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.


  1. 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.

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

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


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