New in the Market: V8 Fusion Sparkling and Capri Sun Super V Drinks

by Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN on December 3, 2012 · 1 comment

V8 Fusion Sparkling Tangerine Raspberry

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think.

Although we are big advocates of eating fruits and vegetables both of these drinks are a good alternative to soda and other presweetened fruit drinks.

V8 Fusion Sparkling comes in an 8.4 ounce can (an excellent serving size), is 50% juice, and provides 1 serving of fruit/vegetable. When kids are clamoring for soda, this is a better alternative. For adults who regularly drink soda or other sweetened drinks, V8 Fusion Sparkling drinks are a far healthier choice.

They are available in three flavors. We tasted them all and each one is good, not overly sweet, true to the flavor, and refreshing. One can provides 60 calories and they are sweetened with stevia (a natural plant no calorie sweetener). The nutrient profile differs depending on the flavor.

Sparkling Cherry Pomegranate provides 6% (300 IUs) of your daily need for vitamin A, 20% (12 milligrams) of vitamin C, 10% (3 IUs) of vitamin E, 180 milligrams of potassium and 80 milligrams of sodium.

Sparkling Tangerine Raspberry provides 20% (1000 IUs) of your daily need for vitamin A, 20% (12 milligrams) of vitamin C, 10% (3 IUs) of vitamin E, 340 milligrams of potassium and 80 milligrams of sodium.

Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade provides 20% (1000 IUs) of your daily need for vitamin A, 20% (12 milligrams) of vitamin C, 10% (3 IUs) of vitamin E, 270 milligrams of potassium and 80 milligrams of sodium.

Capri Sun Super V is another entry into the better-for-you drinks. It provides a ½ cup serving of fruits and vegetables in a 6-ounce pouch, a good serving size. Each drink pouch contains 66% juice (a combination of 75% fruit juice and 25% vegetables juice), 70 calories, 3 grams of fiber, 20% (1000 IUs) of your daily need for vitamin A, 10% (6 milligrams) of vitamin C, 10% (3 IUs) of vitamin E, and 20 milligrams of sodium.

Capri Sun Super V is available in 3 flavors, Apple, Berry, and Fruit Punch. We tasted Apple and though it was sweet there is no added sugar in the drink, the sweetness comes from the mixture of fruit juice concentrates. These drinks are a better lunchbox option that presweetened fruit drinks or soda.

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Liz Sanford October 7, 2013 at 10:23 pm

Awesome juice love it but getting hard to find why.

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