Top 10 ORIGIN Stories About SOFT DRINKS

By Brian Lemay 100 comments

10 Origin Stories of Famous Soft Drinks 10. Mountain Dew We thought we’d start off this list with
one of the most unhealthy soft drinks on the market, and that is the one and only Mountain
Dew. Often associated with EXTREME sports like
the X-Games, it’s the third most popular soft drink in the world. In 2014, the bright neon yellow drink that
is chock full of sugar and caffeine was responsible for a hefty chunk of the $125 billion non-alcoholic
beverage market. One interesting thing that we want to add
is that you may not like Mountain Dew yourself, but you probably know someone who drinks gallons
of it a week. Well, it turns out that about 20% of drinkers
are responsible for 70% of their sales. Mountain Dew has rather humble beginnings. It was invented by some hillbillies living
in the Appalachian Mountains in Tennessee who were looking for something to chase down
their homemade whiskey. In 1948, brothers Barney and Ally Hartman,
who ran a bottling company in Knoxville, Tennessee, started bottling the recipe, calling it Mountain
Dew. That was slang for moonshine, and they sold
it in a green bottle. The drink didn’t sell well while the brothers
were owners, so they sold it to another bottling company, who in turn were acquired by PepsiCo
in 1964. Since then, it has grown to the international
brand we know today and a favorite of teenage boys throughout the world. 9. Red Bull Many people will be quick to point out that
Red Bull is an energy drink, which it is. But, it’s still carbonated sugar water,
so that makes it a soft drink. So welcome to the list, Red Bull! The company was co-founded by an Austrian
man named Dietrich Mateschitz. Mateschitz, who earned a degree in marketing,
worked for Unilever, Jacob’s Coffee, and Blendax as a marketer. Due to his work, he travelled around a lot
and one of his trips led him to Thailand. While there, he drank what was being hailed
as a cure for jetlag. And thanks to the amount of caffeine and taurine
in it, the syrupy tonic drink did cure his jetlag. The drink was already popular across Asia
and Mateschitz saw the potential. He met with the brewer, Chaleo Yoovidhya,
and they made a deal where they would each receive 48% of the company for $500,000 (Yoovidhya’s
son owned the other 2%). Over the next severeal years, Mateschitz tinkered
with the project. He changed the recipe to appeal more to people
in the West, and he carbonated it. He also designed the now recognizable blue
and silver can, and a friend gave him their famous slogan: “Red Bull gives you wings.” With the drink ready for production in 1987,
Mateschitz used his years of marketing experience to push the energy drink, the first of its
kind. Of course, Red Bull has grown since those
early days and both owners became multi-billionaires. According to Forbes, Red Bull is worth $7.7
billion. 8. Hires Root Beer Drinks made from roots have been around for
centuries, so it wasn’t a new invention when Charles Hires tried root tea while on
his honeymoon in New Jersey in the second half of the 19th century. He loved the root tea and when he returned
home, the young pharmacy owner set to work making his own. His first concoction was called Hires Root
Tea. At first, he sold it as packets of dry extracts
of Sarsaparilla, Ginger, Sassafras, and Hops, and it was blended with roots, barks, and
berries. People would then take it home, add sugar
and yeast and let it ferment, then they bottle it themselves. At first, it didn’t sell well. To boost sales, Hires changed the name to
Hires Root Beer for the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. He thought the beer label would appeal to
men. The name change worked and Hires Root Beer
grew in popularity. It was during this time that Hires tried to
trademark the name “root beer,” but was denied because it was too generic. In 1880, Hires made the root beer into a liquid
extract. By 1892, they were selling three million bottles
of extract a year. The liquid extract was available all the way
into the 1920s before it was discontinued. A bottle with a finished product was introduced
in 1893 and it has been on sale ever since. However the recipe has changed. It is now carbonated, and has more sugar. At 140 years old, Hires is the oldest soft
drink brand that is still sold today. 7. Barq’s Root Beer The convoluted history of Barq’s Root Beer
started in 1890, when chemist Edward Charles Edmond Barq Sr. opened Barq Brothers Bottling
Co. in the French Quarter of New Orleans. In 1897, he moved to Biloxi, Mississippi,
and opened the Biloxi Artesian Bottling Works in 1899. Two years later, he started selling a drink
he called Barq’s, which was a sarsaparilla-based libation. Where the story gets a little bit more complicated
is that Barq had an affair, which resulted in a child named Jasper “Jesse” Louis
Robinson. Robinson lived with the Barqs, which we’re
sure wasn’t awkward at all, and as an adult, at his father’s urging, Robinson opened
his own bottling plant in New Orleans where he sold Barq’s. The father and son had a deal where Robinson
could sell anywhere in Louisiana, except Washington Parish, and Barq would have Mississippi. Throughout the years, the two companies ran
completely separate from each other and each used their own processes for making root beer. By 1937, Barq had passed away and there were
62 franchises bottling root beer from Robinson’s leg of the business. At the time of Robinson’s death in 1949,
there were close to 200 bottling franchises spread throughout the country. Robinson left half the company to his wife,
and then the other half was split between his three children. His wife then named their son Jesse Robinson
Jr. as the president of the Company. In 1971, Jesse was ousted as president, and
upon leaving that position, he sold his inheritance he would get when his mother died to his two
sisters. After Jesse left, the two Barq’s bottling
companies merged and in 1991 they were purchased by the Coca-Cola company for $91 million. However, that wasn’t the end of it for the
second Jesse Robinson. In 2010, his children sued Coca-Cola for one-third
of Barq’s profits contending that, in Louisiana, you cannot sell your inheritance. Coca-Cola said the suit had no merit and the
result of the suit could not be found. 6. Canada Dry The creator of Canada Dry Ginger Ale, John
James McLaughlin, was born in Enniskillen, Ontario, on March 2, 1865. He studied pharmacy at school and in 1885,
set up a small carbonating bottling plant in Toronto. There, he developed mixes and carbonated water. One mixture that he made, called McLaughlin’s
Belfast Style Ginger Ale, found popularity in the United Kingdom. He decided to develop a similar drink that
was dry and sparkling, like champagne. He spent 10 years working on it and in 1904,
he had perfected the recipe. A patent was filed on it in 1905 and two years
later, he trademarked the name Canada Dry Pale Ginger Ale. McLaughlin died in 1914, just as the company
was starting to get off the ground, and his brother took over. Canada Dry was able to set themselves apart
because they focused on selling it in ready to drink bottles, which was unusual for soft
drinks at the time. A few things helped make Canada Dry so popular. The first was that since it was ready to drink,
it was sold at places like the beach and baseball games. The second was prohibition. When Canada Dry was introduced in the 1920s
in the United States, the 18th Amendment prohibiting alcohol was being enforced. Canada Dry became popular in speakeasies because
it made illegal Canadian whiskey much smoother and easier to drink. From there, the company grew and changed hands
multiple times. In 1953, they were the first soft drink to
come in a can. The Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Inc. owns the
company today, and it’s the third most produced soft drink in the world. 5. 7-Up Originally called Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime
(we can’t fathom why they’d ever change that gem of a name), 7-Up was introduced just
two weeks before the Stock Market Crash of 1929. The owner of the drink, Charles L. Grigg,
worked as a soft drinks advertiser and changed the name to 7-Up shortly after its release. As for why the name change, no one is really
sure why Grigg chose the name or what it means. Grigg ultimately took the secret to his grave,
so there is a good chance we will never know. But one belief, probably the most logical,
is that 7-Up has seven ingredients. Another theory is related to the original
7-Up’s special ingredient, the mood altering drug lithium, which has an atomic mass close
to seven. Lithium is a salt that is found in groundwater. It’s used to treat bipolar disorder and
depression. 7-Up continued to use lithium in its recipe
until 1948, when it was banned by the US Food and Drug Administration. In 1950, the new formula, without the special
side effects, was released. The soda maintained its popularity. It was purchased in 1978 by cigarette giant
Phillip Morris, and then the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group bought it in 1986 for $240 million. 4. Fanta One story you made of heard about Fanta was
that it was invented by the Nazis. The good news for those of you who love Fanta,
but feel guilty about the Nazi connection, is that the myth isn’t true. That being said, Hitler and the Nazis did
influence its creation. Prior to the outbreak of World War II, Coca-Cola
was having amazing success in Germany. They had record sales there, and by 1939,
the country was home to 43 bottling plants and more than 600 distributors. The problem was that the atmosphere in Europe
was changing. That meant that German Coca-Cola plants were
having a hard time getting all the ingredients needed to produce Coca-Cola. In 1938, Ray Powers, the American-born overseer
of Coke’s operations in Germany, died in a car accident. The German government chose Max Keith, Powers’
German-born right hand man, to be his replacement. Keith, who was not associated with the Nazis,
got a message to Coca-Cola distributors in Switzerland and told them he would try to
keep operations going. Since Keith couldn’t get all the ingredients,
he had to stop selling Coca-Cola because he simply had no way to make it. Instead, he used the Coca-Cola plants to produce
Fanta, which was a pale drink made from whatever was available at the time. This included whey, and apple fiber from cider
presses. As for where the name came from, Keith told
his salesman to use their “Fantasie” (imagination in German) to come up with a name and a veteran
salesman blurted out “Fanta.” The drink sold well during the war. In 1943, three million cases were sold. During the war, Coca-Cola’s head office
in Atlanta had no idea if Keith was working for them or the Nazis. When the war came to an end, they found out
Keith had kept operations going and protected Coca-Cola’s interests. As a result, Coca-Cola were one of the first
companies to restart operations in post-war Germany. They also looked into Keith’s involvement
with the Nazis and it turned out that although he was pressured to join, he never became
a member of the Nazi party. Coca-Cola discontinued Fanta after the war,
but in the 1950s, Pepsi-Cola started to release more flavors. To compete, Fanta was reintroduced in 1955. The first flavor was orange, and now there
are more than 100 flavors. Every day, 130 million people consume one
of those flavors. 3. Dr. Pepper Dr. Pepper is famous for combining 23 different
flavors. It even says it on the label. Perhaps that’s why it’s so surprising
that it’s actually the oldest carbonated flavored drink that is still sold today. Of course, Hires was priorly created, but
it was more of a tea drink that wasn’t carbonated. In 1885, Waco, Texas was a frontier town that
held the ominous nickname, “six-shooter junction.” In Waco, there was a pharmacy called The Old
Corner Drug Store and it was owned by Wade Morrison. At the pharmacy, people would buy drinks from
the soda fountain. That’s when pharmacy employee Charles Alderton
noticed that people liked the smell of the mixed fruits from different flavored drinks. Customers were also getting bored with the
usual flavors. So that is when Alderton started to mix the
syrups until he came up with a recipe he liked. After serving it to a few customers, he got
feedback and perfected the famous soft drink. Soon Morrison started selling it, and it became
popular enough that other stores purchased the syrup, which didn’t have a name. Instead, people just called it “a Waco.” The name was chosen by the owner of the pharmacy. It’s not exactly clear why Morrison chose
it, but it’s believed to be in honor of his friend Dr. Charles Pepper, whom Morrison
knew when he lived in Virginia. Supposedly, Morrison was in love with Pepper’s
daughter. However, when Morrison left Virginia to move
to Waco, Pepper’s daughter would have been eight-years-old and he wouldn’t have seen
her since his move. Yet, that is the official story from Dr. Pepper. Soon the drink became so popular that they
had problems making syrup. That’s when they met Sam Houston, a man
who owned a bottling plant in Dublin, Texas. From there, the business grew to be one of
the bestselling soft drinks in the world. And some of its bottling is still done in
Dublin, Texas, where you can buy the original Dr. Pepper formula. 2. Pepsi Much like Burger King to McDonald’s, Pepsi
was developed as an imitator with the hopes of replicating the success of a company in
the same space. It was first brewed in 1898 by pharmacist
Caleb D. Bradham of New Bern, North Carolina. It was a sweet carbonated drink made with
kola nut extract, and its name came from another of its main ingredients, pepsin. That’s an enzyme that helps with digestion. It was patented in 1903, and in 1905, they
were selling franchises. Pepsi-Cola sold well at first, but during
the first World War, they ran into some financial trouble and filed for bankruptcy. In 1931, it was purchased by Charles G. Guth,
who was the owner of Loft, a candy and fountain pop distributor. This started the modern era of the Pepsi-Cola
Company. The first thing they did was get a chemist
to develop a better drink. They set up bottling operations, and then
began selling 12-ounce bottles for a nickel, which proved to be immensely popular. Guth lost controlling interest in Pepsi in
1941. Nine years later, a former vice president
of Coca-Cola company became CEO of Pepsi. He focused on massive advertising campaigns
and sales promotions, which increased Pepsi’s earnings 11-fold during the 1950s. That’s when Pepsi officially became the
rival to the biggest soft drink company of all-time. In 1966, Pepsi-Cola, now called PepsiCo, merged
with Frito Lay. Then in 1976, they purchased Pizza Hut. In 1978, they bought Taco Bell, and finally
they acquired KFC and 7-Up in 1986. Pepsi also owns Tropicana, Dole, Quaker Oats,
and Gatorade, making them the second largest producer of food and beverages, just behind… 1. Coca-Cola One thing most people have probably heard
about the creation of Coca-Cola is that the original recipe had cocaine in it. Well, that is 100 percent accurate. In fact, it was cocaine and alcohol mixed
together. The story of Coca-Cola can be traced back
to Parisian chemist Angelo Mariani. He made a drink called Vin Marine, that mixed
wine and cocaine. It was incredibly popular, because mixing
cocaine and alcohol actually creates a third drug called cocaethylene. Cocaethylene acts like cocaine, except that
it is more euphoric. Seeing the popularity of the drink and hoping
to siphon off some for himself, Dr. John Stith Pemberton, a pharmacist living in Atlanta,
worked on developing his own Cocoa French Wine. Pemberton, who had a morphine addiction stemming
from an injury he received during the Civil War, made a concoction he called Pemberton’s
French Wine Coca, which was marketed as a cure all that would help “invigorate sexual
organs.” The drink sold well, as one would expect from
a drink that mixed cocaine and alcohol. But then in 1886, Pemberton ran into a problem
because one of his wine’s main components became illegal in Atlanta. And no, it wasn’t the cocaine. 34 years before the rest of the country, Atlanta
enacted a prohibition law that meant alcoholic drinks could no longer be sold. To get around the law, Pemberton replaced
the alcohol with sugar syrup and called the drink “Coca-Cola: The temperance drink.” Without much else to drink, Coca-Cola became
incredibly popular. However, Pemberton didn’t live long enough
to see the fruits of his labor. In 1888, the maker of America’s bestselling
cocaine-wine died of stomach cancer. We’re sure his product (or that pesky morphine
addiction) had nothing to do with his illness. After Pemberton’s death, Coca-Cola continued
to grow in popularity. In 1899, they introduced Coke in bottles,
and it became very popular with African Americans, who didn’t have access to fountain pop because
of segregation laws. This led to fear among middle class white
people that cocaine drinking black people might start attacking white people, and the
police would be powerless to stop them. So in 1903, cocaine was removed from the recipe
and it was replaced with more sugar and caffeine. Since then, Coca-Cola has had a long and storied
history with many ups and downs. In May 2016, the company (built from an alcoholic
drink made with cocaine that was developed by a morphine addicted Civil War vet who ripped
off a French chemist) celebrated its 130th anniversary. Currently, Coca-Cola is the third most valuable
brand, just behind Apple and Microsoft. It’s the biggest food and beverage company
in the history of civilization.



Jun 6, 2019, 6:06 pm Reply

Dr. Pepper has not been bottled in Dublin, TX since before this video was produced.


Jun 6, 2019, 12:22 am Reply

Cocacola really is a nasty drink- but, I love it. I actually find myself craving it now and then. But, I never drink it because it is so acidic it upsets my stomach. Pepsi is too darned sweet and has an ugly aftertaste. I like Barq's Root Beer, though. But, grew up on A & W- my all time favorite, probably because of my memories of hanging out at the A & W after school with my girlfriends back in the 50's and 60's. I never liked Fanta- I thought it was watered down. However, RC Cola was a big-time favorite when I was in grade school because all the farmers drank it and my best friend's dad owned the local RC Cola franchise bottling company. I was super in love with Nehi (a sub of RC Cola) their orange and grape flavors were the best- very rich in flavor. My least favorite is 7-Up. I was on a long car trip as a kid and we stopped at a roadside burger stand for lunch. All they had was 7-Up and as it would happen, I got badly car sick after the meal (probably the nasty burger – not the fault of the soda) and yet, to this day, I can't stand the sickeningly sweet flavor of 7-Up. I still sometimes like Dr. Pepper now and then- but, I can take it or leave it. When I was a smoker, I would order Dr. Pepper when I had smoked too much- it got rid of that "resin mouth" from over smoking. Otherwise, I had no interest in it. When I was a kid, I made money buying soda in bottles for a nickel at the corner grocery, put them in an ice chest with some ice in my Red Rider wagon and pulled it to construction sites in St. Louis and sold them for a quarter each to the workers- I would sell out 36 bottles in ten minutes of ice cold Coca-Cola. I could sell five wagon loads a day on hot days. That was a lot of money for a little kid. Once I made more money in a week than my mom and dad made together working at real jobs. I still remember how pissed off my dad was about that. They let me keep the money, though- I earned it.


Jun 6, 2019, 5:16 am Reply

I love fanta!


Jun 6, 2019, 5:36 am Reply

Kind of makes me want to make my own cola lol

Jacob Bellamy

Jun 6, 2019, 3:09 pm Reply

So if i stopped slavery weed would be legal and coke would still be in coca cola

Bubba Dano

Jun 6, 2019, 9:07 pm Reply

I've never heard anyone pronounce taco like that before.

jerry moore

Jun 6, 2019, 4:44 am Reply

loved it

Todd Wilkerson

Jun 6, 2019, 6:10 pm Reply

Thanks for making this! Now I know which brands to skip while on the beverages aisle at the market!!

Na Bi

Jun 6, 2019, 9:56 pm Reply

Does phillip Morris still own 7up


Jun 6, 2019, 9:57 pm Reply

It is so weird to come across this video. I was born in New Bern, NC and lived here my whole life. I have pretty much always known the story of Pepsi and lived right near the place it was invented. When you are around something like that, you don't think much of it. It it just another "thing" in the neighborhood. Anyways, shout out to NC!!!!!


Jun 6, 2019, 11:31 am Reply

You do know there are countries outside the USA, some ofwhich do not havew many of these drinks, but have others which sell more than many of these?


Jun 6, 2019, 11:34 am Reply

7-up refers to the length of his erection in inches!

Ed Iacona

Jun 6, 2019, 3:19 pm Reply

Excuse me but the oldest soft drink still being sold is MOXIE! Introduced in the 1880s

chris stocker

Jun 6, 2019, 4:01 pm Reply

I don't think we have Mountain Dew in the UK.

Brooklyn Style ☑️

Jun 6, 2019, 11:04 pm Reply

leave it to a non american to reveal the ugly truth about the racial history of coca cola…eye opening

Steven Welk

Jun 6, 2019, 6:47 am Reply

The stories got a lot of truth to it on the Red Bull they do have the product in Thailand but it's a heavy syrup I usually poor it in the picture of beer it sure does help you from getting a hangover how do you tell legal in the United States.

David C.

Jun 6, 2019, 7:18 am Reply

Fanta in Germany is not as dark as in the US and the taste is lighter and feels more carbonated to me. Coca Cola tastes just the same.

Joseph Stokes

Jun 6, 2019, 1:56 pm Reply

Simon! You have a bus to catch? Ponder slowing down a bit! Best of luck and thanks for the video!

Aminah Mosley

Jun 6, 2019, 1:54 am Reply

Fear of a black planet …such ignorance

Jimmie Lee Patterson

Jun 6, 2019, 1:21 pm Reply

Cocaine drinking black people does sound scary

Henry Rockwell

Jun 6, 2019, 12:20 pm Reply


Mark Arnott

Jun 6, 2019, 1:23 pm Reply

👨‍💻😲 it is not secret. iTs on Youtube 🐑🤠🤸‍♂️🚀😁🤳

Bessie Staton

Jun 6, 2019, 9:37 pm Reply

Fanta have the best flavor of all the can sodas they are cheaper. In the bottle .too I never liked Mountain Dew .and Red Bull

Aaron Carmack

Jun 6, 2019, 8:18 am Reply

Dr Pepper is the greatest drink ever made lol

Old Brasso

Jun 6, 2019, 11:41 pm Reply

Vimto? Irn-bru?

Vincent Gonzalez

Jun 6, 2019, 12:25 pm Reply

mountian dew can dissolve flesh, it was a legal defense agianst a lawsuit of a mouse being found in one

D. Paul Gladstone

Jun 6, 2019, 12:49 pm Reply

Hey stupid Englishman, hillbilly came from the Irish moving to the USA. You remember the Irish don't you who kicked your bums out of their country. It came from their dislike of English King William, and later became hill billy. If you weren't stupid you would know that.

D. Paul Gladstone

Jun 6, 2019, 1:17 pm Reply

Here you go again with BS about stealing the formula from a French man which is laughable at best. It was formulated by the pharmacist after many concoctions were tried. Asa Chandler bought the formula from the Pemberton estate after the pharmacist died. Coca-Cola was sold to Asa Chandler who actually changed the formula, and later he sold it to the Woodruff family who held it in their family for many years. Their formula for Coca-Cola is different than the original, and the coca content was removed earlier in the century when coca leaves were determined unsafe. Since the final change was made by Woodruff it never changed again until the new coke came out, but it was hated by the fans of the drink. It returned to the original formula but this time without sugar. Corn sweeteners replaced the sugar (bad mistake), and the only original formula coke can be purchased in bottles with sugar at a ridiculous cost. Next time get your facts straight.


Jun 6, 2019, 2:39 pm Reply

Who spends their honeymoon in New Jersey?

Kathy Pillow

Jun 6, 2019, 3:32 pm Reply

Dr Pepper made the Dublin Dr Pepper stop bottling due to copyright issues. DP now bottles full cane sugar formula along with normal high fructose formula.

Buff Barnaby

Jun 6, 2019, 1:20 pm Reply

Mattershitz Shitz Matter.

Teagan Cross

Jun 6, 2019, 7:05 pm Reply

Yum! Brands based in Louisville Ky owns KFC Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. May be wrong since my info is like five years old now but still

The Original Gamer

Jun 6, 2019, 4:03 am Reply

"It's GINGERVATING!" Oh no, does that mean it will give me gingervitis?

Anthony J.

Jun 6, 2019, 6:44 pm Reply

The CocaCola company is evil.

Email Gabungan

Jun 6, 2019, 7:26 pm Reply

Hitler drinks Mountain jew

Sarah Lovelace

Jun 6, 2019, 8:13 pm Reply

Ha, mat and shot

Jeremy Draper

Jun 6, 2019, 6:25 pm Reply

So I’m from Biloxi and Barq’s is considered to be a staple with meals. Almost all other root beers have a hard time competing with it because of the rich history it has with us and New Orleans. I work for the local Pepsi distributor so we have mug but I guarantee you every one of us drink Barq’s and don’t even give a damn when mug goes out of date on our shelves. That’s what Barq’s means to Biloxi.

Edit- don’t get me wrong I’m a die hard pepsi fan personally I don’t drink colas but almost everything we carry I’ll pick over coke products any day. But not Barq’s… not Barq’s

alex pratt

Jun 6, 2019, 11:03 pm Reply

The only Mountain Dew I like is baha blast I'm a Pepsi guy lol Pepsi is the best soda

Quentin Styger

Jun 6, 2019, 3:05 am Reply

I no longer drink Fanta because of this video.


Jun 6, 2019, 1:09 pm Reply

what made Coca-Cola so popular? addiction.


Jun 6, 2019, 2:11 pm Reply

#8 Hires was a freaking stud…”At age 12, he left his family farm to join a four year apprenticeship as a pharmacy clerk. After the apprenticeship, he moved to Philadelphia were he worked as a pharmacist while attending evening classes…he was able to save up and open his own pharmacy at the age of 18.” This guy did more from age 12 to age 18 then most men do in a lifetime. And he blessed us with this beautiful concoction called root beer!

DJ Kinney

Jun 6, 2019, 12:26 am Reply

Some hillbillies! Maybe stay in your wheelhouse.

LaGaspa McDougle

Jun 6, 2019, 11:51 pm Reply

WHAT THE DUCK?!? Vernors didn't make the list???

Kevin Gunngunn

Jun 6, 2019, 12:28 am Reply

Ever thing bad 4 you in one.

Jam Roll

Jun 6, 2019, 3:56 am Reply

they all had such … bubbly attitudes.

Amanda Aquafina

Jun 6, 2019, 11:53 pm Reply

Dublin Dr Pepper if no longer available

Troy Beatty

Jun 6, 2019, 6:19 am Reply

You forgot Vernors.

Stephen Hutchison

Jun 6, 2019, 4:18 pm Reply

Really? "Hillbillies"??? You realize you're showing off your Brit snobbish racist/classist roots here, right? I mean, yeah, you've got basic info, but then you pack it with your special flavor of smug that makes it noxious. Also, google is not microsoft.

Steezy Mac

Jun 6, 2019, 10:38 pm Reply

So in other words yes the Nazi's did create Fanta…. They appointed the man therefore it happened under Socialist Nazi regime at their orders to continue production. But who cares its not like it funds Nazi's today.

This is the Beginning

Jul 7, 2019, 3:52 am Reply

Another Anglo-Jew media fails to say that the Pepsi soda logo IS the Korean Flag. America is a exact Replica of the Jo-seon Dynasty/Korea. Korea s Meritocracy spread throughout the Protestant countries of Europe via the Protestant Reformation". Korea gave a Trade Monopoly to Protestant Merchants, which Financed the American and French Revolutions.
Thats why Korea is a BLANK in the Jew Owned Anglo world. Why Japan is Dressed up AS Korea. Right, Anglo-Jew SCUM. Queen Victoria/.Rothschilds..Accord of 1861.. Destroy Korea at ALL Costs. Use the "Oriental" colonies..Japan, China to Erase Korea. And the English word will do the Rest".

Max Chester

Jul 7, 2019, 9:45 pm Reply

very entertaining

Jon Boyd

Jul 7, 2019, 12:53 am Reply

Dublin bottling co. and Dr. Pepper had a pretty well known falling out back in 2012. Might want to check your source.


Jul 7, 2019, 9:29 am Reply

Soft drinks are for children. Real adults (which of course doesn't include millennials) grow out of liking overly sweet tastes.

Joe Casson

Jul 7, 2019, 12:25 am Reply

#10 A FAVORITE OF TEENAGE BOYS?????? WTF??? Just as many females drink this as males…

Alex T

Jul 7, 2019, 2:34 pm Reply

White people thought black people on cocaine was a bad idea. Where did they think all the good music was gonna come from? Idiots.

v S

Jul 7, 2019, 10:34 pm Reply

Mt. Dew, lol! I would never have guessed that . I love these, thanks Simon, love your shows!

Scotty D

Jul 7, 2019, 3:15 am Reply

Mountain Dew… I'll drink my share.

Donald Duck

Jul 7, 2019, 10:18 pm Reply

Great vid! Are you on BitChute?

Don’t eat Yellow snow

Jul 7, 2019, 3:49 am Reply

We used to bottle Hires with the extract and yeast and of course sugar, when I was a kid in the 60s and 70s at my grandmothers house.

Steven McFly

Jul 7, 2019, 5:45 pm Reply

PepsiCo also owns Long John Silver's, if I am correct.

Frazer Clyde

Jul 7, 2019, 8:44 pm Reply

History of lucozade? Pleas? For me?


Jul 7, 2019, 7:48 am Reply

There used to be DOUBLE DEW with TWICE the SUGAR they took that one off the market lol

Rex Sexson

Jul 7, 2019, 10:46 am Reply

Bring back lithium, cocaine, and pepsin soda. Imagine a day at work. With no stomach aches.

Rex Sexson

Jul 7, 2019, 10:53 am Reply

I'm going to the coke museum wearing a Pepsi shirt and drinking Mt. Dew

Richard Kennedy

Jul 7, 2019, 7:18 pm Reply

I used to drink a LOT of diet Coke. I stopped for about six months. Then I had one, I took one sip and had to spit it out. It HURT a lot, and it felt like I had a mouth full of gasoline or something awful.


Jul 7, 2019, 2:07 pm Reply

In 1962, The Beverly Hillbillies hit the air and for the next 6 years the entire country went hillbilly crazy! This period gave rise to programs like Hee Haw and several spin-offs of the Beverly Hillbillies such as Green Acres and Petticoat Junction. So it was not dumb luck that Pepsi bought the Mountain Dew bottling plant. It was to cash in on the hillbilly craze. Coca Cola was also working on their own hillbilly drink. It was called Kickapoo Joy Juice, named after an indian tribe in the popular hillbilly comic strip, Lil' Abner. One sold…the other did not.

Emm Pedno

Jul 7, 2019, 8:09 pm Reply

OUTADATES material…. why do you not update, correct or delete your crap and make a new one? it's like" I put a video here and don't give a fock about it" it's the internet man, you can do something about it…. unless you are un ugly hairy sphincter!

Bad Andy

Jul 7, 2019, 1:11 am Reply

I once thought I was swimming in an ocean of orange soda. But, alas, it was just a Fanta Sea.


Jul 7, 2019, 10:05 am Reply

I love Mountain Dew it's my favorite

Daniel b1uk

Jul 7, 2019, 9:22 pm Reply

Where's tizer and tango


Jul 7, 2019, 9:31 pm Reply

Vernors ginger ale was founded before Canada dry. It was introduced in 1866 to the founder by accident. It is 100 percent better than Canada dry. Hence why in Michigan vernors destroys Canada dry in sales.


Jul 7, 2019, 9:43 pm Reply

When I was 15 I was 6'1" and 120 pounds. I ate at least 4000 calories per day, never gained an ounce of weight, and I absolutely LOVED Mountain Dew!!!

Chandler Record

Jul 7, 2019, 11:00 pm Reply

Barqs taste like black licorice

Timothy Jolly

Jul 7, 2019, 11:05 pm Reply

Your endless videos keep me entertained at work and while I'm going to sleep at night.

Irish Stew

Jul 7, 2019, 1:39 pm Reply

McLaughlin is pronounced Mc Locklin – especially if you come from Belfast hahaha

John Waschka

Jul 7, 2019, 6:02 pm Reply

Dr Pepper is no longer made at the bottler in Dublin, Texas.


Jul 7, 2019, 11:30 pm Reply

Dr. Pepper took the bottling rights away from Dublin Bottling Works because they were marketing "Dublin Dr. Pepper" with cane sugar outside of their licensed distribution area. So they don't have it there any more, but they do still produce drinks and one that's very close to Dr. Pepper.

Phillip Campbell

Jul 7, 2019, 2:11 am Reply

Counting the amount of times he said Mateschiz


Jul 7, 2019, 5:19 pm Reply

I would love to try the original coke.

Dethofasalesman Honeyboi

Jul 7, 2019, 6:28 pm Reply

Why wasn’t moxie included in this ? Moxie is my favorite granted it can be compared to root beer mixed with a splash of pine-sol the more you drink the the better it gets. the gentian root causes a relaxing sensation it’s phenomenal and I believe moxie is the oldest continuously produced soda out there

Kelly Arthur

Jul 7, 2019, 9:54 pm Reply

The 12oz bottle was twice the size of the Coke's, for the same price, one reason it sold so well…but Pepsi was considered low class, not something you'd (openly) serve guests–unlike Coke (& contrary to the Coke-hating Pepsi Generation ads, which are the reason I refuse to drink any Pepsi products).


Aug 8, 2019, 7:30 pm Reply

48 percent went to one guy, 48 percent to another, 2 percent to the son…

yes i see.

Beth 1986

Aug 8, 2019, 2:52 am Reply

I live in East Tennessee. We have Dr. Enuf who is made by the same bottling company that made Mt. Dew originally. It still comes in a glass bottle, it’s considered an energy drink. It tastes like a Sprite but better. It’s sold at some restaurants and Pals sudden service. Mountain Dew is a huge problem around here, There’s even Mountain Dew mouth where kids as young as 6-7 their teeth are rotten from all the soda they drink.

Burns me up.

Aug 8, 2019, 2:38 pm Reply

After about 1:30…. I realized, I didn't care.
walks away

Peter B

Aug 8, 2019, 4:16 pm Reply

Interesting video, although I hate fizzy drinks.


Aug 8, 2019, 5:05 pm Reply

Materschitz is now in the manure business.

History Girl

Aug 8, 2019, 10:53 pm Reply

I'm German. Somebody told my whole class about the secret about Fanta. Now whenever somebody brings a can of Fanta to class, everybody stares at me.

kill me

DogGone Natural

Aug 8, 2019, 11:37 pm Reply

I'm a coca-cola fan..but every once n a while a cold, fizzy, fresh Pepsi is delish.


Aug 8, 2019, 5:47 pm Reply

Nuka-Cola should’ve been number one

ॐNeo_White _Rabbitॐ

Aug 8, 2019, 3:27 pm Reply

drinkers are responsible for their sale…. I dont get it… Shouldn't they be responsible for 100%

Retro Jeegee

Aug 8, 2019, 8:03 pm Reply

So now I can’t drink Fanta? This is bollocks.


Aug 8, 2019, 1:45 am Reply

So pharmacy is the gateway to the soda industry?

eric foster

Aug 8, 2019, 6:08 pm Reply

I know for a fact there was no choice in joining the Nazi's during the regime so to insinuate someone who was actually operating a business/factory in Germany during this time is ludicrous! I was the first of my family born in the US my grandfather was one of the few that made it back from the Russian front. I grew up learning all about what Germany was like during the war from my grandparents. You joined or got locked up,or worse.

Craig Chisholm

Aug 8, 2019, 10:59 pm Reply

“A favorite of teenage boys” 😂😂

Germán Navarrete

Aug 8, 2019, 2:04 am Reply

Not a lot of people know the soda "Kola Roman" wich is actually the oldest soft drink ever but not a lot of people know about it so it never gets mentioned but in my country is well known

Amadeus von Beaverhausen

Aug 8, 2019, 5:31 pm Reply

I'd like to know what, exactly, prompted the invention of TAB. Dear Lord, is that stuff horrible.

Brianna Nichole Wojciechowicz

Aug 8, 2019, 8:39 am Reply

So what you are saying is that Coca-Cola was originally Skooma

Mikah John

Aug 8, 2019, 1:46 am Reply

"Coca-Cola: the company built from an alcoholic drink made with cocaine that was developed by a morphine addicted Civil War vet who ripped off a French chemist." Hahaha TopTenz has created the best marketing description of all-time!

Calisa Hardy

Aug 8, 2019, 3:46 pm Reply

Ummm…where's Fresca? 🤔

Lester Musterman

Sep 9, 2019, 10:05 pm Reply

Don't snort coca cola rock it

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