Just before Christmas, I received an email from Andrea on behalf of the POM Pomegranate Juice Company. She wanted to send me a sample of POM to try. No strings or ask to write a review. Score. Here it is in my fridge MTV cribs style. *cue the slow-mo walk down the hallway to see the ‘whips’* "Now, let's go see where 'the magic happens"
Since my Midwestern farm boy roots make me feel guilty about taking something for free, I thought that I would make POM my first official review. POM is a 100% pure pomegranate juice drink that comes in the fun double bubble bottle. (Just like Murphy Lee, if you like your drinks like a capital letter B, then POM just may be for you.)
Since pomegranate is a great antioxidant and is pretty sugary, I decided to use it primarily as an after run recovery drink. I drank it straight up in place of Gatorade. I wanted to do a post Superbowl win cold POM splash on my wife, but she wasn't having it. (I settled for a fist bump) Overall, it was really refreshing and seemed to hit the spot. It may have been in my head, but I didn't seem to crave a ton of sugar like I sometimes do after finishing a run with the POM. Here are my thoughts overall.
- It tastes good. It has quite a tart taste (like my personality) that I like.
- It is calorie and carb dense. This may be a con for some people, but for me personally getting some healthy carbs quickly is a definite win. I mean, if I wanted to get just carbs, I’d down a hand full of Skittles. POM gives me some of the good stuff along with the sweet glorious sugar.
- The stuff is STRONG. I can see why it is used as a mixer because even vodka would be a welcome addition to water this down a bit. After drinking the first two, I started to mix it 50/50 with OJ.
- It is a bit expensive. The double bubble bottle is surprisingly large at 16 oz, but even then at ~$4 it is a bit steep.
Overall, it gets a thumbs up from me. Even though I received these for free, the ploy worked and I’ll probably have some in the fridge going forward. Psychology 101, fail….or would that be a win?