Caffeine-- something typically never seen at BYU showed up Tuesday in machines in the Brimhall Building.
One student Sarah Kathryn Smith, even tweeted “people were literally running” to the machine after word spread.
“Caffeine is one of those things where it's like ‘I don't want to drink it’, but deep down everyone wants it,” said Mckenna King, a freshman.
In an email, Carri Jenkins, spokesperson for BYU, tells ABC 4 Utah’s Kim Johnson, "Coke mistakenly included a limited number of caffeinated Coke Zeros in our order, which no one caught while the vending machines were being stocked. It was simply a mistake-our purchasing decisions have not changed."
“I think it's an honest mistake,” said King. “It's just a couple of cans of caffeinated Coke, it shouldn't be that big of a deal.”
BYU doesn't offer caffeinated beverages on campus-- even after the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints clarified their stance on caffeine this year saying it's not against church standards.
“General authorities have clarified the policy saying caffeinated beverages were never disallowed I think it should be up to the individual,” said Jacob Seely, a freshman.
A demand for caffeine on campus has grown on Facebook. Since it formed a ‘BYU for Caffeine’ page now has almost 2,500 likes.
While students we talked with tell us they don't drink caffeine, it should be available for those who want it.
“It’s not drugs I mean caffeine is a drug, but it's not like cocaine or something,” said Sariah McMurray, a freshman.