1985 Orangina

OranginaOrangina is a carbonated citrus beverage made from orange, lemon, mandarin, and grapefruit juices.   The concept of Orangina originated at a trade fair in France and was first marketed in Algeria by the French Algerian Léon Beton. It is a popular beverage in Europe and to a much lesser extent in North America.

The original Orangina is still produced in Algeria as an Algerian brand.

Since November 2009, Orangina has been owned by Suntory in most of the world.   In North America, the brand has been owned by the Dr Pepper Snapple Group since 2006.

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1960 Canada Dry Ginger Ale

Canada Dry is a brand of soft drinks owned since 2008 by the Texas-based Dr Pepper Snapple Group. For over a century Canada Dry has been known for its ginger ale, though the company also manufactures a number of other soft drinks and mixers. Although Canada Dry originated in its namesake country, it is now produced in many countries around the globe, including the United States, the Middle East, Europe and Japan.

The “Dry” in the brand’s name refers to not being sweet, as in a dry wine. When John J. McLaughlin, who first formulated “Canada Dry Pale Ginger Ale”, originally made his new soft drink, it was far less sweet than other ginger ales then available; as a result, he labeled it “dry”

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1976 Schweppes Tonic Water

In the late eighteenth century, Johann Jacob Schweppe (1740–1821), a German-born naturalised Swiss watchmaker and amateur scientist developed a process to manufacture carbonated mineral water, based on a process discovered by Joseph Priestley in 1770, founding the Schweppes Company in Geneva in 1783. In 1792, he moved to London to develop the business there. Mainstay products include ginger ale (1870), bitter lemon (1957), and tonic water (the oldest soft drink in the world – 1771).  In 1969, the Schweppes Company merged with Cadbury to become Cadbury Schweppes. After acquiring many other brands in the ensuing years, the company was split in 2008, with the beverage unit becoming the Dr Pepper Snapple Group, which is the current owner of the Schweppes trademark.

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1976 Cadburys Chocolate Promo

Cadbury is a confectionery company owned by Kraft Foods and is the industry’s second-largest globally after Mars, Incorporated.  With its headquarters inUxbridge, London, United Kingdom, the company operates in more than 50 countries worldwide.

The company was known as Cadbury Schweppes plc from 1969–2008 until its demerger, in which its global confectionery business was separated from its US beverage unit (now called “Dr Pepper Snapple Group”).  It was also a constant constituent of the FTSE 100 from the index’s 1984 inception until its 2010 Kraft Foods takeover.

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