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  1. This is nonsense. First, they don’t use HFCS, they use sugar (I’m drinking one right now) and ummmm isn’t tea mostly, you know, WATER to begin with? So what’s that part labelled “tea” even mean? I don’t see any tea leaves floating around in here, It’s meaningless. And citric acid!!? Oh noes! The humanity!

    Also, is it just me, or are the people over at at Sociological Images just DESPERATE to be offended by something, anything! It must be terribly exhausting to go through life constantly begging to read 4 layers too deep into the nearest children’s placemat design, hoping against hope to find some shred of a vestige of half-implied sexism and white privileged. I guess that’s why social “scientists” are usually such pretentious bores.

    1. Apparently they changed the recipe last year:

      http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/02/19/reading-the-tea-leaves-snapple-refreshes-itself/

      The old ingredient list for Lemon Snapple Iced Tea: “water, high fructose corn syrup, citric acid, tea, natural flavors.” Calories: 200. The new ingredient list: “filtered water, sugar, citric acid, tea, natural flavors.” Calories: 160.

      Thank $DEITY they started filtering the water. Those fish and salamanders in my Snapple were likely the source of all those extra calories…

  2. Meh, I stopped drinking soda years ago. All they did for me was offer a sugar high followed by an insulin shock, making me erratic and moody.
    Not to mention the massive amounts of carbs in it. People think Big Macs make you fat, when infact its the giant sodas people drink there (and the fries).

  3. the diet tastes like liquid splenda. After 20 years on the market you’d think they’d at least invent new diet flavors, or actually make the snapple out of tea.

  4. Oh my gos, this stuff is packed with Dihydrogen Monoxide, as long as some 3-carboxy-3-hydroxy pentanedioic acid.

    Yeah, and sugar.

    A lot

  5. Snapple’s tagline always used to be “Made from the best stuff on earth? Have you noticed Snapple’s commercials lately claiming that the best stuff on earth is now even better? Or “We found better stuff” or the like?

    Supposedly (though I don’t know for certain if this is true or not), this corresponds with them switching from HFCS -> Sugar for their sweetening. Sugar is the “better stuff”.

  6. What is so horrible about iced tea with NO sugar?

    or *gasp* plain WATER?

    Just askin’

    oh okay that was being a troll I know it but I do like both tea with no sugar and plain water. Oh wait – hypocrit time – and Toro Rojo!

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