New V8 V-Fusion Vegetable Fruit Raspberry Green Tea

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Vegetables and fruits are essential part of any healthy diet and they are linked to numerous health benefits.  According to the company Campbell Soup that made this juice drink, “The new V8 V-Fusion that I got from Target provides a refreshing new way to your veggies and fruits that your body needs. This is a Raspberry flavored beverage blend of 8 vegetable and fruit juices from concentrate with other natural flavors and green tea extract. It includes powerful antioxidants A, C, E and plus.”

V8 V-Fusion Plus Tea

Upon busting the cap, there’s a heavy mix of vegetable and fruit aroma coming out from the plastic bottle. Normally, you need to sniff it with your nose in order to tell what the scent is, but for this V-Fusion, all you need to do is to open the bottle and the aroma will come to you. The design on the bottle is very appealing based on the use of color combination, graphics and fonts. I think it’s better than the V8 Original and V8 Splash. The color of this vegetable fruit juice drink is close to cherry and raspberry fruits. The texture is cloudy, a bit dense and smooth. As for the taste, the first couple sips tasted very pleasant and you could actually tell the mix flavor of vegetable and fruit. When you sip it, the first flavor that comes to you is the vegetable taste and then after your mouth processed the juice, it leaves you with the raspberry taste at the end of your tongue. Also, it is in the same way how the sour and sweet taste is being recognized when the mouth processes the sip and in this case, the lightly sweet taste comes first. Since its all natural flavors, I assume the sweetener is from the vegetables and fruits, but it tasted sort of fake sweetener. Also, the sweet taste gets stronger as you drink more. However, the juice taste itself is very smooth and clean. As for which vegetable you could actually tell in the drink, the purple carrots seem to be the only flavor that can be easily recognized and there’s no sign of green tea extract in the juice. There’s no aftertaste for this new V8 V-Fusion vegetable fruit plus green tea juice drink.

The ingredients that made up this juice drink are: Water, reconstituted vegetable juice blend (water and concentrated juices of sweet potatoes, purple carrots, yellow tomatoes, carrots). Reconstituted fruit juice (water and concentrated juice of apples, red raspberries, Acai, Limes). Contains less than 2% of: natural flavoring, lemon juice concentrate, Green tea extract, Vitamin C( ascorbic acid), citric acid, Sucralose, Vitamin E(Alpha Tocopherol acetate). Each 8fl oz glass contains: a combined serving of fruit and vegetables, green tea, 50 calories, and no artificial color, flavors or preservatives. Each 8fl oz glass of V8 V-Fusion + Tea provides a ¼ cup of vegetables and a ¼ cup of fruit, The USDA MyPyramid recommends a daily intake of 2 ½ cups of vegetables and 2 cups of fruit for a 2,000 calorie diet. This juice drink contains 50% juice.

Overall, I like this V8 V-Fusion vegetable fruit + tea juice drink and since raspberry is not my favorite flavor, I might try their pineapple and mango green tea flavor next time. I don’t think I will drink this juice drink everyday even though the ingredients or benefits that you get from this juice drink seem to be very promising.

Details

Price:  $2.50

Size:  46 FL OZ / 1.36L

Flavor:  Mix of Vegetable and Fruit

Aroma:  Mix of Vegetable and Fruit

Calories:  50 Per Serving

Where to buy:  Local Supermarket

Website: V8 Juices Facebook

6 Comments »

  • Anne Mahoney

    I bought the V.fusion + tea and thought I really don’t think I like it.
    Then I heated it up in my microwave and drank it like I would any cup of tea.
    That is the way I drink it now.

    Hot!!

    LOVE IT!! :-)

    P.S. I’ve added a cinnamon stick to it as a take off on hot mulled cider.
    It’s good.

    Thanks for all these new juices! I really enjoy them and healthier for it!

    Annie

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    Steve

    lol, you actually heated up. I never thought about that. Thanks for the tip and i can’t wait to try it out.

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  • Kristina

    Re: the comment about the drink tasting like fake sweetener? It has Sucralose in it – that’s Splenda. Thank you for posting all the ingredients here, as the V8 web site does NOT and I am terribly sensitive to all artificial sweeteners!

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  • Manesseh

    I might drink this once in awhile but not daily…the Sucralose aspect alone scares me away. Good article!

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  • Pat

    I love this drink. But,but am having a difficult time finding it in my local grocery stores. I pay $3.98 for one jug of the raspberry green tea. My zip is 21666. I am hoping you are not discontinuing production! Love the idea of fruit and vegetables in one drink.

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  • Rose

    I too am having difficulty finding the Raspberry green tea drink. In Publix (I live in Florida), it is listed as discontinued. Is it just that Publix is no longer making it or the manufacturer?

    I find it healthy, refreshing. Wouldn’t you know, whenever I find something I like, before I know it, it is discontinued.

    Can this be ordered for shipment to my home. Please advise. Thanks, Rose

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