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A Cheer for Pom Poms (and Giveaway!)

December 26, 2011 | In: Child Nutrition, Consumer Corner, Giveaways

Have you tried POM POMS? No, I am not talking about cheer gear. I am talking about the portable and fresh pomegranate arils made by POM Wonderful.

Recently, I received a sample to try. I really like pomegranates, and look forward to their availability during the Christmas season. If you’ve never tried them, now is the time. In fact, they are only available until February!

Pomegranates are fun to eat! A food you eat the “hard way,” having to carefully remove each little aril from the pith. But if you’re a busy mom or dad, that can be awfully time consuming.

POM Wonderful has come up with an easy and portable way to include pomegranates in your diet—and they’ve done the work for you! Each little aril has been removed from the pith and is ready to spoon into your mouth, onto your cereal, yogurt, or into a salad.

Pomegranates are rich in antioxidants called polyphenols and help to prevent damage your body’s cells can incur from the environment.

In a 4.3 ounce cup, you’ll get 100 calories, 4% of your Daily Value of potassium, 24% DV for fiber, 8% DV for vitamin C and a little protein too. You can also get these in an 8 ounce cup.

As a busy mom who tries to plan ahead, one of the best features for me is this: “Fresh arils can last two weeks in a sealed plastic container in the refrigerator and frozen arils can last for many months in the freezer. To freeze pomegranate arils, spread them in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Place in a freezer for two hours or until frozen. Transfer frozen arils to a resealable plastic bag or container.”

If you’d like to try POM POMS, check them out using this coupon.

Better yet, enter my giveaway! POM Wonderful will give 2 -  8 ounce cups or 4 – 4.3 ounce cups to ONE LUCKY WINNER.

Here’s how you enter:

1) Mandatory entry: “Like” Fearless Feeding on Facebook and leave a comment saying that you did it.  If you don’t have a Facebook account, leave a comment saying what’s worrying you now about feeding your child  (you can do both of these things).

2) For another entry, tweet this post or share this post on Facebook. Leave another comment.

3) For a third entry, sign up for Just The Right Byte’s email updates or RSS Feed. If you already subscribe, tell at least one friend about Just The Right Byte. Leave another comment saying what you did.

One winner will be chosen using . The winner will be announced on Just The Right Byte’s Facebook page. The giveaway will end Friday, December 30th, at midnight. You must be 18 to enter.

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6 Responses to A Cheer for Pom Poms (and Giveaway!)



December 26th, 2011 at 6:59 pm

Like you on FB.



December 26th, 2011 at 7:00 pm

Email subscriber.


Becky Willis

December 28th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

I just liked “Fearless Feeding” on Facebook!


Becky Willis

December 28th, 2011 at 9:58 pm


Becky Willis

December 28th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

And now I am a follower via Google Reader. Thanks!



December 28th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

Liked your FB page and love this giveaway!

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