Monday, January 09, 2006

Odwalla PomaGrand

Thanks to a mega-campaign by Pom Wonderful, pomegranate juice has become the new oat bran, w/ breathless reports of Vit C, folic acid, & esp antioxidants, admired for their cancer-fighting skills. Really, the only question is why Odwalla (which btw is owned by Coke) hadn’t jumped on the bandwagon sooner. (Maybe cuz Pom Wonderful bought the rights to the fancy extraction process.) But here comes Odwalla PomaGrand w/ 3 flavors: Pom regular (100 % pom), pom mango, & pomberry. Pom's fresh-tart taste (tho not as tart as cranberry) has made it a fave on the cocktail circuit: pomtinis, pomaritas & etc.

21 Comments:

At January 09, 2006 10:18 AM, Blogger Ron said...

Now POMEGRANATES are real news you can eat -- unlike gum, which is more like news you can chew. Hint to those doing their pomegranates at home: harvest the seeds in a bowl of cold water. The seeds drop to the bottom, and the pith and peel float to the top. That way, especially if you are making a salad, you don't get a dressing that's all pith and vinegar.

 
At January 09, 2006 10:35 AM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

To de-seed them, put a wad in your mouth, mash them up, and then spit the resulting pulpy mass onto your guests' mescaline ... I mean, mesclun mix.

 
At January 09, 2006 10:38 AM, Anonymous tg said...

Ron, you're a celebrated bon vivant; have you figured out how Avner at Aurora manages to make the pomegranate seeds on his sorbet palate cleanser so "tender"? Sometimes pom seeds can be a tough chew but not those.

 
At January 09, 2006 10:39 AM, Anonymous tg said...

Twisted Link always has the savvy gourmand's solution, altho that particular technique sounds more like Twisted Dog

 
At January 09, 2006 10:52 AM, Blogger BK said...

I think that this extraction process better describes the horrors of a drink such as this.

 
At January 09, 2006 11:06 AM, Blogger Twisted Dog said...

I LIKE PISS AND VINEGAR DRESSING ON MINE.

 
At January 09, 2006 11:13 AM, Anonymous IceCream Head said...

Love the "Cocktail Etiquette" section of our program today....

 
At January 09, 2006 11:30 AM, Anonymous passing through said...

Anything about cocktails is always appreciated. TG, can't you do a booze blog instead of wasting your time on this food stuff? Use your powers for good not boring

 
At January 09, 2006 1:38 PM, Anonymous peanut gallery said...

As a name, PomaGrand is a lot better than Pom Wonderful.

So what's with the new sign-in? Never had to jump through hoops before to make a comment

 
At January 09, 2006 2:25 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

Keeps spammers away. It's also a way for pharmaceutical companies to come up with new drug names like Cialoxsis.

 
At January 09, 2006 5:43 PM, Anonymous .ms.ery said...

don't you know avner has people who pick the seeds out with tweezers? at aurora prices, he can afford it.

 
At January 09, 2006 5:46 PM, Anonymous red ennk said...

peanut: tg is just providing a much-needed by some eye exam. or may a test of our typing skills.

 
At January 09, 2006 6:08 PM, Blogger Kirk said...

Every time I think of pomegranates, I am reminded of Poi Dog Pondering's album "Pomegranate," which includes this filthy ditty. "Diamonds and Buttermilk."

I wanna suck your guava juice,
get down on my knees and slip in your passion fruit.
I come in Diamonds and Buttermilk
and swim right in and out of you 'til you shake-a like the chills.
Licking the butter from your lillycoi lips
and deep-sea diving for the oyster in your hips.
Gonna suck your Kiwi right through my teeth
and split your Pomegranate,
gonna suckle on your seeds.
So slippery I'm feeling greedy,
gonna take you like smack to the needy.

 
At January 09, 2006 8:12 PM, Anonymous tg said...

NYCE is getting weighed down w/ spam ... if you look at older entries (don't bother, really), the comments section is filled w/ spammers. i thought there was just a wave of it in october, but i'm noting that it continues into december, so i'm biting the bullet w/ this anti-spam function. (it even makes ME type in letters.) (hint: for this comment, i had to type kbdaz). pls forgive the inconvenience...

 
At January 09, 2006 8:55 PM, Blogger BK said...

I don't blame you. I started it in November myself. It's typically called splog, by sploggers, in a blog.

And, is Huatualco an entry code or a place in Oaxaca?

 
At January 09, 2006 11:18 PM, Anonymous kvqahryc said...

"Splog"! BK's Blog introduces us to another techie term.

 
At January 10, 2006 9:15 AM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

maybe we should come up with a splog dish to enter in the spam competition at the state faire

 
At January 10, 2006 10:14 AM, Blogger Ron said...

Ms.Ery. Your multi-layered pun is delicious!

(Word verification "bvdchh," which sounds like a pair of Hanes skivvies giving way under stress.)

 
At January 10, 2006 12:43 PM, Anonymous tg said...

oh this one's my favorite so far (tho the party's barely started, spam-word-verification-wise):

yumyj

top that, mr BVDs

 
At January 10, 2006 1:16 PM, Blogger Ron said...

This'll get your knickers in a twist:

ginksyp

a new brand of ginko biloba soda?

 
At January 10, 2006 5:58 PM, Anonymous cybele said...

I haven't tried Odwalla's pom but I do enjoy the stuff I get at the farmer's market.

I used to buy the Knudsen stuff back when I was in college (yes, 20 years ago) at the co-op. It was pretty pricey then too, so I'd usually cut it with soda water as a treat.

(my word verification was vczua, which I think is a kind of vicuna/zebra hybrid)

 

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