If you've been at the grocery store over the past few weeks and have noticed a missing Dr. Pepper product or two, you're not alone. Amidst a national aluminum can shortage as a part of coronavirus-related shutdowns, the beverage make confirmed Monday the company is experiencing production shortages in products across the board. The issue of consumers not being able to get their favorite kind of Dr. Pepper soda has become so prevalent, the company released a statement across its social media channels on Monday addressing the concern.
"Having trouble finding your favorite Dr. Pepper product? We're doing everything we can to get it back into your hands," reads a statement the company shared on Twitter. "That means working with our distribution partners to keep shelves stocked nationwide, while ensuring the safety of our employees. We appreciate your patience, and encourage you to your local retailer directly for the most up-to-date availability of Dr Pepper products."
We know it’s harder to find Dr Pepper these days. We’re working on it – hang tight!
Note: This applies to all flavors of Dr Pepper – including our newest permanent addition to the family, Dr Pepper & Cream Soda. pic.twitter.com/Kf0UedMuiw— Dr Pepper (@drpepper) August 10, 2020
As such, Pepper fans around the country have taken to Twitter to express this displeasure in the brief shortage. Keep scrolling to see what they're saying.
I was okay with toilet paper and rubbing alcohol being out of stock BUT DR. PEPPER?????!!!???!!!!! pic.twitter.com/hkZZStlgCh— Ariana (@aerienari) August 11, 2020
Closed for Business
Due to a Dr. Pepper shortage 💁🏼♀️ pic.twitter.com/FTFHc4c4kv— LadyLuckWrites (@LadyLuckWrites) August 11, 2020
there’s a dr.pepper shortage😔😔😔 i’m going to cry 💔💔💔 pic.twitter.com/cmndlfsJ0z— jas//PLAYING EBG//3-A (@jisooxuxi) August 11, 2020
That's One Way to Do It
I want to inject Dr Pepper into my bloodstream— cami (@cami_leighh) August 11, 2020
Screw it, in honor of the Dr Pepper shortage I’m cracking one of these bad boys open. I can’t be sure when I’ll get to drink another one pic.twitter.com/oxcAjvCEmK— Yen GO生 ⧖ ☀️🌿 (@Yeo_Cry_Tea) August 11, 2020
A Dr. pepper shortage??? pic.twitter.com/c0olul3ESo— Jennifer💫 (@HelloJenno_) August 11, 2020
Maybe Make It Taste Worse
That’s what they get for making Dr. Pepper Cream Soda smack so hard https://t.co/Lo3ApWuXI9— Ay-Jay Law-Rents (@DeadEyeDraw) August 11, 2020
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