Safe to drink opened SoBe left out all night?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by corywoolf, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. macrumors 65816


    Jun 28, 2004
    Is it safe to drink an opened bottle of SoBe Citrus "Energy" (20 oz. yellow) that was left out all night? Late last night I was thirsty and too lazy to go all the way upstairs to get some water, so I opened a bottle of SoBe that I was planning on drinking this morning. I only took a couple sips before I sealed it tightly and went to sleep. I really don't want to waste a bottle of SoBe if I don't have to. It says on the bottle "Refrigerate after opening". But it didn't need to be refrigerated before opening, so maybe that makes it a little safer. What's your opinion on this? It says it has orange juice concentrate in it. It was probably about 68 degrees Fahrenheit in my room last night. It was out until about 2 PM today. So about 11 hours.

    Update: It tastes fine, but still in the back of my mind... it seems risky.
  2. macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Drink it, it's fine.
  3. macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    Jul 22, 2005
    if you're really not sure, don't drink it. But it's probably fine.

    The worst that could really happen is that you chunder it up again.
  4. thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jun 28, 2004
    Because you aren't the one to drink it... :D
  5. macrumors 68000

    Jan 14, 2007
    Why do you drink that crap.

    Milk and Water is how I roll.

    Not even juice.

    I am sure it's fine though. Probably plenty of sugar in there to support a new ecosystem but the citric acid probably deters new life forms.
  6. macrumors 68040


    Jun 27, 2006
    Rhode Island
    I'm sure it's fine. It'll probably taste disgusting, but it won't kill you.
  7. thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jun 28, 2004
    Update: I dumped it. After drinking about a quarter of it, I started feeling a little nauseous. So I suppose you'd rather drink milk left out all night?!? :p;)
  8. macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2003
    It should be fine usually refregirate after opening is to prolong the life of the product. If we're wrong let us know if it's orange on the way back
  9. thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jun 28, 2004
    Lots of vitamin C in milk and water!
  10. macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Don't worry all that stuff they toss into the SoBe will kill all the bugs that tried to drink from your bottle while you slept.
  11. thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jun 28, 2004
    But the bottle says it's a "health drink"... I am shocked at all the SoBe haters. I have been drinking SoBe since it first showed up in gas stations around here (don't remember how many years, at least 6).
  12. macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Doesn't everyone get their "health drinks" at the gas station?
  13. macrumors 6502

    Jan 1, 2007
    My car gets its health drink at the gas station...
  14. macrumors 604


    May 28, 2005
    That flavor SoBe is my favorite one ever!
  15. macrumors 68040


    Oct 4, 2003
    New York
    that's why you eat fruits and vegetables. i don't prefer to get my vitamins from drinks that are mainly sugar water, either.
  16. macrumors 68040


    Mar 4, 2005
    .. London ..
    You have a highly sensitive nose that evolved over millions of years to warn you of stuff that is unsafe to eat or drink.

    Smell it closely. If it don't smell good, don't touch it.

    If you're still uncertain, put a tiny bit on your tongue.

    If it passes both tests, it's probably safe to chug or scoff.

    It helps to have experience with food that's obviously off, so that you know what to look for. Also having the intelligence to avoid stuff that looks good and smells good but is known to be stuffed full of sugar or chemicals is a big help.
  17. macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2003
    I don't mean to be rude but anything that appears at a gas stationi first is probably not going to make the top of the list of health drinks/food. I would recommend water and 5 servings of fruits and veggies a day
  18. macrumors 68000


    Jun 6, 2003
    District of Columbia
    Wow, I think you just let your emotions get to your head. Those drinks have so many preservatives in them that you could leave it out for a week and still drink it safely.
  19. macrumors regular


    Jul 15, 2007
    Near Aspen
    Don't worry about refrigerating those drinks. I've never noticed anything on there about refrigerating, so I just leave them out. Even though I usually drink them at one sitting, I'm pretty sure that I've left them out overnight unrefrigerated. Never gotten sick afterwards either.:D
  20. macrumors 68000

    Jan 14, 2007
    Amen to that.

    Milk and Water also don't have high fructose corn syrup, taurine, ginseng, caffeine, etc. Nor are they heavily processed and made out of chemicals made in a lab.

    I see people drinking these energy drinks at school constantly. I am sure its not good to be drinking 3-4 of them a day. Additionally they look and smell disgusting. I don't even want to taste it. Yes it will give you energy for about 20 minutes, but after that you'll crash.

    Milk and Water. No soda, energy drinks, etc. Juice is fine but I personally don't like it.

    And what is the point of this thread? Should you drink something that cost you what $2-3.00 thats a day old? Either take a chance or just throw it out, its not like it cost that much.
  21. thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jun 28, 2004
    If you have nothing good to say, don't say anything at all. This is mainly a juice drink, I never drink these for energy. If I want energy, I drink Red Bull or Adrenaline Rush. Both look fine to me and smell good.
  22. thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jun 28, 2004
    He says he doesn't drink juice, well then he must not eat many fruits and veggies, because they contain juice. I am not drinking this for the vitamins, I am drinking it just for the fact that it is better then drinking Pepsi or Coke. SoBe is somewhere between Soda and Iced Tea in my book. Sometimes I don't want an ultra sugary carbonated beverage, but I also don't want a flat tasting glass of OJ. SoBe has a niche market, I like their products personally, but some don't. I'm sure Starbucks Frappacinos aren't much better for you.
  23. macrumors 68030


    Aug 16, 2007
    Milk is also baby formula for animals that reach adult weights of 1 000 pounds or more.
  24. macrumors member

    Jun 1, 2005
    London, UK
    SoBe Energy
    Serving size 8 fl oz (240 mL)
    Total Carb 32g
    Sugars 31g

    Coca-Cola Classic
    Serving Size: 8 FL OZ (240 mL)
    Carbohydrates (grams) 27

    Oh, and just for fun (note the larger serving size):

    Coffee Frappuccino® Blended Coffee
    Serving Size 16 fl. oz.
    Sugars (g) 40 (or 20g per 8 fl. oz.)}&strAction=GETDEFAULT

    I'm afraid SoBe Energy also qualifies as an "ultra sugary" beverage. Your 20 fl. oz. bottle contains 76g of sugar. Never underestimate the power of marketing.

    BTW, the "refrigerate after opening" is probably to slow to degradation of vitamin C in the drink once it is exposed to oxygen. The drink itself was probably fine.
  25. macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location
    He hasn't replied to this thread in 7 hours and 30 minutes. He must be dead.

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