Arizona Iced Tea, a prominent beverage maker and brand, stated on August 20 that the company has dipped its toes into the world of non-fungible token (NFT) assets. In fact, the Arizona beverage firm, based in New York, partnered with the Bored Ape Yacht Club to create a “Arizona Aped” NFT cartoon.
Arizona Iced Tea Joins Forces With a Troop of Bored Ape NFTs
Arizona Iced Tea (stylized as AriZona) is a prominent brand owned by Arizona Beverages USA, and the drink was introduced in 1992. Since then, Arizona Iced Tea has grown in popularity, and the firm has created a variety of goods such as iced tea cocktails, energy drinks, and tea mixes. In 2010, Arizona Iced Tea achieved $100 million in sales, and by 2017, the company’s total revenue had reached $3 billion. This week, the company announced a collaboration with the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) and the release of a new comic NFT.
BIG ANNOUNCEMENTS, ZONIE’S! Arizona accelerated into the [BAYC]- We’re excited to unveil our Bored Ape NFT and have some big things in the works,” the company posted to its 91,000 Twitter followers.
The official Arizona Iced Tea Twitter account also mentioned the Twitter handle @boredapecomic and the website boredapecomic.com. According to the website, the “Bored Ape Comic #1 is officially available to mint for 0.04 ETH and is limited to 10,000 copies. “Bored Ape Comic #1 presents an incredible ensemble of Bored Apes as they invade the metaverse,” the web portal continues.
There is a picture of two Bored Apes in the Arizona Iced Tea ape comic, followed by a billboard with a Bored Ape holding a can of Arizona Iced Tea with the words “NFT.” Arizona Iced Tea joins a wave of well-known brand names that have entered the blockchain space, including Axe, Slim Jim, Burger King, Oscar Mayer, Mars Candies, and others.
Budweiser, a popular Anheuser-Busch brand, announced this week that it had entered the NFT market and purchased the “beer.eth” ENS domain. Furthermore, Visa, the international financial conglomerate, purchased a Cryptopunk NFT for $165K in ether last week.