Angry about Arizona’s new law, some consumers have launched a boycott of Arizona Iced Tea. Slight problem: the stuff is made in the NYC area, which is also home to the company’s headquarters.
Online, misguided tea fans vowed to switch to Lipton or Snapple. “Dear Arizona: If you don’t change your immigration policy, I will have to stop drinking your enjoyable brand of iced tea,” Twittered Jody Beth in Los Angeles. “It is the drink of fascists,” wrote Travis Nichols in Chicago. The company did not return messages asking if they planned to set the public straight. Founded in Brooklyn in 1992, the firm was based in Queens before moving into a new $35 million headquarters in Nassau County last year.
Actual Arizona companies: U-Haul, Best Western, Cold Stone Creamery.
UPDATE: Arizona Iced Tea has posted a notice to their website.