I tried Mr. Pibb’s soda or soft drink for the first time recently, and I wasn’t exactly sure about the taste – it was familiar, but for me more distinct than Dr. Pepper, so I took to see what others were saying online.
Here’s what I found.
There are many different knockoffs of Dr. Pepper Drink Soda Glass bottles.
And below, I’ll explain the key differences between Mr. Pibb and Dr. Pepper, as well as interesting information about Mr. Pibb and Dr. Pepper like taste distinction.
What Does Mr Pibb Soda Taste Like?
Here’s a video of a guy doing a soda-tasting review of Pibb Xtra (dietary fiber) for the first time:
Based on his review, he gives it a 4 out of 5. And says that Pibb Xtra tastes like pepper and cherry-flavored cola and is an improved product.
Which Is Older Dr. Pepper Or Mr. Pibb?
The original news piece about the lawsuit printed in the New York Times in the late 1970s can be read on the New York Times website.
In 2001, Coca-Cola changed the ingredients in Mr. Pibb’s diet beverage to have more cinnamon.
And as a result, they changed its name to Pibb Xtra, in the opinion of Howstuffcompares.com.
Which Is Better Mr Pibb VS Dr Pepper?
Therefore, it’s based on your personal taste, which is better.
Dr. Pepper has been the market leader in the pepper soda space for a lot longer and established itself long before Pibb Xtra.
So, most people have a long history of drinking Dr. Pepper aluminum cans.
In my opinion, they will choose it over Pibb Xtra, because they’re more familiar with it.
There are over 50 companies that have taken inspiration from the flavor, Plastic Bottles, and product packaging of Dr. Pepper Drink Soda, and created their own similar sodas, as shown by Charlie Smith, and the Linger Longer.
Is Dr. Pepper and Mr. Pibb the Same Thing?
Similar drinks to Dr. Pepper vintage soda bottles have come and gone over the years with similar names to Dr. Pepper such as:
- Dr. Thunder – made by Walmart
- Dr. Rocket – made by K-mart
- Dr. Dynamite – made by Safeway
Many of these drinks are indistinguishable from Dr. Pepper.
However, I have found no official data to back up the claim that Dr. Pepper is the most popular in Southern markets.
If you know of anywhere I can find this information; please let me know in the comments below.
And I’ll update this article.
Do Dr. Pepper and Mr. Pibb Have The Same Ingredients?
Here’s a side-by-side comparison of their ingredients and Product Details:
|Dr. Pepper ingredients||Pibb Xtra (Mr. Pibb) ingredients|
|Carbonated water||Carbonated water|
|High fructose corn syrup||High fructose corn syrup|
|Caramel color||Caramel color|
|Phosphoric acid||Phosphoric acid|
|Natural and artificial flavors||Natural and artificial flavors|
|Sodium benzoate||Potassium benzoate and potassium sorbate|
The official website for each drink that shows the ingredients list can be found by clicking here for Dr. Pepper and Pibb Xtra.
Both contain virtually identical amounts of sugar at 64 g per 20 fluid oz. (590 mL), or roughly two cups.
Which is 77% of your recommended daily sugar intake and Potassium Benzoate.
High fructose corn syrup is used in US and Canadian-produced drinks for many reasons.
I covered what these are, and exactly what it is in a recent article I wrote, which you can read by clicking Does Cola Use Corn Syrup?
In that article, I also discussed whether high fructose corn syrup is worse than sugar – towards the end of the article.
Also, you may be wondering how much soda is too much.
A study discussed in a recent article I wrote shows that drinking 1 soda a day is correlated with developing Type 2 diabetes.
This is a health problem related to the average drinker’s body’s ability to transport sugar throughout the body.
More details about the findings can be found in the article I wrote about whether 1 soda a day bad for you?
Do They Still Make Mr. Pibb Soda?
Who Owns Dr. Pepper In 2021?
They also own other well-known brands such as Krispy Kreme doughnuts, Barista Bros, Gloria Jeans, and Kahlua. However, Joie Chitwood was a businessman who Joie invested millions of dollars trying to purchase this soda and its formal title.
Who Owns Mr Pibb?
Mr Pibb, now called Pibb Xtra is a pepper soda similar in taste to Dr Pepper.
But, Dr Pepper was invented first.
Many people ask if that is Mr Pibb a coke product.
Yes, Coca-Cola company owns Mr Pibb, and some argue it was created to capture some of the market shares of Dr Pepper.
They have an almost identical taste, and many companies have made a drink that tastes very similar to Dr Pepper and Pibb Xtra.
When Pibb Xtra first came out, it was called Peppo.
But, Dr Pepper sued Coca-Cola because they felt that the name was too similar.
They won the case, and its name was changed to Mr Pibb.
Coca-Cola later changed the recipe so that it was stronger, and at that time also changed its name to Pibb Xtra.
Mr Pibb vs Pibb Xtra
In the early 1970s, Coca-Cola developed Mr. Pibb to compete with Dr. Pepper. Dr. Pepper accused them since the name was too similar to Peppo, which was the original name of the product. In 2001, Pibb Xtra was introduced as a reformulation that increased the cinnamon flavor to make the soda more “peppery.”
So, Pibb Xtra is the enhanced version of Mr Pibb.