The Origin of Pepsi-Cola

You might be surprised to learn that “Pepsi” comes from the word “dyspepsia.” Pepsi was originally marketed as a fountain drink that would aid in digestion and boost your energy.

Dyspepsia is a sensation of pain or discomfort in the upper abdomen; it often is recurrent. It may be described as indigestion, gassiness, early satiety, postprandial fullness, gnawing, or burning.

Fun Fact: On three separate occasions between 1922 and 1933, The Coca-Cola Company was offered the opportunity to purchase the Pepsi-Cola company.