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Origin of Soda Challenged

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Origin of Soda Challenged

Blue Sky Sodas were advertised as being made in Santa Fe, New Mexico, between May 16, 2002 and June 30, 2006, but that may not be the case.

A settlement stemming from a class-action lawsuit will give consumers who bought the drink between these dates a refund of half of what they spent, the Santa Fe New Mexican reports. New Mexico-born Chris Chavez alleges that he purchased Blue Sky Sodas because he wanted to support a local company. However, after 2000, the company was purchased by a competitor and production was shifted to California. The New Mexico company ceased to exist, except on product labels.

When Blue Sky was sold, it shipped approximately 1.2 million cases of soda annually, which could mean a lot of refunds being issued.

"Blue Sky products no longer have Santa Fe's name on the label. But Blue Sky's website remains reminiscent of Northern New Mexico's hippie era — with a sunrise over a mountain range and images of nature and vintage Volkswagen micro-buses," the news source notes.