(KMOV.com) -- When you reach a certain age people are always asking about the ‘secret to longevity,' and one woman in Texas said her answer is Dr. Pepper soda.
“I started drinking them about 40 years ago, three a day,” said Elizabeth Sullivan, “Every doctor that sees me says they'll kill you. But they die and I don't, so they must be a mistake somewhere.”
Sullivan turned 104-years-old Thursday and she said she fell in love with the 23-flavor soda when she was in her 60s and now she drinks it morning, noon and night.
“People try to give me coffee for breakfast,” she said, “Well, I'd rather have a Dr. Pepper.”
For her birthday, the CEO of Dr. Pepper personally sent a gift basket and cake.