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Dr Pepper
A Dr Pepper Bottle
A Dr Pepper Bottle.
Description
Flavor: Pepper-style cola
Color: Brown      
Details
Current Status: Permanent Flavor
Locations Available: Various countries across the world.
Year(s) Available: 1885 - Present
Related Flavors: N/A
Related Promotions: N/A
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Dr Pepper is a pepper-style flavored soda variant. It was released in the United States in 1885. It is made by pharmacist Charles C. Alderton.

History

In 1885, after experimenting with different ingredients to create a new type of carbonated drink. After introducing it to Wade Morrison, owner of the drugstore in Waco, Texas where Alderton worked, the two began to sell it to the local residents. Their new drink soon became popular, which customers referred to as a "Waco" when ordering, often asking Alderton and Morrison to "shoot them a Waco."

The U.S. Patent Office recognizes December 1, 1885 as the first time Dr Pepper was served. It was introduced nationally in the United States at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition as a new kind of soda pop, made with 23 flavors. Its introduction in 1885 preceded the introduction of Coca-Cola by one year.

In 1954, The dot of Dr. Pepper was dropped.

It was formulated by Brooklyn-born pharmacist Charles Alderton in Morrison's Old Corner Drug Store in Waco, Texas. Patrons at Morrison's soda fountain soon learned of Alderton's new drink and began ordering a "Waco". Alderton gave the formula to Morrison who named it Dr Pepper.

Today, Dr Pepper is marketed commonly under the name 23 Flavors, which was released in 2006 in the United States.

Since 2009 King Henry of Kukgar has had an addiction to Dr. Pepper 'the greatest soft drink in the world'