I started laughing out loud when I heard a 1939 radio ad for Pepsi the other day... It's almost jarring today to hear somebody praising a cola for begin wholesome, healthful drink - chockful of the food energy your children need, Mother! The ad was targeted directly to the mothers at home on a weekday morning listening to their "stories" while they went about the day's work.
Apparently you could buy a bottle of Pepsi Cola for a nickel - six bottles for a 25 cents. That nickel would be worth 69 cents today, so that sounds about right. There probably would have been less cola in a bottle in 1939 than there is in a can of Pepsi today --- never mind the plastic bottles!
The other thing that suprised me was when the announcer noted that Pepsi was the cola filled with "fruity flavors." Was a fruit juice part of the original recipe for Pepsi? The reason it tastes different than Coca-Cola?