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
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.
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!
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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