Mormon University Ends Ban On Caffeinated Soda

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For the first time since the 1950s, Brigham Young University students are now able to purchase caffeinated soda on campus, and they can not freaking handle it. Since then, as BYU student newspaper The Daily Universe reported in 2015, over a dozen soda shops, including drive-thrus, have opened in Utah County, where the school's main campus in Provo is located.

"We have already started adding caffeinated soft drinks to the inventory of beverages we sell on campus", the university said.

Move over, caffeine-free soft drinks: Your caffeinated counterparts are now available at a prominent Mormon university.

Brigham Young spokeswoman Carri Jenkins told The Salt Lake Tribune that the soda products will continue to be provided through their contract with the Coca-Cola Co. and that this news only extends to soda, not to other caffeinated beverages.

Monahan said he isn't quite sure to what extent the decision will affect his business, as Dr. Pepper is the company's highest seller.

Although a topic of controversy, LDS Church officials point out Church doctrine never mentions the use of caffeine.

The announcement comes after years of protest by its students, who have had to go off-campus if they wanted to get any fizzy drinks.

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There was even a campus moments story made for this sacred, caffeinated day.

"Did I just buy the first-ever caffeinated Coke Zero Sugar sold in #BYU's Wilkinson Student Center?" he tweeted.

Whether it's been an espresso-laced coffee or a cold Coca-Cola, caffeinated drinks have fueled campuses for decades.

The same can't be said of the university's campus in Rexburg.

But the change will not affect BYU's stance on so-called energy drinks.

In 2012 the Mormon church clarified its policy on caffeine, paving the way for Thursday's decision.