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Carnival will stop carrying Coke products in next few weeks and make a changeover to Pepsi.  

 

FYI.  And worth what you spent to read it. 

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That is certainly not uplifting news. Coca Cola is way better, in my opinion. I guess Coke Freestyle machines are even less of a possibility now

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I hate Pepsi - smells like a cleanser. So much for ordering a Rum and Coke. Rum and Pepsi? Yuck! What about all the other cocktails that call for Coke, not just a cola? We'll keep bringing our cans of coke on board with us. DH will have to order a shot of Rum and bring his own Coke to mix with it.

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21 minutes ago, SailorMarg said:

The only thing my husband wants to know, what about the Dr. Pepper?!!

That's a Coke product. Maybe he can develop a taste for Mr. Pibb which is a Pepsi product. I've done it in a pinch and they both contain prune juice! 🙂 

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I'm actually thrilled about the change, more for the Bubly and teas.  I like Diet Pepsi better than Diet Coke, but I drink both...that said, Diet Coke never tasted quite right on the ships anyway.  

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1 minute ago, sanmarcosman said:

That's a Coke product. Maybe he can develop a taste for Mr. Pibb which is a Pepsi product. I've done it in a pinch and they both contain prune juice! 🙂 

Mr. Pibb is a Coke brand

 

 

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2 minutes ago, RjayB said:

Is there a link to the official announcement?

John Heald announced it today on his FB page

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2 minutes ago, sanmarcosman said:

That's a Coke product. Maybe he can develop a taste for Mr. Pibb which is a Pepsi product. I've done it in a pinch and they both contain prune juice! 🙂 

Dr. Pepper is a coke product?? Where did you hear that vicious rumor? THAT is fake news.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr_Pepper

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31 minutes ago, SailorMarg said:

The only thing my husband wants to know, what about the Dr. Pepper?!!


Dr Pepper is bottled by both Coke and Pepsi so it could still be available. I’ve seen both Dr Pepper and Mr Pibb served out of New Orleans and Galveston in the past. 

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1 minute ago, jimbo5544 said:

Mr Pibb?? Who comes up with these names?

I don't know but just like the people whose job it is to name paint color they are well paid. Soda is big business as you know.

Edited by sanmarcosman

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I'm happy - I prefer diet pepsi and if they add in Diet Mountain Dew and Diet Sierra Mist, so will my mother. We'll just bring on diet coke for my dad and then the whole family is covered.

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I thought I didn't care about this, but then i saw the list of included drinks on John Heald's page.  I dont drink soda, but I do enjoy Pure Leaf teas.  I also like Propel, Gatorade, and especially the Starbucks frappachinos.  If those are all actually available on board as part of Bubbles, I may end up purchasing.

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3 minutes ago, purplephenom said:

I thought I didn't care about this, but then i saw the list of included drinks on John Heald's page.  I dont drink soda, but I do enjoy Pure Leaf teas.  I also like Propel, Gatorade, and especially the Starbucks frappachinos.  If those are all actually available on board as part of Bubbles, I may end up purchasing.

This.  If they add propel, I am with you on bubbles....wait there are no bullies in Propel....aww never mind.  

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19 minutes ago, sanmarcosman said:

That's a Coke product. Maybe he can develop a taste for Mr. Pibb which is a Pepsi product. I've done it in a pinch and they both contain prune juice! 🙂 

Surprisingly, Dr. Pepper is neither a Coke nor a Pepsi product. “Dr Pepper Snapple Group is an American multinational soft drink company based in Plano, Texas, and as of July 2018 it is a business unit of the newly formed publicly traded conglomerate Keurig Dr Pepper....In the United States, Keurig Dr Pepper does not have a complete network of bottlers and distributors, so the drink is sometimes bottled under contract by Coca-Cola or Pepsi bottlers. Prior to the initial Cadbury Schweppes investment-turned-buyout, 30% of Dr Pepper/Seven Up products were produced and distributed by Pepsi bottlers, and another 30% by Coca-Cola bottlers. The remaining 40% were produced and distributed by independent bottlers (mainly consisting of Dr Pepper/Seven Up premerger regional bottlers) and the Dr Pepper/Seven Up Bottling Group. Currently, the majority of Pepsi and Coke bottlers bottling Dr Pepper are owned by PepsiCo and The Coca-Cola Company after their buyouts of their major bottlers. Presently, Dr Pepper Snapple relies on its own bottling group to bottle and distribute its products in more than 30 states.”

 

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4 minutes ago, SailorMarg said:

Surprisingly, Dr. Pepper is neither a Coke nor a Pepsi product. “Dr Pepper Snapple Group is an American multinational soft drink company based in Plano, Texas, and as of July 2018 it is a business unit of the newly formed publicly traded conglomerate Keurig Dr Pepper....In the United States, Keurig Dr Pepper does not have a complete network of bottlers and distributors, so the drink is sometimes bottled under contract by Coca-Cola or Pepsi bottlers. Prior to the initial Cadbury Schweppes investment-turned-buyout, 30% of Dr Pepper/Seven Up products were produced and distributed by Pepsi bottlers, and another 30% by Coca-Cola bottlers. The remaining 40% were produced and distributed by independent bottlers (mainly consisting of Dr Pepper/Seven Up premerger regional bottlers) and the Dr Pepper/Seven Up Bottling Group. Currently, the majority of Pepsi and Coke bottlers bottling Dr Pepper are owned by PepsiCo and The Coca-Cola Company after their buyouts of their major bottlers. Presently, Dr Pepper Snapple relies on its own bottling group to bottle and distribute its products in more than 30 states.”

 

Not only is Dr. Pepper based in Plano, TX but Dr. Pepper was INVENTED in Waco, TX   [  flame suit on..incoming in 3...2...1...] :classic_laugh:

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6 minutes ago, SailorMarg said:

Surprisingly, Dr. Pepper is neither a Coke nor a Pepsi product.

This was an interesting read and educational, too. Thank you 🙂

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