Is Dr Pepper a Coke Product?


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Dr Pepper is not a product of Coca-Cola, nor is it a Pepsi product. The Dr Pepper Snapple Group owns it. In North America, the company is one of the largest producers of soft drinks, including Snapple, 7UP, Hawaiian Punch, Mott's Apple Juice and Yoo-Hoo.

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Charles Alderton, a Brooklyn-born pharmacist, created Dr Pepper in Waco, Texas during the 1880s. It was first served to the public in 1885 and introduced across the United States in 1904.

The Dr Pepper Museum in Waco, Texas opened in 1991. It is in the Artesian Manufacturing and Bottling Company building, the first structure built specifically for bottling Dr Pepper.

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