Monday, July 9, 2007

I Did Not Invent the Acronym "DPQ"

Evidently, Cadbury-Schweppes, the beverage company that not only made John Cleese gush about Schweppervescence, but bottles Dr. Pepper (in the US, I believe; in the UK, a strike may soon threaten Dr. Pepper supplies), is going the Jack Daniels route and making some Dr. Pepper licenced barbecue sauces.

People in Texas are already cooking with Dr. Pepper. However, the Dr. Pepper barbecue sauce ("DPQ" in the vernacular of many Texans) predates commercialization, although, after a web search, there seem to be only three major recipes:
  1. The "large juicy lemon, A1, and Worcesteshire sauce" recipe;
  2. The wimpy "minced onion, garlic powder, and crushed red pepper" recipe; and
  3. a recipe involving Dr. Pepper syrup, crushed tomatoes, and liquid smoke.

This is not including the separate, not strictly "barbecue" recipes of Dr. Pepper flank steak and Dr. Pepper hot wings. I am all about the Dr. Pepper hot wings.

1 comment:

Sherbs said...

Simultaneously amazing and gross. Not sure which wins out yet, but it makes me feel good, at least we're not the only ones!