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Dr Pepper still available in the Palm Beaches, for now

New Cream Soda flavor difficult to find
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Posted at 4:42 PM, Aug 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-12 17:07:49-04

As if we needed another thing to add to the horrible things that have happened in 2020, you can now add Dr Pepper to the list of items you may struggle to find.

Wednesday, WPTV NewsChannel 5's Taste and See South Florida went to 15 locations to check on shortages in the Palm Beaches and only found one location that was out of the product completely. Most had Dr Pepper stocked in cans and plastic bottles.

The Walgreens in Jupiter on Indiantown Road and Military trail was the only location that had the new Cream Soda flavor the soda maker launched in March. As of this writing, you can find it in the refrigerated section.

Stores WPTV Checked Out
Boca Raton
Publix on Clint Moore and 441 - Dr Pepper and Diet Dr Pepper in stock. No Cream Soda variety.

Boynton Beach
Publix on Glades Avenue - Dr Pepper and Diet Dr Pepper in stock. No Cream Soda variety.

Delray Ray Beach
Target on Linton Blvd. - Dr Pepper and Diet Dr Pepper in stock. No Cream Soda variety.

Jupiter
Walgreens on Military Trail and Indiantown Road - Dr Pepper and Diet Dr Pepper in stock. Cream Soda variety available in the refrigerator section.

Juno Beach
CVS on US 1 and Donald Ross Road - No Dr Pepper cans in stock.

Lake Worth
Walmart Neighborhood Market on 441.

Palm Beach Gardens
Publix at Military Trail and PGA Blvd. - Dr Pepper and Diet Dr Pepper in stock. No Cream Soda variety.

Riviera Beach
Publix on Blue Herron Blvd. - Dr Pepper and Diet Dr Pepper in stock. No Cream Soda variety.

Royal Palm Beach
Chick-fil-A - Dr Pepper and Diet Dr Pepper in stock. Cream Soda variety not offered.
Target - Dr Pepper and Diet Dr Pepper in stock. No Cream Soda variety.

Wellington
Sprouts - Does not carry Dr Pepper
Whole Foods - Does not carry Dr Pepper

West Palm Beach
Aldi on Okeechobee Blvd - Does not carry Dr Pepper
Publix on Village Blvd - Dr Pepper and Diet Dr Pepper in stock. No Cream Soda variety.
Walmart on 45th Street - Dr Pepper and Diet Dr Pepper in stock. No Cream Soda variety.

According to Dr Pepper, the shortage affects every flavor. The makers of Charmin toilet paper sent the soda maker a message on Twitter, "Welcome to the club. We feel your pain."

To which Dr Pepper replied, "TP and DP - In this together."

The company that owns the brand shared that sales of Dr Pepper have "Increased consistently over the last four years."

Back in July, aluminum cans were also facing a shortage problem even before the pandemic hit because of high demand.

They say they are working with other distribution partners to meet the increased demand and customers should continue to check stores for their product.