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Dr Pepper is a carbonated soft drink. It was created in the 1880s by pharmacist Charles Alderton in Waco, Texas, and first served around 1885. Dr Pepper was first nationally marketed in the United States in 1904. It is now also sold in Europe, Asia, North and South America. In Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, Dr Pepper is sold as an imported good. Variants include Diet Dr Pepper and, beginning in the 2000s, a line of additional flavors.


The name "Dr. Pepper" was first used commercially in 1885. It was introduced nationally in the United States at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition as a new kind of soda pop, made with 23 flavors.


  • Dr. Pepper preceded the introduction of Coca-Cola by one year.
  • Dr Pepper (rights held by The Coca-Cola Company in most of Europe, by PepsiCo in Poland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada), and by Spendrups in Sweden.