Wouldn’t You Like to Be A Pepper Too?

The U.S. Patent Office recognizes December 1, 1885, as the first time Dr Pepper was served. Coca-Cola was introduced a year later. Dr. Pepper was originally created by Charles Alderton, a pharmacist in Morrison’s Old Corner Drug Store in Waco, Texas, who gave the formula to Morrison, who named it Dr. Pepper. The formula for Dr Pepper is a trade secret, and supposedly the recipe is kept as two separate halves in safety deposit boxes in separate banks in Dallas, Texas.