Wednesday, September 17, 2008

POMx Iced Coffee

I have no idea how POM got a hold of me, but I replied to their email, filled out a survey and BAM! Now I have four cases of this stuff.

First impression:
The ingredients are good nutritionally, with the exception of added sugar (not high fructose corn syrup). The main ingredient is reduced fat milk, which reflects the seven grams of protein in each 10.5oz (one bottle). In terms of calories, there is only 170kcals. A mere 30kcals more than a cup of reduced fat milk. This is a pretty healthy beverage. Good alternative to a soft drink.

The main selling point of POMx Iced Coffee is POMx, an "ultra-potent, 100% pure polyphenol antioxidant extract." How silly. Eat your fruit and vegetables and you'll have all the antioxidants you need. Advertising to the general (uninformed) public is all too easy.

POMx iced coffee tastes like coffee flavored milk. I'd like more coffee in here, but flavored milk is fine by me. There is 20 grams of sugar in here, but most of it comes from lactose. The drink is only lightly sweetened. Not bad, but if you want coffee, you're better off looking for another brand.


Anonymous said...

hey roger- i'll take your cases of the POM coffee if you aren't too fond of it..i LOVE it and can't get it in my area!! (near philly) THX!!!

Roger said...

Oh it's not that I don't like it. I'm just saying that the coffee isn't strong enough in this product because it is diluted by the milk.
Milk's very good for you!

Heh I'd love to ship some to you, but I'm distributing the goods amongst friends and family so they can try it out as well. Sorry, hon!

joanh said...

man, that's awesome! i wish people would send me free stuff!

Anonymous said...

Although I've only seen the coffee in stores in NYC, you can now have it delivered!
check out
They'll even throw in a free case of the other flavor. yum!