Panera announced plans today to extend its “clean” food philosophy to its self-serve beverages… sort of. The chain will post calorie and added sugars information on all of its drinks, including soda fountains, perhaps encouraging customers to try a new line of iced teas and lemonades that will launch next week instead. [More]
We learned about some other ways you can celebrate National Iced Tea Day: participating Wendy’s restaurants are giving away small Blueberry Pineapple iced teas in certain states for most of the day. You can also print out a coupon for a free Snapple iced tea that can only be redeemed at Walmart. [Saving Advice]
Even when it comes to delicious, refreshing drinks, too much of a good thing can sometimes be dangerous: In a letter published in a scientific journal, doctors say drinking a gallon of iced tea every day could’ve led to kidney failure in a 56-year-old man who just couldn’t get enough of the stuff.
Usually Rachel swigs Nestea but if that’s out, she gets a Snapple, which frightens her. Rachel is shocked and dismayed by the lack of an expiration date on Snapple iced tea, as well as the “film” and “floaty bits” she finds on the bottom. She asks: