Tuesday, 24 October, 2017

New Addition to Brigham Young University's Cafeteria

STK- Soda BYU will now sell caffeinated beverages on campus
Sammy Stanley | 23 September, 2017, 01:19

In a surprising announcement Thursday, Brigham Young University said they are now offering CAFFEINATED drinks on campus. The faith's reference to "hot drinks" is limited to tea and coffee.

BYU's honor code requires that students "abstain from alcoholic beverages, tobacco, tea, coffee and substance abuse", but does not mention caffeinated sodas. "Just the small change of allowing caffeinated beverages - because it's not against our religion - it's high time".

Even after that, BYU, which is owned and operated by the Mormon Church, declined to sell the soft drinks.

"Until more recently, Dining Services rarely received requests for caffeinated soda".

The church clarified in 2012 that the church's health practices don't bar members from caffeinated beverages like soft drinks.

Jenkins noted that students have always been free to bring their own caffeine-filled beverages onto campus.

"I've heard people talk about hiding mini-fridges on campus and doing an on-demand delivery service - get a can of soda delivered to you anywhere on campus any time", R. Alex Anderson, a 24-year-old master's student said via Twitter direct messaging.

Former presidential candidate and prominent LDS Church member Mitt Romney "has been seen drinking an occasional Diet Coke, and Mormon missionaries in France routinely imbibe caffeinated colas - without embarrassment or consequences", The Salt Lake Tribune reported.

Amber Whiteley said she used to get nasty looks when she brought Mountain Dew to campus when she was a BYU student almost a decade ago. Smith's directive, focused on "hot drinks", predated the proliferation of soda drinking in the USA, from manufacturers including Coke and its rival PepsiCo PEP, -0.68% Brigham Young, the school's namesake, was the second president of the Latter Day Saints. In a Facebook post, Caffeine Corner said, "Sounds like we're still in business".

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