**Disclosure: I received a sample of V8 V-Fusion® Refreshers to facilitate my honest review. All opinions are my own.**
I give my kids juice to drink and I really don’t feel too bad about it. In a perfect world, my children would be perfectly happy with nothing but water and milk to drink, but it just doesn’t work that way in my house. I have (pat on my own back) gotten them used to having their juice mixed with a great deal of water to lessen the amount of sugar that they are taking in.
As a general rule, at least one whole shelf in the refrigerator is taken up by a bottle of apple juice and a carton each of orange juice and lemonade. When I was offered the opportunity to review V8 V-Fusion® Refreshers, I was happy to have the chance diversify our juice shelf a bit. Each of the four flavors,Black Cherry Berry, Cranberry Grape,Tangerine Passionfruit and Peach Strawberry, are naturally sweetened and contain a combination of fruit and vegetable juices with no artificial colors. AND no High Fructose Corn Syrup, which is a big draw.
We received a bottle each of the Black Cherry Berry and the Tangerine Passionfruit. The reactions were a mixed bag–my 7 year old son, who is not a fan of anything overly sweet, said that the Black Cherry Berry was “not his favorite” but his 4 year old sister thought that “it tasted like a lollipop,” which is high praise indeed. The tangy-ness of the Tangerine Passionfruit was a hit with both me and with my son. I’m sure when my kiddos spot the bottles in the supermarket, they will be keen to try the other two flavors 🙂