Hot weather demands a refreshing drink. A tiresome heat and sweat can cause some trouble in our minds. We may lose interest to keep the work going. A quick sip from 7 Up can refresh your day and it just feels good to be you.

Now let us explore who makes 7up? How did they manage to win people all over the world? We will check out some of their drinks and what people think about them. Besides, we will try to clear out some of the common confusion about their various drinks too.

About 7 Up

In the United States, this beverage is known as 7 Up but outside the United States, it is 7up. It is the most famous lemon-lime flavored non-caffeinated drink. Nowadays 7 Up offers different variants of this drink according to the need of consumers.

7 Up was created by Charles Leiper Grigg. He started the Howdy Corporation in 1920. It was a St. Louise based company. 7 Up started its journey with the name “Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda” and launched in 1929, two weeks before the Wall Street Crash. 

Today we found 7 up without any drugs or caffeine. Unfortunately, this was not the case in the early days. When the 7 Up started as “Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda”  they used lithium citrate which is a mood-stabilizing drug. They used this until 1948. 
They shortened the name to “7 Up Lithiated Lemon Soda” and later in 1936, the name was further shortened to only 7 Up. Nowadays Keurig Dr. Pepper has the rights to the 7 Up in the U.S and 7 Up international has the rights to the rest of the world.

Change of hands

Initially, 7 Up was a privately owned company by its founding members. Later in 1978, they sold it to Phillip Moris USA, an American Tobacco Division of the American Tobacco Corporation Atlanta group. It was sold in 1986 again in two groups, PepsiCo and Hicks and Haas.

PepsiCo handles the international distribution of the product whereas Hicks and Haas maintained the operation in the U.S. 7 Up merged with Dr. Pepper in 1928. After many exchanges of hands in 2018, they formed Keurig Dr. Papper.

Keurig Dr. Pepper Inc.

Keurig Dr. Pepper Inc. was formerly known as the Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (1981–2014) and Keurig Green Mountain (2014–2018). They are a publicly-traded American beverage and beverage maker conglomerate. Its headquarter is situated in Burlington, Massachusetts.  

Near a Vermont ski resort, an entrepreneur named Robert P. Stiller started a Green Mounted coffee roaster. On the other hand, three engineering entrepreneurs from Massachusetts approached GMCR about a single coffee cup brewing system in 1993.  Both companies got merged in 2008.

Pepsico Inc.

They are an American multinational food, snack, and beverage corporation. They are responsible for the international distribution for 7 Up and more. PepsiCo has its headquarters in Harrison, New York.

The PepsiCo we know today started in 1965 with the merger of two companies Pepsi-Cola Company and Frito-Lay, Inc. PepsiCo currently owns 23 brands and in January 2021 they made $1 Billion in sales.

Types of 7 Up

7 Up is not the company that only provides lemon or lime base drinks anymore. They are now offering different variants of the drinks. Sometimes, it becomes confusing what is what? What should you choose?

Here we will try to explore all types of 7 Up that are available for you to buy in the market. We hope this section will help you to choose the perfect 7 Up according to your need

Mainly 7 up offers 4 different variants. They are 7UP Original, Diet 7UP, 7UP Diet Cherry, and 7UP Cherry Cup. We will describe each of these variants one by one.

i. 7 Up Original

The original 7 Up is iconic among consumers for its 100% natural lemon-lime flavor. The main ingredient for this product is Filtered Carbonated Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Citric Acid, Potassium Citrate, Natural Flavors, and Calcium Disodium Edta (To Protect Flavor). 

ii. Diet 7 Up 

Regular 7 Up contains sweetener, fat, and other high calories component which can be harmful to health. Even these components can be life-threatening for some people. To make 7 Up more accessible to people they have introduced the Diet 7 Up. With zero calories and no sugar.

However, does diet 7 Up have caffeine? The answer is yes! So if you are looking to drink something caffeine-free healthy with low calories then the Diet 7 Up brings great news for you.

iii. Cherry 7 Up

With a clean and refreshing taste of cherry, the Cherry 7 Up can bring some twists from the different flavors for many people. This drink is made with Carbonated Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Citric Acid, Potassium Benzoate (Preservative), Natural Flavors, and Red 40. 

iv. 7 Up diet Cherry

Same as the previous diet drink if you want to have a healthy zero calorie zero sugar drink and also want to feel a different kind of taste for this drink then you are welcome to try the 7 Up diet cherry. 


7 Up is one of the most well-renowned drinks all over the world. People of all ages from different countries love this drink for its great taste and great pricing. Many people have grown up with this drink and they just keep getting better over the days. 

With their honesty and great quality, 7 Up is and will remain one of the go-to choices of soda for everyone.

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Max Stokes Author

Hi, and welcome to WhoMakeHub. My name is Max Stokes. I am a degree qualified journalist and a passionate blogger! It is this combination of knowledge and curiosity that brought WhoMakeHub to life. On you will find detailed information about product makers and manufacturers. After building this site over several years I have some great industry sources and contacts which help me bring the FACTS and the odd secret to our articles! This helps you in selecting the best products for your specific needs at any point in time.

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