History Repeats Itself: Inflation Raises the Price of a Generation's Vice
by Krystal Goltz
With a price hike for Arizona Iced Tea, and new taxes on the horizon intended to deter youth from consuming sugary beverages, the situation lends itself to a comparison with two pipe tobacco tins at the Breton Museum.
The price of Arizona Iced Tea has been raised from its nostalgic99 ¢ to now over a dollar. This resembles the Chateau Quebec Pipe Tobacco tins that were originally marked 55¢, but the store raised the price to 63¢. This did not sit well with Vic Saunders who bought a tin from the Breton store when he made his monthly trip for groceries, and his son Edward Saunders heard all his complaints on the long wagon ride back home.
Society has grown accustomed to the taxes associated with tobacco and alcohol, as well as the adverse effects linked to these products, and it looks as though sweetened drinks may be headed down the same path.