Tuesday, March 21, 2023







I love diet Dr. Pepper! You would think by the name that a doctor invented the soda. Not the case.

Dr. Pepper is the oldest invented soft drink, which in 1885 by Charles Alderton. He was a young pharmacist at Morrison's Corner Drug Store in Waco, Texas. A past rumor was that Dr. Pepper was created as a medicine is untrue. Charles liked mixing up fizzy flavors for fun at the drug store where he worked at the soda fountain serving fizzy drinks when he wasn't working as a pharmacist. He loved the scent of the fruity syrups used to make soda. His goal was to make his original creation of a soda. He wanted a drink which had the scent of many of the fruit flavors he loved together. 

He had the owner of Morrison's Pharmacy try his creation, and Mr. Morrison loved it. He named the drink after a good friend, Dr. Charles Pepper.  Mr. Morrison and Mr. Alderton found the best way to meet the high demand for the drink was to sell the syrup and ask customers to buy carbonated water and mix the two themselves. They became the first manufacturer of soda concentrate.

Mr. Alderton grew tired of the Dr. Pepper business and sold his partnership to Mr. Morrison who then partnered with Robert Lazenby, a ginger-ale manufacturer. These two men then sold the soda with the syrup and carbonated drink already combined and kept the name Dr. Pepper. They presented it at the World's Fair Expo in St. Louis in 1904. The same fair where the hamburger, hot dog, and ice cream cone were first introduced. Dr. Pepper is one of the most popular soft drink still sold in the U.S.

Thank you for joining me here today! Please comment and let me know if you like Dr. Pepper!

I just found out this week, Liza's Second Chance, will be made into a movie for Pureflix/Sony this year! This has been an up and down process! We're on the up again!

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  1. Thank you for posting today! I do like Dr. Pepper; it's interesting to hear how it was developed. I'll be praying for the Lord's will in making Liza's Second Chance a movie.

  2. Molly, I always thought Coca Cola was the first soft drink invented, so I learned something new from your blog. I actually like Diet Dr. Pepper more than diet Coke, so it was fun to hear about its history. Thanks so much!

  3. I enjoyed reading about the history of Dr. Pepper.

    However, I would suggest that you correct the grammar of this sentence from the start of your post:
    "Dr. Pepper is the oldest invented soft drink, which in 1885 by Charles Alderton"