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Our Story


The Granny Squibb Company is a Rhode Island business that sells iced tea throughout New England.

In the Beginning

Granny said it all started one hot August day in the in the early 1930’s. My grandparents Sarah (Sally) and George Squibb and their two sons were spending the summer in a new house they had just built overlooking Narragansett Bay in Saunderstown, Rhode Island. It had been hotter than ever that summer. Even the sea breezes couldn’t keep them cool. Granny remembered a recipe her mother-in-law had given her for making a cold tea drink, still a novelty in those days. Always ahead of her time and eager to try anything new, Granny made up a batch using fresh brewed black tea, juice squeezed from fresh lemons, cane sugar, spring water, and mint that to this day grows wild by our brook. Her iced tea was an instant hit and the recipe spread quickly throughout the community where it is enjoyed by generations to this day. Eventually the town even dubbed it “Granny Squibb’s”.

Granny believed in living well and taking advantage of the best life has to offer. She would try everything, and she tried to do everything well. I know she wouldn’t have thought twice about taking on Coke® and Pepsi®, and that spirit of hers has been my inspiration for founding the Granny Squibb Company*.

 
Robin Squibb

 

*Coke is a registered trademark of The Coca-Cola Company. Pepsi is a registered trademark of PepsiCo, Inc.
Lawyers: there’s nothing to see here. Find another small company to pick on. Move along.


Today

The Granny Squibb Company began selling its “astonishingly delicious”™ iced tea to independent stores in Rhode Island in 2009. Classic lemon (based on Granny Squibb’s recipe) was our only flavor. Now we have six – three sweetened and the same three flavors unsweetened. We sell in over 250 stores throughout New England including Whole Foods, Wegmans and Stop & Shop.

The all-natural ingredients we use are familiar and few, making our iced teas unmatched in homemade taste and freshness. We don’t use preservatives, additives, artificial flavors or high fructose corn syrup. And, we don’t skimp on the quantity or quality of the ingredients we do use. Our iced teas are kosher, gluten free, and bottled in glass.

Today we are still a small team but dedicated to growing our company and encouraging our customers to live well by enjoying an active life style and doing everything well, including eating sensibly and having fun. Like we do!