AriZona Iced Tea Defends Itself, Reiterates New York Roots

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After the Daily News fueled rumors this morning that opponents of Arizona’s new immigration law were advocating a boycott of AriZona Iced Tea, the Long Island–based company has spoken out to make sure everyone is 100 percent clear that they have no connection whatsoever to the state of Arizona, going as far as to create this nifty little image posted on their website that reinforces their patriotic stance. “In 1992, two hard working guys from Brooklyn with a dream created AriZona Iced Tea,” reads the statement on the corporate website. "Since then, and despite the wonderful success AriZona has enjoyed throughout the United States and internationally, we have remained loyal to our family run business based in New York."

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