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We Drank It: POMx Iced Coffee

By , SparkPeople Blogger
When we heard that the pomegranate juice purveyor POM was selling coffee, we were intrigued and slightly perplexed. Pomegranate isn't a fruit flavor that we thought would mix well with coffee. What would it taste like? Why mix coffee and pomegranates? Would it be fruity?

We were proven wrong. The coffee is made by POM, and it does contain the antioxidant power of pomegranates, but it does not taste like the Persephone's forbidden fruit in the least! It's only available in a few markets for now, but we wanted to be ahead of the trend.

We've got plenty of java junkies around the office who jumped at the chance to try a cool new coffee.


What they say:
POM Wonderful announces the launch of POMx Iced Coffee, available exclusively in New York City and Whole Foods Markets in the Northeast and Atlantic States. With a potent dose of caffeine and healthy antioxidants, POMx Iced Coffee is a sophisticated energy drink for consumers who seek an energy boost but who typically avoid the excess sugar and artificial ingredients associated with carbonated sodas, coffee beverages and energy drinks.

POMx Iced Coffee does not include or taste like pomegranate juice, but comes in two creamy and delicious flavors: Café au Lait and Chocolate. …
Each bottle of POMx Iced Coffee contains a Healthy Buzz - a stimulating 175mg dose of caffeine and enough POMx to equal the antioxidant power of an 8 oz. daily dose of POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice. POMx is the most potent, antioxidant-rich pomegranate extract available and is made exclusively by POM Wonderful through a patent-pending process from pomegranates grown in their central California orchards. Because of the high level of naturally occurring polyphenol antioxidants found in Wonderful variety pomegranates, POM Wonderful Pomegranate Juice and POMx have been shown through clinical studies to be beneficial for optimum health, particularly in regards to heart and prostate health.

What we say:
"I just tried the Café au Lait flavor and it was great! Tasted just like something you'd spend more money and more calories on from Starbucks or something, but this way there's some anti-oxidants and everything for the trouble! So, all in all, I'd say 10 out of 10!"

"If you're a fan of mocha coffee drinks I'd be willing to bet you'll like the taste of this drink AND you'll get the added bonus of the free-radical-fighting action (instead of loads of fat in your coffee drink). "

Cost: $2.99 per 10.5 oz. bottle

Nutrition: 170-190 calories a bottle; no fat
(While that’s a bit high, it's fewer calories and less fat than a full milk latte and about the same as a bottled Frappucino drink.)

To find out more about POMx Iced Coffee, visit www.healthybuzz.com.

Have you seen the POMx Iced Coffee in your area? Would you try it?

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interesting but I am trying to cut down on my caffeine consumption. Report
CINDI1981
I love POM and coffee. I hope McDonald's starts serving it.
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BIGGREENK
I am a big fan of iced coffess but I have only had straightforward iced coffee and none with flavor. I would be open to trying it.

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I love coffee whatever shape or form. Hope this iced coffee will be available in my area soon.
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ENICA24
I love coffee. What I like in this POMx Iced coffee is that it has no fat. I wanna try this someday and find out how it tastes.
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ENICA24
I love coffee specially when it's added with coffee mate. How I wish I could also taste this fruity coffee so that I could compare. For now, nothing beats the original.

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Fruity coffee? That sounds great but i would still prefer 3 in 1.

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I love iced coffee! And I can't wait to try this one out! thanks for the post! =)
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Tell me how much i need to pay to get my hands on. Send it to me!!

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JENNYVIDAL
I love coffee and the POMx Iced Coffee looks healthy to not drink it. But I can't find it in my area yet. Would definitely like to try it once it comes to my area.
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Oohh this sounds delicious, I've never heard of it before, thanks might give it a try next time I need a caffeine fix!
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I found it at an outlet store and LOVED it! It was so delicious! Unfortunately the outlet store ran out, and I can't find it anywhere else in my area. :( Report
THEOECHO
Im not sure if Id try it. Doesn't coffee already contain a bunch of antioxidants? I love the POM juice, but the coffee???? Im a bit sKeptical. . Report
AMRITAARORA011
Sounds wonderful but too much money! I am a Coffeeholic but this drink seems a bit high on the calorie side and the price is prohibitive also.I drink many POM products and I'm happy with the nutrition value they offer.
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No, i have not seen it in my area, but i would like to try it. I love coffee. I've been trying to cut down, but this looks too interesting to pass up. Report
KATREECE
I am a Coffeeholic but this drink seems a bit high on the calorie side and the price is prohibitive also. So I think I will stay with my home ground organic coffee. And save the cash/Calories for other things I incorporate in my diet. Report
LEAHSDAD
This sounds like something I am sure I would love to try. I hope that sooner rather then later that this makes it to my area. Report
I haven't seen this in my area yet, but when I do I will give it a try! Report
SEXYSIZE_12
Sounds good, but I can't afford $2.99 coffee so I won't be trying this. Report
They have this at my gym, I think I'd like it over ice. Report
LINHUANG
I wish I'd read this early. I saw whole bunch of them sitting in "99 cent only" store yesterday. Report
LINHUANG
I wish I'd read this early. I saw whole bunch of them sitting in "99 cent only" store yesterday. Report
I hate even the smell of coffee, so I will pass. Besides I'm way to frugal to spend $2.99 for 10 oz. of drink. That nearly buys a gallon of milk. Report
No, have not seen it, but am a fan of cold coffee and would definitely try it if I ever see it here in Canada! Report
KITTIESTARS
PomX: Cute website!! Report
I have seen it and I may try it now! Report
Asa nurse I think about how much healthier this product would have been if they had left the caffeine out. Report
I love my coffee, and if this ever is available out west in WA I will sure try it. I am so glad to read stuff of late saying coffee is actually good for you. One of the few things I won't give up. Report
LUCYLOVESHAROLD
I have tried this. I think it tastes good. Don't like the mocha, but the chocolate is very good.just as good as starbucks and cheaper.and i really dont like coffe too much. just occasionally when i need a quick boost. Report
POM also packages Pistachio Nuts, haha ... This is something I might buy on a rare occasion, and hopefully on sale!$$$$ I have a similar problem with their pomegranate juice ... in order to cut the calories I'll only drink a 3-4 oz juice glass of the stuff. At Christmas I used it in combination with another juice to make my cranberries, in which I include chopped apples, oranges, and other fruit. But I do have a tendency to forget about it once it's opened and on a fridge shelf ... which at $6 for the small bottle is really a waste since even refrigerated it doesn't have a very long shelf life. Report
I'm not a coffee drinker, so this wouldn't be on my list. Neither would it make the list, based on the calories - as someone in the blog said, I don't drink my calories. Report
SPARKLESSENCE
Sounds good, but since I usually don't like to "drink" my calories (unless it's skim milk), I'll save it for a day I'm feeling "experimental" :) Report
MIEZEKATZE
I'm skeptical. 170-190 calories is too much. Green tea has antioxidants and is low-cal. I think I'll stick to my regular joe. Report
If I can find it, I will definitely try it! Sounds very tasty and like my kind of drink Report
It sounds really good, however, I can't handle the caffiene. So, unless they make it without caffiene, I won't be drinking this. Hope you all enjoy it!! Report
I love coffee, and love nutrition. I will be looking for this! Sounds delicious! Report
JBLAZER123
I love coffee, I love POM, yes, I would give it a try. Report
JEANNEROBERTSON
I can't wait to try it!! Hope it comes to our area soon. Report
I'm not a coffee junkie, but I like sweet coffee drinks every once in a while. I might try it one day (not till after baby is born though). How much sugar is in it or is it artificially sweetened? Report
Oh Wow!!!! I am going to have to watch for this. Report
DOWN2SEXY
My luck, it will probably take years to hit the market here in the midwest. You folks in the test markets need to buy a bunch of it so we here in the heartland can get a chance to try it! LOL Report
I love iced coffee and, knowing POM's reputation, I might try this, although I'd be much more inclined to just make iced coffee myself (I like it unsweetened) and have a glass of POM's juice, instead. I'm pleased to see that the beans are shade grown - now if they could make the coffee also organic and free trade.... Report
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Sound like something I might buy Report
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It's only available in a few markets for now, but we wanted to be ahead of the trend.

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I would not try it. I do not like cold/iced coffee. Report
 
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