Coca-Cola is the original soda. It’s been around since 1886 and was first created by John S. Pemberton. He originally called it New Orleans Cola after he moved to New Orleans. In 1887, he changed the recipe and added caffeine. Today, it still contains caffeine and tastes just like it did back then.
Pepsi came out in 1898 and was originally named Royal Crown. By 1906, they had switched to using cocaine as a flavourenhancer. That lasted until 1912 when they decided to switch to caffeine. Now, both colas have the same amount of caffeine.
3. Dr Pepper
Dr Pepper was invented in 1919 by two chemists who were trying to create a non-alcoholic version of beer. Their formula included kola nuts, caramel colouring, and vanilla flavouring. In 1940, they started adding sugar and renaming it “Salty Dog.”
4. Fanta Orange
Fanta Orange was invented in 1963 by a German company called Wacker Chemie. They tried many different flavours before settling on orange. Since then, they’ve added caffeine and vitamin C to their product.
5. Schweppes Ginger Ale
Schweppes ginger ale was invented in the 1800s by a man named Christian J. Schweppe. His wife didn’t care much for his idea about putting spices in carbonated water, but he ended up selling it at the local market anyway.