AZ Iced Tea is Made in New York

Poor Arizona Iced Tea. They are trending on Twitter, with questions about a boycott. But, the company is located in New York.

No, it is located in Lake Success, New York. (Long Island)

John Ferolito and Don Vultaggio, the two owners of the Company looked at a map to see where it was hot. At first they thought of naming it Santa Fe, then they focused on AriZona and the rest as they say, is history.

Last year, they were in Arizona on May 5 for Cinco de Mayo related events. It's a privately held company and Chairman Vultaggio still goes to work every day. I wonder if they'll soon be sorry they didn't name the product Santa Ee.

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    Next, can we expect (none / 0) (#1)
    by Cream City on Tue Apr 27, 2010 at 08:05:07 PM EST
    Netflix to rename one of the great film comedy classics?

    I recommend renaming it Razing Arizona .  It resonates for me. :-)

    Or (none / 0) (#2)
    by squeaky on Tue Apr 27, 2010 at 08:11:07 PM EST
    Erasing Arizona...

    they could digitally edit (none / 0) (#4)
    by Socraticsilence on Tue Apr 27, 2010 at 11:22:01 PM EST
    Amerika or some other cold war drama and replace the Hammer and sickel with Maricopa County Sheriff's office badges(they could even have an quisling call the leader "Uncle Joe"). You know like Speilberg replaced the guns in ET with Walkie Talkies. (sorry the "show me your papers" thing is just to on the nose- I mean c'mon building a wall, setting up prison camps, monitoring minorities, why not just re-legalized "enhanced interrogation" and base it in the AZ to complete the parallel for people

    How about (none / 0) (#3)
    by txpolitico67 on Tue Apr 27, 2010 at 09:30:49 PM EST

    AZ Iced Tea made in NY. (none / 0) (#5)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Wed Apr 28, 2010 at 12:46:45 AM EST
    I think I first read about this in, oh, 1996 or so...

    Arizona Iced Tea... (none / 0) (#6)
    by kdog on Wed Apr 28, 2010 at 05:58:38 AM EST
    could make the tragedy part of their marketing campaign...something like "you may need your papers in Arizona, but Arizona Iced Tea don't need no stinkin' papers".

    The 99 cent big can is a popular choice after a hard day day laboring...best soft drink deal going.

    or would be (none / 0) (#7)
    by Jen M on Wed Apr 28, 2010 at 06:30:21 AM EST
    if they had plain unsweetened

    You're talking to a guy... (none / 0) (#8)
    by kdog on Wed Apr 28, 2010 at 06:34:06 AM EST
    who thinks iced tea comes from water and a magic sugar powder Jen:)

    tsk tsk (none / 0) (#11)
    by Jen M on Thu Apr 29, 2010 at 04:48:14 PM EST
    it comes from powder sans sugar!

    they need (none / 0) (#9)
    by Capt Howdy on Wed Apr 28, 2010 at 11:24:29 AM EST
    a surgeon general like disclaimer on the label.

    Oh, great! I clicked the link, and now ... (none / 0) (#10)
    by RonK Seattle on Thu Apr 29, 2010 at 04:20:08 PM EST
    ... I'll lie awake all night wondering why the GrapeAde flavor is not kosher.

    BTW, the original tweet on Arizona Iced Tea was a joke.