Snapple Punch – Harm Yourself for Just 79 Cents

Snap Punch Watermelon Punch on Fooducate

Spring is here and soon the cold drink season will be in full swing. This is the first of several friendly reminders that nothing beats water for hydration. It’s healthier and cheaper than anything else being marketed to you or your children.

Even if Snapple were to pay you 79 cents, we’d think twice before drinking its punches. Don’t fall for the “Refreshing Watermelon Punch at a great value” line. Water is refreshing. Snapple is candy in a bottle at best, and likely a first step to diabetes and other health issues.

Don’t believe us?

All 190 calories in its punch come from high fructose corn syrup. That’s the equivalent of 12 (T W E L V E !!) teaspoons of sugar.

Here is the ingredient list for the Watermelon Punch flavor:

FILTERED WATER, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, CITRIC ACID, SODIUM HEXAMETAPHOSPHATE (PRESERVATIVE), SODIUM BENZOATE AND POTASSIUM SORBATE (PRESERVATIVES), NATURAL FLAVORS, CALCIUM DISODIUM EDTA (TO PROTECT FLAVOR), RED 40

If the sugar wasn’t bad enough for you, how about red #40, a potential carcinogen and artificial dye implicated in hyperactivity in some children?

Still not convinced? Enjoy the 4 different preservatives listed above. Some of them can do nasty things to the body.

How about drinking plain water and eating a real watermelon?

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  • H20

    How sad that they can really sell poison to us our children and its ok. People think that they are safe eating the foods and drinks that they sell. Water 0 calories 0 poison and only 1 ingredient no brainer

  • Michael Heffez

    Why seem so surprised…after all It’s Snapple: “made from the WORST stuff on earth.”

    • Sharon Puett

      I was just thinking the same…Whatever happened to “Made from he best stuff on Earth”?

  • ThunderHammer

    When the numbers get that big it’s time to move up to the next unit. 4 tablespoons. 1/4 cup. It does seem like a lot of sugar.

    • kfay

      1/4 cup!!! 12 tsp. sounds like a lot but it sounds so much more crazy to think of it like that…

  • Monse

    Make your own super tasty watermelon water :)

    Watermelon Rosemary flavored water:
    Spring of Rosemary to a jar and muddle gently. Add watermelon cubes ;twist and press gently to release juice. Fill the jar with some ice cubes as then fill jar with water. Cover and put in fridge. —> theyummylife.com

  • wonderwoman

    Not all Snapple is that bad…look up Snapple apple, fooducate gives it a B…I don’t b uhh y the others…:)

  • Sheila Lynn

    It has been 15 months since my daughter and I went organic and began growing our own food. This stuff should be outlawed! Poison!