When you are a food blogger, companies want to send you their products to promote on your blog. The marketers for these companies are smart people. Who doesn't want something for nothing? While most mailboxes these days collect dust, junk mail or the statement for your dwindling retirement account, a few freebies packaged in a cardboard box are a welcome site.
A couple weeks ago, I received 8 mini bottles of POM WONDERFUL juice. The first reaction of my household was how cute the 8 ounce bottles were. No Thank You Boy was amazed that I received the juice for free.
"You mean they just sent it to you for nothing?" he asked in disbelief.
"Yes they did," I replied.
The bottles sat on a shelf in the garage for a week or so. I really didn't give them much thought. I drank one mixed with seltzer water one day and the remaining 7 bottles still sat there.
Then The Husband found the bottles. He grabbed a Coke and a bottle of POM WONDERFUL juice and poured them over ice.
"Wonderful!!" he exclaimed. "This is better than a Cherry Coke."
And voila. And new drink sensation was born. I reserve the rights to this new drink combination. I can see it now. I'm going to be a millionaire.
And here I am writing on my blog about those little, free bottles of POM WONDERFUL juice I received in the mail. I even provided 3 links directly to the company's site.
I told you those marketing people were smart.