Does Dr Pepper have prune juice in it?

In this brief guide, we are going to answer the question “Does Dr Pepper have prune juice in it” with an in-depth analysis of whether or not prune juice is a part of Dr Pepper’s formulation. Moreover, we are going to discuss the assumptions that consumers made regarding different flavors present in Dr Pepper. 

Dr Pepper is not a new name when it comes to carbonated beverages. They have been in the beverage industry for decades now and have introduced different exciting flavors for everyone.

So without much ado, let’s dive in and figure out more about it.

Does Dr Pepper have prune juice in it?

So according to the company itself, no prune juice is present in Dr Pepper beverages. There are about 23 different flavors that the company uses. All of them are a blend of natural and artificial flavors that are enjoyed by all and sundry but prune juice is not one of them.

Does Dr Pepper have a laxative in it?

No, Dr Pepper does not have any laxative present in it. No medicinal ingredient is present in the formulation of Dr Pepper.

What are the flavors that the consumers think are present in Dr Pepper?

So according to the consumers, the 23 flavors that blend to make the fizzy and refreshing Dr pepper are

  1. Amaretto 
  2. Almond
  3. Blackberry
  4. Black licorice
  5. Caramel
  6. Carrot
  7. Clove
  8. Cherry
  9. Cola
  10. Ginger
  11. Juniper
  12. Lemon
  13. Molasses 
  14. Nutmeg
  15. Orange
  16. Plum
  17. Prune 
  18. Pepper
  19. Rootbeer
  20. Rum
  21. Raspberry
  22. Tomato
  23. Vanilla

But those are just the assumptions that the consumers made. No evidence supports that the flavors listed above really are present in the formulation of Dr Pepper and until now no one knows for sure what those particular 23 flavors are, that are present in Dr Pepper. 

What is Dr Pepper made of?

So the company gave its verdict about the absence of prune juice in their beverage and has confirmed that 23 different flavors are used in the formulation of the beverage. 

But when it comes to “What those 23 flavors really are?” The answer is “No one knows for sure” as the company has never disclosed what those particular 23 flavors are. So we can say that Dr Pepper too has a secret formula of its own.

What beverage option does Dr Pepper have?

Dr Pepper introduced a vast variety of beverages which includes

  1. Regular Dr Pepper
  2. Diet Dr Pepper
  3. Cherry Vanilla
  4. Diet Cherry Vanilla
  5. Caffeine Free Regular
  6. Caffeine Free Diet
  7. Dr Pepper Cherry
  8. Diet Dr Pepper Cherry

Does Dr Pepper contain gluten?

No, Dr Pepper does not contain any gluten and all of their beverages are gluten-free, therefore people with gluten allergies can safely consume Dr Pepper.

Does Dr Pepper have aspartame present in it?

The regular carbonated beverages offered by Dr Pepper do not have aspartame present in them but the diet variants that they offer have aspartame and acesulfame-k present in them.

What is the shelf life of Dr Pepper?

So different variants of Dr Pepper have different shelf lives depending upon the sweeteners that are used in their formulation as well as the particular storage vessel in which the carbonated beverages are stored.

The beverages (diet sodas) having aspartame or acesulfame-K have a shelf life of about 3 months or 13 weeks and you can enjoy these beverages at their peak flavor and quality within this time.

The regular canned or glass bottled beverages made with high fructose corn syrup have a shelf life of about 9 months to 39 weeks. Thus the regular sodas have a higher shelf life as compared to the diet sodas offered by Dr Pepper.

Last but not least the plastic bottled regular and diet sodas have a shelf life of about 3 months or 13 weeks. 

Does prune juice act as a laxative?

So the prune juice, made by the rehydration of the prunes, has laxative properties and it can be used to relieve constipation. 

But when it comes to beverages no one wants to have a beverage having laxative in it, so prune juice alone is good for health but that does not necessarily mean that it is something that people will want to be in their carbonated beverage.

What is the nutritional profile of prune juice?

Prunes as well as prune juice are loaded with many essential nutrients like iron, potassium, boron, and phenolic compounds. These nutrients play an important role in preventing anemia, maintaining blood pressure, preventing osteoporosis, and helping the body in the prevention of chronic diseases. Moreover, the sugars bound with dietary fiber that are present in prune also acts as a sustainable energy source for the body.

Conclusion

In this brief guide, we answered the question “Does Dr Pepper have prune juice in it” with an in-depth analysis of whether or not prune juice is a part of Dr Pepper’s formulation. Moreover, we discussed the assumptions that consumers made regarding different flavors present in Dr Pepper.

Citations

https://www.mashed.com/255301/the-truth-about-dr-peppers-blend-of-23-flavors/

https://www.healthline.com/health/digestive-health/prune-juice-for-constipation

Mahnoor Asghar is a Clinical Nutritionist with a bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. She is compassionate and dedicated to playing her part in the well-being of the masses. She wants to play a fruitful role in creating nutrition and health-related awareness among the general public. Additionally, she has a keen eye for detail and loves to create content related to food, nutrition, health, and wellness.

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