Friday, March 19, 2010

POM Wonderful Giveaway

I was recently contacted by Kristen from POM Wonderful. She generously offered to send me some 100% pomegranate juice to try out and to use in some of my recipes.

I was very excited to give it a try. I have never actually tasted a pomegranate, though I have tried pomegranate and blueberry juice before and really liked it. I had been wanting to try some of the POM Wonderful juice for awhile and luckily Kristen stumbled upon my blog and gave me the opportunity to do so!

When I got the juice in the mail, I imagined by the looks of it that it might taste a bit like prune juice or something. I opened it up and took a sip. It really has an interesting flavor (Not at all like prune juice thankfully!). It's sweet but tart at the same time. It's very smooth and quite good actually.

Pomegranates really have some wonderful health benefits as well as being delicious! It's great for Cardiovascular health and it is packed full of antioxidants. It is very beneficial to men especially, it's excellent for prostate health and erectile function. Now, my husband wouldn't even try it, he's like a child when it comes to trying something new, but my dad tried some and liked it.

There are a lot of great, yummy looking recipes at POM Wonderful's website to try out. I want to try every one of them! I made the blushing POM holiday cheesecake. The recipe is to make your own cheesecake from scratch but I cheated and went the lazy route and bought a no bake cheesecake and made the glaze for the top. I know, I know, I'm a cheater but it still tasted awesome! It's supposed to be for a whole cheesecake but I made mine in jumbo muffin cups so it came out in perfect, single portions (well, not for me. I don't eat sweets much so one fed me, Gavin, and Gage!).

(the picture didn't make it look
very pretty but they did come 
out really cute!)

Here's how I made the glaze for the top:

I took 1.5 cups of the pomegranate juice, 1/3 of a cup of granulated sugar, and 1 tablespoon of cornstarch & combined them in a saucepan. You bring it to a boil then reduce the heat. You let it cook for 2 minutes, stirring the whole time. Let it cool a bit and then pour on top of the cheesecake. Easy peasy! I was pretty intimidated making the glaze. I had never done that before but it was so simple, I couldn't believe it!

I wasn't sure how it would taste but it was amazing! I think I'm going to use pomegranate glaze from now on with cheesecake instead of cherry or strawberry. It was sweet, but not too sweet. It still had just a touch of the tartness in it. I LOVED it!

I'm also planning on making these cupcakes very soon. I love all the dessert recipes on their site! I know it's corny but I gotta say it, POM Wonderful truly is Wonderful!

If you'd like to try some POM Wonderful, here's the chance to win some! The winner will receive a coupon for a free 16oz bottle of POM juice. Here's how to enter:


For the first entry, Go check out POM Wonderful's website and tell me something you learned. 
(You must do this entry first or the others will not count)

Extra entries:

Tell me why you would like to try POM Wonderful or if you have already tried it and why you like it.

Become a Fan of POM Wonderful on facebook

Become a Fan of this blog on facebook

Follow me on twitter and tweet about the giveaway. (you can do this 3 times per day)

Enter my other giveaway and comment that you did.

Comment on another non-giveaway post and tell me which one. 

Please leave your email in EVERY comment in this format: yourname at soandso dot com
so I can contact you if you win. If you do not do this, it is your responsibility to check back here to see if you won. If I'm not contacted within 24 hours I will have to choose another winner.

This giveaway will end Friday, March 26th at around midnight EST.

24 comments:

mandy w said...

I would love to try the POM teas....they sound great!

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Krista said...

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Krista said...

I would love to try any of the POM Products. I've never tried any and have always wanted too. I had no idea they made coffee, teas or bars - wow!

Krista said...

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Krista said...

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Krista said...

I follow you on twitter and I tweeted http://twitter.com/Luvschweetheart/statuses/10885630272

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Krista said...

I entered the giveaway for the foaming wash too :)

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Miranda said...

REally? They use every part of the pom? Even the seeds? Wow. That means something these days.

Miranda said...

I am a fan on facebook

Miranda said...

I entered other giveaway too!

Marianna said...

I learned that POM is the only company that grows, harvests, processes and ships their own pomegranates.
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Krista said...

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andreagscott said...

AndreaATPOM: I'm so glad you had the chance to try POM and enjoyed it. The cheesecake looks delicous (I would've done no bake too)! I hope you'll share with the POM Community (our website), they love hearing about recipes and experiences.

Amanda said...

I tweeted!
http://twitter.com/fouragainsttwo/statuses/11058689960

Mandy W. FourAgainstTwo dot com

Krista said...

Tweet Tweet: http://twitter.com/Luvschweetheart/statuses/11060551529

Marilyn (A Lot of Loves) said...

POM has buckets of antioxidants in it. Wow.

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I HAVED tried POM Wonderful and I love it! How can something so good be so good FOR you???
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