Pepsi-Cola, most commonly called Pepsi, is a soft drink produced by PepsiCo.
There are many Pepsi variants, including Diet Pepsi, Pepsi Max, Pepsi Samba, Pepsi Blue and Pepsi Gold.
Pepsi-Cola was first made in New Bern, North Carolina in the United States in the early 1890s by pharmacist Caleb Bradham. On August 28, 1898 , "Brad's drink" was changed to "Pepsi-Cola" and later trademarked on June 16, 1903. There are several theories on the origin of the word "pepsi".
The only two discussed within the current PepsiCo website are the following: 1) Caleb Bradham bought the name "Pep Kola" from a local competitor and changed it to Pepsi-Cola. 2) "Pepsi-Cola" is an anagram for "Episcopal" - a large church across the street from Bradham's drugstore. There is a plaque at the site of the original drugstore documenting this, though PepsiCo has denied this theory.
Carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, caramel colour, phosphoric acid, caffeine, citric acid and natural flavours.