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Dr Pepper Falls Victim To Internet Death Hoax

A Facebook rumor claimed the company had sold its recipe to Coke and was shutting down.

Breathe easy, Peppers: Your beverage of choice isn't going anywhere. 

Dr Pepper took to Twitter on Monday to crush a rumor that claimed the company had sold its famous 23-flavor formula to Coca-Cola, which was, in turn, shutting down production this summer.

Here's the image being passed around on social media: 

The death hoax was quickly debunked by both Snopes and the company itself, which reassured its famously loyal fans with a tweet:

Dr Pepper, which has a history going back to 1885, calls itself "the oldest major soft drink in the United States." 

 

(h/t Mashable)

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