|Manufacturer||The Coca-Cola Company|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Introduced||1972 (as Peppo)
1973 (as Mr. Pibb)
2001 (as Pibb Xtra)
|Discontinued||1973 (as Peppo)
2001 (as Mr. Pibb)
|Flavor||Pepper-style carbonated soft drink|
Pibb Zero (Limited Availability)
Pibb Xtra/Zero Cherry
Pibb Xtra/Zero Cherry-Vanilla
|Related products||Dr Pepper
Pibb Xtra, formerly called Mr. Pibb (sometimes styled as Mr. PiBB), is a soft drink marketed by The Coca-Cola Company. As of 2012, it is sold only in the United States, except in areas where Dr Pepper is distributed by the local Coca-Cola bottler.
First introduced as "Peppo" and eventually renamed "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 and 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".
As of March 2017, Pibb Zero is only available to buy from online, in Atlanta, or found at Coca-Cola Freestyle Machines.
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 some Freestyle machines at restaurant chains that do not serve Dr Pepper or regions where Dr Pepper is not bottled by a local Coca-Cola distributor.
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