There are eight different types of Dr. Pepper: Dr. Pepper, Diet Dr. Pepper, Dr. Pepper Cherry, Diet Dr. Pepper Cherry, Caffeine Free Dr. Pepper, Caffeine Free Diet Dr. Pepper, Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper, and Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper!
Dr. Pepper is made with 23 different fruit syrups!
Dr. Pepper is the world's oldest major soft drink!
Dr. Pepper originated in Morrison's Old Corner Drug Store in Waco, Texas in 1885. (Waco??? lol what a coincidence! Dr. Pepper makes us WACKO!)
Charles Alderton, a young pharmacist working there, is believed to have developed the drink.
He spent most of his time mixing up medicine for the people of Waco, but in his spare time he liked to serve carbonated drinks at the soda fountain. He liked the way the drug store smelled, with all of the fruit syrup flavor smells mixing together in the air. He decided to to create a drink that tasted like that smell. He kept a journal, and after many experiments, he finally hit upon a mixture of fruit syrups that he liked. To test his new drink, he first offered it to store owner Morrison, who also found it to his liking. After repeated sample testing by the two, Alderton was ready to offer his new drink to some of the fountain customers. They liked it as well. Other patrons at Morrison's soda fountain soon learned of Alderton's new drink and began ordering it by asking him to shoot them a "Waco"! (lolz!!!!) Morrison is credited with naming the drink "Dr. Pepper" (the period was dropped in the 1950s). Unfortunately, the origin for the name is unknown.