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Old 02-02-2010, 10:20 PM
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It has a great many uses, about 2-3 year shelf life and 2 servings of veggies per 12oz can. I drink about 5 cans a week anyway and keep many cases on hand. Just wondering since I haven't seen any mention of it. Watch out for the sodium though.
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We store V8 to for emergency only. Great source of veggies and potassium, but they are extremley high in sodium. They make low sodium V8, but its still 135mgs per serving. We also store alot of canned juices.
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We have several cans(6-8) on the shelf. I'm not that worried about the sodium. If the shtf I figure I'll need the extra salt anyway due to excessive sweating.
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I don't store it but I buy it occasionally. I don't know that I'd want to count it as my veggies, since it was cooked down and condensed, then reconstituted. That pretty much cooks it to death. Sure does taste good though, especially with a dash of tabasco. It's good added to soups to give a tomato flavor. If I find a good sale on it, I might store some. I make fresh veggie juice from my garden veggies though. I do have to admit that V8 tastes better!
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Personally I don't like drinking or eating canned tomato products that are old (I can taste the steel, or so my mind tells me).
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I store V-8 in aluminum cans by the case.

It's healthy, great to stave off hunger between meals and as a Type 2 diabetic, it helps keep my blood sugar level between meals as well.

I plan on buying more V-8 as preps. It can certainly be a great diet supplement.

Currently I crush the cans and sell the aluminum, plowing the money back into preps.
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V-8 is pretty good, high in sodium, but they do have a reduced sodium brand and fruit juice blends

I don't have any in storage though
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Yes, I store (and rotate) V-8 juice. My long-term food storage is heavy with uncooked grains and dehydrated foods - which all require cooking. I'm always on the lookout for highly nutritional foods which do not require cooking. V-8 fills this niche.

Other such foods are Pork & beans, canned fruit (light syrup).

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Yes, I store (and rotate) V-8 juice. My long-term food storage is heavy with uncooked grains and dehydrated foods - which all require cooking. I'm always on the lookout for highly nutritional foods which do not require cooking. V-8 fills this niche.

Other such foods are Pork & beans, canned fruit (light syrup).

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If I may ask what is the reasoning for the light syrup? All the canned fruit I buy, including fruit cocktail, is in heavy syrup. Granted I use the light syrup in my daily meals, when I'm not using soon to be expired stock, but if I need to use this in an emergency situation heavy syrup seems to make more sense. More bang for the buck as a survival food.
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Personally I don't like drinking or eating canned tomato products that are old (I can taste the steel, or so my mind tells me).
You're not alone. I can taste the metal as well. However, my wife doesn't notice.
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V8 juice, vodka, Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce and a twist of the pepper mill.

I bought a bunch when the big cans were on sale for $1.50 each. No idea why...date codes all good and everything.

Well, OK then!

Go with the flow...
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V8 juice, vodka, Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce and a twist of the pepper mill.
I thought that was the only way to drink it.

And you can cook with it too:

http://www.v8juice.com/Recipes.aspx
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V8 juice, vodka, Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce and a twist of the pepper mill.

I bought a bunch when the big cans were on sale for $1.50 each. No idea why...date codes all good and everything.

Well, OK then!

Go with the flow...
I used to buy the big tin cans as well. I use the empties for storing tools and other things in the shop.

They are hard to come by now, replaced by plastic. Ugh!
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I drink the v-8 in plastic bottles and then fill em up with water when they're empty.
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I store and drink the low sodium kind.
I figure in a post situation it has a two fold purpose. liquid and vegetable.
I can't say that I really like the stuff but I drink it anyway. At least one of my kids likes it too so...

---I also noticed that it is rarely mentioned on here too. Always wondered why. It seems like such a no brainer
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We got a juicer and make our own.......no salt, more veggies and fruit.
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V8 juice, vodka, Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce and a twist of the pepper mill. Go with the flow...

add a squeeze of half a lemon and Tabasco sauce to your recipe.

For a quick hot soup I add beef broth to the V8 and heat and serve.
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I store a couple cases of regular tomato juice.. Not a big fan of V-8
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We got a juicer and make our own.......no salt, more veggies and fruit.
Would you like to share you recipe? Do you can your finished product?
Since they are eliminating the metal cans and going to plastic, they are also raising the price on the plastic .46 oz bottles. Cans were $2.75, bottles are now $3.59 (Safeway) - same ounces... crazy!
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I keep V8 juice for cooking spanish rice and like biltong said it's an easy soup base. I can't drink it straight though for some reason it gives me heartburn
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