Pepsi 1893 Original Cola & Ginger Cola

1942

1893 from the makers of Pepsi-Cola is rewriting the history of refreshment with a bold combination of kola nuts, real sugar, and sparkling water to deliver a totally unexpected cola experience.

A premium cola spiced with real ginger. Boldly blended cola made with Kola nut extract, real ginger, sparkling water, and real sugar. From the makers of Pepsi-ColaFor every can sold, Pepsi-Cola invests in Fair Trade Sugar Farmers. Ingredients: Carbonated Water, Sugar, Caramel Color, Natural Flavor, Phosphoric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Caffeine, Potassium Sorbate (Preserves Freshness), Modified Food Starch, Kola Nut Extract, Ginger Oleoresin.

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What the heck is 1893? No one is saying yet, though the company did confirm the beverage’s eventual existence to AdAge.

In terms of cola history, 1893 is the year that Caleb Bradham began selling “Brad’s Drink” — a concoction of sugar, water, caramel, lemon oil, nutmeg, and other stuff — out of his North Carolina drugstore. That name lasted for five years until being rechristened Pepsi in 1898.

What remains to be seen is how different 1893 might be from Pepsi’s recently introduced Caleb’s Kola, which also trades on the company’s little-known history.
The company did say in June that it was working on something called Stubborn Sodas, a more upscale line of soft drinks to counter the drop in sales of both sugary and diet sodas.

Not everything has been so retro for Pepsi lately. The company tried to cash in on the first arrival of Marty McFly in 2015 by releasing a “Pepsi Perfect” on Oct. 21. However, that promotion didn’t exactly go as swimmingly as hoped.

Nutrition Facts – Pepsi 1893 – Ginger Cola

Calories 150 Sodium 55 mg
Total Fat 0 g Potassium 0 mg
Saturated 0 g Total Carbs 40 g
Polyunsaturated 0 g Dietary Fiber 0 g
Monounsaturated 0 g Sugars 39 g
Trans 0 g Protein 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Vitamin A 0% Calcium 0%
Vitamin C 0% Iron 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.