March 21, 2022

What's With the Twisted Tea Memes?

Twisted Tea has been on the market for quite a long time, and it's a popular drink among many consumers. However, in 2020, Twisted Tea became more than a drink: it went viral on the internet and flooded cybernauts with tons of memes. What's with the Twisted Tea memes? How did it get there? Read […]

Jason Pittock

March 21, 2022

Twisted Tea has been on the market for quite a long time, and it's a popular drink among many consumers. However, in 2020, Twisted Tea became more than a drink: it went viral on the internet and flooded cybernauts with tons of memes. What's with the Twisted Tea memes? How did it get there? Read on to find out more about this story. 

First things first: what is Twisted Tea, even? 

If you’re not familiar with the drink, you should first know that wisted tea is a fruit-flavored iced tea with lemonade and malt liquor in it. It was first introduced in 1994 with two flavors, peach and raspberry lemonade. Since then, the company has added more flavors to its collection - blackberry, strawberry kiwi, mandarin orange and blueberry pomegranate. Furthermore, off-brand Twisted Tea variations have popped as well. 

What's with the Twisted Tea memes? 

The Twisted Tea meme trend started in 2020 when a white man in a gas station started shouting racial slurs towards a Black customer who was holding a can of Twisted Tea. What happened can be seen in this video...

As you would expect it, the internet was quick to react.  In no time flat, people started uploading funny memes about what happened. As the meme went viral, companies such as Amazon and Walmart took advantage of this trend by creating what is now known as "twisted tea memes" (yes, it's a meme where you can make your own twisted tea memes). The trend didn't stop at 2020; it continued until today with no sign of stopping. As a matter of fact, twisted tea memes is trending at this very moment on most social media platforms. 

Let's take a look at some of them, just for the fun of it: 

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Is Twisted Tea healthy? 

Twisted Tea memes can definitely generate healthy laughs. But beyond "what's with the Twisted Tea memes", you might also ask yourself whether or not Twisted Tea is a healthy choice. 

The short answer is: "not quite". Like every other type of tea, Twisted Tea comes with plenty of benefits, such as preventing stroke and lowering blood pressure. It also acts as a diuretic, which means it can help get rid of excess water weight. 

On the other hand, Twisted Tea is not exactly what you would call healthy because it contains malt liquor, sugar, and caffeine. These two ingredients are what makes it so addictive to consumers who love their ice-cold drinks. If you're looking to stay healthy, then drinking it occasionally is what you should do. Drinking it more often than that will just put your health at risk.

And if you want a healthier version of the popular tea drink, you can always make your own at home. Or just drink plain ole’ iced tea in all its marvelous variations (of course, while enjoying a healthy laugh induced by all the twisted memes out there).

Twisted Tea Memes - FAQs

Where to buy Twisted Tea? 

Twisted Tea can be bought from any grocery store. 

Is Twisted Tea healthy? 

Like all tea, Twisted Tea does have health benefits. However, the fact that it is sweetened AND it has alcohol in it make it the kind of drink you’ll want to have only every now and again. 

Does Twisted Tea have gluten?

Yes, Twisted Tea has gluten in it because it is based on malt alcohol (which is not gluten-free).

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