7 Reasons Dr. Pepper Is The GOAT Of Sodas

7 Reasons Dr. Pepper Is The GOAT Of Sodas

23 flavors of goodness.

Hold up. The Doctor is in—Dr. Pepper that is. The end to the Coke vs. Pepsi controversy is over because Dr. Pepper knocks their one-dimensional flavors to the curb.

1.Not technically a cola

Technically, Dr. Pepper is not a cola because it is a blend of different flavors and not solely “cola”. Even though it is a dark pop, it is different, yo.

2.Can be found where both Pepsi and Coke products are

Dr. Pepper is a company separate from Coke and Pepsi and since it’s not a cola, franchises can use Dr. Pepper alongside either cola. 23 flavors of love Dr. Pepper is made with 23 flavors ranging from Apricot to prickly ash to cherry licorice. I don’t know who decided that nutmeg and pepper belong in a drink, but nothing but love for all 23.

3. Middle ground for caffeine levels

While Pepsi has 115 mg of caffeine and cola has roughly 70 mg, Dr. Pepper has a whopping 41 mg. But, this is a good thing because it can be a good night soft drink because it has lower caffeine but not completely caffeine free

4. Has the perfect amount of sweetness

Pepsi: not sweet enough

Coke: wayyyyy too sweet

Dr. Pepper: perfect sweetness

5. Good mixer for alcohol (for those who are 21+ of course!)

It is the perfect soft drink to mix with different types of alcohol because it has so many different flavors. Dr. Pepper and Captain. Dr. Pepper and Crown. Dr. Pepper and Barton’s (to mask the nail polish remover taste of the vodka).

6. Diet is just as good as the original if not better

Personally, I love Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper because I’m a diva, but seriously diet is delish. You can @ me that diet isn’t good for you and blah blah blah, but if diet is your ish then Diet Dr. Pepper is your best option.

7. The underdog of pop

This drink may be underrated but for where it lacks in popularity, it makes up in taste and quality. Don’t question the power of a cold Dr. Pepper.

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12 Symptoms You Get When You're Addicted To Chick-Fil-A

It is your one true love.

Chick-fil-A, I love you.

Truett Cathy, I owe you my life.

If you love Chick-fil-A, you truly have withdrawals when you're away from it. You may suffer from these symptoms, just like I do.

1. No other breakfast will compare to CFA's.

2. No other fast food joint has hash brown's like CFA's.

3. When you go on vacation, you type in Chick-fil-A to see if there is one nearby.

4. If there isn't, you eat it as soon, I am talking, like, the second, you get back from vacation.

5. You truly don't understand how people "get tired of Chick-fil-A"

6. Besides the occasional change up on Sunday's, CFA is always your number choice of fast food.

7. You legitimately crave it more on Sunday's.

8. Nothing on the menu seems gross to you.

9. Yet, you seem to get the same thing every time you go.

10. Their ice cream is literally the b o m b.

11. You defend CFA to any and every hater.

12. CFA is probably your actual one true love.

SEE ALSO: The Top 10 Struggles Of Every Chick-Fil-A Employee

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4 Breakfast Spots Near The University of Kentucky That Will Actually Get You Out Of Bed In The Morning

These places will satisfy all of your breakfast cravings.


If you're a breakfast foodie like I am, you know that is an absolute priority to find the most popular breakfast spots despite the city you may be in. You don't want to visit the touristy and basic restaurants that everyone else goes to, but instead, you are determined to uncover the locations that are the best of the best. Most foodies will go to great lengths to discover these places. As a University of Kentucky student and major foodie, I have searched all over Lexington to find my favorite places to visit on Saturday and Sunday mornings. This took my entire first semester and many trips to the ATM, but today, I am now blessed to say that I am a regular at all 4 of these incredible breakfast spots.

1. The Great Bagel

The Great Bagel is one of my all-time favorite restaurants to visit on Sunday mornings. The restaurant offers a variety of bagel sandwiches and freshly squeezed orange juice, and it makes for the perfect early morning start to a day filled with homework or relaxation.

2. Chocolate Holler

Though not a true restaurant, Chocolate Holler is one of the most popular coffee shops near the University of Kentucky. Because it is only a 3-minute drive from campus, Chocolate Holler is always buzzing with UK students who come to socialize or study. The coffee shop is most well known for its chocolaty drinks and the music is great there, too!

3. Stir Krazy

Stir Krazy is a local smoothie bar down the street that serves protein shakes, smoothies, and tea. Though It only consists of these three beverages, the shakes at Stir Krazy are enough to fill you up for breakfast or lunch. Each shake or smoothies range from 200 to 250 calories and serves as the perfect energizer before a workout or a filling recovery drink after a workout.

4. La Madeleine

La Madeleine is a French breakfast and lunch cafe conveniently located on campus (and only a 30-second walk from my dorm). Their breakfast is served all day long and their croissants are to die for. I highly recommend building your own omelet for the most fulfilling experience. Not to mention, their iced caramel macchiatos are a great refresher on the side.

No matter which city, state, or country I am currently in, I make it my mission to eat as a local would. In Lexington, Kentucky, these four breakfast spots are guaranteed provide you with a plethora of different types of food to get you through even the worst cases of morning hunger. Though these places are my current favorites, I am now looking forward to containing the search for more breakfast restaurants, cafes, and juice bars throughout my next four years in this city.

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