Dr. Pepper Snapple Group - What is inside not always what you expect
Peach 64oz in plastic bottles
I wrote a compliment on this site several months back, complimenting Snapple for making changes that resulted in a better taste of Snapple in the 64oz plastic bottles.
Everything was going fine until, to my horror, a month ago I bought two 64oz bottles at Giant that had contents that had both a very odd aroma and taste. It is hard to classify, but I would say either chemical in nature. The product so poor is was not drinkable. Mixing it with first quality product from 16oz glass bottles did not mask the odd odor or taste. The manufacturing dates on the two plastic bottles were weeks apart.
Against my intuition, I later bought a 64oz bottle from my usual source - Wegmans. I have never bought a bottle there that tasted bad. On opening, to my relief, the product was fine.
Here is what I have determined, after speaking with a Snapple representative It isn't a question of age - the bottle from Wegmans and one of those from Giant were exactly the same age. There is a chance it was a manufacturing glitch, but two bottles manufactured weeks apart and bought at the same time were both bad. It could also be storage. What if Giant has a warehouse somewhere that is hot? Since I have bought this product at Wegmans for several months without issue, something appears to be different.
Incidentally, the first store I bought this product at, Redner's Warehouse Market, also had inferior samples at times. Not this bad though.
My bottom line is, if the store where you buy it has reliably good product, you should be ok. However, you may run into bottles that aren't palatable. If this happens, try a different chain. I sure won't be buying it at Giant anytime soon.