I think I lost my mind today, at Target.

I was whizzing through there (and by “whizzing” I mean shopping for a couple of things very quickly…NOT relieving myself through the aisles) this afternoon with the twelve-year-old and we headed for the soda aisle.

Wait.

Back up. Let me write it as I call it:

We headed for the pop aisle.

Anyway, we grabbed the customary bottle of Cherry Coke Zero (YUM) and the usual bottle of Diet Coke, and then we both saw it at the same time:


Whoa!

What a great combination! I LOVE Dr. Pepper! In fact, let’s pause for a moment and reflect on a fond Dr. Pepper memory:

Anyhoo, let me get back to my story.
I LOVE Dr. Pepper!
I LOVE Cherries!
I LOVE Chocolate!

I LOVE DIET SODA!

And–Wha???–it’s a Limited Edition! I don’t know what the hell that means when it comes to soda that is being sold in a plastic 2-liter bottle, but it sounds very important!

On a whim, we bought two bottles. (Good thing it wasn’t a Limited Edition Diet Cherry Chocolate Ford Mustang. I would have been out some serious coin.)

Fast forward to dinner time. Yay! Time to try the Limited Edition Diet Cherry Chocolate Dr. Pepper!

Pour.

Fizz.

Ice.

Sip.

Cherry smell: nice.

Tastes like chocolate air freshener.

Aftertaste…UGH.

Ick.

Whose stupid idea was this, anyway???