Last Updated on 10/14/2021 by GS Staff
Is Crush Made By Pepsi?
Crush is not a Pepsi product. The brand is owned by Keurig Dr Pepper who manufactures the soda.
There is a misconception that Pepsi or Coca-Cola owns the brand since they are involved in getting the soda onto store shelves in some areas. For example, the Pepsi Bottling Group distributes Crush in Canada and Coca-Cola distributes the soda in Latin America and Lebanon. Keurig Dr Pepper partners with Pepsi/Coca-Cola in these locations, but ultimately Keurig Dr Pepper owns the trademark and the Crush brand.
Does Pepsi Have an Orange Soda Product?
Mountain Dew is owned by PepsiCo. The soda called Mountain Dew (Mtn Dew) Live Wire is an orange soda made by Pepsi. With the exception of Live Wire, Pepsi does not make any other orange soda products. In case you are curious, Sunkist is another brand of Keurig Dr Pepper similar to Crush and Fanta is a Coca-Cola product.
Crush Soda Flavors
Crush is most known for being a brand of orange soda. However, there are several other flavors of Crush available to consumers. These flavors include grape, strawberry, pineapple, watermelon, peach, cherry, cream soda, and grapefruit. Other flavors that are not as common include birch beer, lime, mandarin, apple, and more.
If you are interested in learning more about Crush, its various flavors, and where to get them, visit All Crush Soda’s Facebook page. It is a good resource to help you learn about the flavors and to track them down to purchase.
When Was Crush Invented?
Neil Ward and Clayton J. Howel are credited for launching Crush into a major soda brand. Ward was a beverage chemist who was responsible for reformulating the recipe for Orange Crush. Howel was a businessman who was the founder and president of the Orange Crush Company.
Ward and Howel created the Orange Crush Company in 1916 with Orange Crush soda being a reformulation of the original soda that was invented in 1906 by J.M. Thompson. In addition to orange, lemon and lime were two of the first flavors produced by Crush.
Why is it Called Crush?
Crush got its name from the process of extracting oils out of oranges.
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