Scripps News Life


You Can Now Buy Dr Pepper-flavored Licorice

You Can Now Buy Dr Pepper-flavored Licorice
Posted at 4:07 AM, Aug 07, 2019

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Simplemost may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.

There’s a new twist on licorice, and we think you’ll love it: Dr Pepper flavor is here!

At just $3 for a 5-ounce bag, these delicious licorice twists can be yours. Dr Pepper is a secret blend of 23 flavors, and now those flavors are packed into these candy twists.

The seller, Licorice International, offers a lot of flavor choices when it comes to its licorice. But Dr Pepper is such a beloved beverage, who could pass up trying this unique candy treat?


You can also buy Dr Pepper licorice on Amazon in an assortment with other soda-flavored twists! It’s $10.73 for four pouches, and each has about 21 pieces inside.

The other flavors in the assortment include Orange Crush, Grape Crush and A&W Root Beer. They’re all made with the real beverages, but the Dr Pepper flavor intrigues us the most.

Packs of the Dr Pepper licorice twists are also for sale by several online retailers, including Walmart. You could take some home today!


Dr Pepper is a unique drink. A pharmacist named Charles Alderton created the drink in 1885, and he may have been attempting to re-create the smell of a drugstore in Waco, Texas, where he worked. Strange, right? But he came up with the peppery deliciousness we all love today.

Legend has it Alderton named the drink after the father of a girl he was in love with.

Dr Pepper was introduced to the larger public at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, which also introduced hamburger and hot dog buns, along with ice cream cones. The Dr Pepper Company is the oldest major manufacturer of soft drink concentrates and syrups in the U.S., but now has a parent company called the Dr Pepper Snapple Group.

As for the 23 flavors? Well, one fan site speculates that they are cola, cherry, licorice, amaretto almond, vanilla, blackberry, apricot, blackberry, caramel, pepper, anise, sarsaparilla, ginger, molasses, lemon, plum, orange, nutmeg, cardamom, allspice, coriander juniper, birch and prickly ash. Others think cinnamon, spikenard, caramel, raspberry and grape may be involved.

But no one knows for sure! Dr Pepper says the ingredients are proprietary information and doesn’t have a flavor list available.

Getty Images

If you love that Dr Pepper flavor, you may wish to whip up some other Dr Pepper treats, like this Dr Pepper cake and Dr Pepper cotton candy, in your kitchen.

In the meantime, everyone should give Dr Pepper licorice twists a try!

This story originally appeared on Simplemost. Checkout Simplemost for other great tips and ideas to make the most out of life.