Fireback artist and soda maker J. Del Conner fights Philadelphia’s regressive Beverage Tax.

To mark the Bicentennial of his great, great, great grandfather Dr. Philip Syng Physick’s introduction of artificial carbonated water to America in 1807, J. Del Conner with the old family recipe founded Dr. Physick Soda Company in 2007. A very popular item in the Historic District of Philadelphia, due to a $.015 per ounce tax imposed by the city this soda is struggling to keep its retail customers.

The Philadelphia Inquirer featured this company and its challenges in a recent article:

For more about America’s First Soda visit:


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