You Can Officially Buy Dirty Soda in Stores—Really

It features a never-before-seen collab.

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TikTok trends are quite a phenomenon because sometimes they peter out right after going viral, like the fruit roll-up ice cream or slushy cup that peaked long before TikTok Shop was on everyone’s FYP. However, if you’re lucky, your favorite trend will stick around. At least, that’s what happened with the smash burger tacos, Parmesan-crusted veggies, and, of course, the dirty soda.

2022 was a year filled with trending “dirty” drinks, like the drink of the summer, Dirty Shirley. So, let me give you a quick refresher on what a dirty soda actually is, because it’s not the same as the alcoholic Shirley Temple.

Dirty soda originated in Utah, and is a term used to describe any drink that combines soda (typically a cola, but really any pop works) with cream and a flavored syrup. The drink has been beloved by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) for years—likely because LDS members typically abstain from drinking alcohol, coffee, and tea. As a result, many LDS members turn to sodas for their caffeine buzz—specifically dirty sodas.

Even though they’ve been around for more than a decade, the dirty soda trend became popular enough that so many people have now tried the drink (including us) since 2022. Dirty sodas have even found themselves on menus at mainstream restaurants like Sonic—when before you could only order them from the OG soda shops Swig and Sodalicious.

Now, for the first time ever, you’ll be able to buy dirty sodas from your grocery store. Well, sort of.

Coffee Mate Launches Dirty Soda Creamer

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Coffee mate has teamed up with Dr. Pepper to release a first-of-its-kind Dirty Soda creamer that’s meant to be enjoyed with the unique 23 flavor-infused soda.

Coffee mate’s Dirty Soda Coconut Lime Creamer isn’t meant to be added to coffee, but rather added to an ice-cold Dr. Pepper. Now, instead of buying flavored syrups, cream, and fresh limes when you want a dirty soda, you can just purchase this creamer and add it to your soda—no additional ingredients required.

While you could add this creamer to really any pop for a dirty soda, Coffee mate says it’s designed specifically for Dr. Pepper’s spicy vanilla cola flavor. Especially because the brand says that 60% of Coffee mate drinkers are already drinking Dr. Pepper—so why not combine the two?

Coffee mate’s Dirty Soda Coconut Lime Creamer is available at grocery stores nationwide now for a limited time. So, if you haven’t jumped on the dirty soda train yet, now’s your chance.

Read the original article on All Recipes.