|Manufacturer||The Coca-Cola Company|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Introduced||1972 (as Peppo)
1973 (as Dr. Pibb and Mr. Pibb later that year)
2001 (as Pibb Xtra)
|Flavor||Pepper-style carbonated soft drink|
Pibb Xtra/Zero Cherry
Pibb Xtra/Zero Cherry-Vanilla
|Related products||Dr Pepper
First introduced as "Peppo" and eventually "Dr. Pibb", to compete against Dr Pepper, the name was changed to "Mr. Pibb" after Dr Pepper sued The Coca-Cola Company for trademark infringement. The original test markets for Mr. Pibb in 1972 were located in Waco, Texas, the birthplace of Dr Pepper, before the company moved to Dallas, Texas.
In 1980, Mr. Pibb was reformulated, marketed with the words "New Taste" printed prominently on the products.
In 2001, a new formula called Pibb Xtra added cinnamon flavor, replacing the original formula in many parts of the United States. Today Pibb Xtra is labeled as "artificially flavored spicy cherry soda".
Coca-Cola Freestyle Flavors
In 2011, Pibb Xtra expanded to two new flavors. Released for Coca-Cola Freestyle machines, the first is Pibb Xtra Cherry, the other Pibb Xtra Cherry-Vanilla. Both of these new flavors were also released for Pibb Zero. Pibb is now available in most Freestyle machines.
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- Soda Pop of the Week: Peppo
- Dougherty, Philip H. (1973), "Advertising: Howdy to Mr. Pibb; Furs, Feathers, Fins Direct Mail Doings People", The New York Times (June 27): 109
- Dr Pepper Museum – History of Dr Pepper
- "The History of Mr. PiBB". pibbthug.com. August 23, 2008. Archived from the original on March 27, 2014. Retrieved March 27, 2014.
- Coca-Cola Brand Fact Sheet – Pibb Xtra
- Soft drink nutrition