Wednesday, September 9, 2009

POM Coffee?

Yes, that's right! POM Wonderful makes an iced coffee now.

I was sent two of the three flavors, Cafe au Lait and Chocolate, with a coupon to try the third, Vanilla.

First I tried Cafe au Lait. (My mom's been snagging these POM Tea glasses for me at thrift stores! I love them!)

The first thing I noticed was that it did not have that sickening artificial sweetener taste and lingering aftertaste of Starbucks bottled Frappucinos.

I tried the Chocolate the next day. I liked the chocolate, but preferred the Cafe au Lait, because I'm not a chocolate person to begin with. It tasted like an adult, more refined version of Yoo-Hoo, again without that sickening sweetness. While it has comparable calories to the Cafe au Lait version, the Chocolate flavor is Fat Free, as is the Vanilla flavor!

In case you're wondering how it's considered a POM coffee - no, there's no POM juice or fruitiness in there (yuck!). All of the beneficial properties of the POM I explored here, are extracted into a concentrate and boost this coffee drink full of the same healthy antioxidants found in POM Wonderful juice.

Currently, the POM Iced Coffee is only available in Northeast grocery stores (lucky!). You can check their website for stores that carry it in your area.


Sweetie Pie said...

That's very cool! I'll be on the lookout for it. I appreciate your review (and your explanation.) I must admit I was wondering about POM in coffee, although... :-)

Marta said...

I didn't know they made coffee! What a nice surprise! I'll make sure to find it in my local store. Thanks for the review!