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Things You Didn’t Know About Pepsi (Slideshow)

Things You Didn’t Know About Pepsi (Slideshow)

Surprising facts behind the All-American brand

Things You Didn’t Know About Pepsi

Pepsi’s sales may come in second to those of Coca-Cola, its largest competitor, but Pepsi’s notably sweeter, more citrus-y taste continues to dominate in blind taste tests.

Thanks, Brad

Created by drugstore owner Caleb Bradham, Pepsi was originally named “Brad’s Drink” before Bradham changed the name in 1898.

Up to the Challenge

In the famous “Pepsi Challenge” marketing campaign, introduced in 1975, 50 percent of participants preferred the taste of Pepsi over Coca-Cola. Soda experts say that Pepsi is sweeter, and more lemon-flavored, than its competitors’ cola.

Breaking Barriers

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Ici, C'est Pepsi

Pepsi far outsells Coke in French-speaking Canada, to the extent that "Pepsi" has been used as a vaguely pejorative slang term for French-Canadians themselves. (In response to the old Coca-Cola slogan "Around the World, It's Coke," the company once produced ads in Quebec saying "Ici, C'est Pepsi" — "Here, it's Pepsi.")

Lost in Translation

Things haven’t always gone smoothly on the international scene. Pepsi saw a drop of sales in China after launching its 1960s “Come Alive! You’re in the Pepsi generation” campaign. Baffled marketers soon discovered the tagline translated to variations of “Bring your ancestors back from the dead with Pepsi” in both Mandarin and Cantonese.

Drink Diplomacy

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Yes, We (Soda) Can

But times have changed; data analysts found that Pepsi drinkers were more likely to vote for Barack Obama in the last presidential election, according to Forbes.


By Stepfanie Romine, Staff Writer

You have a slow cooker. You love it. You can't live without it. Each week you whip up slow cooker beef roast , slow cooker pork and beans, or even a slow cooker rotisserie chicken. Notice a theme? Meat.

Everyone knows that slow cookers are the secret to fall-off-the-bones, juicy meats (and all you have to do is set it and forget it). But that this countertop appliance can cook three meals a day, sweet and savory alike, is not widespread knowledge. Read on for 11 recipes you likely didn't know you could make in the slow cooker.


By Stepfanie Romine, Staff Writer

You have a slow cooker. You love it. You can't live without it. Each week you whip up slow cooker beef roast , slow cooker pork and beans, or even a slow cooker rotisserie chicken. Notice a theme? Meat.

Everyone knows that slow cookers are the secret to fall-off-the-bones, juicy meats (and all you have to do is set it and forget it). But that this countertop appliance can cook three meals a day, sweet and savory alike, is not widespread knowledge. Read on for 11 recipes you likely didn't know you could make in the slow cooker.


By Stepfanie Romine, Staff Writer

You have a slow cooker. You love it. You can't live without it. Each week you whip up slow cooker beef roast , slow cooker pork and beans, or even a slow cooker rotisserie chicken. Notice a theme? Meat.

Everyone knows that slow cookers are the secret to fall-off-the-bones, juicy meats (and all you have to do is set it and forget it). But that this countertop appliance can cook three meals a day, sweet and savory alike, is not widespread knowledge. Read on for 11 recipes you likely didn't know you could make in the slow cooker.


By Stepfanie Romine, Staff Writer

You have a slow cooker. You love it. You can't live without it. Each week you whip up slow cooker beef roast , slow cooker pork and beans, or even a slow cooker rotisserie chicken. Notice a theme? Meat.

Everyone knows that slow cookers are the secret to fall-off-the-bones, juicy meats (and all you have to do is set it and forget it). But that this countertop appliance can cook three meals a day, sweet and savory alike, is not widespread knowledge. Read on for 11 recipes you likely didn't know you could make in the slow cooker.


By Stepfanie Romine, Staff Writer

You have a slow cooker. You love it. You can't live without it. Each week you whip up slow cooker beef roast , slow cooker pork and beans, or even a slow cooker rotisserie chicken. Notice a theme? Meat.

Everyone knows that slow cookers are the secret to fall-off-the-bones, juicy meats (and all you have to do is set it and forget it). But that this countertop appliance can cook three meals a day, sweet and savory alike, is not widespread knowledge. Read on for 11 recipes you likely didn't know you could make in the slow cooker.


By Stepfanie Romine, Staff Writer

You have a slow cooker. You love it. You can't live without it. Each week you whip up slow cooker beef roast , slow cooker pork and beans, or even a slow cooker rotisserie chicken. Notice a theme? Meat.

Everyone knows that slow cookers are the secret to fall-off-the-bones, juicy meats (and all you have to do is set it and forget it). But that this countertop appliance can cook three meals a day, sweet and savory alike, is not widespread knowledge. Read on for 11 recipes you likely didn't know you could make in the slow cooker.


By Stepfanie Romine, Staff Writer

You have a slow cooker. You love it. You can't live without it. Each week you whip up slow cooker beef roast , slow cooker pork and beans, or even a slow cooker rotisserie chicken. Notice a theme? Meat.

Everyone knows that slow cookers are the secret to fall-off-the-bones, juicy meats (and all you have to do is set it and forget it). But that this countertop appliance can cook three meals a day, sweet and savory alike, is not widespread knowledge. Read on for 11 recipes you likely didn't know you could make in the slow cooker.


By Stepfanie Romine, Staff Writer

You have a slow cooker. You love it. You can't live without it. Each week you whip up slow cooker beef roast , slow cooker pork and beans, or even a slow cooker rotisserie chicken. Notice a theme? Meat.

Everyone knows that slow cookers are the secret to fall-off-the-bones, juicy meats (and all you have to do is set it and forget it). But that this countertop appliance can cook three meals a day, sweet and savory alike, is not widespread knowledge. Read on for 11 recipes you likely didn't know you could make in the slow cooker.


By Stepfanie Romine, Staff Writer

You have a slow cooker. You love it. You can't live without it. Each week you whip up slow cooker beef roast , slow cooker pork and beans, or even a slow cooker rotisserie chicken. Notice a theme? Meat.

Everyone knows that slow cookers are the secret to fall-off-the-bones, juicy meats (and all you have to do is set it and forget it). But that this countertop appliance can cook three meals a day, sweet and savory alike, is not widespread knowledge. Read on for 11 recipes you likely didn't know you could make in the slow cooker.


By Stepfanie Romine, Staff Writer

You have a slow cooker. You love it. You can't live without it. Each week you whip up slow cooker beef roast , slow cooker pork and beans, or even a slow cooker rotisserie chicken. Notice a theme? Meat.

Everyone knows that slow cookers are the secret to fall-off-the-bones, juicy meats (and all you have to do is set it and forget it). But that this countertop appliance can cook three meals a day, sweet and savory alike, is not widespread knowledge. Read on for 11 recipes you likely didn't know you could make in the slow cooker.


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