U.S. patent filed Sept. 23, 1902, by Caleb D. Bradham (1867-1934), pharmacist and drugstore owner of New Bern, N.C., probably from pepsin; early Pepsi ads tout it as a digestive aid.

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Examples from the Web for pepsi-cola

  • She turned back and saw the half-empty Pepsi-Cola bottle on the floor beside the bed table.

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