Monday, November 12, 2012

Doctor [Clone] Soda Drink: Dr. Bob by Stop & Shop

Another interesting item that I have found at the Stop & Shop mart is the Dr. Bob soda. I am a big fan of Dr. Pepper soda, and it is my 2nd favorite soda after Coca-Cola, so giving a try to Dr. Bob was a-must, especially when the price per 2L bottle was $0.77 [plus tax and deposit]. The graphics on the label were pretty doctoriffic, so it was a no-brainer to me that at hand was a Dr. Pepper clone: a store brand variation of the globally popular soda. The name was also pretty forward -  Dr. Bob: a drink for the average guy.

Back of the label.

As you can see from the photo, the soda was well carbonated, with a very foamy head, so I was pleased to know that the soda will be at least well-carbonated. The taste was similar to Dr. Pepper at first but then it went to a different direction, nonetheless it tasted like a decent copy of Dr. Pepper and I was not disappointed with it. Where the taste in Dr. Bon went away from Dr. Pepper was not in a bad direction, just in a different one, and I had no problem with it, since I did not expect it to taste 100% like Dr. Pepper. I would say that Dr. Bob has around 75% or so being similar to Dr. Pepper, which is good in my book. Usually Stop & Shop 2L sodas retail for $1.00 or so, so the $0.77 sale price was of very good value. I rate Dr. Bob at 4.0/5.0 with a value rating of 4.7/5.0 and would recommend it to anyone that likes Dr. Pepper and doctor clone sodas. I wish that they had them in aluminum can inside 12-packs, but they had none in stock when I was in the store, so maybe they have them at another location, because doctor drink inside the cans would be much preferable.

Some one's collection of cans and bottles of doctor soda clones.