As I was headed to a workout, I stopped at a gas station to grab something for my car. I decided that I would pick up something to hydrate with - and that I could review! As I scanned the available options, the clean but elegant label of a bottle of Snapple Green Tea Metabolism caught my eye. We have already reviewed the Snapple Red Tea and White Tea, so it was high time that the Green tea got it's time to shine in the spotlight.
Thankfully, the bottle was already chilled, so I had about half the bottle on my way to the gym, and it made me go mmm! The tea flavor really comes through with NONE of the bitterness associated with green tea extract. It is mildly sweet - a little sweeter than most flavored waters, but certainly nowhere near sweet tea. This Snapple has a simple, clean flavor profile which was quite enjoyable.
So why "Metabolism" you ask?! Well, apparently there is a small study that shows green tea extract (in particular, the antioxidant EGCG), has been found to boost metabolism slightly. I liked that the bottle of Snapple Green Tea Metabolism tells us the exact amount of EGCG in the bottle (55 mg), although it would have been nice to know just how much is needed daily to affect metabolism (apparently it's 90 mg).
An 8 ounce serving of Snapple Green Tea Metabolism (Original) provides provides 60 calories from 15 grams of sugars - that's between 3-4 teaspoons. The ingredients are filtered water, green tea concentrate, citric acid, green tea, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), natural green tea extract, natural flavors. There is also 14 mg of caffeine per 1 cup serving.
The bottle I purchased, for $2.25 at the over priced gas station, contained 17.5 ounces, so 130 calories and 33 grams of sugars! That's quite a lot of sugar from one gulp. So this is not something I would sit around drinking bottles of daily, but I thought it was perfect for a before and after workout refreshment. Yes, just 1 bottle can do double duty.
And my Snapple bottle cap had Real Fact #736. "More babies are born at night than during the day."