Oh, good question.  Quick answer?  No, it is not being discontinued.  Breathe a sigh of relief.  

"I'm a pepper, you're a pepper, we're a pepper.  Wouldn't you like to be a pepper too?"  That's how the old jingle goes.  There was a rumor floating around that the soft drink is being discontinued.  If this were true (it's not), I'm sure there would be plenty of unhappy people running around trying to buy up as much of the elixir as possible.

According to Snopes.com, this is the rumor that was circulating on social media as of April of this year.

After 131 years of quenching American's [sic] thirst, Dr. Pepper announces it will halt production in the Summer of 2016. Though sales have always remained consistent, Dr Pepper says it can no longer compete with other soda producers using cheaper ingredients. Rights to the recipe have been sold to Coca-Cola Corp who says they will stop production sometime during the Summer of 2016. Dr Pepper you will be truly missed by millions of Americans!

Maybe that is why it became a rumor, as a publicity stunt to get people to buy more of the stuff.  Maybe it worked.  Truth is, sales for the soft drink are declining, however, there is no proof that it could be the reason why this rumor was created.  Who knows why most rumors are created these days anyway.  Mostly because people think it is fun to see other people's reaction to these rumors.  To cause a stir, I guess.

Like I said relax, the doc isn't going anywhere.  Get more information about this crazy hoax HERE.

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