Blog: Chris Brook-CarterDr. Pepper – makes you go off with a bang?

Chris Brook-Carter | 14 January 2005

An American woman is suing the bottler and distributor of Dr. Pepper after she drank a bottle of the soft drink that allegedly contained gasoline.

Kimberly Ninness from Oklahoma is asking for more than US$10,000 in damages, claiming that she bought the bottle from a vending machine at work on 30 January last year. Ninness maintains that after she took one drink, her mouth began burning and her stomach began to ache. She ended up going to a hospital emergency room.

The lawsuit claims that testing shows the container contained gasoline.

Yes, it is a peculiar taste, isn’t it?


BLOG

Did Alibaba's 9.9 Global Wine and Spirits Festival flop?

Major wine players flocked to China ready for online giant Alibaba's 9.9 Global Wine and Spirits Festival, which took place on 9 September....

BLOG

Is Vietnam about to curb late-night drinking?

In May, Heineken's CEO, Jean-François van Boxmeer, called Vietnam the "poster child" for international beer thanks to strong demographics and growing demand....

BLOG

Heineken brings commercial know-how to new recruitment drive

Heineken is known for its flashy adverts. Now the brewer has given the star treatment to a new recruitment drive with a glamorous and highly-persuasive ad that, quite frankly, had the staff here at...

BLOG

Queues are forming for latest (Jim Beam) Apple product

Move over iPhone 7 headphones-gate, there is a new Apple product causing a stir. Or a shake. Or just a shot....

just-drinks homepage



Forgot your password?