5 Peppy Facts About Pepsi


Pepsi, the popular cola brand, has been the second-most popular soft drink brand in the world for years. Even though Pepsi is a household name, some of these facts about Pepsi may come as a surprise to you. Read on to learn some interesting Pepsi facts! 

5 Pepsi Facts

    1. The name “Pepsi” came from the word “dyspepsia.” (source) Dyspepsia is another term for indigestion, which is what Pepsi was originally created to aid in the relief of. The cola was originally called “Brad’s Drink” in 1893, but changed to “Pepsi” in 1898.
    1. Pepsi introduced the first diet cola to contain caffeine. (source) Diet Pepsi, which was introduced in 1964, was the first caffeinated diet cola to be nationally distributed.
    1. Pepsi introduced Crystal Pepsi in 1992. (source) The clear cola had a similar recipe as the original Pepsi recipe, minus the caramel color and caffeine. It was discontinued in 1993. A grassroots campaign to restart the beverage emerged in 2015, leading to several limited releases of the cult beverage.
    1. Indra Nooyi, a former PepsiCo CEO, was the first South Asian woman to ever become a CEO of a Fortune 500 company. (source) Nooyi became the CEO of PepsiCo in 2006 after working at the company since 1994. She was frequently named as one of the most powerful women in the world.
    1. Pepsi was the first soda brand to offer its product in a two-liter bottle. (source) In 1970, Pepsi introduced the industry’s very first two-liter bottles, which later became an industry standard. Now, nearly every carbonated cola beverage sells its products in two-liter bottles.

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