When I hear “Mott’s,” I think apple juice.
But Mott’s has introduced a vegetable juice (re-introduced? It seems to have been introduced, then went away for a while according to some web sites, and now is back in a different-shaped bottle).
Most store brand vegetable juices try to copy V-8 as closely as possible, but the Mott product is deliberately different from V-8. It’s not as thick and the vegetable blend is different – zestier, with flavors like green pepper, garlic and dill that you might associate with salsa or salads. Like V-8, it comes in regular, spicy-hot and low sodium versions. (The regular versions contain almost as much sodium as V-8, which is to say a lot.) I’m trying the spicy version, after seeing it at the store. The spicy is what I would usually get if buying V-8. I like it. I really like the flavor of it better than V-8.
The Mott’s product, probably because of the different vegetables, is not as much of a vitamin powerhouse as V-8, but it does have 100 percent of your daily requirement of Vitamin C and 25 percent of Vitamin A, plus some iron and potassium. But if you don’t like V-8, you might like this, and it would be better for you than something sugary. It tastes a little closer to bloody mary mix (which I sometimes buy and just drink by itself, sans booze), so those of you who make bloody marys might want to try it as well.