Update: Cherry Vanilla Dr Pepper

We first reviewed Cherry Vanilla Dr Pepper in February 2005 (read our thoughts here).

Cherry Vanilla Dr Pepper

Amy and I noted that “it’s predominantly the traditional Dr Pepper flavor, however the aftertaste is noticeably different.”

Cherry Vanilla Dr Pepper

Previous Cherry Vanilla Dr Pepper packaging (2005)

I took particular issue with the packaging, as “I felt the packaging could have been done a little differently…., given that the color and iconography almost too closely resemble the original. If I wasn’t looking for it, I don’t think I would have found this beverage, as it blends in too closely with regular Dr Pepper.”

Dr Pepper

New Dr Pepper bottle design (2006)

With the recent redesign of the packaging of Dr Pepper, first introduced with Dr Pepper Berries & Cream, the flagship and the latest flavor got new looks… but the middle child was forgotten… until now.

Dr Pepper Berries & Cream

Dr. Pepper Berries & Cream packaging (2006)

Cherry Vanilla Dr Pepper now showcases the same style as the rest of the Dr Pepper lineup, using the new logo along with the two-tone red and yellow pinstripes first introduced with the Cherry Vanilla flavor last year.

While I’m glad this drink got the design template applied to it, I’m still not sure if the look sets it apart enough from the flagship packaging. Even in the new style, they look awfully the same.