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Dr Pepper May Be Releasing These 3 New Sodas Soon

Could this mean the end for Diet Dr Pepper?

A rumor newly circulating on Reddit claims that Dr Pepper will release three new Zero Sugar varieties soon.

Dr Pepper Zero Sugar is apparently on its way, though it's unclear whether the product would mark "a complete re-brand of Diet Dr. Pepper or an entirely new line altogether," according to user SlimFastJim. Dr Pepper Cherry Zero Sugar and Dr Pepper Cream Soda Zero Sugar are also potentially slated to drop this year. (Related: Did any sodas make our list of The 7 Healthiest Foods to Eat Right Now?)

Coming soon: Dr Pepper Zero Sugar. I'm not certain on whether or not this is a complete re-brand of Diet Dr Pepper or an entirely new line all together from r/ToFizzOrNotToFizz

Like other beverage manufacturers, Dr Pepper was impacted by a national shortage of aluminum cans amid an increase in demand against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic. However, an image of the new product shared on Reddit featured plastic bottles.

Some commenters speculate the three Dr Pepper Zero Sugar varieties will replace Diet Dr Pepper, while others predict the original diet version of the soda is here to stay (but other diet flavors will be retired). Eat This, Not That! has reached out to the soda maker for comment.

While the new flavors would have significantly less sugar than regular Dr Pepper, that doesn't necessarily mean they'll be healthier. Here are the Dangerous Side Effects of Drinking Soda Every Day, According to Science.

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Amanda McDonald
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