I’m adding a new category, Week-Ends, on Saturdays and Sundays.
The idea is short posts about things that never quite made it into Fork during the week.
1. Things I’ve seen this week …
a picture without a post
2. Things I’ve been told this week …
Baked Coon is really good with baked potatoes and baked beans!
3. Things I’ve learned this week …
Tonight it’s #3 – All about the Pepper
There’s a lot of talk about peppers in Texas. Mostly jalapenos.
I have a jukebox mentally. Everything I hear reminds me of a song. Peppers remind me of this Dr Pepper jingle from the 70’s:
Isn’t it funny that the state that calls every soft drink a Coke, is the home of Dr (no period) Pepper?
Dr Pepper is the oldest major soft drink manufacturer in the United States.
It was invented in Morrison’s Old Corner Drug Store in Waco,Texas by the Brooklyn-born pharmacist, Charles Alderton.
Dr Pepper was sold for the very first time on 12th January 1885.
There are currently 9 varieties of Dr Pepper on the market.
There is a Dr Pepper club concerning all things Dr Peppery!
The Dr Pepper 10-2-4 Club is a national organization of people dedicated to the study of the history and collecting memorabilia of the Dr Pepper Company. Annual dues are $25.
Although Dr Pepper was invented in Waco, the only place in the world where they still make Dr Pepper according to it’s original formula is in Dublin (Texas), where it is bottled with Imperial Pure Cane Sugar.
For one week, during the month of June, Dublin is officially known as Dr Pepper, Texas.
10-2-4 aren’t just random numbers!
It became a Dr Pepper advertising slogan: Drink a bite to eat at 10, 2 and 4 after a researcher at Columbia discovered the body’s natural metabolism drops at 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. A good swig of the pure cane sugar at 10-2-4 could stave off the energy crash.
I couldn’t resist ending with this is a classic Dr Pepper commercial from the 60’s
It’s Dr Pepper time!