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Iced tea more expensive than Marijuana!
« on: May 15, 2019, 08:00:18 PM »
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  • Nestea 3 oz. unsweetened ice tea mix has been discontinued! This is my "daily coffee".

    I said I wanted TEA -- you know, regular iced tea -- not THAT kind of "tea"!

    Decades ago "tea" was a slang term for Marijuana.

    A 3 oz glass jar (like in the picture below) used to cost $3. Today they fetch between $50 and $100 on eBay. Bloody scalpers!
    Seriously, how much is an ounce of pot these days? I bet it's cheaper than this iced tea mix now!

    Apparently Nestle is populated by stupid &#^! idiots and has discontinued this product.

    This is what I drink every single day. Apparently others have drank this for 50 years or more.

    I have about 5 jars left personally. I feel like I should sell them for a ridiculous sum and then move on -- or at least I should put this on zigzag ("roll your own") paper and smoke it!
    (Disclaimer: I'm kidding. I've never smoked anything, not even cigarettes)

    It seems like it's a luxury item now; too precious to indulge in. I feel like each cup is costing me $4.

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    Re: Iced tea more expensive than Marijuana!
    « Reply #2 on: May 15, 2019, 08:55:49 PM »
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  • If Walmart has it, you can probably get 10,000 lbs of it from Sams.  

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    Re: Iced tea more expensive than Marijuana!
    « Reply #3 on: May 15, 2019, 11:52:57 PM »
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  • NestlĂ© "While there aren't any plans for our powder Nestea products to return, we appreciate you sharing your interest in seeing them brought back!"
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    Re: Iced tea more expensive than Marijuana!
    « Reply #5 on: May 16, 2019, 10:30:40 AM »
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  • Seriously, how much is an ounce of pot these days? I bet it's cheaper than this iced tea mix now!
    In Colorado, between $120-250 for an ounce. All depends on the quality.

    Best stick with the Nestea. Best bang for your buck!
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    Re: Iced tea more expensive than Marijuana!
    « Reply #6 on: May 16, 2019, 10:37:19 AM »
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  • Better order as many as you can while you can.
    Appreciate your help, but both the 1 pack and the 4 pack are clearly marked "Out of Stock".
    And in this case, it's "Out of Stock Forever" because the factory isn't making any more.

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    Re: Iced tea more expensive than Marijuana!
    « Reply #7 on: May 16, 2019, 10:40:15 AM »
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  • Ok, so $100 for 3 oz. of Nestea isn't quite as expensive as pot (at least legal, Colorado pot). What about the good old black market?

    HOWEVER, considering that it's legal, and thus there is no risk for being in possession of it, you'd think a few bad guys would resort to stealing it from people's homes, small grocery stores, warehouses, etc. so they can sell it for hundreds of dollars on eBay! Then they can buy some REAL drugs with the proceeds.

    I mean, consider the calculus:

    Make $500 with a risk of doing "5 to 10".
    or
    Make $250 with no risk at all.

    Who would go with A
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    Re: Iced tea more expensive than Marijuana!
    « Reply #8 on: May 16, 2019, 11:44:01 AM »
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  • Thou might have to get yourself specially blended sweet tea bags and brew up a gallon or more at the time. I had to import Tetley tea sweet tea bags because sweet tea is not a Canadian thing. At least not the unsweetened stuff. Plenty of iced tea mixes otherwise, even with reduced sugar. 

    I did drink the real stuff during my many visits to the Deep South. Dixie-licious and easier to quaff a gallon than your average soda when the heat and humidity gang up on you. :D

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    Re: Iced tea more expensive than Marijuana!
    « Reply #9 on: May 16, 2019, 11:54:09 AM »
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  • I'm going to have to start brewing a pot of tea with tea bags every weekend and store it in milk jugs for during the week.

    The strange thing is, there is no alternative out there for sale. Not even on the Internet.

    Lipton is the closest, and it doesn't taste anywhere near the same. I have lipton for my decaf option -- but it has almost no flavor, at least after it sits in the cup for 1 hour. I have to mix it with Stevia to get any flavor at all. It tastes like water.

    That's it. There were two options, completely different (not even close) and now we have only one option.

    I hope someone rises to the occasion and comes up with a substitute.

    There are a LOT of people out there, right now, interested in purchasing instant unsweet tea mix. Go visit any of Nestle's Facebook pages. People are nagging for this stuff on just about every post! 

    Whatever "einstein" decided to pull the plug on this unique, 50 year old product was a FRICKING IDIOT.

    For now, Capitalism has failed.

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    Re: Iced tea more expensive than Marijuana!
    « Reply #10 on: May 16, 2019, 12:07:52 PM »
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  • Frankly there must be something afoot that would make Nestea stop producing that particular brand of unsweetened sweet tea.

    It is an insult to the South!!!!! ;) 

    Or maybe just a colossal FUBAR of a business decision. :facepalm:


     

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