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I decided to try this juice after it featured heavily in the movie 'Pom Wonderful presents: the greatest movie ever sold', a documentary all about product placement which apparently was almost totally funded by Pom wonderful's $1,000,000 purchase of the film's headline.
I was intregiud to try the juice not because of it's involvement with the film but because it genuinely sounded like a high quality product, and I was sick of poor quality juice!
It is certainly a premium drink, at £3.80 for 710ml (odd size) it should be! Expensive but there is plenty of cheap juice out there if you want/need something cheaper, if you wan't something that tastes really great your options are more limited.
It is a very intense tasting drink, 100% pomegranate, slightly bitter and naturally sweet
The bottle design is good, slightly difficult to hold but it will interest people anyway, the bottle is made of thick plastic, it feels expensive.
I enjoyed Pom Wonderful, but it's just too expensive to drink regularly, it makes a good choice thought for someone who wants something a little different
Some time ago I got a coupon from a magazine to get a free bottle of POM Wonderful. It was a product I had never seen before but is 100% pure pomegranate juice. I like trying different fruit juices and was keen to try something that was pure and hadn't got water or flavours added to it.
You can find POM wonderful in the refrigerated cabinets of big supermarkets, the voucher I had was from Waitrose. It comes in the most amazing curvy bottle. Pathetic I know but these things make me want to buy it! Its like two little balls stacked on top of each other. The bottle is clear so you can see the wonderful deep red coloured drink. On the front is the word POM in big writing with the "O" being a heart and underneath in smaller writing is the Wonderful.
The juice must be kept refrigerated and used within 14 days. The bottle only holds 473ml which they say is 2 servings so its highly unlikely that this juice would be open for longer than 14 days.
You have to shake well before use this is because the product is natural there is a small amount of sediment which you want to distribute in the juice otherwise the last mouthful will be not so nice.
Pouring the juice into a glass it looks like red wine and has a wonderful deep red colour. It has quite a strong taste, I have only ever had pomegranate juice drink before which was quite watery where as this has a strong taste. It is fruity and has a good balance between tartness and sweetness and packed with flavour. It might be a bit strong for some. I didn't feel I could drink a lot of this in one go. I did actually double check the back of the bottle to make sure I wasn't supposed to dilute it before drinking.
The juice is bottled in Los Angeles from pomegranates grown in California. It normally retails for around £3.14 which for a bottle that only holds 2 servings is really quite expensive. Pomegranate juice however is thought to hold many health benefits due to its antioxidants and is said to protect your body against damage from free radicals.
I did enjoy this juice it was a really nice change from my usual cranberry or orange juice. I liked the fact that it was completely natural and had no added ingredients. However on the downside the cost of it is too expensive for me to really justify buying it. I was pleased to have tried it for free but wouldn't be buying it again. I however have been recycling and use the funky little bottle for water to drink whilst at work and everyone has commented on how nice the bottle was!!
Based on a serving of 236ml (half a bottle)
Energy - 150kcal
Sugars - 32g (naturally occurring sugars)
Fat - 0g
These days wonder-foods abound. More and more products are hitting our shelves offering health benefits, particularly for digestion and the heart.
POM Wonderful is 100% pure pomegranate juice. Now, whilst I could pick a pomegranate out in a supermarket, to be honest, I'd be pushed to tell you what one tasted like. I could describe the look of the whole fruit, and indeed the seedy pulp inside that one eats. But, as to the taste (and indeed how you get "juice" out of a pomegranate) - that has me foxed. Having received a voucher for a free bottle of this juice, however, things were set to change.
POM stands out on the shelves of the chiller cabinet for its deep red colour and abstract shaped bottle. The bottle actually reminds me of two fruits stood atop each other. The juice is clear (i.e. not cloudy) and the consistency of a pure apple juice (so thinner than orange but more substantial than cranberry).
On pouring the juice I was immediately hit by a strength of aroma that suggested this might be a concentrated product - so much so, in fact, that I headed off to Google before imbibing as I wanted to be sure that this wasn't a product that you had to consume in tiny quantities! I learned that it could be drunk as a regular juice and that benefits were gained from fairly substantial quantities.
To describe the taste of the juice is quite a feat - it's rather unlike anything I've experienced before. The juice is tart like cranberry and the flavour is strong and concentrated. There's an earthy, almost grassy quality to the taste and whilst it's fruity it's the earthy taste that predominates. Despite a fairly high sugar content (natural) I didn't think that the taste was overly sweet - maybe the concentration of the drink meant that I didn't notice. The texture of the juice is smooth and there are no bits although the finish is somewhat dry, rather like the feeling after you've eaten red grapes with bloom on them. It's not a taste that I would say I particularly enjoyed - to me it tasted like a health food or medicine - something that you know would do you good but had to force down slightly.
Diluted with sparkling water the drink becomes slightly more palatable and, I suspect that this juice would work quite well as part of a cocktail, perhaps a martini.
I can't say that I particularly noticed any health benefits from drinking this but, as the primary health benefit seems to be related to heart function I doubt I would notice. I also stopped at the end of the bottle and did not purchase any more as I didn't enjoy it enough to allow it to replace my regular juices. Apparently this is also good for prostate health and erectile dysfunction. Alas, I can't comment there!
I think POM is particularly expensive and, as such, unless you like it and consider the health benefits important I cannot see this being a drink that you would buy from time to time. It's aimed at a market and that market isn't, I suspect, the browsing one! The health studies are all based on taking an 8oz serving daily and at around £3 for this sized serving you're going to be picking up a big bill!
Not one I feel I could really recommend.