Blind Tasting the Peppers (Dr Pepper, Pibb Xtra, Dr Thunder, Dr. Perky) (Soda Tasting #15)
This episode represents something new for Soda Tasting: our first blind tasting.
What is a blind tasting? Well, basically, I set myself up to look foolish. I select an assortment of similar sodas, have someone pour them for me and, without knowing which is which and without tasting them immediately beforehand, I taste them and try to guess which is which. Inevitably, I miss the mark.
For this episode, I am tasting a selection of peppers. The pepper soda genre, pioneered by Dr Pepper, is full of competitors and store brands. There is even a blog, Not Quite What the Doctor Ordered, that has chronicled many of them. Here is the lineup:
Disclosure: I am a Wal-Mart shareholder.
Would you like to see more blind tastings like this in the future? Please let me know in the comments.
Thank you for watching.