In 2019, Dr Pepper released its first new flavor in five years — the limited-edition Dark Berry, with notes of blackberry, black currant, and black cherry. Dark Berry was released to coincide with the blockbuster release of "Spider-Man: Far From Home.”
Now, the flavor is back on shelves, and this time it's hitching its wagon to a figure even more unexpected than Spider-Man — Barry Manilow, per Dr Pepper’s recent Twitter announcement. "Dark Berry is back. But only if your name is Barry," reads one tweet.
Manilow appears in the flavor’s promotional video, which he shared on his own Twitter, captioning it, "I'm excited to announce that Dr Pepper Dark Berry is back — but only for people named Barry! Like me. If your name is Lola, Rico, Tony, or, of course, Mandy," he jests, "no Dark Berry for you."