, that's good info. I'll look into all your recs.
I can buy the Dublin Dr. Pepper here, and root beers like Virgil's, Abita Springs, and a local one called Maine Root are readily available. Since Whole Foods and Central Market are both based in Austin, it's pretty easy to find real stuff here.
I avoid HFCS and aspartame like the plague, and I only rarely treat myself to sodas (called pop in my hometown of Springfield, MO) due to health issues. I stick with healthier drinks like Makers Mark.
The one thing I would love to find is Coke made with real sugar. I've never been able to find the kosher Coke in Austin, although there is a prominent Jewish community. The Mexican Coke is available everywhere here, but the label says, "sugar and/or high fructose corn syrup", so I can't be sure it's made with sugar. Mexican Coke probably has high levels of eColi, anyway...