It all started in the Greenwich Village area of New York in 1972. Childhood friends Leonard Marsh, Hyman Golden and Arnold Greenburg saw more potential in fruit than just something to throw in the lunchroom.
They began selling fruit drinks to health food stores, commencing the birth of Snapple beverages under the Unadulterated Food Corporation.
Fast forward to the land of putting baby in the corner, hair bands and acid-washed jeans. We're talking 1987, my friends. That's when Snapple teas were born. Snapple Lemon Tea was the first. The godfather of Snapple teas. But now Snapple produces about 70 flavours of juice, juice drinks and teas, all "Made from the best stuff on Earth(R)." You can pick up a bottle of Snapple in every state in the U.S.
Snapple was sold to Triarc Companies in 1997. Snapple Beverage Group was purchased by London-based Cadbury Schweppes, from Triarc Companies, Inc. in October 2000.
In 2008, the Best Stuff on Earth got even better with a new formula, reduced calories and a new package. In 2011 Snapple cans were introduced to Canada in Lemon Tea flavour and Peach Green Tea flavour.
Today, Snapple is part of Canada Dry Mott's, a subsidiary of Plano, Texas-based Dr Pepper Snapple Group, an integrated refreshment beverage business marketing more than 50 beverage brands throughout North America.