My hubby and I are bit sad after we learned this week that Mr. Pibb is no longer available.
Yes, it's true!! (I'd pass you a tissue if I could)
I'm not really a soda drinker. It's more of a treat. But you see, I have found memories of Mr. Pibb. When the hubby and I lived in MA, we used to go to Panera Bread a lot for lunch and that's where we first had Mr. Pibb. The hubby and I used to talk about it all the time. If you've never had it, it kind of has a Dr. Pepper flavor--only better IMHO.
The hubby went looking to order it recently online and, well... then he had to break the news to me:
Mr. Pibb, or Mr. PiBB as it’s often spelled, isn’t exactly gone, it was replaced by Pibb Xtra in 2001 with a slightly tweaked formula. That hasn’t stopped the Internet petitions or an entire episode of American Dad constructed around the soda’s disappearance. When Pibb Xtra came out, bottlers were allowed to use up their remaining stocks of real-deal Mr. Pibb. By 2003, all Mr. Pibb was gone and replaced with Xtra. Anything sold as “Pibb” to this day is “Pibb Xtra”. That’s how Mr. Pibb quietly ended.
Unfortunately it's not the first time, this has happened to me. You may or may not know this, but I was one of the few people in America who actually ENJOYED Crystal Pepsi, also wiped from the market before its prime.
Is it me?
I'm not sure. But it could be you too. Here's a Tribute to Fallen Sodas you may have enjoyed as well.
In other news, I picked out a backsplash for my kitchen. FINALLY.
I ordered pendant lights for my island. FINALLY.
And I'm anxiously awaiting them all to come in now. (Will post pics when all completed)
That's all for me.
I have a library meeting and then I'm off to work on the last chapter of my work in progress. (Yay!!)
How about you? Have you tried Mr. Pibb?
Have any soda or food item you liked that was discontinued on you?