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    "Berries And Cream" Has Taken Over My For You Page, So Here's Your Explainer On What The Heck It Is

    Are you knee deep in "berries and cream" TikTok, or are you mentally stable?

    As a young millennial/cusper, I remember this lil' thing called ~commercials~. From "Who are you calling a cootie queen, you lint licker?" to "Get connected, for free, with Education Connection" — commercials from the '00s were almost as entertaining as the show I was watching.


    One of the commercials burned into my brain was this chaotic Starburst commercial advertising their new "Berries and Cream" flavor.

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    This elf dude is what my sleep paralysis demon looks like. Also, don't fret, because if you're curious about how to do the "Berries and Cream" dance, I gotchu

    If you're like, "Wait, why did that sound familiar...?" It's BECAUSE "Berries and Cream" is the new TikTok sound that's sneaking its way into random videos:


    Taking bets on how long they’ll continue to put up with me

    ♬ original sound - Kerry

    "OK, so you know how last week, I was quoting 'Good soup,' like, non-stop? I'm over that now. Instead, I will be singing 'berries and cream' in many different versions — yeah, like the 2008 commercial, that's the one!"

    In case you were curious, we have Justin McElroy to thank for uploading the "Berries and Cream" sound that has now cemented its spot in the zeitgeist against everyone's will:

    I would never do this, but I would have enjoyed the sense of power

    Twitter: @JustinMcElroy

    Like, I hate it...but also, what was my life before berries and cream?

    And now it's EVERYWHERE! Some users are creating cursed mashups of the sound with popular songs. Like this user incorporated "berries and cream" into Panic! At the Disco's "I Write Sins Not Tragedies":

    Somehow, even though I knew it was coming, I was still taken by surprise.

    Another cursed mashup? Lukas Graham's "Mama Said" and "Berries and Cream":


    okay please please PLEAZE GET OUT MY MENTIONS NOW! I DID IT #fyp #populardemand #gotcha #berriesandcream

    ♬ original sound - Jacob Sutherland

    I well this fits.

    ABBA's "Mamma Mia" x "Berries and Cream":


    @Justin McElroy this is entirely your doing #berriesandcream

    ♬ original sound - Jacob Sutherland

    "Look at me now, I'm a little lad, I don't know how...."

    Dolly Parton's "Jolene" x "Berries and Cream":

    Lord, I hate it here.

    It's not just song mashups! This user snuck it into an iconic Twilight scene:

    Bella: "I know what you are."
    Edward: "Say it. Out loud."
    Bella: "A little lad who loves berries and cream!"

    Aaaaaannnd Law & Order:

    These are their berries and cream. Dun dun.

    Thanks to this new resurgence, The Little Lad has joined TikTok, so you can follow him on his ~berries and cream~ journey:

    I love how, even though it's been 13 years, his bangs have stayed the same.

    If this information is new to you, you're welcome and I'm sorry. If it's not, know that you're not alone:

    Maybe Berries and Cream will be our Always.

    Twitter: @hankgreen

    sang berries and cream to my boyfriend this morning and he had no idea what i was talking about 💔💔💔💔💔💔💔

    Twitter: @miaxmon

    I deserve financial compensation for being stuck on berries and cream tiktok

    Twitter: @jeszica_hirzh

    Me: sleeping My brain at 1:48am: 👁 👅 👁 I’m a little lad who loves berries and cream

    Twitter: @janelle_fields_

    jack harlow not beating the little lad who loves berries and cream allegations

    Twitter: @almondtiddies

    I am: - a little lad ❌ - a little lad who loves berries ❌ - a little lad who loves berries and cream ✅

    Twitter: @hoeybug

    I do not believe the founding fathers could kick my ass but I absolutely believe that Berries and Cream Lad could

    Twitter: @kath_ebooks

    Godspeed to all:

    Are you on “good soup” or “berries and cream” tik tok?

    Twitter: @scoliomama

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