Trivia: Originally called “Brad’s Drink,” what soda allegedly cured indigestion?
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Correct Answer: Pepsi
So why is this answer correct? : Like so many other sodas, Pepsi began as a medicinal drink at a pharmacy. Caleb Bradham believed that his new drink, sold in New Bern, North Carolina, was a healthy treatment to aid indigestion. After it began to grow in popularity, Bradham changed the drink’s name to “Pepsi-Cola” in 1898 and trademarked it in 1903. That same year, Bradham moved into his first warehouse, officially launching his bottling company. There are a few theories about where the Pepsi name came from, but none have been confirmed by the company.