Snapple has an army of sugar-free or low-sugar beverages (11 to be exact) that offer plenty of options for those with a sugar-free lifestyle. Some are more traditional with flavors such as diet green tea, diet lemon tea, and diet raspberry tea. However, some are much more eccentric if you are looking for something with a little more pizzazz, such as Diet Plum-a-Granate tea, Diet Papaya Mango, and even Diet Trop-a-Rocka tea.
Here's a look at one of the more traditional choices that is very popular and easy to find in the stores -- Diet Peach Tea Snapple.
When you first pop open a bottle of Diet Peach Tea Snapple, you immediately notice the pleasant, fresh peach scent. However, after a large gulp of the medium-brown beverage, the peach flavor is lacking in comparison to what the strong scent leads you to believe you would experience.
Peachy but Abrasive
Granted, when you drink fruit-flavored teas you should not expect a fruit flavor experience similar to a juice. Often, you just get a hint of the fruit alongside the general tea flavoring and character. However, with this beverage, there is a decent amount of peach flavoring where one definitely knows it is intended to be a peach tea, but much of the drink's character comes from the sugar-alternative aftertaste. The aftertaste is somewhat abrasive and definitely present in each sip.
In addition, the sweetness is not overly cloying but it does feel a little unpleasant going down.
When Push Comes to Shove
Overall, Diet Peach Tea Snapple is just an OK product. It is definitely comparable to other diet teas on the market such as Lipton Diet Green Tea Citrus Flavor, as it trades some aftertaste for lower calories and sugar (the regular version of Peach Tea Snapple has 160 calories, 40 grams of sugar, and 40 grams of carbohydrates).
So, is Diet Peach Tea Snapple a thirst-quenching drink you would want to enjoy on a hot day? Certainly, give it a try if you enjoy iced teas, but don't expect the cleaner flavors and the overall refreshing nature of the regular versions of some teas you might be used to.
With zero calories and no sugars, Diet Peach Tea Snapple is a decent choice compared to similar products on the market, but it definitely has an aftertaste.
• Pleasant peach scent
• Has no calories
• Has 71 mg of antioxidants per serving
• Definite sugar alternative aftertaste
• Slightly abrasive finish
• Not as large as some other mainstream competitors
Description of Diet Peach Tea Snapple
• Aspartame-sweetened, peach-flavored, green and black tea
• Zero calories per 8-ounce serving