Around 1851, the first ginger ales were created in Ireland. One of the first commercial soda pop made in the U.S. is said to have been Vernor's Ginger Ale, created in Detroit, Michigan in 1866 by James Vernor. Canadian, John McLaughlin graduated from the University of Toronto in 1885 with a Gold Medal in Pharmacy, and invented the popular Canada Dry brand of Ginger Ale
Is Canada Dry Ginger Ale Still Canadian?
Currently, Canada Dry is owned by the Texas-based Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc. which, in turn, is a wholly owned-division of London-based Cadbury Schweppes plc. According to the company website the shelf life of Canada Dry is 13 weeks. Canada Dry has just launched a Green Tea Ginger Ale.
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