Before I learned that soda may have contributed to my strokes, I drank Dr. Pepper with most everything – cherry coke more or less. My grandfather retired from Coca-Cola, so I had Coke running through my veins. Loved the stuff, until I was made aware of the dangers of soda to your health and especially diet sodas made with aspartame (artificial sweetener). See Dr. Mercola comments about the health hazards of aspartame
I wasn’t happy about this. I liked my Dr. Pepper, but not at the risk of having another stroke. Been there, done that.