Mountain Dew

Mountain Dew

It is named after moonshine and started out as a lithium-infused lemon soda to be used as a whisky mixer. The company has always played up the hillbilly origins of its name, with a hillbilly for a spokesperson and slogans like “It’ll Tickle Your Innards” and “Dewin It Country Cool”.

7 Up

7 Up

7 Up has been a part of American culture for almost 100 years. From its beginnings as a lithium-laced concoction to its current incarnation as we know it, here’s our 7 Up timeline.

Dr Pepper

Dr. Pepper

A history of Dr. Pepper in timeline format, from 1885 when Charles Adlerton of Waco, Texas invented it to its present day history.

pepsi sign

Pepsi

The history of Pepsi in timeline format, from 1898 when Caleb Bradham named his soft drink Pepsi-Cola through the years to the present day Pepsi.