10/7/13

V8 V-Fusion® Refreshers Review


By on 10/07/2013 11:04:00 AM

We avoid soda, artificial sweeteners, and preservatives as much as possible when serving drinks to our family.  Our girls love most fruits and fruit juices—but, finding vegetables to suit both girls is a challenge.  When I was offered the opportunity to sample the new V8 V-Fusion® Refreshers from the makers of traditional V8 Juice—I thought it would the perfect opportunity to slip in a few vegetables especially during our busy mornings.  What did we think of V8 V-Fusion® Refreshers?

What are V8 V-Fusion® Refreshers?  The new V8 V-Fusion Refreshers are a  blend of fruit and vegetable juices offered in four, creative, family friendly flavors:  Black Cherry Berry, Cranberry Grape, Tangerine Passionfruit, and Peach Strawberry.  These 20-25% juice blends are excellent sources of Vitamin C--and are naturally sweetened, without artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.  We received full sized bottles of Cranberry Grape and Peach Strawberry V8 V-Fusion® Refreshers for use in this review.

A quick review of Peach Strawberry V8 V-Fusion® Refreshers.   We sampled the peach strawberry variety first.  It is a blend of peach and strawberry juices—along with water and juice concentrates of sweet potato, apple, and carrot.  The Peach Strawberry V8 V-Fusion® Refreshers taste like real fruit and vegetable juice.  It was naturally sweet—unlike many overly sweetened juice blends.  Both girls enjoyed it—and I liked the ingredient list.


A quick review of Cranberry Grape V8 V-Fusion® Refreshers.   Neither daughter is a cranberry fan—so, we had a tough time convincing them to sample the drink.  Surprisingly, they loved it and actually preferred it over the Peach Strawberry.  The concord grape flavor blended very well with the cranberry.   The juice blend combines Concord grape, cranberry, apple, purple carrots, carrots, and sweet potatoes.  The Cranberry Grape V8 V-Fusion® Refresher had a smoother texture—and greater natural sweetness than the other variety that we sampled.  This juice blend was actually one that our whole family could agree on and enjoy!

Would we recommend V8 V-Fusion® Refreshers?  The V8 V-Fusion® Refreshers were a nice break from 100% fruit juices and sugary juice drinks.  Our girls enjoyed both varieties—and I loved that they were naturally sweetened and contained both juices of fruits and vegetables.  Our girls drink a lot of water—but, sometimes want a flavored drink instead.  This is certainly a healthier, more flavorful option than sugary juice-box drinks.  It made a nice breakfast drink option—as well as an after school snack drink.

Disclosure:  This post is brought to you by V8 and we received complimentary bottles of V8 V-Fusion® Refreshers for use in this post.  As always, all opinions are our own and are not influeced by the post sponsor.
 
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About Angela

Angela is a freelance writer and blogger, blessed with 3 daughters, 4 cats, 1 needy dog, and 1 very supportive husband.

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