14 Underrated Snapple Flavors You Have To Try

Did you know Snapple has over 30 flavors? Some of these flavors, like Snapple Apple, have been around for decades. Other flavors have come and gone -– and come again. Remember Snapple Elements from the '90s? This line is back with a modern twist and three new flavors: Fire, Air, and Rain. 

Creative flavors are nothing new for this innovative brand. Snapple was founded in 1972 when three young friends set out to create a fun, quirky juice company (via Snapple). Initially called Unadulterated Food Products, the company later changed its name to Snapple, a catchy combination of "snappy" and "apple." Snapple has reinvented itself a few times, but some things remain the same. It has always been a playful brand with cute catchphrases, attracting consumers with the positive slogan "Made from the Best Stuff on Earth." 

To this day, the company makes juices and teas and prints "real facts" on its products. However, its name isn't the only thing that's changed. Snapple swapped out its iconic glass bottles for 100% recycled plastic, a more sustainable option. It also periodically changes its beverage lineup to appeal to new consumers. Unfortunately, some of these flavors fly under the radar and get less love than they deserve. So if you're a fan of Snapple's teas and juices -– and looking for something new -– try one of these underrated flavors.

1. Go Bananas

Snapple wasn't monkeying around when it made this banana-flavored drink. Unlike many banana beverages, Go Bananas is made with real fruit puree. Its natural creaminess and sweetness remind you of biting into the real thing. Plus, the milky texture is more filling, so it's a great choice if you want something hearty.

But be warned, this drink is for banana lovers only. The flavor of bananas is strong, and Go Bananas is no exception. In a Boston magazine interview, Vinay Mannam, an assistant professor of food science and chemistry at Framingham State University, explains that isoamyl acetate, a chemical found in bananas, gives the fruit its intense smell and flavor. So if you aren't a banana fan, this juice isn't for you.

However, those that love the drink tend to be die-hard fans. One Go Banana review calls it "the GOAT of Snapples." However, many online reviewers also complain that it's hard to find and wonder if it's been discontinued. In an October 2018 Twitter post, Snapple assured the public, "Go Bananas hasn't been discontinued, but may not be available in your area!" So if you're lucky enough to find one, go bananas!

2. Zero Sugar Takes 2 To Mango Tea

America is moving away from the diet moniker, and according to Snapple, "Zero sugar is the new diet." Once diet Snapples are out of stock, expect to find "zero-sugar" replacements. But don't let clever marketing fool you — this drink has artificial sweeteners, just like its diet predecessors. While zero-calorie beverages are popular, they often lack flavor. However, Zero Sugar Takes 2 To Mango Tea combines the fruity burst of mango with Snapple's classic black and green teas. Ultimately, you get all the flavor without the calories or sugar.

Aside from taste, this drink has a decent amount of caffeine. It contains 37 milligrams of natural caffeine from tea leaves, comparable to a can of coke. While it won't keep you up at night, it'll give you more pep in your step. And if you're sensitive to caffeine, it might be the perfect amount.

This zero-sugar tea has a light consistency without that syrupy taste. However, if you're used to the regular Takes 2 to Mango, it will seem watered down. But it's worth trying if you like diet drinks, especially Snapple's Diet Peach Tea. This mango tea has a similar but more tropical flavor. It makes an excellent alternative to Snapple's lemon, peach, and raspberry teas, but it's slightly harder to find.

3. Kiwi Strawberry

Snapple's Kiwi Strawberry was a favorite for many millennial kids, and it has stood the test of time. Since this fruit pairing is so unique, you might wonder how such a funky combination came to be.

Understanding this flavor requires a brief history lesson. According to California Agriculture, kiwis were introduced in California in 1935, but by the 1970s, farmers expected the supply of kiwis to outweigh the demand. To make use of excess, farmers encouraged other methods of using their fruit, like juicing. Snapple jumped on this bandwagon, adding kiwi to its ingredients list. The company then combined kiwi with strawberry to make the flavor more mainstream. This strategy worked; by 1995, Kiwi Strawberry was Snapple's number one flavor (via Brandweek).

While the strawberry is the prominent flavor in this juice, you still enjoy hints of kiwi. The reviews of Snapple's Kiwi Strawberry describe the drink as "smooth and sweet with a little tang [...] it's not too strong or too bitter/sour to bear. If anything, it's just very sweet. Amazing nonetheless." This description encapsulates the taste perfectly. So if you have a sweet tooth and an inclination towards kiwi, you'll enjoy this underrated flavor.

4. Mango Madness

Mango Madness has an authentic flavor since it's made with real mango puree. If you're unfamiliar with the taste of mango, think of it as a dense, tropical melon. The raw fruit can be tart, but the juice uses ripe mangos to create a sweet flavor.

For those that haven't tried mango juice, there's a strong chance you'll like it. According to a 2013 study by Rose Research, most people enjoyed the taste of mango and saw the fruit as "nutritious" and a "special treat." Although most shoppers view the fruit positively, they usually don't buy mango juice. Instead, they opt for traditional choices like apple or orange juices. These flavors are more available, but mango juice still deserves some attention. Buying whole mangos may be expensive, but Mango Madness costs the same as any other Snapple variety. So if you want the taste of a mango without the high price tag, try Mango Madness.

5. Pink Lemonade

Although it's hard to find pink lemonade in a bottle, Snapple has a great one. This drink brings back that summertime nostalgia of picnics in the park or beach vacations. On the product description, Snapple adds to this image, "Pink is the new pink.[...] She's tart. She's tangy. She's lemony. She is the moment." If this doesn't paint a picture of fun-filled days, we don't know what does.

While the product tastes like lemonade, adding natural juice concentrates gives it a soft pink hue. Many people find this color to be both soothing and inviting. In a 2009 study in Science, colors in the red family were associated with positive outcomes like winning and better work performance. Another study published in 2015 by PLOS ONE reported that pink images are shared more often on social media. So not only is this pink lemonade visually appealing, but it may also have a positive psychological effect.

6. Elements Rain

If you were around in the late '90s, you might remember Snapple Elements. This line was inspired by new-age names like Earth, Sun, and Rain and came in curvy glass bottles. However, it was discontinued in the mid-2000s, and people weren't pleased. On a Facebook fan page for Snapple Elements, consumers begged, "Bring them back!!!" and fans even created a Change.org petition for the line's return. Their requests worked, and the beloved Elements line is back with three new additions.

One of these is the uniquely-flavored Rain. Imagine being in the scorching hot desert and praying for rain. Feeling very thirsty, you'd want something light and refreshing with a hint of sweetness. Perhaps that was the inspiration for Rain, Snapple's agave cactus drink. If you've never tried agave juices, you're not alone. While Rain's reviews are mostly positive, there's something about this Snapple flavor you can't quite place. If anything, Rain resembles a super light pear juice.

7. Elements Air

Elements Air combines peach white tea with prickly pear. However, the prickly pear flavor seems to hide behind the peach. This white tea is lighter and sweeter than other teas and can taste a bit floral.

Surprisingly enough, there's no peach listed on the ingredients, and the only fruit extract is from acerola. This sour-tasting fruit isn't obvious in the tea but has many health benefits. In studies of tropical fruits published in Food Chemistry, acerola berries tested high in vitamin C and antioxidants, which help your body eliminate toxins. Although the bottle doesn't list these nutrients, you may get some of acerola's immune-boosting benefits.

Elements Air is controversial among consumers, with definite pros and cons. Snapple Elements have 45% less sugar than the standard Snapple Apple, making it less sweet and lighter on the palate. However, Air does have a similar aftertaste to diet drinks, which might be from the added flavorings. It's not for everyone, but it's perfect for those who like flavored waters or diluted juices.

8. Elements Fire Dragon Fruit

Dragon fruit is a hard flavor to come by. If you've never seen a dragon fruit, the look lives up to its name. It has a bright magenta exterior with green-tipped scales reminiscent of a dragon's skin (but a pretty pink one, of course). The inner flesh is white or hot pink and filled with tiny black seeds. Only the inside is edible and it tastes like a cross between kiwi and pear.

Although Elements Fire isn't made from actual dragon fruit — instead, it's made with grape and pear juice concentrates — it replicates the taste nicely and, as the brand states, it is "Impossibly light and refreshing." On The Impulsive Buy, the blogger said, "The ruby red Fire variety achieves its dragon fruit flavor through a mixture of pear and grape juice concentrates and natural flavors [...] It tastes like sweet pear enriched with subtle floral notes."

9. 100% Juiced Green Apple

As the Snapple company says, "You can't spell Snapple without apple." Apple juice is a favorite among many and was one of Snapple's first products. However, the Juiced Green Apple is a lesser-known variety and is just one of the brand's 100% juices enriched with vitamins. 

Snapple prides itself on using all-natural ingredients, and the 100% Juiced Green Apple is the perfect example, with the first two ingredients being filtered water and apple juice concentrate. Another unique feature is that it comes in an 11.5-ounce can rather than a bottle. It has 170 calories, and although it contains 41 grams of carbohydrates, there's no added sugar. It also has 100% of the daily recommended intake of vitamin C, as well as vitamins A and E, calcium, and iron.

If you like Snapple Apple, you might enjoy this more natural version. However, green apples have a sour taste compared with their red counterparts. Luckily, those that don't like sour fruits but still want a healthier option can try another juiced flavor, as Snapple's 100% juices also come in fruit punch, grape, and orange mango.

10. Fruit Punch

Do you need help deciding between different flavors? The good news is punch has a medley of juices, so you won't need to pick just one. Snapple's Fruit Punch contains orange, pineapple, grape, and apple flavors. While it sounds like a lot, these fruits exist in the perfect ratios, with the citrus ones cutting the sweetness of the apple and grape.

There are many fruit punch drinks on the market, but Snapple reviewers say this one is better than the competition. On Reddit, one user claimed this Snapple variety "may be one of the most underrated drinks of all time. [...] It has a perfect balance of fruits. It beats every other fruit punch flavor I've tried so far. It's not too sweet but not too tart."

Fruit Punch also makes an excellent popsicle. Fill popsicle holders with juice and pop them in the freezer for a tasty summer snack. Now that Snapple comes in plastic bottles, you can also place the bottle directly in the freezer. After an hour or two, you'll have a half-frozen, slushy treat.

11. Green Tea

Snapple is known for its peach and lemon teas, but green often gets overlooked. This might be because people think of green tea as a hot beverage, however, it's just as tasty when chilled. Snapple's Green Tea has the earthiness of green tea and is mixed with sugar, acerola fruit extract, and natural flavors. It contains 23 grams of caffeine, a standard amount for green teas. But with 30 grams of added sugar, it isn't for classic tea lovers. We'd recommend it to those who love both sweet and green teas.

Sweetened or not, green tea has miraculous health benefits. Green tea can decrease inflammation, which helps with multiple diseases and health issues. A study in The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry found that improvements in inflammation can also lead to improved neurological function. As such, researchers looked at green tea as a therapeutic aid in preventing neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. While more studies are needed, the results look promising.

If people find themselves downing sugary drinks, they should opt for green tea. Since you're getting all that sugar, you may as well enjoy some health benefits along with it.

12. Honey Sweet Tea

Sweet tea is a southern staple. According to southern tradition, tea should be kept in the fridge and only poured over ice when served. After all, nobody wants watered-down tea. As such, Snapple's Honey Sweet Tea is best-served ice cold on a hot day. For an extra refreshing touch, squeeze some fresh lemon into the bottle.

Unlike most bottled beverages, Snapple's Honey Sweet Tea is sweetened with natural honey. This sweet substance pairs perfectly with black tea and is also nature's comfort food. In times of stress, your body craves these satisfying foods like sugary beverages, pizza, and macaroni and cheese. Monique Dorsey, a registered dietician with UT Physicians, explains, "Times of crisis present a high-stress environment, and prolonged stress can be damaging to the natural homeostasis (equilibrium) of the body.[...] to maintain its balance, the body may react by producing a physiological response, such as irregular eating behavior, including increasing caloric intake."

Sometimes it's impossible to resist temptations. When giving into a craving, Dorsey recommends choosing fruit or honey over other treats. And if sugary beverages are your go-to, Honey Sweet Tea hits the (sweet) spot.

13. Watermelon Lemonade

Have you ever combined watermelon and lemons? Turns out, these summer fruits complement each other nicely. Italians have been squeezing lemons over watermelons for ages, and lemon juice can keep any fruit salad fresh. They make the perfect pairing for desserts such as a watermelon-lemon sorbet or a fruit tart.

Both of these summer fruits also make excellent thirst-quenching juices. But why choose between the two when you can have both? This juice is made with real lemon and watermelon concentrates, and you can easily identify both flavors as you sip. It's ideal if you like watermelon but want something tart. The lemon cuts the watermelon's sweetness well, and reviewers actually felt it was much more tart than anticipated. 

Snapple Watermelon Lemonade is a crowd-pleaser, enjoyed by kids and adults alike. It makes an excellent addition to barbecues, picnics, or pool parties -– and now that Snapple comes in plastic bottles instead of glass, you won't need to worry about accidents.

14. Black Cherry Lemonade

People have mixed feelings about cherry beverages. Although cherry sodas are popular, many cherry juices taste like straight-up cough syrup. Luckily, Snapple's Black Cherry Lemonade gets that cherry flavor just right. This lemonade has more depth and richness than regular lemonade but still has that sour touch. This unique twist of a classic is made with clarified lemon, as well as grape and cheery juice concentrates.

Reviews for Snapple's Black Cherry Lemonade have been mostly positive, with one reviewer stating, "I was instantly transported to the taste of summer with this fruity, sweet, and tart juice!" On Influenster, another happy customer said, "It did not have that fake cherry medicine taste to it, nor was it an overpowering lemonade." However, some people complain that it's too tart, too sugary, or has too strong of a cherry flavor. Like everything, it's up to interpretation; the only way to know is to try it yourself.