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Fun Facts About Dr. Pepper

Updated on August 20, 2013

 

1. Most people know that Dr. Pepper has 23 flavors, right? But what are they? No one knows for certain, but some have tried to figure them out. Check out the web for some answers:


http://www.listafterlist.com/tabid/57/listid/9336/Food++Dining/23+Flavors+of+Dr+Pepper.aspx


2. Who was the soda named after or was it just part of a marketing campaign?

Straight from the source! www.drpepper.com

"Q: How did Dr Pepper get its name? A: A pharmacist named Charles Alderton created Dr Pepper in 1885. Alderton worked at a drugstore in Waco, Texas owned by Wade Morrison. Legend has it that Morrison named it "Dr. Pepper" after the father of a young girl he was once in love with."


3. Is Dr. Pepper owned by Pepsi or Coke? Neither! It's owned by the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group. They own Snapple, Dr Pepper, 7UP, A&W Root Beer, Sunkist soda, Canada Dry, Hawaiian Punch, Schweppes, RC Cola, Diet Rite, Slush Puppie frozen drinks, Mott's Apple Juice, Clamato, Mr & Mrs T, Holland House mixers, Rose's, Mistic, Yoo-Hoo, Orangina, IBC, Stewart's, Nantucket Nectars, and others.


4. What are all the flavors Dr. Pepper comes in? Caffeine-free (which is hard to find, trust me!), Diet Cherry Vanilla, Cherry Vanilla, Caffeine-free Diet, Diet, Cherry, Diet Cherry and the original


5. Where can I find cool Dr. Pepper stuff?

http://dp.pac-inc.com/storefrontB2CWEB/

http://www.dublindrpepper.com/


Drink it at 10, 2, and 4.

Wouldn't You Like to Be Pepper, too?

I Would Do Anything, But That

Mah-nama-na

Dr. Love

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      jimminy Cricket: I agree! Dr. Pepper is easily my favorite soft drink.

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      jimminy Cricket 5 years ago

      go dr.pepper!

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      Life and Luxury: I do, too! It's my favorite drink. Thanks for voting. :)

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      Life and Luxury 5 years ago from South Beach, FL

      I love Dr. Pepper and I was glad to see this hub! Voted up!

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      Ashe: Thanks for reading and sharing your story! :)

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      Ashe 5 years ago

      Im only 11 but I'm during a science fair project. My mom told me about the ima pepper ... Song and it is a good song...wow... And I thought mom made up everything.............well, doesn't every child?:-)

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      5 years ago

      See, I'm learning sth all the time from your hubs. Blessings.

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      Yes, that's where it was first invented. Exactly!

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      5 years ago

      So you guys down there near Atlanta are kind of the hosts to Coke; I see.

      Whereas Dr Pepper is from TX.

      (I'm learning.)

      Blessings.

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks, Sunshine625! I enjoyed digging these up. I'm glad you were also entertained by them. :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Fun hub! Some of these commercials are classics! So funny! I hope all is well :)

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      Erin Bower 6 years ago from Georgia

      I enjoyed watching them as well. :) Thanks for letting me know, James. I'll be sure to remove it. Thank you for reading!

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      James Halpin 6 years ago from York, Pennsylvania

      Love the commericials. The last video is no longer available.

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      Erin Bower 6 years ago from Georgia

      f: We don't know it all. It's definitely good to learn something new.

      caramellatte: Thanks! I love it as well. :)

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      caramellatte 6 years ago

      Cool hub! I like Dr. Pepper.:)

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      6 years ago

      Well, good to learn something every day! (Something I should have known!) Blessings

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      Erin Bower 6 years ago from Georgia

      Atlanta is the birthplace of Coke. :)

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      6 years ago

      Is Coke manufactured in Georgia, then? :)

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      Erin Bower 6 years ago from Georgia

      f: I must confess that I like Coke, too. It's required as a Georgia citizen; lol jk.

      Lucky Cats: Haha; thanks for sharing your hilarious story! I love DP as well. :)

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      Kathy 6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      "Dr. Peppar, the Friendly Pepper Upper!"

      Always my very very favorite! When a student, I shared an older house with 4 other students and one vastly brilliant older man w/a child's outlook...he loved his Dr. Pepper...only thing was, I did, too! So, when he wasn't looking, even though there were other selections in the fridge, I'd sneak his Dr. Pepper..little sips here and there and, before you know it...GONE!

      Off to the store (open all night) to get him another one..then,...open it up..take a sip here, take a sip there and...before you know it....off to the store!!!

      Love DP. Interesting to know the company owns Canada Dry because, second to DP..is CD Ginger Ale. Oh boy!

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      6 years ago

      Must admit, I tend to prefer Diet Coke... (and it seems to be a bit more widely available at the 7/11s...) But Dr P is okay as well.

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      Erin Bower 6 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks for your feedback, Fiddleman! P.S. You're only as old as you feel. The older you are the wiser you are. :)

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      Robert Elias Ballard 6 years ago from Zirconia, North Carolina

      I am also old and remember 10 2 ans 4 commercials. I am not a big fan of soft drinks but Dr Pepper is not bad.

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      Erin Bower 6 years ago from Georgia

      Nspeel: Thanks for the sound advice. I initially wrote this a long time ago when I first starting writing for Hubpages. Maybe it needs some more information and editing. Thanks so much; I would be honored if you read more of my hubs!

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      Nspeel 6 years ago from Myrtle Beach

      First of all Dr. Pepper my favorite drink of all time. Although i do recommend increasing the amount of words in your hub. I love your writing and cannot wait to read more.

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      Erin Bower 6 years ago from Georgia

      Field-Of-Flowers: I love it, too! It's my favorite also; I drink entirely too much of it lol. Haha; you're hilarious! I'm now 26. I know; I'm a baby. Have a wonderful day as well! Thanks for sharing. :)

      J.S.Matthew: Thanks for voting! I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)

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      JS Matthew 6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      This was very interesting-I learned a lot! I liked the old commercials too. Voting Up and Sharing!

      JSMatthew~

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      Field-Of-Flowers 6 years ago from Midwest, USA

      Hi Ebower I absolutely LOVE Dr. Pepper!! It's my favorite of all sodas. I drink the diet version. Cherry Vanilla is the best! By the way... I'm also 25... and dyslexic! LOL

      Have a great day! :-)

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      Erin Bower 7 years ago from Georgia

      No, I'm only 25, so I don't remember those lol

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Thumbs up! How I miss the old Dr. Pepper in the 10, 2, and 4 bottles. Are you old enough to remember those?