A History of Pepsi Cola


Pepsi Cola was originally called “Brad’s Drink” and marketed in Bern, North Carolina in the early 1890’s by pharmacist Caleb Bradham. Bradham = “Brad’s Drink,” get it?

By 1898, the name Pepsi was officially adopted. The name “Pepsi Cola” is derived from the pepsin and cola nuts in the recipe. Pepsi was originally marketed as a cure for stomachaches or dyspepsia… More at Neatorama.

Pepsi, for when Coke isn’t available.

Categories: Misc, Uncategorized

1 reply

  1. ‘Bradham = “Brad’s Drink,” get it?’ — um…. I don’t get it? Is that a pun I’m missing?

    I appreciate that Pepsi is making a push with “real sugar” Pepsi for their regular stuff, and for their diet, they’re dropping aspartame. I’m not sure if I can taste the difference in the latter or if it’s psychosomatic, but still it doesn’t seem like a bad idea.

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