V8 vs. Tomato Juice

Post
2009/06/22 17:31:36
I like both, Got to have a blast of salt and pepper mixed in, if I had to choose one over the other it would be V8, love the spicy variety also. great base to use when enhancing a Bloody Mary mix, Worchester, lemon juice, tobasco, celery salt, Campbells boullion, horseradish, etc...what's your choice?
leethebard
Sirloin
Re:V8 vs. Tomato Juice 2009/06/22 18:11:29
Either...depends on my mood!!!
plb
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:V8 vs. Tomato Juice 2009/06/22 22:49:04
Regular V8 has too much salt.  Most Tomato juice also has added salt. 
myterry2
Double Cheeseburger
Re:V8 vs. Tomato Juice 2009/06/22 22:55:37
No V8...Yes for tomato juice.
jman
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:V8 vs. Tomato Juice 2009/06/23 05:26:53
V-8, absolutely.  Actually, I buy Walmart's Great Value Vegetable Juice.  Big price difference, tastes about the same.
agnesrob
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:V8 vs. Tomato Juice 2009/06/23 08:02:13
I like both but V-8 is my favorite.
Niagara
Double Cheeseburger
Re:V8 vs. Tomato Juice 2009/06/23 10:16:59
I like the low sodium V-8.
highcard
Junior Burger
Re:V8 vs. Tomato Juice 2009/06/23 11:05:34
My wife likes Zing Zang for her bloody mary's
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:V8 vs. Tomato Juice 2009/06/23 11:16:30
I was turned on to Clamato juice in the 70s. Both for bloody marys or just plain. My husband likes v8. Not that high in sodium(109 mg compared to v8 low sodium at 140 mg)and it tastes great.And no-I dont work for the company...
post edited by annpeeples - 2009/06/23 18:10:36
hatteras04
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:V8 vs. Tomato Juice 2009/06/23 11:27:49
I once need a little more liquid for some chili so I added some Spicy V-8.  It got rave reviews so it is now a regular ingredient.
jman
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:V8 vs. Tomato Juice 2009/06/23 11:30:53
hatteras04

I once need a little more liquid for some chili so I added some Spicy V-8.  It got rave reviews so it is now a regular ingredient.


I use that when I make my vegetable soup.
blinky193
Hamburger
Re:V8 vs. Tomato Juice 2009/06/23 12:03:39
I am a V-8 person.  I recently bought a 6 pack of low sodium V-8 to try.  I could really tell the difference between the regular and low salt.   I like the regular V-8 better though.  Thanks for the ideas for using the spicy V-8 for soups and chili; can't wait to try it this winter. 
WarToad
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:V8 vs. Tomato Juice 2009/06/23 12:06:17
I only like my V-8 with a splash of worchester, celery salt, several hits of tobasco, fresh cracked black pepper, more tobasco, and 2 shots vodka.
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:V8 vs. Tomato Juice 2009/06/23 13:34:30
I like V8 but save money on Store Brands. Not quite the same but a buck a can cheaper. Gonna try low sodium next
jman
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:V8 vs. Tomato Juice 2009/06/23 14:09:35
I think the low sodium V-8 works OK for cooking, but for drinking, it tastes like crap, JMHO.
Re:V8 vs. Tomato Juice 2009/06/23 16:31:18
WarToad

I only like my V-8 with a splash of worchester, celery salt, several hits of tobasco, fresh cracked black pepper, more tobasco, and 2 shots vodka.

Your recipe makes me want to be on vacation, having, oh, say, 3 or 4 of those!


Re:V8 vs. Tomato Juice 2009/06/23 16:32:40
Foodbme

I like V8 but save money on Store Brands. Not quite the same but a buck a can cheaper. Gonna try low sodium next

 
I'll bet you end up adding salt!


Twinwillow
Sirloin
Re:V8 vs. Tomato Juice 2009/06/23 17:26:22
I also buy the low sodium V-8 juice. It's Very good for you. Especially without all the salt added.
jman
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:V8 vs. Tomato Juice 2009/06/23 17:49:42
Twinwillow

I also buy the low sodium V-8 juice. It's Very good for you. Especially without all the salt added.


Well, sometimes, it's not what's very good for you.  Sometimes, it's about taste.  If taste didn't matter, we could all just go crab a hunk of tofu and chow down.
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:V8 vs. Tomato Juice 2009/06/24 00:50:53
I heat up equal parts of Veggie Juice and Veggie Broth to steaming but not a boil and it makes a great refreshing drink!
stricken_detective
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:V8 vs. Tomato Juice 2009/06/24 15:16:08
I do the low sodium because of my kidneys but the store brand (Roundy's) has an NSA vegetable juice that is awesome. It actually has less sodium than the lo-so V8.

I like to add lemon seltzer to the juice.
Rusty246
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:V8 vs. Tomato Juice 2009/06/24 15:28:19
highcard

My wife likes Zing Zang for her bloody mary's


I agree with your wife.  I do use tomato juice for vegetable soup and like V-8 to drink for an afternoon snack, those tiny cans are perfect for that.
Russ Jackson
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:V8 vs. Tomato Juice 2009/06/24 15:47:45
For Bloody Mary's: V8 or Clamato or both. I never use Tomatoe Juice in Bloody Marys. But Tomato Juice on its own is excellent. Pepper only...Russ
baileysoriginal
Double Cheeseburger
Re:V8 vs. Tomato Juice 2009/06/28 22:45:54
Ahh - Bloody Mary's - we've been on the unending quest for the perfect Bloody Mary for over 10 years now - we find a recipe we think we like and then a new mixer comes along and then we're fine tuning it with either V8 or Clamato juice or something else.

To me - V8 stands alone - I've tried the low sodium and it's just not right. 
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:V8 vs. Tomato Juice 2009/06/29 00:52:20
If you Google "Bloody Mary Mix", you will get about 5,670,000 responses.
Point being, whatever tastes good to you is the best recipe. 
My quest is to try all 5,670,000 varieties!! I figure if I make one Bloody Mary a day from the list, it will take me 15,534 days to try them all, OR expressed in years, 42.55 years!!! By that time, I'll be 110 years old. It's a great motivator to stay on the Planet!!
post edited by Foodbme - 2009/06/29 00:54:03
boyardee65
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:V8 vs. Tomato Juice 2009/06/29 02:51:00
  I use " V-8 " juice in my Swiss steak  recipe. Adds a lot of flavor and I don't have to add salt to the original recipe. I do prefer the light sodium for the Bloody Mary mix as I like to add olive juice to mine which we know has a lot of salt. Horseradish, Worchestershire, celery salt, a dash of "Cholula" hot sauce, and fresh squeezed lime juice round out the mix for me.  I like to garnish with a pickled green bean or even a pepperoncini.

  JMHO

David O.
improviser
Double Cheeseburger
Re:V8 vs. Tomato Juice 2009/07/04 22:37:39
I like the Spicy V8, but it's not spicy enough for my tastes. Sometimes I add a little hot sauce to give it more kick.
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
Re:V8 vs. Tomato Juice 2009/07/04 23:07:45
I like both the regular and the spicy flavors of V8. We have been buying V8 by the case in the individual serving size. In another example of the slight of hand in packaging, the V8 is in 11.5 oz cans (not 12 oz) !! Costco has had coupons giving a $3.00 discount on the case purchase. I like the smaller cans, as I can restrain my intake to one can...If I open a 46 oz can, I am more likely to drink more of it than 11.5 oz before I put it away. In fact It is real easy to knock down one of those big cans if you aren't careful !!
easydoesit
Double Cheeseburger
Re:V8 vs. Tomato Juice 2009/07/05 02:59:14
But, Al, at least it's healthier for us than a lot of stuff.

I like V-8 quite a bit, but the best tomato juice in the country is from right in your backyard -- good old Red Gold, and it's NOT from concentrate.
Re:V8 vs. Tomato Juice 2009/07/05 10:56:26
mayor al

I like both the regular and the spicy flavors of V8. We have been buying V8 by the case in the individual serving size. In another example of the slight of hand in packaging, the V8 is in 11.5 oz cans (not 12 oz) !! Costco has had coupons giving a $3.00 discount on the case purchase. I like the smaller cans, as I can restrain my intake to one can...If I open a 46 oz can, I am more likely to drink more of it than 11.5 oz before I put it away. In fact It is real easy to knock down one of those big cans if you aren't careful !!

Al, I have finished off many a full bottle of either spicy or regular at one sitting, usually in front of the TV, watching football, eating a rare Roast Beef and Kosher Balogna sandwich!
 


 
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
Re:V8 vs. Tomato Juice 2009/07/05 11:41:00
Tom,
   Me Too ! Now I admit that's probably better than doing a 2 liter of soda or a 40 oz beer... but the sodium level in V8 is pretty high, so I try to limit my intake a bit !!
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:V8 vs. Tomato Juice 2009/07/05 12:39:20
We, too, like the little cans.Bob got real sick of eating raw carrots and celery while he is driving truck. And these were much more convenient in his cool pack.But than again, his blood pressure is so low that sodium isnt a problem for him. I did try the low sodium V-8 on him, and he said never again!!!
md550
Junior Burger
Re:V8 vs. Tomato Juice 2013/02/02 00:59:57
Both are good, but tomato juice is superior.
rneiner
Hamburger
Re:V8 vs. Tomato Juice 2013/02/02 08:47:47
V-8 and Tito's vodka
Pancho
Double Cheeseburger
Re:V8 vs. Tomato Juice 2013/02/02 09:21:34
I actually prefer the low sodium V-8 over the regular....still relatively high in sodium (140 mg per 8 oz). Someone mentioned that Clamato has a lower sodium content than V-8.....sorry, it has an ASTRONOMICAL sodium content of 870 mg per 8 oz.
Adjudicator
Sirloin
Re:V8 vs. Tomato Juice 2013/02/02 09:35:26
Foodbme

I heat up equal parts of Veggie Juice and Veggie Broth to steaming but not a boil and it makes a great refreshing drink!


Good idea.
callmebruce
Cheeseburger
Re:V8 vs. Tomato Juice 2013/02/02 10:14:30
Used to be low sodium V8. A while back I had way too many tomatoes and thought they'd turn before I got to them - so juiced them. Now it's freshly juiced tomatoes!
Twinwillow
Sirloin
Re:V8 vs. Tomato Juice 2013/02/02 11:35:28
I love V-8 regular but now that I have to be on a low sodium diet, I drink
V-8 Low Sodium. Sure, the regular V-8 tastes better but, I'm used to the low sodium version now and have no problem drinking it. Besides, it's got a ridiculously high amount of potassium in it and, that's a good thing! 
 
I buy the smaller 5oz. cans by the case at Costco.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:V8 vs. Tomato Juice 2013/02/02 12:16:33
I'm a V8er
Davydd
Sirloin
Re:V8 vs. Tomato Juice 2013/02/02 14:06:35
Another old thread revival I don't think I ever responded to. I drink Trader Joe's Low Sodium Garden Patch which is a V8 knockoff with better taste and tang, IMO.
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:V8 vs. Tomato Juice 2013/02/02 14:30:08
Good to know, Davydd-have a Trader Joe's right by my work. Love that place.
agnesrob
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:V8 vs. Tomato Juice 2013/02/02 15:57:28
Davydd

Another old thread revival I don't think I ever responded to. I drink Trader Joe's Low Sodium Garden Patch which is a V8 knockoff with better taste and tang, IMO.


Thanks Davydd, I will look for that next time I'm there.
Twinwillow
Sirloin
Re:V8 vs. Tomato Juice 2013/02/02 16:49:07
ann peeples

Good to know, Davydd-have a Trader Joe's right by my work. Love that place.

They're coming to a neighborhood near me in the fall of this year. Already open in the Dallas suburb of Plano which is about 15 miles north of me and also in Ft. Worth 30 odd miles from me. But the new TJ's opening close to me in the fall is going to be only 5 minutes away. Can't wait!