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.