Friday, October 02, 2009


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 :-)



Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

a bit $$ but I might just give it a try.

Michelle said...

I love pomegranate juice! So yummy!!!

Marni said...

There is a lot of hype about pomegranate juice, primarily because there a lot of health benefits. I'm sure it is like a lot of juices that it is high in sugar (probably similar to an energy gel) but it does taste good. Even the fresh version is expensive but a fresh pomegranate on a salad (say, with feta cheese on spinach) is super yummy so you and Dee Dee might try that sometime. enjoy the free stuff..I'm loving that part!! :)

Shannon said...

The POM people and I love it in smoothies & martini's!
I'm still waiting for Grey Goose to contact me, if they do I'll pass along the name of Weslicious for another great review. ;)

Jess said...

Everyone is into this POM stuff these days; I feel like the last person on the planet to try it.

Lily on the Road said...

I LURV POM too, but as for the $$$$ they are way too pricey, I just buy a pomegranate and enjoy!!

Glad you discovered the product, way to step up Wes!! LOL

Steph Bachman said...

I was going to suggest the martinis, but Shannon beat me. Also good in some tonic water and I'll bet in regular old water too. Or, maybe drizzled over some vanilla ice cream. Mmmm.