Tonight, with my hastily assembled Whole Foods dinner, I needed to grab a drink. My normal drink of choice in such situations is Iced Tea. Whole Foods has a nasty selection of “mature” Iced Teas–Honest Tea, with its obnoxious Zen labels, tastes like dirty sock water. The Tazo teas–which I like in teabag hot-water form–are also pretty nasty. I’m a baby when it comes to Iced Tea: I like it syrupy and sweet.
But then I noticed a curvy bottle, one I had seen all summer plastered on billboards around L.A. I recalled the radio commercials: “Pomegranate Juice is the nectar of the gods and will add 4000 years to your life. If you don’t drink it, you will die tomorrow.”
Compelled by this Proustian auditory admonition (<--talk about pretentious phrasing), I purchased myself a bottle of PomWonderful with Tangerine flavors. Having just finished said bottle, my response is as follows: Eh. I mean, it tasted fine. Was it worth the $3.99 it cost for what felt like half an ounce? Absolutely not. Will it add years to my life? Here's hoping. In conclusion, PomWonderful is a fine drink to drink if you get it for free. Otherwise, just buy a pomegranate and a straw and cut back on your life insurance. **NOTE: While drinking my Pomegranate Juice I made a discovery that will change my life in more ways than I'd like to know. This discovery happened when I accidentally hit "Menu" on my remote control. It led my TV screen to a menu that featured the choice: "On Demand." I clicked it, and a whole world of television opportunity spilled out before me. Suddenly, I could watch every Sopranos episode from last season! I could watch any movie on HBO or Showtime whenever I wanted to, and I could pause it in the middle and come back later! Did you people know about this? Why didn't you tell me? Let's hope the Pomegranate juice DOES add years to my life, because I have a lot of TV-watching to do.