Review | POM Wonderful | New Flavour

POM Wonderful

Pomegranate & Cloudy Apple

I was already a fan of POM Wonderful Pomegranate Juice, so was delighted to be offered the opportunity to review* the new flavour: Pomegranate & Cloudy Apple!

POM Pomwonderful Pomegranate and Cloudy Apple Juice | Review

I usually try to make sure my reviews are not too ‘gushing’ and if there are points for improvement, I mention them.  In this case, I really can’t find anything I’d like to change about the product – other than perhaps I’d like a bottomless bottle! 😉

Pomegranate juice has a particular taste that perhaps doesn’t appeal to everyone.  It manages to be at once crisp while also being deliciously sweet.  It’s this combination that gives it its great thirst-quenching taste.

Additionally, pomegranates are full of goodness and POM Wonderful juices are made from 100% fruit concentrates with no added sugar.

You can see in the photo above that the cloudiness from the cloudy apple juice added to this new variety comes through in the blended juice.  The cloudy apple juice adds an extra flavour dimension / more depth to the juice.

POM Wonderful really is wonderful; crisp, sweet, thirst-quenching.  I can’t say anything further about it.

This new Pomegranate & Cloudy Apple flavour is currently available from Tesco, RSP 3.56 for 710ml bottle.

For more information, visit www.pomwonderful.co.uk

*I have received this product free of charge with a request to review it on my blog.  This is an honest product review and reflects my opinion (and those of my family members, who have also sampled the products).  I did not receive any payment in exchange for the review.  If you would like me to review a product (or recipe) for you, please e-mail me in the first instance.  Thank you.

Review | Damn Delicious | Aberdeen Angus Steak and more

Review* of Damn Delicious Products:

Aberdeen Angus Steak Mince | Aberdeen Angus Sirloin Steaks | Free Range Loin Pork Chops

I was sent an amazing array of foodie goodies (see my review of the Steak Pie here) by Damn Delicious not so long ago, so I was absolutely delighted to have the bank holiday weekend and gloriously good weather to sample the above products as part of a family BBQ!

Steak Mince

I made this into really simple burgers – see recipe here.

The Aberdeen Angus Steak mince was like no other minced beef I’ve had before.  It was almost ‘gamey’ in its depth of flavour.  The burgers came out beautifully moist and tasty.  The Steak Mince was an absolute delight and treat.

I think that, at £4.19 for 400g, this represents good value, though perhaps not something I would indulge in every day.

Damn Delicious | Aberdeen Angus Steak Burgers | Free Range Pork Loin Chops

The Loin Pork Chops and Burgers cooking on the BBQ

Loin Pork Chops

These were amazing!  I don’t generally buy pork chops because I am not a huge fan of the relatively dry meat, but these already looked amazing before we started cooking them.  Ok, I know it’s wrong, but one of my daughters and I are HUGE fans of the fatty parts of the meat.  The fat on these on-the-bone Loin Pork Chops were unlike anything I’d ever eaten before!  The fat crisped up perfectly and had an almost sweet, caramelised flavour to it that I’d never experienced in any pork chop before.  My taste-buds were in rapture! The whole family loved these!  Although they may feel a bit indulgent and expensive at £5.52 for 2 chops, these were HUGE.  They were really thick and, being on the bone, absolutely jam-packed with flavour.  I still find the meat on a pork chop a bit dry (which is why I tend to eat shoulder steaks, generally), but these were the least dry I’d ever tasted.  The bone & thick, juicy, crispy, sweet-tasting layer of fat more than made up for that.  I would definitely have these again!

Free Range Pork Loin Chops | Damn Delicious

Pork Loin Chops on the BBQ

Aberdeen Angus Beef Sirloin Steaks

We’re big steak fans in our family, so sampling these for review was an absolute treat!!

We cooked the steaks on the BBQ, leaving them ‘blue’, the way we like our steaks.  What can I say…they were juicy and exquisitely tender – the knife went through them like a hot knife through butter.  The depth and richness of the flavour was heavenly.  There was plenty of fat for those of us that love it (and it was easy enough to remove for those of us that don’t).  These retail at £11.25 for two steaks, so definitely not an everyday meal, but then if you’re going to have a steak, you might as well indulge and treat yourself to the great quality & taste!

Aberdeen Angus Sirloin Steaks | Damn Delicious

Sirloin Steaks on the BBQ

Overall

All products came by courier in an insulated box containing ice blocks.  The meat was still very much chilled when it arrived and the packaging included clear instructions to say it could be frozen on the day of receipt.

The packaging was clear & simple – all products above were vacuum-sealed with simple labelling.  Perfect to wet the appetite, take up minimal space in your freezer and so it’s obvious what’s inside.

The flavour absolutely shone through in all the above products.  They were succulent and tasty.  I was impressed!

*About my reviews:

I received these products free of charge with a request to review them on my blog.  This is an honest product review and reflects my opinion (and those of my family members, who have also sampled the products).  I did not receive any payment in exchange for the review.  If you would like me to review your products, please contact me via Twitter, Facebook or E-mail in the first instance. Thank you 🙂

 

Aberdeen Angus Beef Burgers

Beef Burgers made with scrumptious

Aberdeen Angus Steak Mince from Damn Delicious

I was sent this Aberdeen Angus Steak Mince for review (click here for the review post) and wanted to cook it in a way that wouldn’t mask the amazing flavour of the Aberdeen Angus Beef.  I therefore opted for very simple burgers, that we cooked on the BBQ.

One 400g pack of mince made 4 decent-sized burgers.  I chose to make them quite large but fairly flat so they’d cook quickly and evenly on the BBQ, but you could equally make them slightly less spread out and much chunkier, if you prefer.

Aberdeen Angus Steak Mince | Aberdeen Angus Beef Burgers Raw

I’ve kept the recipe very simple to allow the amazing flavour of the Aberdeen Angus Beef to shine!

Ingredients
  • 400g Aberdeen Angus Steak Mince (you could, of course, make these burgers with any other good quality minced beef)
  • 2 large spring onions, trimmed & chopped
  • 1tsp wholegrain mustard
  • Fine sea salt
  • Freshly-ground black pepper
Method

Mix all the ingredients together without over-working the meat, shape into burgers.

If you have time, do this in advance, then wrap in clingfilm and leave in the fridge for a couple of hours.

Cook on the BBQ, under the grill or in a frying pan.

Enjoy!

Aberdeen Angus Steak Burgers | Aberdeen Angus Beef Burgers

Aberdeen Angus Beef Burgers | Cooking on the BBQ

Aberdeen Angus Steak Mince Burgers – Gloriously Simple, Gloriously Good!