Review: Snapple SnapPunch Watermelon Punch


Snapple has been repositioning their canned beverage lineup under the names SnapPunch and SnapTea. They’re also getting involved in 1 gallon sizes to compete with the likes of Arizona’s Arnold Palmer brand. We’ve previously looked at SnapPunch Cherry Punch; today our tastebuds focus on Snapple SnapPunch Watermelon Punch.

Snapple SnapPunch Watermelon Punch

Snapple SnapPunch Watermelon Punch

The SnapPunch lineup is value priced at 79 cents for 16 oz. Previously positioned under just the Snapple name, the new branding allows it to stand on its own while adding a little class to a budget beverage.

Like all SnapPunch beverages, the 16 oz can features a circular “SnapPunch from Snapple” logo towards the top, denoting the flavor in the bottle 1/3 of the sphere. Clip art-inspired fruit graphics denote the flavor on a colored background that matches the hue of the namesake taste. In the case of Watermelon Punch, pink and green dominate the color scheme. The top rim of the can showcases a blue band denoting “79 cents suggested retail price.”

Flavors in SnapPunch & SnapTea Lineup

Flavors in SnapPunch & SnapTea Lineup

The drink has a very strong, yet artificial, watermelon scent upon opening, which is complimented by a light pink appearance. Sweetened with high fructose corn syrup (in contrast to the flagship Snapple brand), this is a syrupy, sweet beverage. It’s tasty, as the very strong watermelon flavor rushes over you from first sip through midtaste. The aftertaste fades, though the syrupy flavor lingers at the back of your throat. This drink lives up to the “punch” designation, being quite fruity in flavor. It’s not bad, and at 79 cents, worth a try!

Snapple SnapPunch Watermelon Punch
Filtered water, high fructose corn syrup, citric acid, sodium hexametaphosphate (preservative), sodium benzoate and potassium sorbet (preservatives), natural flavors, calcium disodium EDTA (to protect flavor, red 40.

A 16 oz can contains 190 calories, 120 mg sodium, and 49 g carbs (48 g sugars). Caffeine free.