I am in the Houston area and I also have noticed a distinct change in the taste of regular Dr. Pepper.
As others have posted here, the flavor is off and it almost tastes flat. I thought it was me and checked all my medications, looking for side effects. My wife suggested it might be the product and when I did a Google search, I found many similar reports. These reports, for the most part, do not indicate the region of the country, so that's why I posted where I am.
I have been drinking Dr. Pepper for as long as I can remember, so I KNOW what it is supposed to taste like.
So..how about it Dr.
Pepper bottler, what did you do? And don't say you didn't change anything, there are too many people reporting the same thing.
Product or Service Mentioned: Dr Pepper Soft Drink.
Reason of review: Bad quality.
Location: 2400 Holly Hall St, Houston, TX 77054, USA