All The Brands And Companies That Used To Be Known By A Different Name
Pepsi probably wouldn’t have been as popular if it was still called Brad’s Drink.
North Carolina pharmacist Caleb Davis Bradham invented the drink we know now as Pepsi in 1893. It was a mixture of sugar, caramel, water, lemon oil, nutmeg, and kola nuts, and was immediately popular. He named it Brad’s Drink, because wouldn’t you name a super awesome beverage you invented after yourself? We would. Five years later, the name was changed to Pepsi-Cola. It’s a weird name, but Bradham believed his “health” drink helped with indigestion. So he named it Pepsi after dyspepsia.