Snapple Apple does not contain apple juice among its ingredients!
So what is Snapple Apple’s main fruit then? Drumroll……it’s PEARS! Apparently authentic apple juice does not taste ‘appley’ enough to consumers, so the liquid from its pyriform cousin is used instead. But why can it be marketed as APPLE juice if it’s primarily composed of PEAR juice?? Because it’s not marketed that way. Notice the word “drink” next to juice…calling the beverage a “juice drink” means that it is not required to contain the listed and pictured fruit as its primary component.
In fact, a juice drink only needs to include as little as 5% actual juice to earn that title! Despite containing the depicted fruit, the qualifications for “fruit juice” aren’t much stricter…it only has to contain 10 percent of the real deal.