Originally made in Morrison’s Old Corner Drug Store in Waco, Texas, the drink’s unique flavor was a hit when it was first sold in 1885. Wade Morrison, the drug store owner, named it ‘Dr. Pepper’ after Dr. Charles Pepper, a Virginia doctor who was a father of a girl Morrison was once in love with. (The period after Dr was dropped in the 1950s.)
Dr Pepper was introduced to millions of visitors at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, where it was an instant success. Other major food products introduced at the exposition included the ice cream cone, hot dog rolls and hamburger buns.
Following this debut, Dr Pepper grew to be one of America’s biggest refreshment treats.
36 12 ounce cans.