How many of y’all knew that the origin of Dr Pepper was a small Texas town called Waco? There is a unique story to its creation. On the site of the original bottling factory sits the Dr Pepper Museum, so you can learn all about it.
Dr Pepper was created in 1885 in Morrison’s Old Country Store in Waco, Texas by a pharmacist, and no, his name was not Dr. Pepper. It was Charles Alderton and he made it out of 23 unique flavors. What are they? The museum never tells, as it is supposed to be a secret. Most people think that it has prune juice in it…nope, not a drop! If you Google it, you will see that some of the 23 flavors are vanilla, black licorice, carrot, rum, and yes, pepper.
Was the Dr Pepper museum a hit with my kids? It was a quick visit into pop-culture history. Not the most engaging museum, but a fun 30 minute stop. Honestly, the best part for them was trying the original Dr Pepper!