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The famous carbonated drink Dr Pepper produced by a corporation Dr Pepper Snapple Group Company (former company name - Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages). In addition to its most famous brand, the company produces other carbonated and non-carbonated drinks, teas, mixes, even beer. Produced under this brand Schweppes, A&W Root Beer, Hawaiian Punch, Mott's. The main sales market is the countries of North America.
For the first time, the drink was offered to customers in a pharmacy Morrison's Old Corner in Waho, Texas (Waco, Texas) in 1885. According to legend, soda is named after Dr. Charles Pepper, whose daughter was once in love with the owner of the pharmacy and the first seller of the drink Wade Morrison (Wade Morrison). A rather strange legend, why not name the drink in honor of the girl herself ... There are about a dozen more legends, but no one knows the true reason for the name. Initially, there was a dot in the title after the word doctor - Dr. Pepper", in the 50s, the dot began to be skipped, according to company historians, due to the use of a different font, and now this spelling has been fixed. The drink was created by a pharmacist who worked for Morrison - Charles Alderton (Charles Alderton), he long sought his favorite fruity taste and the resulting drink soon became the most popular in the area.
In 1891, the production of the drink takes on an industrial scale. Two entrepreneurs Wade Morrison and Robert S. Lazenby start a new manufacturing firm Dr Pepper, in which the inventor of the Alderton drink is no longer involved. In 1904, the new drink made a splash at the World Trade Fair in St. Louis. And now it is one of the leaders among carbonated drinks in the world. Its creators claim that such success was made possible thanks to the unique taste of the drink, 23 different components were mixed in it.
Whole story Dr Pepper surrounded by legends, just as no one knows exactly where the name of the drink came from, so no one knows for sure whether soda has anything to do with one of the most popular music albums in history. Of course it's an album. The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band” "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club." According to one version, initially there was a doctor instead of a sergeant, but fearing accusations of plagiarism, the name was changed.