Monday, October 15, 2007

Updated - The Jellyfish in my Ice Tea Bottle

(Note to readers: This post originally appeared on June 11, 2007. The Update section at the bottom is new content for this post.)

Well, at least that's what it looked like to me.

On my lunch break today, I bought myself a bottle of Honest Tea's Heavenly Honey Green Tea to drink with my sandwich. I drink it sometimes because it is has less sugar than some of the other green tea drinks out there.

It is not uncommon when drinking it to see swirls of dark material floating around in the bottle, which dissipate when you shake the bottle. But today, after I had drank about 90% of the contents of the bottle, I picked it up from my desk for another swig and noticed something floating at the bottom. I shook the bottle a little but I did not see any dispersal going on. I held the bottle close to my eyes and peered up at it. What I saw resembled a jelly fish about the size of a Kennedy half dollar.

After showing it to my co-worker, which grossed her out a bit, I called the phone number listed on the bottle and was transferred to a man named Mike. I described to him what was in my bottle. He explained to me that sometimes the bottle loses its air tight seal and mold gets into the bottle. Basically, Mike said, what I had in my bottle was a non-pathogenic gelatinous mold that posed no harm to me. He apologized for it and asked for my address so that he could send me some coupons. I complied, but thought to myself, "Do I really want coupons to buy more of their products after what I saw floating around in my bottle?"

At any rate, if you ever buy any Honest Tea products, always look for any strange things floating around inside the bottle before you bring it to the cash register.

UPDATE: This must be a common occurrence, because a number of hits to this blog are generated from people searching "ice tea mold" or some other variation. I even managed to find a video on Youtube from some intrepid individual who recorded on video the moldy mass that formed in his bottle of Arizona Ice Tea.

90 comments:

BigTex71 said...

You might want to get a second opinion on what is in that bottle. :)

Tommy said...

Before I called Honest Tea, I tried calling New York City's 311 number to ask if they had anyone who could test it to see what it was, but they said they did not.

I still have the bottle sitting on my desk in case anything weird starts happening to me in the next day or two.

John P said...

I'm glad your first reaction was not to call a lawyer. You don't know how many times I get calls (I'm a lawyer)from people that find things in their food, and immediately want to sue for a million dollars. They think they've hit the jackpot. Everybody wants a free ride.

This isn't to disparage people who are honestly injured by tainted food, such as the spinach e.coli outbreak, etc.

Tommy said...

Hi John,

I work in a big law firm, so to paraphrase Faramir, "I have a host of lawyers at my call."

I'm just worried that the jellyfish mold, combined with some of my residual saliva, might evolve overnight into a new life form that kills off anyone working late tonight one by one.

John P said...

Oh, good. Just keep the cap on tight.

If you feel funny tonight, take two aspirin and call your lawyer in the morning.

Poodles Rule said...

That just made me gag.

I found a bolt in my burrito at taco bell once. They wouln't even comp what I just ate, they just wanted to give me more. UM, no thanks.

Stardust said...

tommy - that is SO disgusting! Like bigtex, I also would want a second opinion. Yucky, yucky spit spit!

My sister found a whole locust in a can of spinach once many years ago. She bit into it and thought it was a bit "tough" for canned spinach which is pretty mushy, and pulled it out of her mouth and saw what it was. The whole body was intact, complete with eyes and antenna. From that time on I have to thoroughly inspect everything I buy and cannot eat canned spinach.

Andrea said...

Star, that totally grossed me out 8/

I have a pretty benign food story. My mom once bought a can of "Very Cherry" fruit cocktail (don't remember if it was Dole or Del Monte), but there was not a single cherry in it. So she called the company and they sent her a handful of coupons for free cans.

Andrea said...

Tommy, the jellyfish-looking thing sounds nasty too. I like bottled green tea too, guess I'll stick with Snapple or Arizona Iced Tea versions.

Tommy said...

I will hold onto the bottle for the rest of the week and if nothing happens to me I am sure no second opinion will be needed.

Just to be clear, it doesn't look the kind of jellyfish with tentacles. It's the non-tentacle kind you see washed up on the beach sometimes that looks sort of like a small silicone breast implant.

BigTex71 said...

It's the non-tentacle kind you see washed up on the beach sometimes that looks sort of like a small silicone breast implant.

[Beavis mode: on]
Heheheh... he said, "breast".
[Beavis mode: off]

Tommy said...

BTW, I got my two coupons for free bottles of their products yesterday. Still contemplating whether to use them or not.

Justin P. said...

The *exact* same thing happened to me at lunch yesterday (I found your post via google). Same brand, same favor. I felt something slimy when I took my first sip, and the tea tasted sour and lightly carbonated. The "jellyfish" was a few inches long, mostly clear with mottled brown & green. Did anything else ever come of this? I know some people drink fermented tea (kombucha) on purpose, but I wanted to check if the funky tea caused you any 'delayed after-effects'. If ya grew gills or can no longer complete your sentences, I want to know...

Tommy said...

Hi Justin,

Sorry for the late reply as this is an older post and I don't always realize that comments have been added to them.

I seem to have suffered no ill effects from the "jellyfish" mold. I came across a video on Youtube recently in which someone filmed his jellyfish mold. I am going to see if I can find it and update the post to include the video.

This must be a really common thing, because I have had a number of hits to this blog from people searching similar things on Google.

homar said...

well, maybe they should simply declare the gelatinous thing as part of the ingredients. in that way, people will not be so surprise.

chooseDoubt said...

Tagged re skeptic love.

Erica said...

I am the latest "Jelly fish" victim.....all I have to say is YUUUUCK! I noticed the tea tasted funny and decided to look in the bootle....ewwww. I drink Arizona Green Tea allll the time, but now I dont even think I can LOOK at another bottle.

Anonymous said...

Misery loves company...just found your blog entry after finding my own "jellyfish" in a bottle of diet peach Snapple. Gross! Thankfully, I only took one drink before the discovery. I found your blog while researching whether or not to expect "after effects"...thanks for the post...I feel better now.

Anonymous said...

I am finding my "jellyfish" a welcome friend at my desk. Thanks for the blog post. I feel much better that I am not alone -- don't quite know why I feel better, but I do.

Anonymous said...

I guess im the next victim of finding a "jellyfish" in the bottle of Arizona Tea. All i can say is that its gross and i thought that thing was going to come alive. Hope nothing happens to me...just brushed my teeth and rinsed my mouth. it is nasty and people should be warned about it.

Jody said...

I too have just found the jellyfish at the bottle of Arizona Iced Tea. but It's like two big "breast implants" ...the tea reaks of mold.....yet, you can tell there is a high liquor content in it .....tempting. hmm. Not enough!

Reverend Elija said...

Luckily I happened to look into the bottle of Pomegranate Green Tea just before tipping one back... Huge brown slimy glob of mold floating rihgt on top! Thank god I didn't drink it straight... Because of the dark colored bottle you can't see it from the side. I will never drink from an Arizona bottle again. Maybe I'll pour it into a glass and the cans are probably okay... but really! Disgusting!

Anonymous said...

i'm shocked to find so many posts on jellyfish mold in the tea! i just found two floating in the very last glass from a gallon of dean's sweet tea bought at the gas station a couple days ago. i had planned to take it back to the gas station to complain...but i think i'll call dean's instead.
i'm just yucked out that i drank an entire gallon of the stuff....

Tommy said...

Wow, this really is a widespread problem!

I'm surprised there haven't been any news segments devoted to this.

Anonymous said...

I just found the same thing in my glass of iced tea.

I just made the pitcher last night! And chugged almost one glass. When I went back to look at it, I was grossed out to see these jelly-fish like things. =(

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your blog. I too just had some honest tea heavenly green that had some serious growth issues with debris. Looks like the bottom of a murky algae laden pond. I was so thirsty I had drunk about half of it before I looked. I thought it had tasted a bit odd.
You make the effort to buy "healthy" and now I'm wishing I'd had a diet coke. I wonder if I should vomit. I hope I don't get violently ill.

jen said...

I just found a "jellyfish" in my tea as well. I googled it to see if I was going to die and found this. I was drinking a gallon of Dean's Ice tea though and drank the whole thing before finding it!

Typo91 said...

I am the latest Jellyfish finder.

Best Choice Sweet Tea, Kansas City.

I took some amazing pictures of the stuff, after i poured the tea over a paper towel. link on my URL

They sampled the stuff and it came back non-pathogenic Mold.

I did get sick for a day, but it was over by the morning, and i did get some coupons, but not like I want that tea ever again, I can't even look at the label without getting sick. I actually ate some of them at first thinking it was bits of fruit for flavor. Also ever since then I have noticed I am lactose intolerant, how the hell can that even happen ??

Rachel said...

I just bookmarked this page. This is hilarious. Particularly the 'kills off late-night coworkers, one by one' comment.

I wanted to know what was in the bottom of my Arizon Green Tea. So I actually googled "what's floating in my Arizon Green Tea" and this is one the hits. Gotta love bloggers sometimes.

Mine, however, was not a gelatinous mold. Just the dark swirly, flecky stuff. I brew tea occasionally, so I'm used to seeing the tea leaves and such from that, but I just did not expect to see anything like that in a store-bought, major brand bottle.

Tommykey said...

Glad you found this page informative, Rachel. Fortunately, none of my co-workers were killed by any mutant spawn! :-)

Typo91, it might be psychosomatic in nature. I'm lactose intolerant too, so I always have my Starbucks with soy milk.

Anonymous said...

I have become the latest victim of the insidious jelly mold in the ice tea phenomenon. I had a gallon jug of Lipton's left over from a birthday part. It was in the fridge for about a week. I just poured it for dinner and notice a 'glump glump' noise and chunks. My daughter asked if there was a tea bag in her drink. I screamed "DON'T DRINK IT!!" and immediately searched info so I will be prepared for anything.

Anonymous said...

Ok, so I drink Lipton Unsweetened tea EVERY day, and i mean faithfully drink it EVERY day!! I have so many tea bottles laying around my house it's a bit pathetic, but true.....what can i say with 3 kids that leave their cans and bottles lay around too, it gets hard to keep up, right? lol So I happened to pick up the "wrong" bottle, which i was looking for my newest and most fresh bottle(happened to be right next to the "wrong" one)and i took a huge drink out of it before even looking at it.....sure enough, it was an old tea bottle with mold(aka jellyfish) all over the bottom of the bottle. 1 1/2 days later- I have a major ear infection going on, and i've been sneezing like i havent ever sneezed before! It's horrible....do you think it's the weather or maybe now im infected by poisonous mold from an old tea?

Anonymous said...

I DRANK 2/3 OF A CAN OF Arizonia lemon ice tea when i felt a blob in my mouth. When i spit it out, it looked like a dead earth worm. The company said it was alternaria sp. a form of mold. Those factories have got to be pretty dirty. I'll never drink anything in a can now.

malster said...

This is totally ludicrous... I ran into my jellyfish this past weekend in a glass of Arizona iced tea-- I stupidly thought it was glue or some synthetic product or tea related thing and drank around it, and proceeded to have severe epigastric pain, 2 bouts of projectile nausea followed by diarrhea and feeling like crap for 24 hours. Shouldn't this be a more widely known phenomenon? I only came across this site after googling mold and iced tea. I wish I had been warned!

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Just got the blob in the bottom of my Swiss Premium Natural Green Tea. I noticed today is the expiration date. I'm sick of getting sick from crappy cheap food products. I drank most of the bottle about an hour ago and so far only slight tummy rumbling. I'll update if it gets worse.
-Gomanson

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Anonymous said...

This happened to me a few years ago. I was just able to start drinking Honest Tea again after the bad association of the jellyfish incident.

Now I just found some in my Trader Joe's unsweetened iced mint green tea.....

Anonymous said...

Just had an episode of the infamous jellyfish mold... Arizona Ice Tea and Lemonade..that 1/2 mix.. drank it, seemed fine and bingo...that gross jellyfish thing.. Why does this happen! Arizona Ice Tea should fix this disgusting issue! Gross!

Anonymous said...

This is really crazy. I see this blog subject is only going to get bigger and bigger. I'm the latest victim of the jellyfish mold thingy. I got like a 24 pack of Arizona Green tea in the brown bottle and towards the end of the bottle I took a swag and felt this slimy ish in my mouth and spit it out. Did a search, and here I am. I'm going back to Sam's Club with the rest of the bottles for a refund and I'm taking 2,000 mgs of vitamin c and gotu kola to fight off whatever moldy substance I have in my system right now.....Geez. I LOVE tea, but from now on will only drink it if it is fresh from my pot.

Mr. blooming tea said...

Nice one, so funny :)

Anonymous said...

I was beyond grossed out today at lunch with my sandwich when swigging my daily Lipton unsweetened iced tea, slimy gunk went into my mouth. I spit it out and looked in the bottle - the entirety of the bottom was full of what looked like pond scum/fish eggs - I threw up and will be giving up my daily iced tea.

Melissa said...

Same thing happened to me today in my Arizona Asia Plum Iced Tea. I drank the whole bottle, down to about an inch left when i felt something fuzzy in the last sip. I spit it back in the bottle and looked into the bottle and there was this gray round mass that looked like an eyeball. It was disgusting!!! I't been about 4 hours since i drank and i'm still alive for now. Hopefully i won't be in the bathroom all night.

Tommykey said...

Sorry to hear about that Melissa. You'll be alright. Just try to do something to get your mind off of it.

jimmyRRpage said...

Oh wow... just... wow...

I LOVE sweet iced tea. I get it everywhere. AriZona Green Tea with ginseng and Honey is my favorite. I've noticed sour tastes after leaving it out too much, but I've yet to be plagued with a jellyfish mold, as far as I know.

I'll update if I do, though...

WTF?

Anonymous said...

Just found something in my Ito En 16.9 oz bottle. It's not the jellyfish ones most of you saw, but more like the algae tank one one commentor mentioned. I stopped after one sip, because it tasted bitter (and not the tea kind of bitter). Hope I don't get sick =(

Anonymous said...

Same jellyfish mold for me too, mine looks like little gelatinous balls. So far its been in 3 of the gallon bottles of southern home sweat tea.

lonewolf911 said...

finished a gruesome karate workout at the dojo a couple of nights ago and had to replenish lots of lost fluids..went to the nearby night store and bought 2 1.5 litre plastic bottles of cold lemon flavored nestea (israel)...practically downed 80 percent of it in one shot noticing a rather wooden-aged taste...but didn't make much of it being so darned thirsty..got home to finish it off when this slimy wormy slippery UFO thing entered my mouth..obviously I spat it out immediately on the floor .. thought it was a skinned rat's face at first glance..could of sworn it had hair on it...called the co. on the label..they dropped by my house today to pick it up and have it lab tested..suddenly noticed this red patch on my inner right thigh..i'm either paranoid and received a migeri kick during kumite or that mold has infected my blood stream and inevitably i'm turning into a lepricon..should i have myself placed into deep quarantine??

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James said...

Holy cow. Just happened to me (actually my son). I just got done emailing Arizona Tea to find out what the deal was. It's gross. I googled jelly fish in my ice tea (I think) and came here.

Freaken gross. I don't think I want to ever buy bottled tea again.

Yuck

Tommykey said...

Hey James! Sorry to hear about that. You don't have to give up bottled ice tea completely. Just look at the bottom of the bottle before you buy it.

Tara N. said...

I'm joining the ever-growing list of jellyfish finders! Maybe we should start a club? :-/
Mine was in the last glass from a gallon of Milo's sweet tea. I was about to take the last drink, and felt this icky fuzzy thing against my lips! UGH! Round, fuzzy, grayish-white, and jellyfish-like. This happened a few days ago, and I don't recall that I became sick. It's simply disgusting to think that I drank the entire gallon before finding the "lifeform". Bleh.

Tommykey said...

I know how you feel Tara!

Lisa said...

Ok so add me to the list of jellyfish finders. I just poured a glass of Arizona Ice Tea with Ginseng and Honey, took a big swig, set the glass down, and noticed wispy strands floating in it, one of which looked like a jellyfish in the middle. I thought I was seeing things and held the glass up to a light and HORRORS! I called the 800 number on the bottle, but of course it's 8:00 on a Friday night so NO ONE was in, had to leave a message. Ugh. This is gross. Gives me the eeby jeebs. I just hope I don't get sick!

Tommykey said...

Don't worry Lisa, you should be okay.

Blupica said...

Well today I stopped at a liquor store and I bought my favorite ice tea. Snapple lemon tea. Getting ready to start my day and I drank 90 percent of it. Took my last sip and I got a slimy jelly fish mold looking thing in my mouth!!! Yuckkkk I spit it back into the bottle and jumped on google to see what came up and here I am... Soo nasty.. Any ideas what to do? I'm hold onto it for a couple days to see if anything comes of it for sure...

Blupica said...

Today I was starting my day when I stopped at a liquor store and bought a snapple ice tea. Lemon tea.. Drank about 90percent of it and when I took my last sip I get a ball of slime. Guess it would be discribed as a jellyfish looking thing but to me it looks like a ball of snot!!! I spit it back into the glass jar and now I'm here so if anyone has got a idea about what I should do please lemme know.. I'm deffenitly holding onto the bottle for a couple days to see if anything happens to me! What is it really???????

Ashley said...

I drank 3/4 of a gallon of Red Diamond sweet tea I picked up from a large gas station yesterday. Tasted kinda bland but not sour. Tonight I went to pour a glass and heard something plop into my glass. As I looked closer it was a round fuzzy jellyfish like things floating in my glass. I checked out the gallon and it was completely full of them. I feel pretty nauseous. Hopefully I don't get sick from this...I'm ruined from buying Red Diamond now and that was my favorite. Bummed.

Anonymous said...

Haha- ran across this blog since I had a similar experience with my Iced Tea.. looked like a jellyfish inside with tentacles floating around.. must have been growing for a while (luckily I didn't drink from it before I saw it!). Called Inko's and someone was on the phone in 3 rings and this guy helped me out and told me to toss it out and is mailing me coupons for free bottles of the tea... But yep.. gross, but as long as I can go to the store and get replacements for free and peer inside, no harm no fowl.

Anonymous said...

Damn you Arizona, damn you. Giant jug from hell! Oh, the agony. Agony and diarrhea.

Anonymous said...

I've had the same experience with Red Diamond Sweet tea in the gallon jug. I didn't notice a strange taste i just happened to look in my cup after taking a sip. I was really grossed out!!! Lets just say i won't be drinking anymore tea unless i make it myself...

Michelle Laird said...

Encounter of the third kind victim of the jellyfish here! It was my own day old tea though...ick!

Jayne said...

So gross! My son just found a large spherical, jelly-like blob at the bottom of a Gold Peak Sweet Tea bottle. Yesterday, we both had iced tea from that bottle, but fortunately neither of us got sick.

Still, I immediately logged on to do some research, and this site has been informational.

Called the 800 number on the bottle and got Coca-Cola, then Minute Maid division, and then Gold Peak. They're sending us a coupon.

it. We both had poured tea from it.

David Z Wade said...

Just sucked a jelly fish through my straw and swallowed it. FML, posted a picture of my jug on red diamonds website. My stomach is in knots!

karen said...

ewwww it's in my arteasia! >___<

Anonymous said...

I just ran into this, too. Pouring the last of a gallon of Red Diamond Sweet Tea, two bulbous blobs were floating in my glass. They looked gelatinous, but then I thought somebody was playing a joke on me by putting grapes in my tea (we had both red and green on hand at the time). I grabbed a spoon to fish them out and realized they were squishy! Always willing to give the benefit of the doubt, I thought maybe the grapes lost their consistency by the tea breaking them down (?). Hard to pull out because they were so slippery, the color was neither red nor green. OK, of course the color would fade out if there were grapes in my tea. There was no skin on the grapes - of course it would deteriorate in the tea (?). But then I thought it was odd that I did not notice earlier. Wouldn't something as relatively heavy as a grape in liquid come out of the gallon jug earlier than at the very end? So I set them on a napkin and no more than 15 minutes later they were all dried up and shriveled. Definitely not grapes . . .

Anonymous said...

My husband just showed me a jellyfish in his jug of tea. So disgusting. Company is sending someone out to pick it up. Thank God for this website... Now we can sleep tonight knowing what he just shared a drink with.

Al Kohlurker said...

"A non-pathenogenic mold." Oh, okay; yummy, eh?
I've had it turn up from time to time in the dregs of large bottles of different tea brands, if the bottle hasn't been refrigerated. (Not enough room in the fridge, so I just pour my tea over ice cubes.) I might have even seen it in a bottle that had been refrigerated.
I drink diet Lipton, Arizona, or Snapple, and I don't think any of those brands are immune to it.

Now, most (but not all) molds are fungus, and Mycoderma aceti is a fungus. That's the Latin name for "mother of vinegar," which Wikipedia says "is added to wine, cider, or other alcoholic liquids to produce vinegar." It's more common in unpasteurized vinegar but "can also form in store-bought vinegar if there is some non-fermented sugar and/or alcohol contained in the vinegar." That article says it can be just left in place and the vinegar can still be used, or it can filtered out with a coffee filter and discarded, or it can be used to start a new bottle of vinegar. "While not appetizing in appearance, mother of vinegar is completely harmless and the surrounding vinegar does not have to be discarded because of it." Well, if you can't use tea-jellyfish to start a new batch of tea, I think I'd dump it. I wouldn't take the chance of it turning into The Eggplant That Ate Chicago (1967, remember?), or Bill Cosby's "The Chicken Heart That Ate Up New York City" (Wonderfulness album, 1966), escaping from its container and possibly attacking unsuspecting co-workers, even if they were lawyers. I would like to feed it to some of the spammers who got into this thread, or maybe feed them to it, especially that "black market cigarettes" jackwagon.
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Thanks for providing a place for us to find this info.

Shaun Woodson said...

I just found the mysterious jellyfish in my tea tonight and I will call the company tomorrow. I think i am also going to call the local news and inform the of the tea issues. People need to become aware of what is in the tea.

Jerry lisenko said...

Well I guess I am the latest JellyFish victim. I had found one once before a couple months ago but I didn't drink it. I thought maybe it was a fluke. This time it was 2am and I was half asleep. I poured a glass of Gold Peak Sweet Ice Tea. And got a mouth full of the jelly fish. My fiance and I both had a glass of tea with dinner. Thank goodness the jellyfish didnt happen then, we had an awesome salmon dinner and this would have just ruined it. From now on I am going to make my own tea.

Anonymous said...

Me too. Got a gallon of tea from a local BBQ place. I guess the good news is that it's mold and not some employees spit. It is GROSS.

Anonymous said...

Latest victim from the trader joes sweet tea jig. Big brown discs/jellys and black fuzzy rings. Absurd! Gross! This is nasty.

Appreciate the blog. Had no idea this was a multi year epidemic.

Anonymous said...

I have lately started drinking Bigelow Hot Green Tea, provided by my employers in the break room. I left a half of a mug of liquid in the cup on Friday. Tuesday Morning I pulled the tea bag out and it was slimy. I dumped out the contents and it was just a huge pile of slimy gel.
Bacteria? Sure. But to multiply and transform so rapidly? What is it about Green Tea that promotes this sort of rapid growth?

Stevvie said...

I am so thankful this blog is still around after all these years because I just had the same thing happen to me. I had just put my daughter to bed, so my kitchen was dark. I grabbed my gallon of Red Diamond Sweet Tea and quickly poured myself a glass. I took a sip or two and sat down in my bedroom. Watching the football game, I wasn't paying attention and took a big gulp. I immediately felt something fuzzy yet gelatinous in my mouth. I spit out back into the cup as well as tea all over my bed. I put it under the light and saw it looked like a brownish jellyfish-like substance. I ran back into the kitchen and looked in the gallon of tea. They were everywhere!! I ran back to my room and gargled with Listerine. That kills everything, right? Scared I was poisoned, I quickly Googled it and found this site. Honestly, though, an hour later, I feel like I have a cotton ball in my mouth now. Am I mentally causing this or should I actually be concerned this mold will affect me in the near/far future? :( Why aren't there warning labels about this on tea containers?!!! This should be enforced by the FDA very, very soon!

anthonywtfrd said...

I purchased Arizona Ice tea "Green Tea w/Honey" 128 oz and found a mold ball the size of a baseball only after ingesting 3/4 of the product and becoming seriously ill. The Beverage company has yet to address the concerns over the product so the FDA has now open an investigation. Please hold our manufacturer to a higher standard and file a complaint with FDA of local Dept of agriculture https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdNVogjgdKo

Sarah said...

thank god i saw your post! i was just laying in bed and stupid me...i was so thirsty and decided to sip a little of the tea i had a couple days before, and i felt something extremely slimy on my tongue, so i freaked out and spit it on the counter, and saw exactly what is it that youtube video! it was a peace tea, snowberry can, which i always drink! just tea in general i suppose is where this type can grow! but good to see you didnt suffer from any sickness! thanks for the post :)

Anonymous said...

I had it happen with Diet Snapple Peach Tea. Called the company and they had me send my 2-six packs in for analysis. They just sent me a letter to call for results and it was a non pathogenic mold. They said not harmful. I noticed every bottle that had it came from the same batch # which is printed on each bottle and on the six pack carton. The bottles were from different six packs too but had the same batch #. I have bought more but I check every bottle now before drinking and watch for any batch number close to the one that had it and do not buy those just in case! Snapple did send me 2 coupons for free six packs but they did not remove them from the shelves at Meijers. I know that this type of thing can happen with any mass food production. I heard that some foods are allowed a certain amount of bugs in them! I bought Velveeta one time that had a fly in the middle of the block. Also bought a package of those peanut butter cheese crackers that had little brown worms in them. That really made me want to hurl!

Tommykey said...

@ Anonymous.

We probably wouldn't want to know the things we've unknowingly eaten over our lives! LOL!

Anonymous said...

I just purchased a bottle of Nestle peach ice tea from coles in Australia. There's this huge "jellyfish mold" inside. I thought it's a piece of napkin at the beginning and I tried to pick it up using a fork...

Unknown said...

I too am victim of the jellyfish! Drinking some Gold Peak tea, get to the bottom, and find the "breast implant". YUCK!

Anonymous said...

YUCK, just sipped into my favorite bottle of Iced Argo tea to find my very own jellyfish. I thought it was a napkin at first... looks like it causes no harm though, so thats a relief >.<

Goat Pharmer said...

Arizona iced tea brown bottle....yackkkk

Anonymous said...

Same thing happened to me with Diet Ginseng Arizona Tea. Huge amounts of jellyfish-like slime in the container and in my cup. So Gross. Arizona tea said it is harmless mold and that air must have gotten into the container on the assembly line.

Mary said...

Okay, I found this after I thought my Arizona Iced Tea half & half fermented. No jellyfish, but I'm just going to go pour the rest out. No sense in growing myself any!

Anonymous said...

ever heard of Kombucha? It's actually a healthy fungus that ferments the tea and lots of people brew this on purpose. It creates a carbonated, alcoholic, fermented tea. Its a sign that they don't put tons of preservatives in. This is a good thing.

Anonymous said...

Jellyfishies in my Lemon Flavoured Nestea! the only difference with my lovely life changing experience is that when I poured my glass I noticed it was thicker then usual... almost like syrup? I thought maybe it needed to be shaken! obviously that wasn't the case. ALSO! the box which it came it was really expanded as if it had a lot of air inside so weird right?! Anyways I only had a mouthfull before i knew something was wrong then I spilled the whole jug and found all the jellys. I took numerous photos and even kept one and froze it in a plastic bag in case i like.. died or something? Anyways! pretty crazy and i think it should definitely be shared so more people know. I put a huge mass awareness out to all my Facebook friends so hopefully it goes viral? yuckkkkk

James said...

I've found two cans of Steaz tea with this in it. Very gross :-/

They come in cans, so you can't see what's in them first without pouring the whole thing into a glass. I'll stick to tea in bottles from now on, so I can at least see what's in them.