19 Astonishing Facts
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Dr. Pepper is like the free agent of sodas!

Free agents in the sports world are always exciting to watch as they get teams to fight over their career.

Turns out there are similar “free agents” in the soda world, as well.

Dr. Pepper, a personal favorite beverage of many all over the world, has an incredibly unique and unidentifiable flavor, with a hint of cherry and cola.

It dates all the way back to the 1880s by Charles Alderton in Texas. The name allegedly comes from a partner's formula book that was titled “D Peppers Pepsin Bitters.”

The soda is also unique in the fact that it isn't owned by either of the major soft drink companies, PepsiCo or the Coca-Cola Company. Because of this, you may find it everywhere, or it may be difficult to find.

Many restaurants and resellers will promote beverages from one company or the other, but because of Dr. Pepper's “free agent” status, it can show up alongside a Diet Coke or a Wild Cherry Pepsi.


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