How Honest is Vermont?

By Christine Souders |

Published 07/27 2014 09:35PM

Updated 07/27 2014 09:49PM

BURLINGTON, Vt. - A beverage company Honest Tea decided to test  just how honest people really are when no one's watching.

They conducted an experiment in all 50 states, setting up unmanned kiosks full of drinks and snacks.

People are asked to pay a dollar for each item, and buy based on the "honor system."

Honest Tea said they're expecting the best from the green mountain state.

"So far it's looking really honest. Last year Vermont was 95  percent honest, so we're expecting big things this year," said James Varrichio, Honest Tea Representative.

"I thought the concept was a great concept. Basically, it provides hope for humanity," said Vince visitng from Montreal, QC.

Information on who buys and who steals the tea will be collected to discover which states are the most honest.

The national results will be released on August 19th.

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