February 6, 2009 § 3 Comments
Pomegranates are my favorite fruit. They’re not my favorite because I eat them all the time, although I do love the taste and might be inclined to eat them more frequently if they were cheaper and easier to eat – I simply love everything about pomegranates. They’re beautiful, unique, healthy, delicious and were rather rare before food companies started pimping them out like no other [I’m usually drawn to things that are unconventional].
The first time I had POM Wonderful juice, I was enraptured. It was so authentic that I could feel the dry aftertaste, although I’ve never been able to convince myself to buy it again because it’s so expensive. Since then I’ve had Pomegranate 7Up, which was tasty but lacking genuine flavors, which is the same that happened with Pomegranate Izze. I was super excited when I got an email from Red Mango announcing that pomegranate was their newest flavor. When I tried it during winter break, though, the flavor was way too subtle for such a high price. I would recommend getting pomegranate seeds as a topping instead if one wants the flavor.
Last week I tried Kedem Pomegrape juice, which was my two favorite juices blended together: pomegranate and grape. It was 100% juice and tasted legitimate, but the flavors oddly worked against one another. It tasted like cranberry juice, in fact, which was immensely disappointing because I really dislike cranberries. I still finished it, though, because it came in a big glass bottle that was fun to drink from.
Anyway, the reason I’m digressing on pomegranates is because I wanted to share a video clip. Towards the end of winter break, I was bored because all of my usual shows were playing reruns until the end of January and I had just finished season 3 of Dexter [which was awesome!]. I decided to start watching the Tudors, mostly because I love Jonathan Rhys-Meyers. His icy blue eyes are so attractive when he’s not all freaky-looking.
In one of the earlier episodes, there was a scene of him eating a pomegranate. It was amazing.
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I never really got into the show, though, because even Jonathan Rhys-Meyers wasn’t enough to make me pay attention to King Henry VIII’s oscillations between politics and sex. The show doesn’t have much else…well, other than misogyny, which I’m sure is culturally accurate for the times but still makes me uncomfortable to watch. Besides, I already know how King Henry’s story ends, which didn’t help the show become any more interesting.