Snapple Southern Sweet Tea


The weather is warming up in NYC. The birds are out singing and my kidney stone has just dropped in my peeing tube and it hurts. Since doctor said that you have to drink plenty of fluids a day, I thought why not grab a tea drink. So, I bought a Snapple Southern Sweet Tea because I never had any southern sweet tea before. Well, maybe I did taste it in the past but just didn’t pay attention to it.

Snapple Souther Sweet Tea

The design on the can looks pretty interesting and it does have this southern style kind of feeling to it based on the colors. Upon opening the can, there’s a lightly sweetened tea aroma coming out from the can. The color and texture are similar to beers that you drink everyday with the exception of less carbonation. You could see the thin layer of white bubbles on top of the drink surface when you pour it out into a cup. I guess they steep it for a long time. The first couple sips weren’t sweet at all and it tasted smooth too. I was expecting bad because of the HFCS was used as sweetener. The tea flavor wasn’t that obvious and it didn’t taste like real tea. Not sure what kind of tea they used to make this drink. As you drink more, the sweetness started to stack up and your mouth started to collect some sort of tea scent that makes you very uncomfortable. However, the drink was refreshing and the taste did live up to the name sweet tea. Maybe a little bit over on the sweetness. As for aftertaste, it’s just dry with heavy sweet taste.

Snapple Southern Sweet Tea

The ingredients for this Snapple Southern Sweet Tea Drink include: Filtered Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Sodium Hexametaphosphate (To protect flavor), Tea, Phosphoric Acid, Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate (Preserve Freshness), Natural Flavors, Calcium Disodium EDTA (To protect flavor). The amount of sugar in this 16 FL OZ can is 46g and 120mg sodium. That’s a lot of sugar and sodium for your daily intake from a tea drink.

Snapple Southern Sweet Tea

This Snapple Southern Sweet tea wasn’t that bad, it’s just too sweet for me personally. I think it’s better to make your own southern sweet tea if you have time because you can control the sugar variable and it’s easy to make. All you have to do is to make some tea using whatever you have and then put the sugar in it while it’s hot and let it steep. After that, you let the tea cool down a bit and then ice it.


Price:  $.79

Size: 16 FL OZ / 473 ML

Flavors: Sweet Tea

Aroma:  Tea

Calories: 170

Where to buy: Local Supermarket

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  • Brooke

    I promise you, that is nothing like actual Southern sweet tea. The color is all wrong and we make it with actual sugar instead of corn syrup. We brew really strong, then add the sugar to the hot tea so it dissolves, then add cold water to temper it and make it less strong. It’s quite delicious, especially if you add a touch of lemon.



    Where can I taste the real Southern Sweet Tea ?


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  • BamaGrad

    Brooke, That is exactly how we made it growing up. lol


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