Dr pepper's current logo (2006-present)

Dr Pepper is an American carbonated beverage created in the late nineteenth century by pharmacist Charles Alderton.[1]


Dr. Pepper was created by pharmacist Charles Alderton in 1885[1] after experimenting with different ingredients to create a new type of carbonated drink.[2]. After introducing it to Wade Morrison, owner of the drugstore in Waco, Texas where Alderton worked,[3][2]the two began to sell it to the local residents.[2]Their new drink soon became popular, which customers referred to as a "Waco" when ordering, often asking Alderton and Morrison to "shoot them a Waco."[2][4][3]

The U.S. Patent Office recognizes December 1, 1885 as the first time Dr Pepper was served. 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. Its introduction in 1885 preceded the introduction of Coca-Cola by one year.

It was formulated by Brooklyn-born pharmacist Charles Alderton in Morrison's Old Corner Drug Store in Waco, Texas. Patrons at Morrison's soda fountain soon learned of Alderton's new drink and began ordering a "Waco". Alderton gave the formula to Morrison who named it Dr Pepper.

Today, Dr Pepper is marketed commonly under the name 23 Flavors, which was released in 2006 in the United States.

Since 2009 King Henry of Kukgar has had an addiction to Dr.Pepper 'the greatest soft drink in the world'

Logo ChangeEdit

In 2006, The logo had been changed from a red underline to an oval logo with the 23 logo at the bottom, the change became permanent for all Dr. Pepper products.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Dr Pepper - FAQ." Dr Pepper - Home. Dr. Pepper Snapple Group. Web. 06 Dec. 2011. <>. "A pharmacist named Charles Alderton created Dr Pepper in 1885."
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "History of Dr. Pepper." SCAD Student Web Space - Http:// Dr. Pepper Snapple Group. Web. 06 Dec. 2011. <>.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Bellis, Mary. "The History of Dr Pepper - Charles Alderton." Inventors. Web. 06 Dec. 2011. <>.
  4. "Our History." Dr Pepper Snapple Group - Our History. Dr. Pepper Snapple Group. Web. 06 Dec. 2011. <>. "It was served at the drug store where Alderton worked and the first Dr Pepper fans asked for a 'Waco.'"