New V8 V-Fusion Vegetable Fruit Raspberry Green Tea
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.”
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.
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