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V8 V-Fusion

Recent Tasting Notes

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…There’s green tea in this?

This just tastes like a raspberry V8. I am not amused. Especially when it sits long enough to get to room temperature and gains a tomato juice aftertaste.

Preparation
Iced
Cofftea

The lack of tea flavor didn’t bother me because I was expecting not to taste it (I can’t think of any way you could get tea to rise above a mix of fruits and veggies unless it was matcha)- I was disappointed it only has the nutritional value of the V8 V-Fusion Light. And I chugged mine so I (luckily) didn’t get the tomato:)

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34

Haha too funny… mom comes home from grocery shopping at Walmart, shows me a bottle (regular, not sample) of this and says “here, this sounded like you’d like this.” Just goes to show how she pays attention to me since I drank the sample right infront of her. Oh well, lol

This definitely doesn’t have enough nutritional value in it as is, so I added a tsp of matcha to it. Let’s see how it goes since there aren’t many ways I like cold matcha…

OK, I’m REALLY glad it doesn’t look as nasty as I expected it to. I think that’s cuz the juice is already very dark purple straight out of the bottle.

The flavor of the juice is so strong I really can’t taste the matcha, but then again I used LeafSpa matcha, I think if I used a stronger flavored matcha like DoMatcha I would… I’ll try that tomorrow.

Tastes really good, but not enough fruit and veggie nutrition in it for me to spend my own money on. I’ll enjoy it since it’s free though:)

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Iced

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24

ugh. Just had a couple sips – it tastes fake all around – fake sweetener, fake tea, fake raspberries (ok, there is reconstituted raspberry juice as one of the many fruit/veg juices.)

I could finish it, but I"m not sure I want to. I’m not a big fan of “raspberry green tea” in general, so this flavor was not my 1st choice. I do like most of V-8 Fusion’s juice blends, There’s an open bottle of Tropical Orange in the fridge that I would rather drink.

Props to V-8 for the nice idea of adding the healthy green tea extract to an already good for you drink, but the execution doesn’t work for me on this one.

Preparation
Iced
Janefan

It actually got better as it got warmer – the fruit came to the fore and the weird fake sugar/tea flavors were more muted. I drank it all. But I still wouldn’t buy it.

Cofftea

That’s a shame! I didn’t get the fake sweetener or the fake raspberries… unfortunately didn’t even get fake tea. My 1st experiences w/ raspberry tea was sweetened RTD stuff and I definitely don’t like that. Loose, unsweetened I like though. I really liked it, but the nutritional value (or lack there of) was the source of the crappy score for me.

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I got mine today! It took exactly 5 weeks vs. the estimated 4. Although I feel a lil jipped cuz a lady on their FB page said she got hers in only 4 days- oh well, I’m not gonna be petty- it was just an observation. I’m just happy that I got one of my top flavor choices.

Now for some preliminary observations (and, unfortunately, drawbacks). The packaging is a bit misleading- on the front, in a highly visible green circle it says it has “1 combined serving of fruit and vegetables” making it appear to have less nutritional value (save the green tea extract) than regular V-Fusion light. But there’s a small white cross that leads you to the back under the white nutrition facts box that says Each 8 fl. oz. provides 1/4 cup each fruits and veggies, bringing the complete bottle to 1.5 (combined) servings of fruits and veggies… I also don’t like that the white box names a serving as 1 bottle (12oz) instead the normal 8oz serving of juice. I also don’t like that this is only 50% juice. I know there is tea in here, but it’s extract. It’s not like they use steeped and decanted loose tea. I also don’t like that they don’t tell us how much tea is in here.

Ok, sorry about that- but I had to state the facts. Now on to the taste. Now I’ve had several of the regular V8 V-Fusions, including the raspberry. It’s almost as good as the blackberry which is my favorite. Unlike other flavors, there’s virtually no taste from the veggies… so let’s see how this one compares…

SCORE! Strong, smooth, slightly sweet raspberry flavor… no veggies! No tea either. Idea is wonderful, execution is horrible. If this sounds good to you, do your tongue (and the rest of your body) a favor- pick up a regular bottle of Raspberry V-Fusion (or any other flavor) so you get 2 servings of fruits and veggies per 8oz, add 1tsp of matcha, and shake!=D

Janefan

I rec’d mine today, same flavor. I’m pretty sure it wasn’t my first choice. I’ll probably drink & log it tomorrow. It is currently chilling in the fridge after its warm trip here.

Cofftea

This and the pomegranate would have been the only ones I liked. And it tasted amazing- the nutritional value just wasn’t there. I posted my review on their FB page as well.

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