As he studied the ledger he discovered the book came from the drugstore in Waco, Texas where the now famous soft drink, Dr. Pepper, was invented and the ledger contained a formula for "D Peppers Pepsin Bitters." He believes it might be a precursor to the Dr. Pepper pop formula.
Whether it is or isn't, it's certainly a fun story involving American pop culture and it reveals a little history on an American brand that has been part of our lives for over a century. The story caught my eye because I have been a fan of Dr. Pepper since a neighbor who worked at the company paid me for yard work with ice cold bottles of the unique soft drink. I'm right there with Forrest Gump, I could drink Dr. Pepper until I had to pee like a racehorse!
Now, here's the way I remember the bottle - with the 10 - 2 - 4, in a commercial from the sixties:
And, of course, here's the latest Dr. Pepper ad, featuring their newest flavor Cherry and Gene Simmons of KISS fame:
I'm a Pepper - wouldn't you like to be a Pepper too?
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