View Full Version : Accidental Carbonated Drink

03-21-2005, 01:30 AM
I wanted to see if anyone had a strange experience with a drink that was supposed to be not carbonated but ended being carbonated. I for instance once purchased a Sobe Energy(the glass bottles) and upon drinking it i noticed that the beverage was carbonated. what caused this? at that point, Sobe had zero carbonated drinks so i dont believe it was a bottling mix-up? was it some chemical effect? just want to know if anyone experienced this with any drink on the market.

03-21-2005, 08:18 AM
Possibly the bottling plant was doing something that required co2 that wasn't affiliated with SOBE, and that's where the mix-up occured?

Christian Prickett
03-21-2005, 08:46 AM
This is odd cause to fill a carbonated beverage; it requires different equipment than non-carbonated beverages. Also it is usually two different locations and the process is totally different. Perhaps they had a mis-ingredient mix-up but I sincerely doubt that this could occur (a non-carbonated beverage end up as carbonated beverage.)

[ 03-21-2005, 08:47 AM: Message edited by: Christian Prickett ]

03-21-2005, 08:49 AM
.oO(ponders) That's a toughy really. I've never heard of such a thing!

03-22-2005, 07:56 PM
i am not lying about this. i have no reason to. it was so strange. it only happened once. i always shake my sobe before drinking it and i noticed something was strange when i opened it and it started to fizz out. it was the right flavor just carbonated.

03-22-2005, 09:43 PM
Hmmm bad seal on caps??

Fermenting sugars??

03-23-2005, 07:54 AM
That would be my guess too packers. Did you end up drinking it? Did it make you sick, or taste funny?

03-23-2005, 02:29 PM
Sometimes carbonation is formed by non-harmful bacteria. For example I have seen non-carb iced tea become carbonated after filling caused by bacteria from a filler head. That would be my only explanation, but then again I may be way off for Sobe but in the case of the Iced Tea that was definitely what happened.

Hope this helps!!

03-23-2005, 03:05 PM
hell yeah i drank it. it ended up tasting like the flavor just with bubbles in it. it had the consistency of a new york seltzer water.

03-23-2005, 04:01 PM
Speaking of.. I really liked those NY seltzers! Wonder if those will ever come back around?

03-23-2005, 05:02 PM
they are still around . Castle seltzer of Ct.

03-23-2005, 10:43 PM
ny york seltzer black cherry was the best

03-23-2005, 11:29 PM
NY Seltzers was the first "new age" beverage before there were any "new age" beverages.

03-24-2005, 06:32 PM
May possibly have been fermented which would cause a "carbonated like" taste. May also have been too much nitrogen which could cause the same effect.

03-24-2005, 06:39 PM
nitrogen in a glass bottle?