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Nantucket Nectars is a beverage company created by Tom First and Tom Scott, known as Tom and Tom or The Juice Guys. The two met at Brown University in the Fall 1985. Four years later they graduated and headed to Nantucket. That summer they started Allserve, a floating convenience store servicing boats in Nantucket Harbor. The pair delivered everything from newspapers to laundry in their unmistakable red boat. There are different people named Tom Scott: Tom Scott, Scottish poet. ... Brown University is a private university located in Providence, Rhode Island. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nantucket is an island south of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, formed of glacial moraine. ...

In the Winter of 1989 Tom First attempted to recreate a peach drink that he drank on a regular basis while on a trip to Spain. After successfully recreating the taste they were looking for, the two began mixing the juice in a blender, pasteurizing it, and bottling it themselves. The following summer they sold it off their boat, and it was not until later that they decided to call it Nantucket Nectars. Binomial name Prunus persica (L.) Batsch Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults. ... Pasteurization is the process of heating food for the purpose of killing harmful organisms such as bacteria, viruses, protozoa, molds, and yeasts. ...

Under each bottlecap is a unique quote, often a fact about Nantucket. For example, "During his move to California, Mike Dussault drank a Nantucket Nectars in every state to remind him of the greatest place on earth."

Nantucket Nectars was purchased by London-based Cadbury Schweppes PLC in 2002 with its headquarters in Rye Brook, NY. The founders are no longer involved in the day-to-day operations, but still perform marketing duties, including their voices for radio ads. Cadbury Schweppes plc (Cadbury Trebor Bassett), (NYSE: CSG) is a confectionery and beverage company with its headquarters in London. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Rye Brook is a village in Westchester County, New York, United States. ...

A Juice Guys Juice Bar can be found on Easy Street in Nantucket.


  • 100% Juices
  • Juice Cocktails
  • Teas and Lemonades
  • Nantucket Squeezed Nectars
  • Nantucket Nectars Organics

External links

  • Offical Website
  • Cadbury-Schweppes Website
  • Brief history of the company

  Results from FactBites:
Nantucket Nectars Squeezed Nectars - The BevNET.com Review (687 words)
Nantucket Nectars Squeezed Lemonade is a new mixture of lemonade and
Squeezed Nectars Lemonade is made with simple ingredients -- just as it was meant to be -- including cane sugar, water, and squeezed lemon juice.
Squeezed Nectars Savannah Mint Tea is a beverage that has truly benefited from the addition of not-from-concentrate juices.
Keynote Entrepreneur - Nantucket Nectars (3822 words)
From the historic shores of Nantucket Island, two college friends and their love for that island embarked on a journey that would lift them from the seaside shanty that their marine service business operated from, to a nationally distributed new age beverage company competing with the likes of Snapple, Fruitopia, and Arizona Ice Tea.
In fact, as the founders of Nantucket Nectars learned from a radio interview with the president of the Young Entrepreneurs Association, perseverance is the trait most applicable to an entrepreneur trying to begin a successful venture.
Nantucket Nectars was introduced to the public in the summer of 1990 from the Allserve store as well as being distributed on the island from two other retail stores.
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