3.08.2009

Pomegranate Coke



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.




15 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

What a fun drink mix!!

Maria said...

A drink with a twist, love it!

Olga said...

how interesting! I still have one bottle left from the 8 they sent me :)
Might have to try it with a diet pepsi!

oneordinaryday said...

Love it!!! I have some in the fridge right now. I find it a little tart, so it would be a neat addition to a cold glass of coke.
Michelle
http://oneordinaryday.wordpress.com/

MaryBeth said...

Great idea, my sister in law just told me that she was given some of this juice also and she made her husband a POM Martini.

kat said...

I got some too & have been really enjoying cooking with it & putting it in my morning smoothies

biz319 said...

What a great idea! Lots of sugar in that drink though! :D

Mike of Mike's Table said...

That would definitely work. All it needs is a shot of rum, too. ;-)

Missy said...

I was just gonna say - this needs some rum! :)

POM is so stinking expensive, but it is really yummy. I like to make a glaze/sauce for pork now and then. I never would have thought Coke!

Patsyk said...

That sounds tasty!

Robin Sue said...

So what is the name of this mixed drink. Coca Pom. PomCoke. Hmm. They sure do get a lot of free advertising don't they! But we get the free things!

I too am having trouble with keeping the kids rooms under control. I have spent the money on bins to keep thing straight but they will not keep it up. I have thrown their things on the front lawn then the next morning my littlest was cold because her coat had froze. Bad Mommy!! But it did look funny to have coats, backpacks and shoes out there! My onw little ghetto. Oh well I guess that is life with kids - I drove Ma crazy like that too.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Cherry cokes take me back to my childhood. I agree with the comments about the rum. Float some on top, add a slice of lime - now there's a nice drink.
Sam

Annie said...

Oh how cool. My mom is addicted to Coke and also likes the flavor of pomegranate. What a great idea!

recipes2share said...

looks interesting - your post is interesting too because I have just turned down a couple of PR companies, though different products to this!! eek!!

kickpleat said...

mmm, sounds delicious!