GMO Juice Drinks

The following juices and juice drinks contain high fructose corn syrup — one of the most common GMO ingredients:

Capri Sun Juices (Kraft/Phillip Morris)

Fruit Punch
Grape
Orange
Pacific Cooler
Red Berry
Splash Cooler
Strawberry
Strawberry Kiwi
Surfer Cooler
Wild Cherry

Fruitopia (Coca Cola)

Berry Lemonade
Fruit Integration
Grape Beyond
Kiwiberry Ruckus
Strawberry Passion
Tremendously Tangerine

Fruit Works (PepsiCo)

Apple Raspberry
Peach Papaya
Pink Lemonade
Strawberry Melon

Gatorade (Quaker, a division of PepsiCo)

Fierce Grape
Frost Riptide Rush
Fruitpunch
Lemon Lime
Orange

Hawaiian Punch (Procter & Gamble)

Fruit Juicy Red
Grape Geyser
Strawberry Surfin
Tropical Fruit

Hi-C (Coca Cola)

Blue Cooler
Blue Moon Berry
Boppin’ Berry
Cherry
Orange
Pink Lemonade
Smashin’ Wildberry
Tropical Punch
Watermelon Rapids

Kool Aid (Kraft/Phillip Morris)

Blastin’ Berry Cherry
Bluemoon Berry
Kickin’ Kiwi Lime
Tropical Punch
Wild Berry Tea

Ocean Spray

Cranberry and Cran-Apple Juice (rather than High Fructose Corn Syrup, they use GMO Beet Sugar)

Squeeze It (Betty Crocker/General Mills)

Chucklin’ Cherry
Mystery 2000
Rockin’ Red Puncher

Tang juices (Kraft/Phillip Morris)

Berry Panic
Fruit Frenzy
Orange Uproar

Tropicana Twisters (PepsiCo)

Apple Berry Blackout
Blue Raspberry Rush
Cherry Raspberry Rampage
Cranberry Raspberry Strawberry
Kinetic Kiwi Strawberry
Kiwi Grap Combustion
Mango Tangerine Mambo
Orang Cranberry Clash
Orange Peach
Orange Strawberry Banana Burst
Passionfruit Eruption
Ruby Red Tangerine Extreme
Tropical Fruit Fury
Wild Strawberry Dragonfruit

V-8 (Campbells)

V8 Tomato Juices (all varieties): HFCS appears to have been removed from the ingredient list; however its “natural flavors” can contain HFCS, corn-based thickeners and MSG.
Apple Medley
Berry Blend
Citrus Blend
Fruit Medley
Island Blend
Strawberry Banana
Strawberry Kiwi
Tropical Blend


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31 thoughts on “GMO Juice Drinks

  1. Terrific, this data is exactly what I was searching for. I am beyond doubt thankful to this topic because it indeed gives useful information. Very well written blog. I look forward to finding more. This blog is bookmarked! I absolutely love the stuff you have put here.

  2. V8 tomato drinks contain 0 per cent high fructose corn syrup. I mean none at all. Is it possible that the vegetables are GMO’s because there is absolutely no high fructose corn syrup whatsoever. I’m holding a bottle right now (unless it’s not listed in the ingredients…is that what you are stating?”)

  3. Thanks for this. Just to correct, Gatorade is owned by PepsiCo. PepsiCo also owns Quaker which may have been the confusion.

  4. You can also add Ocean Spray cranberry juices. I contacted them about GMOs abd they admit to using GMO sugar derived from sugar beets in their products. I have switched to making ALL of my own juices now.

    • Gary, thanks so much for sharing what you learned! (though I’m sad to hear it). Ocean Spray makes a variety of juices, I’m wondering if you’d get the same response about all of them? (I’m kinda guessing you would…) :-\

  5. For two and half years I worked in a local mine to help replenish our savings after building a mortgage free house. Miners are not known for their high intellect or educational demands. However, several younger miners told me during lunchtime discussions: “If I don’t kill it (hunting) or grow it, I don’t eat it.” (or feed it to his family.) These rural people don’t watch alot to television either. I trust these young people more than my long ago college professors.

    • Jack I have not been able to do the in-depth research necessary yet to answer your question with certainty. From the surface, it would appear the regular juice is GMO free…

  6. Does the v8 information also include the fusion line? I see strawberry banana listed, but I know that they have many varieties. Thank you!

    • I would need to view the label on the rest of their Fusion line; the last time it was checked, that flavor was clearly using GMO ingredients. I’ll see what I can track down; do you by chance have a photo you can post to our Facebook page?

  7. V-8 is really bad for us…of course right? I am in Afghanistan and don’t trust anything here for food as far as vegetables or fruits…should I stop drinking them? They have them for us here.

  8. Has Congress/ Supreme Court members, and First Lady been informed of the GMO situation with the contents in our every day foods? Ex: V-8 veggie drink? This contamination of marketed food is criminal isn’t it?

    • They are aware of it I’m sure… Obama promised GMO labeling during his first campaign. Frustrating to see the First Lady promoting healthy food but remaining mute on the topic of GMOs, isn’t it…

  9. IIt is very frustrating when countries in Europe require marketing informaiton, such as where an item is from, content, if organic and most of all, as in France, the government is in the process of eliminating any GMO farm produce to be even grown in that country. It seems there is a greater concern for the health of its citizens than there is concern for the pocket books of the big corporations in France. I think people here would call that a kind of socialism and prefer the corporations controlling our life and death. The last I heard, we are supposed to have a government FOR the people.

  10. I read that Capri Sun no longer contains High Fructose Corn Syrup. So far here in OH the only non gmo juices I have found are organic juices (Kroger) and Cuties regular tangerine juice, the pineapple orange IS GMO though.

    • The only change we’ve heard about is a different pouch. Their website still shows High Fructose Corn Syrup on the label. Not sure if you’ve seen this other page of our website, but here is a list of family-owned (not owned by pro-GMO corporations) organic brands. So far we’ve managed to find three organic juice manufacturers (though I’m not sure if any of them come in pouch form): Apple & Eve; Eden Organic (the oldest independent organic food manufacturer in the US), and Uncle Matts.

  11. The packaging of Capri Sun Orange juice drink in the UK says and I quote,
    “Nothing Artificial At All!”
    If their drinks contain GMO’s surely this contravenes the Advertising Standard Authority’s code?

    • Aidan… we’re not familiar with the codes in your country, so we can’t weigh in on whether “artificial” includes GMOs or not. However we would not be surprised if your version of Capri Sun Orange Juice drink is made without GMOs… since the majority of our food manufacturers here in the US sell the same brands in both the US and the EU, but the EU versions are made without GMOs (and harmful dyes, and other unhealthy additives all prohibited in your country), not to mention proper labeling; whereas in our country they include all the harmful things and don’t tell us (meanwhile telling us it would cost more if they did). Ironic, no? :-)

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