Boxes of Honest Tea products.
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By Michal Addady
December 28, 2015

Honest Tea products will no longer feature quotes by Donald Trump.

The organic beverage maker prints inspirational quotes on the caps of its glass bottles. Honest Tea consumer and Humane Society of the U.S. vice president Paul Shapiro recently spotted a quote by the controversial Republican frontrunner on his Honest Tea, and he posted the picture in a tweet writing that it’s “funny” Trump would be quoted on the product.

Honest Tea soon responded, ensuring Shapiro that the real estate mogul would not be invoked in future Honest Tea products.

Honest Tea co-founder Seth Goldman told the Associated Press that the decision has nothing to do with the businessman’s presidential bid. When Coca-Cola (ko) bought the company in 2011, it advised Honest Tea to only use quotes from deceased figures, because they’re less likely to offend.


The company is said to replace its quotes every year-and-a-half, and the one from Trump was already on its way out. As for the quote itself, Goldman told the AP, “There’s nothing objectionable to the thought.”


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