I immediately opened one of the adorable little bottles and chugged away.
150 calories, 100% pomegranate juice, with no added sugars and fillers, and more antioxidants than a glass of wine.
Plus, it tasted great- had the bite of grape juice but with a more natural tasting sweetness.
I was all set to slap together a great review and drink my free juice. Until I inspected the bottle.
It expired the day before.
I checked the rest of the bottles.
Expired as well.
My stomach began to churn, as I am highly impressionable and can freak myself out like you wouldn’t believe, and emailed the POM rep to let her know all my juice had turned.
I recieved an email back that said, “You should be fine. I look forward to the review!”
I continued to drink them because they are free and I’m disgustingly cheap I was assured they are fine. No adverse effects yet, but if you find me wandering around in my underwear with a lampshade on my head, its because I drank fermented juice and you should probably call an ambulance. Then take cell phone pictures to plaster all over the internet so I feel like a celebrity.
I decided to let this slide, and not let my tainted juice taint my veiw of the juice itself. Im assuming what I tasted is the way the juice is supposed to taste fresh. But, again, I have no idea.
POM Wonderful grows their own fruit, picks it by hand and processes it in their own presses. POM is the only brand guaranteed to contain 100% pomegranate juice. If anyone has ever tried to actually eat a pomegranate, you know what a painstaking, and stain-enducing process it can be. Having all the healthy benefits of the the fruit right there in a cute little bottle without the mess and added junk is a blessing.
Good, tasty, healthy juice- it’s benefits stand out on their own.
POM included a bunch of stats with my juice, touting all the scientific research they paid for themselves ($25 million worth) proving its amazing healing power. As I read these stats, I began to grow confused, and then suspicious.
“Decrease in arterial plaque of up to 30% was seen among elderly patients with advanced atherosclerosis who drank 8 oz. of POM Wonderful 100% pomegranate juice daily for one year. 19 patients were included in this study.”
Wait, what? A study with 19 people? Up to 30% decrease was seen - in one person? All of them? Half of them? What does this even mean?
This one is better:
“Drinking 8 oz. of POM Wonderful 100% pomegranate juice per day for two weeks lowered the incidence of LDL oxidation, believed to be a key factor in arterial plaque formation. The pilot study included 13 patients.”
I repeat: Wait, what?lowered the incidence - by how much? 1%? 100%? How many people saw this effect? 1? All 13? (which again- 13 people in a study?) There are no numbers in that stat- which means it’s not a stat- right?
This is good juice. It’s all natural, contains tons of antioxidants, no added sugars or fillers, is delicious and unique. I highly recommend it for something a little different, and in place of soda or sugar-filled juices, and as a good source of antioxidants. There is no need to try and over-sell me with “facts”.
If you can afford it (it’s pretty pricey, but that’s cause its real juice) pick some up- just check the expiration date.