Thursday, September 23, 2010

Wow, I could have had a V8 ... with green tea!

I just happened to be reading Cooking Light magazine the other night when I learned about the new V8 V-Fusion + Tea drink. Turns out this is already on the shelf at my local Publix, and I bought the Pineapple Mango Green Tea flavor, although it also comes in Raspberry Green Tea and Pomegranate Green Tea flavors. The company calls it "a breakthrough juice that gives you a full serving of vegetables plus a full serving of fruit in every 8-ounce glass."

So how does it taste? Delicious! Although this is indeed a drink with vegetables (including sweet potatoes, tomatoes and carrots), it definitely tastes just like other fruit juice blends I've tried, and this has only 50 calories per 8-ounce serving. I find it interesting that V8's labeling notes this drink contains "less than 2 percent" of green tea ("green tea extract," actually), yet "Tea" is certainly one of the most prominent words on the label. Somehow, I expected it to contain more tea. The bottle I bought cost $3.99 for 46 ounces, and I will probably stick to drinking my green tea unless this drink is on sale sometime.

As I was googling for information, I happened to come upon the news that V8 V-Fusion + Tea is giving away samples to the first 1,000 folks who sign up on their Facebook page each week. I missed out for this week, but hopefully I'll remember to check back at noon on Monday. (Maybe some of you want to try for a sample too?) Any of you tried this drink yet? If so, what did you think of it?

UPDATE: After I wrote this post but before it could publish, I saw that my friend Maureen has also discovered this drink! See what she has to say here.

3 comments:

parTea lady said...

Yup - they do think alike. :-)

Don't know why the BOGOs differ. My local store will sell just one for 1/2 price. When we travel in Florida they insist that you buy 2 of the BOGOs to get the deal.

Anonymous said...

Looks delicious! Can't wait to try it, Joanie

Marilyn said...

You must have tea radar. You always find the most amazing tea related things.