May 262012
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I’m sort of in love.

Or maybe affectionately addicted.

To a couple of beverages.

But oh – these aren’t just ANY beverages.  They’re a couple of new drinks from V8 and oh my goodness, they are tasty.

I’ve been a fan of V8 drinks – especially the Fusion blends – for years now.  I love that when you mix fruit and vegetable juices, you get a big bottle of yum.  And because some days I didn’t always get a full serving of vegetables, especially, I liked that a glass of V8 could help make up the deficit.

New Drinks From V8

New Drinks From V8

While at BlissDom, however, there were some lovely folks there with a sampling station of the new V8 V-Fusion Sparkling and V8 V-Fusion + Energy.  I was interested right away in the + Energy drink: natural energy from green tea, B vitamins (someday I will finally get around to posting about why B12 is amazing), 50 calories, no fat, no added sugar, and a full serving of fruits and veggies.  The Sparkling did make me pause for a second, as I’m not a huge fan of “sparkling” beverages.  But as I hadn’t met a V8 drink that I didn’t care for, I put on a brave face and decided to try it, as well.

Delicious.  Light.  Fruity.  And yes, sparkly.  Those are the words that popped into my mind as soon as I tasted the V8 V-Fusion Sparkling.  The + Energy was my second sample and I wasn’t disappointed.  It was refreshing, not overpowering like a lot of energy drinks are (you know, how they make your eyes squint with the first sip).  And they actually do give you some pep – BlissDom was a fun, fast-paced event and even with all the walking, I felt energized all day.

V8 V-Fusion + Energy

I liked both sets of drinks so much that I started looking for them in my local store almost as soon as I returned from the conference.  It took a week or so but then the + Energy drinks started showing up at Kroger and Walmart.  I picked up a 6-pack of the Pomegranate Blueberry (it also is available in Peach Mango) to see if they were as good as I remembered.  They were.  Now I drink one with my breakfast in the morning to give me a little energy to start the day, and I often have a second one in the afternoons.

I’ve had much less luck finding the Sparkling drinks in stores, and by “much less” I mean “none at all”.  I will definitely keep looking, though; the Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade (it also is available in Tangerine Raspberry and Black Cherry Pomegranate) could become my “summer” drink once I find them.  At only 60 calories per 8-ounce can, plus a combined full serving of fruits and veggies, it’s a healthy and refreshing choice.

I know that many of you would love a chance to get a burst of energy and to get your sparkle on, and one of you will be able to do that courtesy of V8!  Your prize pack will contain all of the following:

V8 Prize Pack

  • $25 Sephora Gift Card
  • Full-size bottle of philosophy raspberry sorbet shampoo/shower gel/bubble bath
  • Bottle of Essie nail polish
  • A Gaiam Yoga/Gym Bag
  • V8 Swag – including a green V8 to-go cup and a few of the new drinks

Now that you’ll have lots of natural energy from the + Energy drink, you’ll probably want to hit the gym with that cute Gaiam bag.  And then to help your outside sparkle as much as your inside after a can of Sparkling, you can take a bubble bath, give yourself a manicure, and then take yourself out for a little shopping spree.  It’s the perfect set!

Giveaway closed.

I received the package pictured above in order to facilitate my review.  No additional compensation was received and all opinions are, as always, 100% that of myself and my family.

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About Liza

Liza is a mom and wife living in Louisville whose family includes a toddler, high school junior, and college junior. When she's not doing the Pocoyo dance with her toddler she is either trying out new recipes and craft projects discovered on Pinterest, planning new adventures for her family, shopping on Amazon, or dreaming about Disney.

  99 Responses to “Get Your Sparkle On With Two New V8 Drinks”

  1. I’d like to try the strawberry lemonade

  2. The Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade sounds really good to me.

  3. These are definitely on my shopping list for my next grocery run! Can not wait! :)

  4. I’d love to try the Strawberrry Lemonade.
    Thank you!

  5. Pomegranate Blueberry sounds yummy.

  6. i want to try the Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade

  7. I would love to try the Black Cherry Pomegranate.

  8. Since I was a kid I have loved everything Black Cherry, so I’d definitely love to try the Black Cherry Pomegranate!

  9. The Cherry Pomegranate sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. the strawberry lemonade

  11. They all sound marvelous, but the Black Cherry
    Pomegranate is the one I would try first…
    Many thanks, Cindi

  12. Strawberry Lemonade for sure!

  13. strawberry lemonade

  14. black cherry pomegranate

  15. Peach mango!

  16. Pomegranate blueberry

  17. Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade

  18. the Pomegranate Blueberry sounds good

  19. Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade!!

  20. The Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade sounds yummy.

  21. strawberry lemonade!

  22. Strawberry Lemonade!!

  23. strawberry lemonade

  24. Hmm. Tough choice.. I’m thinking Strawberry Lemonade :)

  25. Pomegranate Blueberry sounds amazing!

  26. Pomegranate Blueberry

  27. Black cheery pom! Yummmmm!

  28. blueberry pomegranete sounds great!

  29. I think I’d like to try the Strawberry Lemonade.

  30. I’d love to try the strawberry lemonade!

  31. Pomegranate Blueberry sounds yummy!!

  32. Pomegranate Blueberry sounds yummy!! All of the combinations sound pretty good though

  33. I would love to try the Blueberry Pomegranate. Two my fav fruits!

  34. Strawberry Lemonade


  35. I’d love to try Pomegranate Blueberry

  36. I’d love to try the strawberry lemonade

  37. strawberry lemonade

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  38. I love the regular Pomegranate Blueberry, so definitely want to try it in the sparkling

  39. Strawberry Lemonade

  40. Peach Mango!!!! I love Pom and Blueberry..but not quite sure if i like it together

  41. I want to try strawberry lemonade!

  42. I have read about the health benefits of both pomegranate and bluberries so I would like to try the Blueberry Pomegranate

  43. pomegranate blueberry

  44. Tangerine Raspberry

  45. The Black Cherry Pomegranate sounds SO yummy! I’d love to try it. :)

  46. The Tangerine Raspberry sounds great

  47. Black cherry pomigranite

  48. the strawberry lemonade

  49. Pomegranate Blueberry but strawberry lemonade sounds good too – emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

  50. Cranberry Lemonade sounds good.

  51. strawberry lemonade

  52. I am excited to try the sparkling strawberry lemonade

  53. Pomegranate Blueberry sounds good!

  54. the pomegranate blueberry flavor
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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  55. The V8 Fusion

  56. Pomegranate Blueberry

  57. I’d like to try the strawberry lemonade

  58. I am most excited for the Tangerine Raspberry!

  59. strawberry lemonade

  60. I want to try Strawberry Lemonade.


  61. Black Cherry Pomegranate.

  62. Black Cherry

  63. I would love to try the Pomegranate Blueberry!

  64. Peach Mango

  65. The strawberry lemonade sounds good!

  66. Pomegranate Blueberry! MMMMM

  67. Black Cherry Pomegranate

  68. Pomegranate Blueberry sounds so good!

  69. strawberry lemonade

  70. sparking strawberry lemonade

  71. Sparkling strawberry lemonade

  72. I’d love to try the Strawberrry Lemonade.

  73. Pom/Black Cherry looks awesome.

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    heather abbe

  74. I think the Strawberry Lemonade looks really good!


  75. The Strawberry Lemonade looks yummy!

  76. Black cherry pomegranite

  77. pomegranate blueberry sounds amazing!!

  78. Strawberry Lemonade

  79. strawberry lemonade and Black cherry pomegranite

  80. I love mangos in drinks! I would love to try the Peach Mango flavor!

  81. V-fusion Pomegranate Blueberry

  82. Pomegranate Blueberry sounds amazing! :)

  83. Black Cherry Pomagranate sounds delicious!!

  84. I would most like to try the Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade

  85. Pomegranate Blueberry

  86. Tangerine Raspberry sounds very refreshing!

  87. Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade

  88. strawberry lemonade sounds tasty

  89. sparkling strawberry lemonade

  90. black cherry pomegranate!

  91. The peach mango does sound great for morning. And I’d love to try the sparkling strawberry lemonade

  92. I would LOVE to try the Strawberry Lemonade!

  93. I’d like to try the Black Cherry Pomegranate

  94. pomegranate blueberry

  95. Black cherry pomegranate

  96. Strawberry Lemonade

  97. Peach Mango!

  98. I would love to try the Tangerine Raspberry!

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