Hansen wants you to give Peace Tea a chance. I'm suggesting we "must think for ourselves," as the graphic suggests on the Razzleberry can.
Introduced in December 2009 by the Hansen Beverage Company -- the makers of Monster energy drink and natural sodas and juices -- Peace Tea is as much about branding as content. The brightly colored iced tea is not just a movement -- it's possibly working its way into the Coca-Cola distribution network. And that means you can expect to see Peace Tea popping up everywhere.
I decided to crack all four cans and see what was inside.
I have no problem with the message on Peace Tea's website:
While Peace Tea is a product, it is a product that stands for social obligation, social awareness, benevolence, compassion and soul. It can, in the form of a mere liquid, be your own form of poetry, art, music, philosophy, belief system.My problem came when I opened the cans and started pouring that "mere liquid" over ice. In terms of sweetness, all four sit firmly between Honest Tea and Snapple. I'm not sure who that makes happy.