I was offered some POM Wonderful to try and review here. Of course, I said yes, because who doesn’t want to try new things? Free stuff for a review is cool too.
So, from the top… The packaging is nice. I like the shape, the labelling is quite minimalistic and a bit funky.
My first sip was not quite as I expected… POM Wonderful has a very strong flavour! The description of the 100% pomegranate juice on the website is quite accurate.
Slightly sweet. Slightly tart.
Although it’s missing “darn strong”. In a way it reminds me of cranberry juice; in colour, strength and tartness.
I don’t really like strong juices myself, so I checked out the website on how they suggest it should be served. On the POM USA site there’s heaps of recipes using POM products, including Mocktails, which is where I found the idea for pomegranate iced tea. I just happened to have some cold black tea already made, so I mixed some POM Wonderful with the tea and put a dash of sugar in… It was quite refreshing.
I’ve been drinking POM with cold water, lemonade and soda water. It’s a unique addition and adds a little pizzaz to what would be an otherwise plain drink.
One of the big selling points of POM Wonderful, apart from being 100% California pomegranate juice (unlike cheaper juices mixed with other stuff), is that it’s good for you. Indeed, backed by $31mill. of research… you can check out the various research papers and medial reports and decide for yourself about that. It isn’t one of the big selling points for me, but I’m sure some people are looking for some new sources of antioxidants. They sure don’t hurt!
I don’t think POM will be for everyone, but it’s definitely worth a try if you need a bit of an antioxidant and vitamin boost, or even a new cocktail recipe.
POM Wonderful has been in the US for a while, but you can now get it in Australia at Woolworths and Safeway.