Last month at Blissdom, I stopped by the V8 booth on a whim. My husband loves the traditional V8 tomato juice and would start off every morning with a glass of it. I thought I’d see if V8 had a new product he might like.
A little secret between you, me and the Internet—I cannot drink tomato juice. I will cook with it, especially as a base for soup or stews, but I won’t drink it.
Once I was on a plane and asked for apple juice. The flight attendant misheard me and poured me a big ole’ cup of tomato juice. I didn’t notice. I took a drink. I sent out a spray of red, thinking I had been served contaminated apple juice.
It was so shocking and embarrassing (totally wet the back of the seat in front of me) that it put me off tomato juice for life.
V8 sent me several of the flavors of their juice drinks and a sweet gift to thank me for trying their new products. Thanks, V8!
Since I’ve been on my health kick this year, I’ve almost completely eliminated soda from my diet. Still, sometimes you really want something bubbly to drink, and canned V-Fusion drinks fit the bill.
What I like about the V-Fusion + Energy is the light and fruity taste, that it gives you a boost from green tea, and that it doesn’t have high-fructose corn syrup, added sugar, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.
The V-Fusion Sparkling is the same, but it contains no caffeine. The tangerine raspberry will be my new go-to treat when I want a little something carbonated and don’t need a lift.
My favorite flavor of the V-Fusion + Energy is the pomegranate blueberry. It’s light and fresh and I think the 8-ounce can is a perfect serving size.
My kids loved the V-Fusion smoothies. These are in the bigger bottles in my above picture. The smoothies contain no caffeine, no added sugar, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives, and have a full serving of fruit and a full serving of veg.
You can get your kids to drink sweet potatoes and other vegetables and all they’ll taste it the fruit. I love sneaky nutrition.
We poured some of the smoothie into our popsicle molds and made tasty treats to celebrate the fabulous spring weather we’re having.
I like these products a lot and can recommend them. The only mixed opinion I have is that the energy drinks do contain Splenda and some of my extended family can’t drink that.
Also, I’ve only found the six-pack cartons of V-Fusion canned drinks at Walmart, which is not one of my regular places to shop. It does sound like that product will be rolling out in other stores soon though. The Smoothies seem to be more widely available.
Thanks to V8 for letting me do this review. My kids really enjoyed it and I was pleased to be able to drink something with tomato juice in it that doesn’t make me spit!
Would you like to try some of the new V8 products for yourself?
If you live in the US and are over 18, just leave me a comment on this post telling me which V8 product looks tastiest to you. One comment per person, please!
For a bonus entry, visit and like V8’s Facebook page. (This giveaway is in no way affiliated with Facebook.)
This Friday, April 6, I will use random.org to select a winner. Prize fulfillment will be directly from V8’s PR firm.
You can check out V8’s website for more product information and coupons. Good luck!
Edited to add: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered!