I can’t be the only person whose fyp has been cursed with different variations of ‘Berries and Cream’ TikTok?
If you’re in the same boat as me, you’re probably so far down the rabbit hole that you don’t even know the origins of the viral sound. But, after some research, I’ve come to share my findings with you all, so we can finally put this mess to rest and move on with our lives.
The sound actually originates from a Starburst advertisement from 2007. The sound emerged as the brand was promoting their new flavour – you guessed it, berries and cream. In the ad two high school students can be seen discussing the new flavours, while Jack Ferver, the person at the centre of this garbage fire (who uses they/them) pronouns appears on screen to share their song and dance with everyone.
Oh, and in case you were wondering, the flavour has since been discontinued so no chance of recreating it during your next visit to the shops.
As far as the actual TikTok trend is concerned, that was begun by Justin McElroy, @hoopsmcelroy. Uploading the now infamous clip of Jack teaching us how to do the little lad dance Justin captioned it: “Please make great art with this sound, it’s what we all need”.
@hoopsmcelroyBerries and cream♬ original sound – Justin McElroy
And make great art the app did indeed, now with 6.3 million views at the time of writing this, there has been thousands of reactions and remixes to the sound.
To round up this extremely informative and important piece, it’s only fitting that we include some of our favourite remixes – enjoy.
@jacobsutherland@hoopsmcelroy this is entirely your doing #berriesandcream♬ original sound – Jacob Sutherland
@jwstarlingtiktok are responsible for my broken femur bc i was thinking about berries and cream and it’s what caused my fall off the zip line x♬ Have you ever been a little lad – potato.juice
@ladysarah28It’s just one direction and berries and cream tiktok for me and now they have combined ##onedirection ##berriesandcream