My biggest vice in life comes in a bottle. Not a beer bottle, nor a wine bottle - a Snapple bottle. I love Snapple iced tea. I love most bottled ice tea. I've been addicted to bottled iced tea for a minimum of 20 years. I'd walk to school past the corner bagel store and pick up a Raspberry Snapple on the way, and then again on the way home. By the time high school was over I was up to 4 or more bottles a day. As a "grown up" I got a membership to one of those big bulk stores, you know the kind that sells cases of Snapple Iced tea for dirt cheap. Oh god did I buy tons of the junk! Until recently bottled iced tea's still remained the greatest source of empty calories in my diet. I am finally happy to report that I've just about kicked my bottled iced tea addiction! Don't get me wrong, I'm still addicted to iced tea. Only now I make my iced tea at home and I sweeten it with SweetLeaf stevia.
Orange Iced Tea is my favorite with Strawberry Lemonade a close second. The girls are head over heals in love with Iced Green Tea with Mint. Mint leaves added to any Lemonade or Tea is super refreshing. The best thing about using Stevia as your sweetener (as if being an all natural zero calorie sweetener could be topped) is that a little goes a long way. Three teaspoons sweeten two whole quarts!