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Campbell V8 Juice


$3.00 Released January, 1933

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Great for your health. More flavorful than tomato juice. Convenient when you can't get your daily vegetable consumption.

The Cons:Contains a large amount of sodium. Some dislike the taste.

 The original V8 is made mainly from tomatoes and the juices from seven vegetables, specifically: beetscelerycarrotslettuceparsley,watercress, and spinach.

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[1] Tomato juice comprises around 87% of the total drink. Campbell's makes several varieties of the drink, such as Original, Spicy Hot, Lemon, Picante, Low-Sodium, and Organic.

Two spin-offs of the V8 brand, "V8 Splash", and "V8 V•Fusion", are blends of fruit and vegetable (specifically carrot) juices. V8 Splash is sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup and Sucralose or just Splenda in Diet V8 Splash, while V•Fusion is made from 100% juice and contains a daily serving of both fruits and vegetables per 8 fl oz (240 mL) glass.

[edit]History

V8 Vegetable Juice was developed by W.G. Peacock (1896–1948), the founder of the New England Products Company, which manufactured individual vegetable juices under the brand name Vege-min. Having had only mediocre sales success, in 1933 Peacock began blending the Vege-min juices into one product and selling this new concoction as "Vege-min 8." A grocer in Evanston, Illinois recommended that he shorten the name to simply "V-8." In 1948, the Campbell Soup Company acquired the brand, and has maintained continuous production of the beverage through the present day.

[edit]Derivative beverages

A few cocktail drinks use V8, most famously the "bloody eight" or "eight ball", which is a Bloody Mary with V8 instead of tomato juice[2]. Vi-8 otherwise known as a Vimal 8 is a combination of V8 and orange flavored soda.

 

Source: Wikipedia.

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    Great for your health

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    More flavorful than tomato juice

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    Convenient when you can't get your daily vegetable consumption

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    Lasts longer than vegetables

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    Can get 100% of your daily vitamin C in 1 glass

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    Contains a large amount of sodium

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    Some dislike the taste

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