Are Food-Focused Arizona Boycotts for Reals?
Cool to protest: Could efforts to boycott Arizona over the immigration law Governor Jan Brewer signed last Friday be seeping into your food? New York Times blog The Lede wondered earlier whether calls to boycott Arizona Iced Tea ― a company based on Long Island ― were real or jokey ("I think we should all also boycott Arizona Iced Tea because it is the drink of fascists," Chicago writer Travis Nichols opined via Twitter yesterday; New York's Daily News took him at his tweet.)
Meanwhile, mix-in master Cold Stone Creamery, a company that is headquartered in Arizona, is on Internet lists of the boycott-worthy, although calls to San Francisco's two outlets didn't turn up as much as a single spurned cone.
"People have been coming and going as usual all day," said Jessica Seo, general manager of the Union Square Cold Stone. And at Fisherman's Wharf, a Cold Stone worker who wouldn't identify himself seemed to have no idea what we were talking about, before telling us we'd have to ask corporate.
It would seem that even in S.F., outrage can be hard to muster ― especially when it means foregoing that All Lovin' No Oven.