Sometimes a Snapple flavor fails and you just can’t believe it. Why, for instance, would Snapple choose to discontinue such an easy-to-like favorite as Strawberry-flavored tea? Or Compassionberry Tea, a drink intended to promote Autism awareness, which was both delicious and brought attention to a deserving cause — of all the Snapple flavors ever invented, certainly that one deserved to stay readily available.
At other times, however, you’re genuinely amazed that a flavor concept made it past a board meeting and into production. With over 60 flavors dropped from their seemingly ever-rotating roster, Snapple has had some eyebrow-raising missteps.
To start with a whole category of weird Snapple choices, do you remember that Snapple once made sodas?.
For a company that bills itself as all natural with a brand slogan that reads "Made from the best stuff on Earth," and has enjoyed an exclusive deal with New York City school system as a healthier alternative, a line of sugary sodas might not be the best way to promote the particular associations and image the company seemed to be shooting for. But the sodas were released in the early ’80’s and enjoyed some popularity until the whole line was discontinued in the mid ’90s.
We compiled a full list of discontinued Snapple beverages and picked the top 10 absolute strangest ideas that ever made it from a concept and into a bottle, then ranked them from “Kind of crazy, but it just might work!” to “Our brains melted.”