27 May 2010

Did you know what today is? It is the most awesomest anniversary on the planet! On today's date, in 1898, Pepsi was invented by a pharmacist in New Bern, NC (used to get into a lot of trouble not far from New Bern. Home of the first governor's residence, Tryon Palace.  [Been there more times than I can count.] There. There's your NC history lesson for the day.)

(Thanks to my old friend Herb from high school and his FB page for reminding me!  I must go give myself 40 lashes for being remiss)

Via Wikipedia, I found the old slogans.  Although, I always remember Laverne DeFazio and "If in heaven we don't meet, hand in hand we'll bear the heat. And if it ever gets too hot, milk and Pepsi hits the spot," I wish they still used  "Twice as Much for a Nickel" (compared to what, I have no idea) and "It's cheaper than Coke!"  Bwahahahaaaa!


  • 1939–1950: "Twice as Much for a Nickel"
  • 1950: "More Bounce to the Ounce"
  • 1950–1957: "Any Weather is Pepsi Weather"
  • 1957–1958: "Say Pepsi, Please"
  • 1958–1961: "Be Sociable, Have a Pepsi"
  • 1961-1963: "Now It's Pepsi for Those Who Think Young" (jingle sung by Joanie Sommers)
  • 1963–1967: "Come Alive, You're in the Pepsi Generation" (jingle sung by Joanie Sommers)
  • 1967–1969: "(Taste that beats the others cold) Pepsi Pours It On".
  • 1969–1975: "You've Got a Lot to Live, and Pepsi's Got a Lot to Give"
  • 1975–1977: "Have a Pepsi Day"
  • 1977–1980: "Join the Pepsi People (Feeling Free)"
  • 1980–1981: "Catch That Pepsi Spirit" [David Lucas, composer]
  • 1981–1983: "Pepsi's got your taste for life"
  • 1983: "It's cheaper than Coke!"
  • 1983–1984: "Pepsi Now! Take the Challenge!"
  • 1984–1991: "Pepsi. The Choice of a New Generation" (commercial with Michael Jackson and The Jacksons, featuring Pepsi version of Billie Jean)
  • 1984-1988: "Diet Pepsi. The Choice of a New Generation"
  • 1988-1989: "Diet Pepsi. The Taste That's Generations Ahead"
  • 1989-1990: "Diet Pepsi. The Right One"
  • 1989-1992: "Diet Pepsi. The Taste That Beats Diet Coke"
  • 1986–1987: "We've Got The Taste" (commercial with Tina Turner)
  • 1987–1990: "Pepsi's Cool" (commercial with Michael Jackson, featuring Pepsi version of Bad)
  • 1990–1991: "You got the right one Baby UH HUH" (sung by Ray Charles for Diet Pepsi)
  • 1990–1991: "Yehi hai right choice Baby UH HUH" (Hindi - meaning "This is the right choice Baby UH HUH") (India)
  • 1991–1992: "Gotta Have It"/"Chill Out"
  • 1992–1993: "Be Young, Have Fun, Drink Pepsi"
  • 1993–1994: "Right Now" Van Halen song for the Crystal Pepsi advertisement.
  • 1994–1995: "Double Dutch Bus" (Pepsi song sung by Brad Bentz)
  • 1995: "Nothing Else is a Pepsi"
  • 1995–1996: "Drink Pepsi. Get Stuff." Pepsi Stuff campaign
  • 1996–1997: "Pepsi:There's nothing official about it" (During the Wills World Cup (cricket) held in India/Pakistan/Sri Lanka)
  • 1997–1998: "Generation Next" - with the Spice Girls.
  • 1998–1999: "It's the cola" (100th anniversary commercial)
  • 1999–2000: "For Those Who Think Young"/"The Joy of Pepsi-Cola" (commercial with Britney Spears/commercial with Mary J. Blige)
  • 1999-2006: "Yeh dil maange more" (Hindi - meaning "This heart asks for more") (India)
  • 2003: "It's the Cola"/"Dare for More" (Pepsi Commercial)
  • 2006–2007: "Why You Doggin' Me"/"Taste the one that's forever young" Commercial featuring Mary J. Blige
  • 2007–2008: "More Happy"/"Taste the once that's forever young" (Michael Alexander)
  • 2008: "Pepsi Stuff" Super Bowl Commercial (Justin Timberlake)
  • 2008: "Рepsi is #1" Тv commercial (Luke Rosin)
  • 2008–present: "Something for Everyone."
  • 2009–present: "Refresh Everything"/"Every Generation Refreshes The World"
  • 2009–present: "Yeh hai youngistaan meri jaan" (Hindi - meaning "This is our young country my baby") (India)
  • 2009–present: "My Pepsi My Way"(India)
  • 2009–present: "Refresca tu Mundo" (Spanish - meaning "Refresh your world") (Spanish Spoken countries in Latin America)
  • 2010-present: "Every Pepsi refreshes the world."
  • 2010-present "Pepsi. Sarap Magbago." (Philippines)


  1. We are a Pepsi family. =)

    When Lauren and I lived in Atlanta for 6 months a few years ago, I'd get damn near dirty looks in the grocery store for buying Pepsi and not the holy water of Georgia...COKE!!!

  2. Sinner! Pepsi in Atlanta! I'm surprised you left unscathed! In NC you order a coke (lower case "c") and then specify what kind: "A cheese biscuit and a coke." "What kind?" "Sprite." Weirdness.


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