27 Facts About Dr Pepper

1. In 1986 Dr Pepper merged with the Seven-Up Company and soon thereafter moved its manufacturing operations to facilities in St Louis, although the company's corporate headquarters remained in Dallas.

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2. Dr Pepper contains 3.42 mgs of caffeine per fluid ounce.

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3. Dr Pepper is a popular soft drink made with 23 flavors to a secret recipe, the oldest major brand in the US Contains 150 calories per 12oz can.

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4. Dr Pepper gained such widespread consumer favor that other soda fountain operators in Waco began buying the syrup from Morrison and serving it.

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5. Dr Pepper was invented in Morrison's Old Corner Drug Store in Waco, Texas by a pharmacist named Charles Alderton, who served carbonated drinks at the drug store's soda fountain in his spare time.

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6. Dr Pepper is the oldest major soft drink manufacturer in the United States.

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7. Dr Pepper is the oldest major soft drink in America, having been created, manufactured, and sold in 1885 by pharmacist Charles Alderton.

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8. In 1982, Dr Pepper sold franchise rights to a bottler in Bavaria.

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9. Dr Pepper is a true Texas original, and is beloved all across the Lone Star State.

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10. Dr Pepper bottled here is regarded as something of an historic artifact.

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11. Dr Pepper was first called "Waco" because it could not be found outside of that city's limits.

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12. Dr Pepper will conduct the contest at the Big Ten Championship Game at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind.

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13. In this way, Keurig Dr Pepper is doing our part to help eliminate the play deficit by making active play possible for more kids.

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14. When he stops drinking, the Dr Pepper can sings variations of "Flava Licious", and other people in the room start dancing.

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15. Dr Pepper made several appearances in the 1994 Robert Zemeckis major motion picture Forrest Gump, as it was the beverage of choice for the movie's namesake lead character, played by Tom Hanks.

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16. Dr Pepper has been featured outside the "I'm a Pepper" motif.

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17. In the early 1960s, Dr Pepper promoted the idea of serving the drink hot with lemon slices in winter.

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18. Dr Pepper has been sold in Japan since 1973 and is widely available in greater Tokyo, Okinawa and parts of the Tokai region, where it is distributed by local Coca-Cola bottlers.

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19. Dr Pepper is not available in Thailand, North Korea and Serbia.

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20. In the United States, Keurig Dr Pepper does not have a complete network of bottlers and distributors, so the drink is sometimes bottled under contract by Coca-Cola or Pepsi bottlers.

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21. In January 2009, "Heritage Dr Pepper" became available in select markets in cans and 16 oz bottles with the distinction "Made with Real Sugar.

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22. In 1996, Dr Pepper was involved in an antitrust case involving Jerry Jones, the Dallas Cowboys, NFL Properties, Nike, and other commercial interests active at Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas.

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23. Dr Pepper was a frequent player in the 1990s antitrust history of the United States.

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24. In 1972, Dr Pepper sued the Coca-Cola company for trademark infringement based on a soft drink marketed by Coca-Cola called "Peppo".

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25. In 1951, Dr Pepper sued the Coca-Cola company for US$750,000, asserting that nickel Coca-Colas were sold below cost and were a restraint of trade.

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26. As with Coca-Cola, the formula for Dr Pepper is a trade secret, and allegedly the recipe is kept as two halves in safe deposit boxes in two separate Dallas banks.

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27. Dr Pepper is a carbonated soft drink marketed as having a unique flavor.

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