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  • America’s ‘dirty sodas’ are spiked with syrup
  • America’s ‘dirty sodas’ are spiked with syrup
    New York Times (2015) ©

America’s ‘dirty sodas’ are spiked with syrup

Thanks in no small part to Starbucks, syrup shots have become a regular feature in coffee cups across the globe. But in Utah, a predominantly Mormon state where alcohol and coffee are off limits, people are spiking their fizzy drinks with extra shots of sugary syrup.



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