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A can of Dr Pepper
A can of Dr Pepper

Dr Pepper is a popular caramel-colored, carbonated soft drink marketed in the United States by Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc., a unit of Cadbury-Schweppes. The headquarters of Dr Pepper are situated in Plano, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. The ownership of the trademark varies in other countries. Download high resolution version (473x900, 130 KB) This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... Download high resolution version (473x900, 130 KB) This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... Carbonated bubbles in a soda float to the surface. ... A soft drink is a drink that contains no alcohol. ... Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc. ... Cadbury-Schweppes plc (Cadbury Trebor Bassett) is a chocolate and beverage company with its headquarters in London, UK. Jacob Schweppe developed a method to make mineral water in Switzerland in 1783. ... City nickname: An All-American City Location within the state of Texas State Texas Mayor Pat Evans Area   –Land   –Water 185. ... Dallas redirects here. ...

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Overview and history

The drink was first sold in Waco, Texas in 1885, and was introduced nationally in the United States at the 1904 World Fair. The exact date of Dr Pepper's conception is unknown, but the US Patent Office recognizes December 1, 1885 as the first time Dr Pepper was served. It is the oldest widely sold soft drink in production today, although Hires Root Beer, Vernor's ginger ale and Moxie are actually older. It was formulated by pharmacist Charles Alderton in Morrison's Old Corner Drug Store in Waco, Texas. Apparently uninterested in soft drinks, Alderton gave the formula to Wade Morrison, the owner of the drug store. 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 Virginia near a Dr. Charles T. Pepper, and may have been close to Pepper's daughter at the time. Waco is the county seat of McLennan County, Texas. ... 1885 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1904 is a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Worlds Fair is the generic name for various large expositions held since the mid 19th century. ... The United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO or USPTO) is an agency in the United States Department of Commerce that provides patent and trademark protection to inventors and businesses for their inventions and corporate and product identification. ... December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1885 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Hires Root Beer is a soft drink marketed by Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc. ... Detroits Vernors ginger ale ties for the title of Americas oldest soft drink with Hires Root Beer. ... Ginger ale is a soft drink flavored with ginger. ... Picture of a modern Moxie can. ... A can of Dr Pepper Dr Pepper is a popular caramel-colored, carbonated soft drink marketed in the United States by Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc. ... State nickname: Old Dominion Other U.S. States Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner Official languages English Area 110,862 km² (35th)  - Land 102,642 km²  - Water 8,220 km² (7. ... Story of Charles T. Pepper on a Dr Pepper can. ...


Unlike Coca-Cola and Pepsi, Dr Pepper is not a cola. Dr Pepper's flavor is allegedly derived from a mixture of soda fountain flavors popular when the drink was first devised. A partial list of these flavors can be seen at the Dr Pepper museum in Waco, although the formula itself (with its twenty-three ingredients) is a closely-guarded secret. Contrary to a popular urban legend, Dr Pepper does not and never has contained prune juice. [1] In Texas, Dr Pepper is extremely competitive in the soft drink market, regularly outselling Pepsi. The wave shape (known as the dynamic ribbon device) present on all Coca-Cola cans throughout the world derives from the contour of the original Coca-Cola bottles. ... The current Pepsi logo Pepsi or Pepsi-Cola, is a carbonated cola soft drink manufactured by PepsiCo, and the principal rival of Coca-Cola. ... Several differnt brands of cola. ... Today, a soda fountain refers to the carbonated drink dispensers found in fast food restaurants. ... Urban legends are a kind of folklore consisting of stories often thought to be factual by those circulating them. ... Prune has several meanings: A dried plum. ...


Dr Pepper is also available in a low calorie version, Diet Dr Pepper, which uses aspartame as a sweetener. Re-introduced in 1990, Diet Dr Pepper has a reputation for tasting particularly similar to its regular (full calorie) counterpart. According to Cadbury-Schweppes, Diet Dr Pepper is the leading non-cola diet soda. Aspartame is the name for the artificial, non-carbohydrate sweetener, Aspartyl-phenylalanine-1-methyl ester; i. ...


Distribution

In the United States, Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc. does not have a complete network of bottlers and distributors, so it is sometimes bottled under contract by Coca-Cola or Pepsi bottlers. In about 30% of the country, the product is distributed by Pepsi bottlers, in about 30% of the country, by Coca-Cola bottlers and in the remainder it is distributed by bottlers that are not affiliated with either of those companies. Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc. ...


In Canada, Cadbury-Schweppes has licensed distribution rights to PepsiCo. In Germany, Mexico, France, Sweden, The Netherlands, Slovakia, Finland, Austria, The Czech Republic, Belgium, and Norway, Cadbury-Schweppes owns the trademark and distributes the product. In all of the other countries of the world, The Coca-Cola Company purchased the trademark from Cadbury-Schweppes and distributes the product. This mixed worldwide ownership of the trademark is due to anti-trust regulations which prevented Coca-Cola from purchasing the rights everywhere. PepsiCo, Inc. ... The Netherlands (Dutch: Nederland) is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Dutch: Koninkrijk der Nederlanden). ... The Coca-Cola Companys headquarters building in Atlanta, GA. The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is an international beverage and food manufacturer whose headquarters are in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States of America. ... Media:Example. ...


The oldest Dr Pepper bottling plant is in Dublin, Texas. In the 1960s, plant owner Bill Kloster (19181999) refused to convert the plant from cane sugar to less expensive corn syrup. Today, the plant is still in operation, and is the only US source for Dr Pepper made with real cane sugar (from Texas-based Imperial Sugar). Dr Pepper of this nature is called Dublin Dr Pepper. Contractual requirements long limited the plant's distribution range to a 40-mile radius of Dublin, an area encompassing Stephenville, Tolar, Comanche, and Hico; however, sales to individual customers in non-commercial quantities were (and still are) allowed, and the plant sells its product over the internet. Dublin is a city located in Erath County, Texas. ... This article provides extensive lists of events and significant personalities of the 1960s. ... 1918 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Species -wild -wild -cultivated -cultivated -cultivated -cultivated Ref: ITIS 42058 as of 2004-05-05 Sugarcane is one of six species of a tall tropical southeast Asian grass (Family Poaceae) having stout fibrous jointed stalks whose sap at one time was the primary source of sugar. ... Corn syrup is a syrup made from maize, composed mainly of glucose. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations by or about: United States Wikinews has news related to this article: United States United States government Official website of the United States government - Gateway to governmental sites White House - Official site of the US President Senate. ... State nickname: Lone Star State Other U.S. States Capital Austin Largest city Houston Governor Rick Perry Official languages None. ... Imperial Sugar is a major U.S. sugar producer and marketer with refining operations in California, Georgia and Louisiana. ... Dublin Dr Pepper is the name of Dr Pepper that uses cane sugar for a sweetener as opposed to corn syrup. ... Stephenville is a city located in Erath County, Texas. ... Tolar is a city located in Hood County, Texas. ... Comanche is a city located in Comanche County, Texas. ... Hico is a city located in Hamilton County, Texas. ...


Recently (as of 2003), Dublin Dr Pepper has expanded their shipping and the product is now distributed over most of Texas. Originally, the drink came in 8 fl. oz. glass bottles. Dublin Dr Pepper recently began shipping 12 fl. oz. plastic bottles. Both types of bottles still have the "Imperial Cane Sugar" labels on the front. 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... State nickname: Lone Star State Other U.S. States Capital Austin Largest city Houston Governor Rick Perry Official languages None. ...


Name formatting

The period after "Dr" was discarded for stylistic and legibility reasons in the 1950s. Dr Pepper's logo was redesigned and the text in this new logo was slanted. The period made "Dr." look like "Di:". After some debate, the period was removed for good (it had been used off and on in previous logos), as it would also help remove any medical connotation with the product. A full stop or period, also called a full point, is the punctuation mark commonly placed at the end of several different types of sentences in English and several other languages. ... Millennia: 1st millennium - 2nd millennium - 3rd millennium // Events and trends The 1950s in Western society was marked with a sharp rise in the economy for the first time in almost 30 years and return to the 1920s-type consumer society built on credit and boom-times, as well as the...


Advertising and product placement

The movie Short Circuit had many advertisements for Dr Pepper contained within it, including a notable slogan ("Wouldn't you like to be a pepper too?") used by the main protagonist Johnny 5. Dr Pepper was also featured in cross-promotion with several Marvel Comics movies, including X-Men 2, Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2. Likewise, characters from the respective movies appeared on Dr Pepper cans around the time of each film's release. Also, in many of Tom Hanks' movies, Dr Pepper is featured. Most notably in Forrest Gump and Cast Away. For alternate meanings see Short circuit (disambiguation) A short circuit (sometimes known as simply a short) is a fault whereby electricity moves through a circuit in an unintended path, usually due to a connection forming where none was expected. ... A slogan is a memorable phrase used in political or commercial context as a repetitive expression of an idea or purpose. ... Johnny 5 is a fictional sentient robot in the sci-fi film Short Circuit and its sequel Short Circuit 2 worth $11,000,000 USD and 17 cents, it initially bore the name Number 5 but later takes the name Johnny 5 for itself. ... Promotion is one of the four aspects of marketing. ... Marvel Comics, sometimes called by the nickname House of Ideas, is an American comic book company. ... This page is about the 2003 movie X2; see X2 (disambiguation) for other meanings. ... Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man Spider-Man is the name of an extremely successful movie (released on May 3, 2002) which stars Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst and Willem Dafoe and was directed by Sam Raimi. ... Spider-Man 2 is the sequel to the popular 2002 film Spider-Man and was released in the U.S. on June 30, 2004. ... Tom Hanks in February 2004 Thomas Jeffrey Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American actor famous for playing notable roles in many popular and critically acclaimed movies. ... Forrest Gump is the lead character of the eponymous 1985 novel by Winston Groom, and of the 1994 Paramount Pictures film based on the novel. ... Cast Away is a 2000 film by 20th Century Fox and DreamWorks about a FedEx employee who is stranded on a deserted island after his plane crashes somewhere in the South Pacific. ...



Dr Pepper's "Be You" advertising campaign centered around commercials featuring pairs of popular musicians, including LeAnn Rimes with Reba McEntire, Paulina Rubio with Celia Cruz, B2K with Smokey Robinson, Patricia Manterola with Ana Gabriel, and LL Cool J with Run-DMC. The latter pairing featured a brief memorial to Run-DMC turntablist Jam Master Jay, who was fatally shot before the commercial first aired. The campaign also featured individual musicians, notably Garth Brooks. LeAnn Rimes performing Margaret LeAnn Rimes (born August 28, 1982) is a popular American country music singer. ... Reba Nell McEntire (born March 28, 1955 in McAlester, Oklahoma) is one of the best-selling country music performers of the last half of the 20th century, best known for pop ballads that include 22 American #1 hits. ... Paulina Rubio (born Paulina Rubio Dosamantes, June 17, 1971) is a Mexican singer of Latin Pop. ... Celia Cruz (Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso) (October 21, 19241 - July 16, 2003) was a Cuban salsa singer who spent most of her career living and working in the United States. ... B2K was an African-American R&B boy band, founded and managed by music producer Chris Stokes in 2001 and active until 2004, that was one of the most popular R&B acts of the early 2000s. ... William Smokey Robinson (born February 19, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American R&B and soul singer and songwriter. ... Patricia Manterola (born April 23, 1972) is a Mexican singer and actress. ... Ana Gabriel is a Mexican singer and composer. ... LL Cool J James Todd Smith (born January 14, 1968) is an American hip hop artist better known by his stage name, LL Cool J (an acronym for Ladies Love Cool James). He is best known for romantic ballads like I Need Love as well as hardcore rap like I... Run-DMC is a famous hip hop crew founded by Jason Mizell (Jam Master Jay) and includes Joseph Run Simmons and Darryl DMC McDaniels, all from Hollis, Queens. ... Turntablism is a subgenre of pop music which emerged from hip hop. ... Jason Mizell (January 21, 1965 – October 30, 2002), better known as Jam Master Jay, was the founder and DJ of Run-DMC, a highly influential hip-hop group, based in the Queens district of New York. ... Garth Brooks Garth Brooks (born Troyal Garth Brooks on February 7, 1962 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is an American singer/songwriter who performs country music. ...


Dr Pepper was introduced to the Australian market in 1997 with TV adverts and low priced half-sized cans sold through supermarkets, but an unsustained marketing push meant the soft drink did not gain widespread acceptance among consumers. Dr Pepper continued to be sold in 1.25 litre plastic bottles until as recently as late 2003, but has since quietly withdrawn from the market.


Dr Pepper was never officially introduced into the New Zealand market, but is becoming available after the demise of the brand in Australia. The soda is available in both Regular and Diet across the country in specialty and convenience stores in 6-pack 335mL cans only. With more advertising and wider availability, it is likely that Dr Pepper would have the ability to embed itself in the New Zealand market.


Dr Pepper slogans

  • 18891914: "King of Beverages."
  • 1920s1930s: "Drink a Bite to Eat at 10, 2, and 4 o'clock."
  • 1950s: "The Friendly Pepper Upper."
  • 1960s: "America's Most Misunderstood Soft Drink."
  • 1970s: "The Most Original Soft Drink Ever."
  • 19771985: "Be a Pepper.", "Wouldn't you like to Be a Pepper too?"
  • 19861997: "Hold Out For the Out of the Ordinary."
  • 1997: "Now's the Time. This is the Place. Dr Pepper Is The Taste."
  • 2000: "Dr Pepper, It Makes the World Taste Better."
  • 2001: "What's the worst that could happen?" (used in UK and Ireland)
  • 20022004: "Be You."
  • 2005—: "One Taste & You Get It."

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See also

Cherry Vanilla Dr Pepper is a carbonated soft drink marketed by Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc. ... Red Fusion is a fruity, red-colored carbonated soft drink marketed by Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc. ...

External links


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Dr Pepper - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1958 words)
The headquarters of Dr Pepper are situated in Plano, Texas, a suburb of Dallas.
Dr Pepper's flavor is allegedly derived from a mixture of soda fountain flavors popular when the drink was first devised.
Dr Pepper was sold in 1.25 litre plastic bottles until as recently as late 2004 (in some regions), it's only sold rarely in some regions now in Australia.
Cadbury Schweppes plc | our brands | about our brands | beverages | Dr Pepper (877 words)
A unique blend of fruit flavours, Dr Pepper is the oldest major soft drink in the US and the number one in its category with a 92 per cent share of the entire 'pepper' soft drink sector.
Dr Pepper was first made and sold in 1885 in Waco, Texas.
Dr Pepper is a unique blend of natural and artificial flavours; it does not contain prune juice.
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