Thursday, December 29, 2011

POM POMS Fresh Arils from POM Wonderful

I was lucky enough to recently be sent a couple of cups of POM Wonderful's POM POMS Fresh Arils to sample.  I’m here to tell you they are, well, wonderful!


Photo courtesy of POM Wonderful

I love pomegranates.  But I don’t think I’ll be the first to admit they can often be sort of a pain to get to the good part!  POM Wonderful has a perfect solution to that.  You can partake of those delicious little, juicy arils now with just a cup and spoon!  And what more—they’ve provided both of those for you as well!  Inside the lid of the cup of arils is a little plastic spoon that folds up and fits in perfectly.  It is great for scooping out arils for whatever you wish.  Sprinkle them on salads, cereal, whatever you’d like or just eat them right out of the cup!  The cups are available in two different sizes—4.3 ounce cups or 8 ounce cups.  They are available now through February.

I will tell you a couple of my favorite things I’ve done with them (yes, besides eating them with the spoon right out of the cup!).  One thing I have loved putting them on is my morning Greek yogurt and granola.

POM Wonderful Arils with granola and yogurt

I often add bananas as well, but not always.  At the time POM Wonderful asked if I wanted to try the cups, I actually had 1  3/4 of whole pomegranates in the fridge.  They are still there!  I will eat them soon, but have sure enjoyed having them ready-to-go in cups!  (Thanks, POM Wonderful!)

Another thing I have recently enjoyed them on is some homemade raspberry sherbet with swirled chocolate.  What a great combo!  Love the extra chew and juiciness from the arils!

  POMs with raspberry sherbet

I recently made (for the first time) some raspberry jam and canned 10 jars of it!  (Go me, Mrs. Domestic!) ;) But I had a couple pints of frozen/thawed raspberries that I’d made the jam with leftover, so I turned that into some sherbet.  I didn’t really write down what I did, but used just some agave nectar to sweeten it a little and some skim milk.  It’s actually really good!  At the end of the churning, I drizzled in a little melted dark chocolate—I love the combination of chocolate and raspberry!  Just for a little added umph, I sprinkled it with a bunch of POM POMS!  What a treat—and pretty healthy, too!  

Thank you, POM Wonderful for allowing me to try the cups of POM POMS.  I love them!  Want to try them, too?  You can get a $1.00 off coupon for them on this link--


Baking Ribbons said...

Have not seen these yet, but what a time saver! They are a beautiful fruit too! I never thought I was supposed to eat the hard part so I used to eat around it! Hope you have a healthy, happy New Year!

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

I have not see these yet but i will look for them. I love poms and not having to peel them is awesome!

Leslie said...

Yep..I saw these at the store today...I passed on then because they were $$$$..but they are soooooooooooo yummy!!!!!!!! Getting the Arils out is a big PIA so they might be worth their weight in gold!!!

Katy ~ said...

I am going to have to look for this; what a terrific product idea.

Barbara Bakes said...

Looks like these would be a great way to get my fruit in my diet. I'm usually too lazy to peel them.

RecipeGirl said...

oh my gosh, I must find those! How perfect for garnishing and salads, etc! Happy New Year to you!

Suzanne said...

Please send me some of that ice cream with the poms on top now!