Sips From the State: The History Behind 3 Popular North Carolina Beverages


Did you know that Pepsi, Cheerwine and Sun Drop all have roots in North Carolina? Scroll through the slideshow to learn the fascinating history behind each popular North Carolina drink.

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Photo credit: Brian McCord

Pepsi-Cola got its start in New Bern, where pharmacist Caleb Davis Bradham invented the beverage in 1898 as a refreshing remedy for indigestion. Today, the Birthplace of Pepsi store stands at the same site where Bradham’s Drug Store once operated.

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