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For serious I think this could turn into the most important thread of ch0 threadom.

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People the loooorda!!! hath blessedah!!! us with the magical elixir only know by the earthly name of Dr Peppah!!!! Yet it has been many many many moons here in our 12oz community and we hath given thanks to its undeniably magical presence. SO COME FORTH GIVE THANKS TO THE ALMIGHTY DR PEPPER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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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.[1]To test his new drink, he first offered it to store owner Wade Morrison, who also found it to his liking. After repeated sample testing by the two, Alderton was ready to offer his new drink to some of the fountain customers. Other patrons at Morrison's soda fountain soon learned of Alderton's new drink and began ordering a "Waco". Alderton gave the formula to Morrison. A popular belief is that the drink was named after Morrison's former employer in Texas, but this has been disputed by the Dr Pepper company itself. They state that before moving to Texas, Morrison lived in Wythe County, Virginia near a Dr. Charles T. Pepper, and may have been close to Pepper's daughter at the time.

There is also a Dr Pepper Museum in downtown Waco. It is located in the Artesian Manufacturing and Bottling Company building in downtown Waco, and opened to the public in 1991. The Artesian Manufacturing and Bottling Company building was the first building to be built specifically to bottle Dr Pepper. The building was completed in 1906 and Dr Pepper was bottled there until the 1960s. The museum has three floors of exhibits, a working old-fashioned soda fountain, and a gift store full of Dr Pepper memorabilia.

Dr Pepper almost became a Coca-Cola brand in the mid-to-late 1980s. Dr Pepper became insolvent in the early 1980s, prompting an investment group to take the company private. Several years later, Coca-Cola attempted to acquire Dr Pepper, but was blocked from doing so by the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Around the same time, Seven Up was acquired from Phillip Morris by the same investment company that bailed out Dr Pepper. Upon the failure of the Coca-Cola merger, Dr Pepper and Seven Up merged (creating Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc., or DPSU), giving up international branding rights in the process. After the DPSU merger, Coca-Cola obtained most non-U.S. rights to the Dr Pepper name (with PepsiCo taking the Seven Up rights)[citation needed].

 

 

 

 

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Uniting the people!

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I didnt even know about this!?

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z0mg it keeps getting better!!!!

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First carbonated soft drink eh? So that means that business has only gone downhill from the very beginning...interesting

 

Dr. pepper is an independent hustler, served at both Coke and Pepsi spots

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Dr Peppar Ice Cream Float is the business I am hitting that off when I go home tonight.. I'll post pics...

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My cousin has been drinking atleast 2 litres of Dr. Pepper A DAY for the last 10 years.

He did switch it up for a few months in the middle there and drank Cherry Pepsi but eventually went back to the Pepper. He even has old memorbilia and a somewhat shrine area displayed.

 

Yes his teeth have started to rot.

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I like the taste of Diet Dr. Pepper, it is probably the only one that doesn't have that extreme aspartame taste.

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the classic drink. i used to have a DP habit ..acutally both my old roommate and I. i now abstain.. i occassionally have one. definitely good stuff. loving the prunes.

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i used to love dr. pepper as a kid. i don't drink soda anymore, or pop for all you bumblefucks. well, i'll still drink vault, sprite, 7-up and moutain dew.

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