1976 Pepsi Lipsmackin

Hey Eddie, how come your such a big hit with the girls?

Pepsi was first introduced as “Brad’s Drink” in New Bern, North Carolina, United States, in 1898 by Caleb Bradham, who made it at his home where the drink was sold. It was later labeled Pepsi Cola, named after the digestive enzyme pepsin and kola nuts used in the recipe.  Bradham sought to create a fountain drink that was delicious and would aid in digestion and boost energy.

In 1903, Bradham moved the bottling of Pepsi-Cola from his drugstore to a rented warehouse. That year, Bradham sold 7,968 gallons of syrup. The next year, Pepsi was sold in six-ounce bottles, and sales increased to 19,848 gallons. In 1909, automobile race pioneer Barney Oldfield was the first celebrity to endorse Pepsi-Cola, describing it as “A bully drink…refreshing, invigorating, a fine bracer before a race.” The advertising theme “Delicious and Healthful” was then used over the next two decades. In 1926, Pepsi received its first logo redesign since the original design of 1905. In 1929, the logo was changed again.

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1978 Pepsi Summer Time Blues

Pepsi is a carbonated soft drink that is produced and manufactured by PepsiCo. Invented in 1898 and introduced as “Brad’s Drink”, it was later renamed as Pepsi-Cola on June 16, 1903.

Pepsi was first introduced as “Brad’s Drink” in New Bern, North Carolina in 1898 by Caleb Bradham, who made it at his home where the drink was sold. It was later named Pepsi Cola, possibly due to the digestive enzyme pepsin and kola nuts used in the recipe. Bradham sought to create a fountain drink that was delicious and would aid in digestion and boost energy.

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Mirinda Orange

This Mirinda advert from 1973 featuring Horslips from Ireland. Mirinda is a brand of soft drink available in fruit varieties including orange, grapefruit, apple, strawberry, raspberry, pineapple, banana, passionfruit, lemon and grape flavours. Mirinda is owned by PepsiCo and is primarily commercialised outside of North America. Mirinda is no longer available in Ireland.

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Sunkist

1990 advert for Sunkist drink.

Sunkist is a brand of orange- and lemonade-flavored soft drink launched in 1978.

Sunkist was first licensed by Sunkist Growers to General Cinema Corporation, the leading independent bottler of Pepsi-Cola products at the time. The soft drink was the idea of Mark Stevens, who foresaw the potential based on market research which indicated that, worldwide, orange was the third best selling soft drink flavor (largely due to The Coca-Cola Company’s Fanta brand).

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