Have you heard everyone talking about the Twisted Tea mem recently? Are you not sure what on earth everybody is going on about? Social media has been exploding in recent times with the Twisted Tea and it can make you feel left out when you do not know what a trend is.
Here, we are going to talk about the Twisted Tea and explain exactly what is going since this is a viral trend that is not going to disappear anytime soon. So, let’s get started and take a closer look at the Twisted Tea meme.
What is Twisted Tea?
First of all, it is important to think about what is Twisted Tea before we begin. If you are not from the United States, you might not be familiar with what this is. Indeed, you will have to know what Twisted Tea is before you can appreciate the memes.
Twisted Tea is a canned drink that is available in a yellow container. It is a hard-iced tea and it has been mixed with lemonade, as well as alcohol. It has been around since 2001 and it comes from Cincinnati, Ohio.
“So where are you from?”
“Oh I’ve never heard of it”
“You ever see the Twisted Tea video?”
— Scott (@scottlilly5) December 25, 2020
Where did the Twisted Tea Meme Begin?
Believe it or not, the Twisted Tea meme all started way back on Christmas Eve. There was a video released on the internet that showed a fight taking place at a supermarket. This was in Elyria, Ohio. The two men are arguing in the supermarket and soon, it starts to heat up. One man becomes very frustrated and due to his anger, he grabs a can. Of course, as you may have guessed, this was a Twisted Tea can. This throw meant that the other man in the altercation was knocked to the floor by the Twisted Tea can.
Therefore, this video started to surface and spread on social media on Christmas Eve. But, it is not clear whether this fight was during the holiday season or a time before that. It certainly had quite an impact on social medial users.
The fight quickly escalated when the white man started to throw around racial slurs and pick a fight with the black man. He was drunk and clearly thought that he could handle the other customer. He started to egg him on to hit him and eventually, the other customer had enough and took him up on his offer. He used the Twisted Tea can to smack him in the face and it knocked him to the ground. This was quite a hit and the can sparked open. Afterward, the men get into a physical fight until the black man pins him down and lets him go. It is clear that the white man will regret what he did in the morning.
— JT/Juano (@JTCurry_) December 27, 2020
Why Do People Like the Twisted Tea Memes?
The video in the grocery shop soon went viral. People found it funny how the Twisted Tea can managed to have quite a hit. People also enjoyed how the white man got what deserved after being nasty to the other shopper. While it is not clear how the disagreement started, it was clear that the white man took it too far and a lot of accounts enjoyed and said that he got what he deserved.
Of course, the fact that he used a Twisted Tea can to deliver such a punch made people laugh. This has led to a lot of people making memes out of how tough this can was. One of our favorite memes out there is this one from @lifeasaweiler. She posts a meme about ‘cracking open a cold one with the boys’, which means to drink a beer with your friends. Then posts a meme of the fight at the grocery store with the quote, ‘cracking the boy open with a cold one’. There have also been memes where people have photoshopped thor’s hammer and replaced it with a Twisted Tea can. There have even been memes of boxers holding Twisted Tea instead of their gloves.
I'm LIVING for these twisted tea memes pic.twitter.com/t3wFm7f6QD
— Audrey #BLM (@lifeasaweiler) December 29, 2020
There is no doubt that the makes of Twisted Tea benefitted from this meme. They enjoyed free advertisement and soon everyone was learning about their drink. Even Snoop Dog shared the original clip on social media. Now, there are hundreds of Twisted Tea memes out there that will make you laugh. People are also using it to combat racism, with memes focusing on standing up against racist people like the man did in the store with the Twisted Tea can.
You have probably heard a lot about Twisted Tea memes and wondered what they are. Hopefully, you now have a better understanding of how they started and why people find them funny. Indeed, now you can join in with the hilarity too. It all started after an altercation at a local grocery store in Cincinnati. Ohio. Two men started to have a fight and when it started to get serious, one of the men used the Twisted Tea can to knock the other guy across the face. This was with some force and the can exploded everywhere.
A lot of people found this whole scene humorous. They also liked how the white guy that was being racist got what he deserved from the other shopper. Of course, people also found it funny that the Twisted Tea can opened up like that. So, this is what led to the memes. From Thor having his hammer turned into a Twisted Tea can to Harry Potter using this can as a wand, the memes were making fun of the fact that this drink could be used as a weapon.
— Esmam Mahi (@EsmamMahi) December 26, 2020
Now that you know more about the Twisted Tea meme, you may wish to look for it on the internet. Thankfully, there are a lot of them out there that are going to keep you amused for a long time. They are often posted on Twitter and Instagram and they are still popular to this day.