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KEY INGREDIENTS

Vegetable juices

V8 Splash contains 5% vegetable juice, and for the majority of V8 Splash varieties, we use carrot juice. We source the majority of our high-quality carrot juice from carrots grown mainly in California. The color of all of our orange V8 Splash varieties comes from this carrot juice.

High fructose corn syrup

High fructose corn syrup or HFCS is a sweetener used to bring the right level of sweetness for the vibrant flavors in V8 Splash. HFCS is made from corn and is a mix of fructose and glucose. It contains the same calories as table sugar.

Vitamins

Many V8 Splash varieties provide a good source of the antioxidants vitamins A & C.

Water

All water used for V8 Splash production is subject to high quality standards that meet federal government regulations.

INGREDIENTS FOR FLAVOR


We select ingredients to add unique flavors to Splash. Many of these are commonly used, but others you may not be familiar with.  We’ve explained some of these here.

Sucralose

We use sucralose to provide just the right level of sweetness to Splash without increasing the amount of added sugars or calories. Sucralose does not occur naturally; however, it has been proven safe for use in all food products.

Citric acid

Citric acid occurs naturally in many fruits and vegetables such as oranges, lemons, limes, and tomatoes. We add it for tartness and to maintain the acidity of our products to ensure product safety. The citric acid we use is derived from either sugar or corn.

Malic acid

We add it for tartness and flavor and to maintain the safety of our products. Although naturally-occurring in many fruits and vegetables such as apples, grapes, and rhubarb, the malic acid we use is manufactured and not obtained from natural sources.

Natural flavors

Our natural flavors are primarily derived directly from fruits and vegetables. No animal products are used in the natural flavoring for V8 juices.

INGREDIENTS FOR TEXTURE


Lecithin

Helps smoothly blend ingredients together for V8 Splash Smoothies. The technical term for this is 'emulsify.' We use lecithin made from soybeans or sunflower seeds. The plant source of the lecithin is always listed.

OTHER INGREDIENTS


Vitamin A

Vitamin A is primarily derived from the high-quality carrot juice we mainly source from California. In some cases, it may be necessary to add additional vitamin A through the addition of beta carotene.

Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C)

Ascorbic acid is another name for vitamin C. It occurs naturally in many foods and we add it to replace the naturally-occurring vitamin C that may be lost during preparing the juice. It is considered an antioxidant.

Calcium disodium EDTA (a.k.a. EDTA)

EDTA is a preservative used to protect the flavor and color of the V8 Splash lemonade varieties. We are looking for ways to to eliminate the use of EDTA while maintaining the same great taste of the product. It is only used in the three V8 Splash lemonade varieties.

Calcium phosphate

Calcium phosphate is one source of calcium that can be used to fortify food products.

Artificial food dyes

Food dyes such as Red 40, Yellow 5, and Blue 1 give some V8 juices their vibrant colors. We are looking for ways to replace these colors with natural sources.

Ester gum & gum acacia

We use ester gum and gum acacia to help improve the appearance of the V8 Splash lemonade varieties and V8 Splash blue raspberry. These gums are derived from natural sources.

Pectin

V8 Splash Smoothies use pectin to improve the texture, appearance, and stability of the V8 Splash Smoothies. Pectin is derived from natural sources.

Soy protein isolate

V8 Splash Smoothies contain soy protein, an allergen. The soy protein is added to create the smoothie-like texture in the beverage.

Ingredients we are phasing out

Parents have told us they would prefer to avoid giving their kids certain ingredients.  We are working to phase out artificial colors including Red 40, Yellow 5 and Blue 1.

GENETICALLY MODIFIED INGREDIENTS


In America, approximately 90% of all canolacornsoybean and sugar beet crops are grown from genetically modified seeds. Farmers have been using these seeds for more than 20 years as they are safe, reduce costs and improve yields.

The ingredients in V8 Splash juice drinks that may be derived from these crops are:

Corn

- high fructose corn syrup

Sugar beet

- citric acid, molasses, sugar

Non-GMO Ingredients

All other ingredients are not genetically modified.

PACKAGING

Our V8 Splash beverages are packaged in PET recyclable bottles and are made from recycled material. PET bottles do not contain BPA.

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