REVIEW: POM Wonderful (and teas)

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POM Wonderful is a health drink made with 100% Pomegranate Juice from California.

Here are some facts:
  • The only brand guaranteed to contain 100% authentic pomegranate juice
  • All-natural and contains no added sugars, preservatives, colors or cheap filler juices.
  • The company grows their own fruit, picks it by hand, squeezes it with their own presses and even manufactures their own bottles.
POM Wonderful comes in a 473ml plastic bottle in a unique shape. It’s available in 5 flavors: Regular (just Pomegranate), Blueberry, Cherry, Mango and Tangerine. Those last 4 flavors are mixed with the Pomegranate.

I tried the Pomegranate Cherry 100% Juice because that’s all my store carried. Unfortunately I don’t like cherry and so I wasn’t fond of the juice. My husband thought it was pretty good but was a bit strong and my husband’s cousin loved it and downed the bottle. I’d say if you like Pomegranate and Cherry and you don’t mind a strong juice, you would enjoy it. I would love to have tried Blueberry, Mango or Tangerine, I bet I would have loved them.

So why is it a health drink? Pomegranates are known for their antioxidants and it’s this that the drink takes full advantage of. In fact the company has done millioins of dollars worth of studies to find out just how the drink helps. All clinical studies featured patients who drank 8-ounces of POM Wonderful Pomegranate Juice daily. Here are some highlights:

“After only three months, blood flow to the heart improved approximately 17% in a group that drank POM Wonderful 100% pomegranate juice, but worsened approximately 18% in the placebo group. The study included 45 patients with coronary heart disease.”

“45 men with recurrent prostate cancer drank 8 oz. of 100% pomegranate juice daily for two years and experienced prolonged PSA doubling time from 15 to 54 months. PSA is a blood marker for prostate cancer and the longer the doubling time, the lower the risk of cancer recurrence and spread.”

“Compared to patients taking a placebo, those men drinking 8 oz of 100% pomegranate juice daily for four weeks were 50% more likely to experience erectile improvment [in patients with Erectile Dystfunction] in this study of 53 subjects.

“Hundreds of scientific tests also show POM to be a superior source of antiocidants, with more and better antioxidants than red wine, grape juice, blueberry juice, cranberry juice, green tea, vitamic C and vitamin E.”

You can view the full studies at

I was sent coupons to review POM Wonderful but since my store only had the one flavour, I used my coupons to try out another of their products, POM Tea.

Depending on the flavor, there is some made with black tea, green tea and white tea. To this tea they add POMx, and extraxt of pomegranate antioxidants. These are the flavors I tried: Pomegranate Peach Passion White Tea , Light Pomegranate Wildberry White Tea, Pomegranate Lychee Green Tea.

So what did I think? I LOVED the Wildberry White Tea and the Lychee was pretty good too. I wasn’t too fond of the Peach Passion even though I love Peach although I found out afterwards that the bottle I got from the store was just past it’s due date. I don’t know if a week would make any difference in the taste.

Not into drinking a bottle of juice daily to get your antioxidants?
The POM Wonderful company is currently having their newest creations reviewed by the FDA.

POMx is a highly concentrated, incredibly powerful blend of all-natural polphenol antioxidants made from the very same pomegranates in POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice.

You would take one daily and each bottle contains a one-month supply of 30 pills.

Here’s a video on YouTube of an Interview with Matt Tupper on Fox Business (Matt Tupper is the owner)UPDATE: (May 20/09) I found a blog called Sticky Feet: Part Deux. They also tried the POM drink and weren’t fond of it but found a great recipe for POM Pork Medallions.

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