HOUSTON – Dr Pepper is making a play to become the official soft drink of Texas.
Dr Pepper posted a petition on Change.org, asking people to sign. The effort has nearly 300 signatures as of this writing.
Texas, like many states, doesn’t have an official soft drink.
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However, Dr Pepper is trying to change all that, even using the social-media hashtag #DrPepperLovesTX to promote the petition.
But is the hype backed by Texas cred? Seems so.
As noted by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, citing the Texas State Historical Association, Dr Pepper is an old soft drink, perhaps the nation’s oldest. It was first concocted in 1885 by a Waco pharmacist named Charles Alderton and called Dr Pepper Phos-Ferrates. The drink in syrup form was first sent to area drugstores, and in 1891, a Dublin, Texas, man began bottling soda waters, including Dr Pepper.
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