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Your Daily Dose of Dr Pepper

October 22, 2010

We just wanted to let you all know that we’ve got a great new exhibit open – Your Daily Dose of Dr Pepper!  It takes a look at Dr Pepper calendars and how different advertising techniques were used to get the Dr Pepper message across.  Bet you haven’t thought about all the advertising messages you get while just looking at a calendar! 

 Exhibit Title Panel

Thanks to Roger and Patsy for the loan of some great calendars!  We literally couldn’t have done it without you!  We want to thank Heather for working really hard during her internship last spring to get this exhibit off the ground!  Thanks, Carolyn for that last minute, life-saving donation to the collection!  And a big Yippee to Volunteers Ann, Michael, and Charlie for getting some of the non-glamorous work done like painting the floor, making mounts and supports for the objects, and just plain ole’ toting around of stuff! 

Calendars featuring different spokespeople for Dr Pepper

Calendars featuring images that show how to incorporate Dr Pepper into your everyday life

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Patricia permalink
    December 7, 2010 4:25 am

    LOVE Dr.Pepper My daughter is learning to read labels.When reading the DP label she noticed it did not tell where it is made,r some beversges say bottled. So where is Dr. Pepper made/bottled? Thank you Patricia

    • December 13, 2010 7:55 pm

      Patricia,

      There are many answers to this question! Hopefully we can straighten it for you! Dr Pepper was made for the first time at the Old Corner Drugstore in Waco, Texas in 1885. In 1891, the Artesian Manufacturing and Bottling Company was developed to manufacture Dr Pepper syrup that could be shipped to other bottlers around the country. Those bottlers would then add the carbonated water to the Dr Pepper syrup and put it in bottles. The Artesian Manufacturing and Bottling Company also bottled Dr Pepper for the Waco area.

      The soft drink industry uses the franchise system of selling contracts for a specific area to soft drink bottlers around the country. You might have noticed that Dr Pepper is bottled by a Coke or Pepsi bottler in your area. This is because the contracts allow Dr Pepper to be bottled by them as long as they are not bottling a similarily flavored drink, like Pibb Xtra.

      Today the Dr Pepper syrup is manufactured by Dr Pepper Snapple Group of Plano, Texas and then shipped around the country to various bottlers who add carbonated water and then bottle Dr Pepper and get it to your store’s shelves.

      Hope this answers your question! Let us know if you have more!

  2. Josh permalink
    October 12, 2011 9:49 pm

    Dr Pepper:
    I need pics. of the history of Dr Pepper bottles/ cans for my history report for school. On my poster I am going to put my report about Charles Alderton/ Dr Pepper, and pics of DP. So I am looking for some pics of DP

    Thanks,
    Josh

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