You’ve all heard of POM Wonderful, right? You know, the juice made from pomegranates?
Well, imagine my surprise at receiving an e-mail last week from a representative of the company who told me that she’d come across my site while searching for a few blogs that she thought would have quality tips on how to live a healthier life. She also told me that I had featured some fantastic recipes and that her company, POM Wonderful, would like me to try a sample of their product.
I wrote back and asked her if she was sure she had the right blog because I’m not really a recipe blog. I told her I was more a nature/photography blog than a healthy eating blog. She quickly responded, telling me that there’s more to healthy living than just eating the right things, and that there was nothing expected of me in return. They just wanted me to try the juice.
So I gave her my work address. And then I sort of forgot about it.
A couple of days later, my boss and one of my co-workers were sorting out the mail that had come in. “Kate’s got a package,” they chimed. “Ohhh, and it’s from Los Angeles. That’s hoity-toity!” My co-worker began to tease me because they’re always saying how hoity-toity I am. (I guess if you go to a nice hair salon every 8 weeks and get a pedicure a few times a year, you’re hoity-toity).
I explained that it was a gift from someone who works for POM Wonderful, that they had seen my blog, and yadda yadda yadda. They were both skeptical.
Look how cute these little bottles are! Very impressive with the miniature cooling system as well. There were instructions to refrigerate immediately, so I did. There were actually 8 bottles but I drank two of them.
When I got home, I read the information that came with these tasty little critters. I had no idea of the health benefits of this juice, nor did I know that the pomegranate was one mankind’s earliest cultivated fruits. I read that the pomegranate has been revered over the centuries as a symbol of health, fertility and rebirth. I read about studies that touted all sorts of health benefits including decreasing arterial placque, prostate health, and even improved erectile function! Wowee!
It stands to show you that good things really do come in small packages. Thanks, Molly.
Until tomorrow, my friends . . .
Oh, and PS ~ The manufacturers of POM Wonderful did not ask me to say anything publicly about their juice. I am not a spokesperson for the magical powers of the pomegranate. I just really liked it a lot.
UPDATE: I neglected to post the official [POM Wonderful] site. Here you’ll find recipes and information. There’s a whole section on cocktails, too. I love the looks of the Pom Julep . . .