Dr Pepper is a carbonated soft drink marketed in North America and South America by Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages (CSAB), a unit of Cadbury Schweppes. The headquarters of CSAB are situated in Plano, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. There is also a no-sugar version, Diet Dr Pepper, as well as many other flavors.
Overview and history
The drink was first sold in Waco, Texas, in 1885. It was introduced nationally in the United States at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition as a new kind of cola, made with 23 flavors. The exact date of Dr Pepper's conception is unknown, but the U.S. Patent Office recognizes December 1, 1885 as the first time Dr Pepper was served. It then became the first carbonated soft drink (Coca-Cola came a year later).It was formulated by German pharmacist Charles Alderton in Morrison's Old Corner Drug Store in Waco. Dr Pepper FAQ, Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages, Accessed July 20, 2007To test his new drink, he first offered it to store owner Wade Morrison, w
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