Review of V8 Fusion Concord Grape and Raspberry

by StevenHelmer

I decided to pick up a six-pack of this a couple days ago for work. Read to find out what I thought of it.

Product Description: Concord grape and raspberry fruit drink from the V8 brand advertising one serving of fruits and vegetable in each 8-ounce can. I purchased a 6-pack of these at one of our local grocery stores yesterday morning for $4.85 and have been drinking them at work for the past couple days instead of soda.


I am a soda addict and, even though I pretty much gave up trying to kick that addiction completely, I have been trying to find ways to at least reduce how much of it I drink, especially when I'm at work.

As part of this, I have been trying a variety of other beverages that are better for me while still offering a decent taste. For the most part, my results have been a bit mixed. However, I recently decided to give V8 Fusion Concord Grape and Raspberry a try and do think I might have found an alternative I like.

V8 Fusion
V8 Fusion
Photo by Steven Helmer

Even though I have tried other products from this brand in the past, this was my first time trying this particular option. This is because, while I fully expected the V8 brand to live up to my expectations, I was honestly turned off a bit by the price. While $4.85 may not seem like a lot, it is roughly what I would pay for a 12-pack of soda and I'm only getting one-third of the quantity. In fact, the only reason I even tried it yesterday was I had a store gift card.

As far as taste goes, I can honestly say this product lived up to expectations. In fact, I think the Concord grape/raspberry combination works really well together. At first, I wasn't sure if that was going to be the case because it is a darker juice drink and darker juice drinks, at least from my experience, tend to be too sweet. But, this wasn't any sweeter than the soda I would normally drink.

I will also admit drinking this does give me a slight sense of accomplishment, knowing I'm drinking something I don't mind drinking and, at the same time, is actually better for me than soda is. Plus, one other thing I noticed is I seem to be a bit more satisfied thirst wise when I drink it. I'm not immediately craving something else to drink, as I often am when I drink soda.

I guess my only real complaint, again, has to be the price. While, knowing what I do now, the $4.85 doesn't really seem like all that much, the cans are, again, awfully small and I only get 6 of them in a pack (unless I purchase the product online, which I'm still undecided about). Even though, as I said, the drink does quench my thirst, I still can easily go through 3-4 of them in a day, meaning I would have to purchase more (and spend that much money) almost daily. I'm not sure if my budget could handle that.

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Final Product

This is a good product and I definitely will purchase it again in the future. However, because of the price/small quantity, I don't think it is a product I'm going to be able to buy on a regular basis and will have to continue looking for another alternative while saving this for special occasions.

My Grade: A

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Updated: 11/05/2015, StevenHelmer
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DerdriuMarriner on 03/19/2022

StevenHelmer, Thank you for practical information, pretty pictures and product lines.
Grape and raspberry drink is such a refreshing crowd-pleaser. I make my own from my own grapes and raspberries. But I like to know about alternatives -- and expanders for when I don't have enough to go around -- when schedules are tight and some just prefer that canned, soda-drink taste.

Would they happen to make a light-colored mix of red raspberry and white grape?

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