Dr Pepper, also known as DP. Created and sold in 1885 Waco Texas, one year before Coca-Cola existed, anyone who says it tastes like cherry coke is an idiot. If they are similar in taste, its cherry coke that resembles Dr Pepper not the other way around.
Dr Pepper contains 39.6 milligrams of caffeine per 12 ounce can. Dr Pepper was invented by a pharmacist by the name of Dr. Charles Alderton. Dr. Alderton began selling the original syrup un-carbonated at Morrison's Old Corner Drug Store in Waco Texas in 1885. At the time is was being sold as a vitalizing energy tonic. Customers asked to add carobonated seltzer-water to the syrup and they've been selling it carbonated ever since. Morrison the drug store owner later took over the business of selling Dr Pepper and teamed up with a local bottling plant owner Robert Lazenby.
Morrison & Lazenby founded the Artesian Mfg. & Bottling company which later became Dr Pepper/ 7UP Inc.

Dr Pepper/ 7UP Inc. is NOT owned by Pepsi, it is NOT owned by Coca-Cola. But in fact is owned by Cadbury Schweppes of London (they bought it out in 1995). Many people are confused why Dr Pepper is sold along side Coke & Pepsi products, Dr Pepper independently has contracts with Coke, Pepsi and various other bottling plants worldwide, this is because of the lack of bottling plants owned by Dr Pepper.

The ingredients in the unique beverage are classified but the company is clear it is composed of a variety of fruit flavors, prunes not being one of them.

Dr Pepper Slogans:

1889 to 1914 : "King of Beverages"
1923 to 1950 : "Good for Life"
1926 to 1930's : "Drink a Bite to Eat at 10-2-4 O'Clock"
1950's : "The Friendly Pepper-Upper"
1960's : "The most misunderstood soft drink." "So Misunderstood"
1970's : "The most original soft drink ever."
1977 : "Be a pepper", "I'm a Pepper, You're a Pepper, Wouldn't You Like to Be a Pepper, Too?"
1980 : "Hold out for the out of the ordinary."
1980's: Just what the Dr. ordered!
1994 : "You're a part of me. I'm a part of you."
1997 : "Now's the Time. This is the Place", "Dr Pepper this is the Taste."
2001 : "Makes the World Taste Better." "Dr Pepper you make the world taste better."
2002 : "Be You."

--- J. Razimus Hughston
by J. Razimus Hughston January 24, 2006
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The world's greatest soft drink. It was created by God himself and is the source of all that is good and awesome. It is pure life.
"The Meaning of Life is Dr Pepper."
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A soft drink so amazing it has a PHD..now that is an over achieving soft drink.
When I grow up I want to be a "Dr Pepper"
by effinamazing August 15, 2009
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the correct spelling of the delicious red soda. right now the advertisments are all about diet dr pepper being delicious. it tastes like bubbley air in my opinion, but im drinking it right now, because who hasnt wanted to drink bubbley air at some point. normal dr pepper is really good and flavorful. 23 flavors, i dont know what it tastes like!
person 1= what are you drinking?
person 2= dr pepper.
person 1= its not in a red can.
person 2= duh, is diet dr pepper.
person 1= can i have some?
person 2= sure.
*person 1 drinks*
person 1= it tastes like fizzy air!?
person 2= duh, that's the point.
*person 1 waits a minute, then runs away with can*
person 2= hey!

BATTLE ROYAL!
by kccc =] June 6, 2007
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The can says I am drinking Dr Pepper, but it tastes like I am, in fact, drinking God.
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The best soft drink ever! Unlike Coca-Cola or Pepsi, it has a unique taste of 23 different flavors including cherry, vanilla, and of course, the sweet taste of sugar (now with crappy HFCS)! Came before Coca-Cola and Pepsi in 1885, whereas Coca-Cola came in 1886 and Pepsi came out sometime in the 1930s! And it comes from my home state: TEXAS!!!
Go to your local convenience store and try the unique taste of Dr Pepper!
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A drink that tastes like coke but with a hint of cherry, and without the crappy aftertaste.
Joe: Why the hell is it called Dr Pepper?
Jim: Who knows, but it tastes like ungodliness in a can (good)
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