read the back of the packets...
they dont HAVE to be smacked at all. That little pouch is just yeast nutrient to get the yeast started quickly so they're ready. It's basically like making a starter (though not as efficient as an actual starter).
I'm not sure what else happened to it that caused you to dump it.. but you wasted seven bucks for nothing..
worse things have happened so dont worry about it and learn from it!