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History of Soda Pop

Updated on November 12, 2014

Soda Pop

Soda pop has been around for many years, and its, also, known as soda or pop. Where did soda pop get its start? Soda pop history goes back many years when natural mineral springs first became popular. Natural mineral springs were thought to of had natural curative powers, as the mineral water had bubbles.

In 1767, an Englishman by the name of Dr. Joesph Priestly created the first drinkable glass of carbonated water. American pharmacists were selling much of the mineral water, and eventually flavors were added to the unflavored beverage. The beverage wasn't flavored at the beginning. American drugstores were extremely popular with their soda fountains. Consumers liked the beverage so much that the demand for soda pop grew, which helped the soft drink bottling industry to grow, so that people could take the soft drink home with them to enjoy at home. The soda pop industry has grown worldwide to to this day. Coke and Pepsi are two of the most famous manufacturers of soda pop, since soda pop got its start many years ago.

The History of Soda Pop

Popular Soft Drinks

The most popular and well known brands of soda pop are: Coca-Cola, Pepsi-Cola, 7-Up, Mountain Dew, Crush, and Dr. Pepper. Coca-Cola got it's start in 1886 when it was invented by Dr. John S. Penderton from Atlanta, Georgia. Pepsi-cola was invented by Caleb Bradham in 1898. Charles Aderton invented Dr. Pepper in Waco, Texas in 1885. Root beer was popular along time ago, and it still is today.

A Swedish chemist, Torbern Bergman had invented a device that could turn out large amounts of imitation mineral water. His device made carbonated water from chalk by using sulfuric acid. This was a few years later after the first drinkable glass of carbonated water had been created by Dr. Joesph Priestly in 1767. Soda pop had it's beginnings in the natural mineral springs, and thanks to man's genius, soda pop had become highly industrialized and is everywhere that there are stores from where it can be purchased.

Soda Bottles

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Coca Cola VS Pepsi Cola

Soda Pop History

There are many other brands of soda pop on the market, and many more new ones yet to be invented. In laboratories there are people working to invent new flavors of soda pop, and there are always new ones on the market. Soda pop is a huge business. People can even buy kits to make soda pop at home.

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      Michael Kromwyk 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Really interesting history gail641, thanks for sharing! I'll reflect on this the next time I have a coke/pepsi/Dr Pepper! Cheers Michael

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      Gail Louise Stevenson 5 years ago from Mason City

      Thanks, soda pop sure goes along way back.

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      Ruth McCollum 5 years ago from Lake Oswego, Oregon

      Found this very interesting and informative! Very well written hub!

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      Gail Louise Stevenson 5 years ago from Mason City

      Thank you. I liked the video Coke vs Pepsi. It is interesting to find out how pop got its start.

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      Sweet Chococarrie 5 years ago from My Heart To Yours

      Interesting Topic Gali:) sodas are liked since it was popularized, Great Hub :)Thanks for sharing.

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      Gail Louise Stevenson 5 years ago from Mason City

      You're welcome. Sodas sure did get popular.

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      Pete Fanning 5 years ago from Virginia

      Great hub, loved the videos too! Little did they know what they were creating! Voted up and interesting!

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      Gail Louise Stevenson 5 years ago from Mason City

      Thanks, that's for sure-they sure created something big. I thought the videos were really interesting.

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      Lorene 2 years ago

      TYVM you've solved all my prmlbeos

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