January 25, 2011
Larry Johnson is selling his own brand of sweet tea, and that's something I can get behind.
Even if sweet tea is abhorrent to me. I need a thirst to be quenched, not to be enhanced or dehydrated even further with the presence of all manner of glucose and fructose and iCrose or whatever the kids are taking in these days. The leaf is the thing, to me, not the pound of sugar, which is why it's doubly frustrating when my local Village Pantry (seriously) stopped selling unsweetened bottles of Lipton Iced Tea in favor of "Extra Sweet" bottles of the stuff, to put alongside the already-sweetened version. Gross.
But anything that LJ does gets a thumbs-up from me. And here's the description, courtesy of Hall of Fame Beverages:
Inspired by the sweet tea from his childhood in Texas and from the famous character created in his series of commercials for Converse, Larry will be introducing the Grandmama's Sweet Southern Tea in the coming months. This line of flavored teas is currently in development and will come in sweetened natural flavors reminiscent of the cool refreshment from hot summer afternoons sitting on the porch at Grandmama's house.
Nobody makes iced tea the way your Grandmama makes it!!
And anything that allows me to post a Grandmama commercial gets a thumbs-up from this guy:
(I suppose the wheezing in the commercial should have been a tip that LJ's career might not last as long as some of his contemporaries.)