Schweppes

Schweppes

About Schweppes

Schweppes is a beverage brand that is sold around the world. It includes a variety of carbonated waters and ginger ales. In the late eighteenth century, Johann Jacob Schweppe, a German-born naturalised Swiss watchmaker and amateur scientist developed a process to manufacture carbonated mineral water, based on a process discovered by Joseph Priestley in 1770, founding the Schweppes Company in Geneva in 1783. In 1792, he moved to London to develop the business there. Mainstay products include ginger ale (1870), bitter lemon (1957), and tonic water (the oldest soft drink in the world 1771). In 1969, the Schweppes Company merged with Cadbury to become Cadbury Schweppes. After acquiring many other brands in the ensuing years, the company was split in 2008, with its US beverage becoming the 'Dr Pepper Snapple Group' and separated from its global confectionery business (now, part of Kraft Foods).