Dirty soda is a drink consisting of soda "spiked" with cream and flavored syrups or fruit juices. The drink has been described as "alcohol-free mocktails with optional flavor, cream and fruit add-ins".
The dirty soda became popular in the mountain states region of the United States in the 2010s, and in the 2020s began to expand to a national consumer base. Dirty sodas are often sold at drive-through restaurants.
Two Utah companies, one based in the Salt Lake Valley and the other based in St. George, were engaged in a lawsuit over who owned the "dirty soda" concept; the suit ended in 2017 with a settlement.
- Jeremy Pugh (August 9, 2021), "Utah field guide: Dirty soda", Salt Lake
- Petersen, Victoria (December 6, 2021), "In the Mountain West, the 'Dirty' Soda Rush Is On", The New York Times,
With locations now numbering in the hundreds, regional soda-shop chains are spreading far beyond Utah, where they first found
- Taylor, Kate (December 1, 2015), "There's a 'dirty soda' war brewing in Utah as chains battle to become the Mormon Starbucks", Business Insider
- D'Annunzio, Francesca (October 7, 2021), "Utah-based 'dirty soda' chain Swig will make its Texas debut in Collin County next year", The Dallas Morning News
- Whitehurst, Lindsay (November 8, 2017), 'Dirty soda' Utah court battle ends with legal settlement, The Associated Press – via Salt Lake Tribune
- Weisul, Kimberly (May 2018), "How This Entrepreneur Built and Sold Utah's 17-Store 'Dirty Soda' Empire", Inc.