Pros: Contains 1 complete serving of both a vegetable and fruit.
Cons: Strawberry Banana as a funky smell!
I've never been a big V8 fan. Just the thought of drinking tomato juice makes me gag. However, I noticed a new product on the shelf when shopping packaged in an attractive plastic single serve bottle and upon taking another look saw it wasn't their regular tomato juice but a new product called V8 V-Fusion Vegetable & Fruit Juice. I picked up a couple of bottles of assorted flavors for my mid-morning breakfasts at the office.
V8 V-Fusion Vegetable & Fruit Juice
V8 V-Fusion Vegetable & Fruit Juice comes in single serve plastic recyclable bottles containing 12 fl. oz. of 100% juice. It is available in flavors of Strawberry Banana,Tropical Orange and Peach Mango.
V8 V-Fusion Vegetable & Fruit Juice is designed to give you a full serving of both vegetables and fruits in one single serving drink. It also contains antioxidants and vitamins.
What Does V8 Have To Say?
V8? V.Fusion is a new breakthrough juice that gives you a full serving of vegetables plus a full serving of fruits* in every 8-oz. glass. The result is a nutrition-packed beverage made of 100% juice thats also delicious and refreshing!
Calories: 180 per serving
Total Fat: 0g
Total Carbohydrates: 43g
Vitamins & Minerals (percentage based on daily required in diet)
Vitamin A: 70%
Vitamin B6: 2%
Vitamin C: 150%
Vitamin E: 15%
Folic Acid: 2%
The Taste Test And My Thoughts
I first tried the Strawberry Banana flavor of V8 V-Fusion Vegetable & Fruit Juice. Upon opening the bottle of V8 V-Fusion Vegetable & Fruit Juice I was greeted with a very fruity aroma. However, the mixture was a bit of an unappealing scent to me. I can only think that this is just from the variety of vegetables and fruits included in the ingredients.
I got up my nerve to taste it next. It wasn't a bad flavor at all. It is very sweet with a tangy aftertaste. You can definitely pick out the strawberry and banana flavorings in the mixture. Although V8 V-Fusion Vegetable & Fruit Juice does not contain any added sugar, it does have a lot of natural sugars and I would not recommend this to diabetics.
I managed to drink the whole thing but it took me longer than usual due to the scent of this drink. I really have a problem with the way this smells and to me this is a big negative to get me to drink something healthy!
I haven't tried the other two flavors yet, and it will probably take me a few days to want to after finding out how this one smells. I can only hope the scent of the Strawberry Banana is the stronger scent of the three flavors. I will update this as soon as I test the other flavors.
Ingredients Or What Makes This Smell So Bad?
Reconstitued vegetable juice blend (water and concentrated juices of sweet potatoes, carrots, beets, tomatoes), reconstitued fruit juice blend (water and concentrated juices of white grapes, oranges, apples, strawberries and clarified bananas).
Contains less than 2% of the following ingredients:
Natural flavoring, banana puree, malic acid, Vitamin C (ascorbic acid), citric acid, Vitamin E (alpha tocopheryl acetate).
V8 V-Fusion Vegetable & Fruit Juice is distributed by:
Campbell Soup Company
Camden, NJ 08103-1701
Complete satisfaction is guaranteed.
I recommend V8 V-Fusion Vegetable & Fruit Juice to all those die-hard health food people. This is a nice alternative to keeping your diet healthy and replacing those servings of vegetables and fruits when you have to skip a meal or end up eating fast food. It does contain a high sugar content so if you are watching your sugar levels or diabetic you should probably avoid this product. I'm going to go with 4.5 Stars for V8 V-Fusion Vegetable & Fruit Juice.