October 25th, 2011, 11:33 PM
Dr. Pepper in Jamaica?
This is going to sound like a crazy question, but my future hubby and I will leave for our honeymoon to CSS in about three weeks. I am a Dr. Pepper fiend (start the day off with one). What is the availability in Jamaica? Do I need to attempt to bring my own?
October 26th, 2011, 09:27 AM
Sorry, no Dr. Pepper that I know of. Pepsi is bottled in Jamaica and is what you will find most of. Ting is also a local drink. Might want to bring your own.
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October 26th, 2011, 08:16 PM
October 27th, 2011, 08:51 PM
I am a DP supafreak, as well. I found the Diet Pepsi to actually be pretty good! ymmv
October 28th, 2011, 10:00 AM
Maybe, (and I MEAN just maybe) they may have Dr. Pepper Lite at the little shop across the road from the Greathouse. I don't think I've ever seen a "Diet" Coke product in Jamaica. Mostly Coke Lite, which is similar but still different than Diet Coke.
In my experience, my perceived need for my favorite brand of soda, beer, snacks, etc.... all fell by the wayside once I was actually on the ground in Jamaica.
October 28th, 2011, 11:26 AM
i lived on the island for 7m and can't recall seeing dr pepper (i suspect you might be able to get it at one of the groceries stores in Negril that cater to visitors).. however if it is a dire need, i'd bring your own
the pepsi is made and bottled on the island and IMO has a nicer taste down there... they use sugar cane as opposed to the more processed stuff... sweeter and not as chemically....
October 29th, 2011, 01:22 AM
I am an avid soda drinker here at home. (big ups for diet dr.) Oddly enough, I don't touch the stuff when we are in JA. AT ALL. I mean not even once. There are so many wonderful things, that are such a bother to get or make at home, that just magically appear, its rather easy to expand the horizons a bit.
October 29th, 2011, 01:36 PM
what about coke? I love my rum and cokes, please tell me I won't be drinking rum and Pepsi!
October 30th, 2011, 03:06 AM
If you take a mug of draft beer and drop a shot of amaretto into it like a depth charge and then pound it back it really tastes like a Dr. Pepper. Try it while on vacay.
November 16th, 2011, 11:36 PM
there ya go !!!! and think of all the room you'll save in your suitcase.
November 17th, 2011, 10:38 AM
If you are prepared to experiment with a different fizzy soft drink, try Jamaican ginger beer - absolutely gorgeous. I thought I didn't like ginger but I tried it and now it is on my "when I get to CSA again" list.
November 17th, 2011, 10:46 AM
November 17th, 2011, 09:57 PM
MattandLisa, yes Pepsi products are at the resorts.
November 18th, 2011, 05:49 PM
I'm a Captains and Diet Coke drinker and neither are available at Couples at the bars or in your mini fridge, just Pepsi.
Originally Posted by Matt and Lisa
I did buy a few cans of Diet Coke at the little store by the pool at CN though and mixed that with the Appletons in our room...it helped a little.
November 21st, 2011, 02:05 PM
As somebody mentioned, the flavors of any branded soda is different in Jamaica than in the States: it's a different formula, and it's made with cane sugar instead of HFCS. I normally don't drink Pepsi, but the Pepsi there I find quite satisfactory on the few occasions I want something fizzy and sweet. But that's just me.
I should also mention the ketchup is different: more vinegar, a little sweeter, a little thinner. It's very similar to the Ketchup you would find in Europe. I don't mind it, but my husband definitely doesn't like it. So if that's issue, you may want to consider packing some, as well. Now that Heinz has the dip-and-squeeze packets, refrigeration isn't an issue, and you can easily pop a couple in your beach bag for the day.