The Secret to Dr Pepper 10's Man Appeal Uncovered

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dr. pepper 10If you haven't already seen the Dr Pepper 10 "it's not for women" commercials, the new parody commercial by Comedivas may put you off of ever trying it. Two women defiantly try the diet soda "for men only" and then POOF! One of them sprouts a moustache and the other ... well, let's just say the video is NSFW. (I've posted it below anyway. Watch when you get home.)

They're joking, I know. But the question remains -- is there something about the taste that appeals more to guys? Is there anything more than ridiculous, made-up nonsense behind the campaign? I decided to try some myself to see. Yes. I am that brave. I would try the man soda in the interest of science.

And ... none of the stores around me carry Dr Pepper 10. But they do carry regular Dr Pepper and Diet Dr Pepper (0 calories instead of 10). And guess what happened while I was standing in front of the Peppers? That's right, a MAN reached in and grabbed the Diet Dr Pepper. Hey, I live in New York City, where we coined the term "metrosexual." Guys around here are secure enough in their masculinity to purchase "diet" sodas without losing face.

So maybe there really is something masculine about the flavor? It does have a sort of cinnamon/spicy taste, kind of like -- oh my god -- kind of like Old Spice! I've figured it out everyone. THIS is the Dr Pepper/Men missing link -- it's a soft drink that tastes like their deodorant smells! 

What are the implications of this amazing discovery? Will marketers start creating other foods just for men -- foods with that cinnamon and spice flavor? Are men going to "own" snickerdoodles and gingerbread? The possibilities are endless! 

Do you think certain flavors appeal more to men than to women, or is it all just a marketing gimmick?

 

Image via YouTube 

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elija... elijahsmama09

My hsuband loves Dr. P. I hate it.

iam4you2 iam4you2

Its all just a gimmick

linzemae linzemae

That was pretty funny!

aj23 aj23

Just a gimmick

Irvin Frank


We still need to feed our family healthy, well-balanced meals while keeping to a set budget. Change is the hardest thing and trying to do everything at once will have most people quitting before they even begin. You can get samples from sites like "Get Official Samples" where you can find all samples

nonmember avatar Jacob Cremer

I dislike the phrase "secure in his masculinity." It seems to imply that there is something masculine to be secure about. I'm me, I guess I'm a male, but there's not really much more to it!

The choice between Dr. Pepper and Diet Dr. Pepper should reflect a person's taste and nutritional preferences. The idea that a man shouldn't drink diet soda because he is male is, above all things, stupidity.

Same with "be a man." If a woman has a problem and is worried about standing up for herself, her sex doesn't indicate whether or not she should be brave. Like a man, she can weigh out the risks and identify any irrational fears. I wouldn't tell a male to "be a man," I'd say "do what's best for you."

Obviously I'm on a website with pink stuff and curly letters called "Cafe Mom." I landed here via a Google search and then started clicking other interesting topics. Didn't even think about it. Still don't care!

Texas... TexasGirl512

For the author:



There is no period after Dr in Dr Pepper. The company removed it eons ago to eliminate any medical connotation with the product.

Bmat Bmat

I never thought of it. I suppose this could be a way to market-  foods for men, foods for women.

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