There’s a ton of confusion out there whether V8 is actually vegan-friendly or if it isn’t due to many people claiming it may contain animal products, namely in the “natural flavors” category.
This controversy originally started over half a decade ago when Campbells Soup, V8’s parent company, claimed V8, or any of the products they sell aren’t vegan-friendly. This is absolute nonsense.
Well Campbell’s also produces Prego, which has numerous vegan flavors, some of which don’t include “natural flavors” added to them.
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So What Does This All Mean?
Well to me it’s abundantly clear Campbell’s either had an uninformed employee respond, or is just generally grossly misinformed on what a vegan is and what we can or can’t eat. Natural flavors is almost always vegan-friendly, and there’s no disclaimers against V8 containing milk/eggs, which cuts those “flavors” out, nor does it have any controversy over it’s Halal Status, which cuts out it’s potential for having Cow/Pig/etc “flavorings.”
This was all just a big misunderstanding caused by an uninformed individual and tons of vegan drama. To further back this up Campbells later made statements that said it doesn’t contain any meat/dairy/seafood/etc/etc/etc, listing out all potentially non-vegan products. So V8 is most definitely vegan-friendly.
Well, some flavors and varieties of V8 are vegan friendly, maybe not all of them, so we checked to make sure which were/are vegan ourselves. You can read which ones specifically are vegan below.
Vegan V8 Flavors & Varieties:
- Orange Grapefruit V8 Hydrate
- Strawberry Cucumber V8 Hydrate
- Blueberry Acai V8 Hydrate
- Lime Tangerine V8 Hydrate
- V8 Spicy Hot
- V8 Low Sodium
- V8 Essential Antioxidants
- V8 High Fiber
- V8 Low Sodium Spicy Hot
- V8 Hint of Black Pepper
- V8 Bloody Mary Mix
- V8 Original
- Peach Mango V8 Energy
- Pomegranate Blueberry V8 Energy
- Sparkling White Grape Raspberry V8 Energy
- Black Cherry V8 Energy
- Sparkling Black Cherry V8 Energy
- Diet Strawberry Lemonade V8 Energy
- Strawberry Banana V8 Energy
- Sparkling Orange Pineapple V8 Energy
- Sparkling Blackberry Cranberry V8 Energy
- Sparkling Lemon Lime V8 Energy
- Sparkling Strawberry Kiwi V8 Energy
- Orange Pineapple V8 Energy
- Honeycrisp Apple Berry Energy
- Pomegranate Blueberry Energy
- Wild Berry Energy
- V8 Acai Mixed Berry V-Fusion
- V8 Peach Mango V-Fusion
- V8 Beet Ginger Lemon
- V8 Berry Bliss Lower Sugar
- V8 Caribbean Green Lower Sugar
- V8 Carrot Ginger
- V8 Carrot Mango Lower Sugar
- V8 Concord Grape Raspberry
- V8 Essential Antioxidants 100% Vegetable Juice
- V8 Healthy Green Lower Sugar
- V8 Light Peach Mango
- V8 Light Pomegranate Blueberry
- V8 Light Strawberry Banana
- V8 Orange Carrot Lower Sugar
- V8 Pineapple Passion Lower Sugar
- V8 Pomegranate Blueberry
- V8 Strawberry Banana V-Fusion
- V8 Strawberry Blood Orange Lower Sugar
- V8 Sweet Greens Lower Sugar
All the above flavors & varieties of V8 should be vegan-friendly according to what we’ve been told and our research. If there’s a flavor/variety we didn’t mention above it’s either not vegan, or newly released and we haven’t added it above yet if it’s vegan-friendly. You can contact us here if there’s a new flavor released that you want us to check into or add above to the list we’ve compiled.
It seems that V8 now has some regional/seasonal Sparkling Energy drinks — so long as they don’t include honey they should be vegan as well if they aren’t listed up. Some of these vegan-friendly Vegan Sparkling Energy Flavors include: Orange Pineapple, Lemon Lime, White Grape Raspberry, Blackberry Cranberry, and Strawberry Kiwi.