Dr Pepper switching to sugar for limited time

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PLANO, TEXAS — Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. is marking the 125th anniversary of the Dr Pepper drink this year by swapping out high-fructose corn syrup for sugar in Dr Pepper. Beginning this weekend and lasting through early September, Dr Pepper “Made With Real Sugar” will be offered in six different can designs.

The announcement comes a year after rival PepsiCo, Inc., Purchase, N.Y., rolled out real sugar versions of Pepsi and Mountain Dew to good success.

Dr Pepper was developed in 1885 by pharmacist Charles Alderton in Waco, Texas.

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