Last updated on September 22nd, 2014 at 08:46 pm
AriZona Beverages and Shaquille O’Neal are entering new territory with an all-natural line of cream sodas. The partnership was announced via social media on Twitter and Facebook by Shaquille O’Neal and AriZona Beverages to their combined audiences totaling nearly 14 million followers.
AriZona Beverages is known for its big cans and big value, so a partnership with the 7’1″ big man was a no brainer, according to a news release. The iconic basketball player, whose No. 34 recently was retired by the Los Angeles Lakers, is the latest sports legend to join team AriZona.
“We are thrilled to partner with Shaq,” said Chairman Don Vultaggio. “He is the perfect addition to the AriZona family. This is a great way to introduce a new generation to an all-natural soda shop classic made with real Vanilla from Madagascar. Soda Shaq tastes like the cream sodas that I remember as a kid in Brooklyn. We think ours is the best tasting on the market.”
O’Neal added, “My family and I are huge fans of AriZona and we always have it in our refrigerator. One of my favorite drinks growing up in Newark as a kid was cream soda; together we made an all-star lineup that I’m looking forward to sharing with my fans.”
The Soda Shaq Cream Soda line comes in four flavors: Vanilla, Blueberry, Strawberry and Orange. Soda Shaq contains no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. It is made with real Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla extract and pure cane sugar and contains 90 calories per serving,
Soda Shaq features eight Shaq expressions ranging from professional to playful. Cans appear in four colors that match the flavor inside.
The Soda Shaq line is available in 23.5-oz. cans. The suggested retail price is $0.99 per can.