Mormon-church owned BYU reverses six-decade ban on selling caffeinated drinks

Mormon-church owned BYU reverses six-decade ban on selling caffeinated drinks

"It will be on campus today", BYU spokeswoman Carri Jenkins said. A statement from the university said that the change was about being responsive to students and others on campus.

Caffeinated soft drinks will also be sold at sporting events that draw tens of thousands of fans.

But Brigham Young University students, who predominantly are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, have gone without as part of a central tenet of their religion, which historically has barred the use of caffeine, drugs or alcohol. "The Church's health guidelines prohibit alcoholic drinks, smoking or chewing of tobacco, and "hot drinks" - taught by Church leaders to refer specifically to tea and coffee", a post on Mormonnewsroom.org said.

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.

The college, owned by the Mormon church, quietly ended its 60-year ban on caffeinated soda sales on Thursday.

This is a big deal for a campus that has banned caffeine in its drinks since the mid 1950s.

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Even before this change, there was at least one way to get a Coke on campus.

That led to some on campus petitioning for caffeination. "I never thought I would see the day so it's exciting". "'Yes, yes I did".

BYU's soft-drink contract is with Coca-Cola.

Mormons are encouraged to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but it was a long-held misunderstanding that the faithful were barred from consuming caffeine. "It's been ridiculous that we couldn't have caffeinated soda on campus".

Consumer preferences have changed, she said.

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

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