Dr. Pepper is a carbonated soft drink that was created in the 1880s by an Atlanta pharmacist named Charles Alderton. He had been experimenting with various formulas for his sodas and finally came up with one he liked, which he called “Doc.” The name was later changed to Dr. Pepper because Alderton got tired of people asking him if the soda’s health benefits were due to its ingredients being from some type of pepper plant or whether it contained alcohol.
Why does Dr. Pepper come in a bottle?
What are the ingredients of Dr. Pepper?
How is this soda made?
When was Dr. Pepper created and what year did it debut to the public?
The popularity of Coca-Cola caused many independent bottlers to switch their allegiance from Coke to Pepsi, but Dallas’s family-owned Dublin Bottling Works remained faithful and continued producing Doc Pep for its customers. This loyalty paid off when Mr. and Mrs. Charles Howard acquired an ownership interest in Dublin Bottling Works that led them into a business partnership with JT Oldham, who had been operating his own shortening company since 1900; together they formed The Texas Corporation (1905). Today, the company is known as Dr. Pepper/Seven Up, Inc., and it’s headquartered in Plano.
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Dr. Pepper was created by pharmacist Charles Alderton at Morrison Drug Company in Waco, Texas on March 23rd, 1885 when he blended a combination of cola syrup with carbonated water to create “Dr. Rufus T.Firefly” (named after his horse).
In 1961, Life Savers Corporation bought Canadian rights for distribution from Seven-Up Canada Limited and began marketing them as their own product starting 1963 under the ownership of Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages following its acquisition of Seagrams Ltd.’s soft drink business division which included Dr. Pepper among other brands.
The original Dr. Pepper logo was designed by Lippincott and Margulies in 1967, but it had to undergo a major overhaul when the company changed its name from “Dr. Pepper/Seven Up” to simply “Dr. Pepper.”
In 1985, Cadbury Schweppes purchased Moxie Industries of America which owned Canada Dry Soft Drink Company (makers of Canada Dry Ginger Ale), and merged them with their own soft drink division under the umbrella brand name The Seven-Up Company, Ltd., eventually discontinuing production of all other brands except for Dr. Pepper after 1989 following objections raised that there were too many competing products on grocery shelves between Coke and Pepsi at the time as well as any future acquisitions along those lines.
Dr. Pepper Museum
The Dr. Pepper Museum is located in Waco, Texas, and has a lot of interesting history behind the company’s inception as well as its current-day production process that visitors will enjoy seeing for themselves while exploring the interactive exhibits throughout the museum.
There are also many fun things to do at this attraction such as play games, try on costumes from different time periods or exhibit replicas like those found around town during Christmas season, watch old commercials and TV shows with your friends, take pictures with vintage props – it doesn’t matter what you’re into because there is something for everyone!
Regardless if you decide to make a visit or not- grab yourself some tasty drinks today by visiting any major grocery store chain near you! You won’t regret it! There are also many fun things to do at the museum such as play games, try on costumes from different time periods or exhibit replicas like those found around town during Christmas season, watch old commercials and TV shows with your friends, take pictures with vintage props – it doesn’t matter what you’re into because there’s something for everyone!
The famous soft drink was created by pharmacist Charles Alderton in Waco, Texas on March 12th, 1885 with a secret recipe that included kola nuts and coca leaves. It originally came out as “Dr. P.”- short for ‘the original doctor.’ With all these ingredients combining together, it makes perfect sense why this soda has become so popular- especially during the Christmas season when people enjoy indulging in sugary treats like cocoa or gingerbread cookies!