Every once in a while, I get the distinct pleasure of trying out products and posting a review on my blog. Some of the products I pay for, others are pro bono. Recently, I was contacted by the great people over at POM Wonderful. They sent me a shipment of the juice to try and hopefully write about.
I will be the first one to admit that I do not like dark colored juices, even though they are rumored to be better for you. I mainly stick to OJ, and that's about it. No way, I thought, am I going to drink this stuff. I'll give it to Dee Dee and ask her for an opinion.
Well, fast forward a little bit... I'm coming back in from a sweaty week day run, and I grab one of these little bottles from the refrigerator. I pop the top, take a couple of sips and think. This shiz is good. I ended up drinking the entire bottle. I liked the taste! I couldn't tell if the juice is naturally fizzy or if its carbonated. I don't like carbonation in anything except my beer and tonic water. I also decided it didn't matter.
Who woulda thunk they could get so much juice out of the seeds (?!) of a pomegranate? The health benefits are listed out on their web site, and they include: cardio vascular, prostrate, and erectile health . That last one is for us fellas. I don't know about you, but I need me a case of this stuff ;-)
Checking out the price of this stuff in the store... It's fairly expensive as far as juice goes, and at 160 calories per serving, it's kinda up there. I don't think the calories are that big a deal since its entirely 100% juice. Yes. I looked. I was thinking you could stretch the calories and expense by mixing it with something else... A smoothie maybe?!
Thanks for sending me the freebies, POM Wonderful! I still got 2-3 bottles left, but they won't last long. I spoke to Dee Dee about them as well. She already knew everything, and she lurves it too :-)