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Trader Joe’s V8 Juice – Review and Comparison

Posted by Lisa LaGrou August 10, 2012 Products

altTrader Joe’s has their own version of V8 juice. Let’s face it, not a lot of people enjoy V8 juice for the taste but drink it for the health benefits and stocking up on a liquid serving of vegetables. I decided to try the Trader Joe’s Garden Patch vegetable juice (low sodium) to see how it stacks up against Campbell’s V8 juice (low sodium) in terms of taste, nutrition and ingredients.

TASTE:
Some Trader Joe’s “knockoffs” stack up really well against the name brands and some fall flat. The Trader Joe’s Garden Patch V8-style vegetable juice is excellent. I actually prefer it to Campbell’s V8 juice. Why? I think the reason is the Trader Joe’s vegetable juice contains a really pleasant lemon juice kick that makes the juice taste very refreshing. As I said before, not many people enjoy drinking vegetable juice, but I found the Trader Joe’s version better.

NUTRITION:
While the ingredients list is virtually the same, there are some differences in some of the nutritional totals – especially if you’re looking for high Potassium or a higher concentrate of Vitamin C. Here is how Campbell’s V8 juice stacks up against the Trader Joe’s brand of low sodium vegetable juice:

Campbell’s V8 Juice (low sodium) Nutritional Facts (8 oz serving):

  • Calories:  50 calories
  • Total Fat, Sat Fat, Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0g
  • Sodium: 140g
  • Potassium: 820mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g
  • Sugars: 8g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Vitamin A: 40%
  • Vitamin C: 120%
  • Calcium: 2%
  • Iron: 2%

Trader Joe’s V8 Juice (low sodium) Nutritional Facts (8 oz serving):

  • Calories:  50 calories
  • Total Fat, Sat Fat, Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0g
  • Sodium: 135g
  • Potassium: 520mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 11g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g
  • Sugars: 6g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Vitamin A: 25%
  • Vitamin C: 25%
  • Calcium: 2%
  • Iron: 4%

Price as Tested: Campbell’s V8 Juice (low sodium) – $2.99, Trader Joe’s Garden Patch Vegetable Juice (low sodium) – $3.49.

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