. What can you call them ?