Izze Sparkling Pomegranate Drink


I'm thinking of starting a special division of Best! Thing! Ever! devoted solely to drinks (Best! Drink! Ever!?), because apparently I think drinks are awesome. I have, for example, sung the praises of Gatorade since I started this thing, of Mint Mocha Chip Frappuccinos, and most recently of Sprite Zero. And now I would like you to meet my latest crush, the Izze beverage in Sparkling Pomegranate. 

I first had one of these in a little tiny can at Dahlia Bakery in Seattle. Then when I was in Whole Foods picking up seven thousand free cheese samples my lunch earlier today, I saw it for sale in a bottle. It was $1.49, which is a little steep for a lunchtime drink---considering a) the economy is in shambles and b) I normally just drink the free water from the cooler at work---but I figured what the hey, it's the holidays, you know? And boy, was I glad I bought it. It tastes even better in a bottle!

I know there are flavors other than pomegranate, but I would advise you to start with this one if you can. It's tart and crisp and fizzy and almost natural-tasting (a quick scan of the ingredients reveals only fruit juice and sparkling water), and if you would like another nugget of information to convince yourself---or, rather, a boy you know---to give it a go, consider the fact that pomegranate is said to be very good for the prostate.

Only be sure to remember that very important word---PROSTATE---and not to get your male anatomy mixed up while out shopping with your significant other. Or else you might end up like me (and this is a true story), yelling through a crowded supermarket, "Sean, they've got pomegranate juice on sale! You should get some, it's supposed to be good for the scrotum!"


Dec 10, 2008

hahaha at least you were looking out for him right?

Did he say anything back, or just pretend like he didn't know you and slink away?

I want to try this though, I LOVE pomegranate!

Dec 10, 2008

Oh wow, what a story there at the end. It's like a prize for people who read three (lovely) paragraphs about a drink.

Dec 10, 2008

I think his eyes rolled back in his head and he fainted in embarrassment in the Safeway.

Dec 10, 2008

The apple flavor is my favorite, than the tangerine, enjoy!

Dec 10, 2008

I love Izze Sparkling Pomegranate! I seriously think I could drink these around the clock, but we've chosen to exercise (some) restraint and limit ourselves to one 4 pack a week. By the by, we've also tried blackberry, blueberry and mandarin, but the consensus is that the pomegranate is the best (followed by the blackberry in a close second).

And how much do you want to bet as soon as you cleared the juice aisle, there was a flood of men picking up the pomegranate juice? ; )

Dec 10, 2008

Ooh - thanks for the recommendation! Looks fabulous! I'll have to look around and see if they have these in any of the stores here and give it a try.

Speedy Canizales
Dec 10, 2008

I love the Izze in Sparkling Clementine. I love sparkling beverages, and this is in my top three. The other two? Orangina (of course), and Crystal Geyser Passionfruit Mango Juice from Trader Joe's.

Dec 10, 2008

If you think that one is good, you should try the Blackberry! I treat myself to a case once a month (seeing as its so expensive). Its so yummy!

Mrs. Higrens
Dec 11, 2008

Have you tried the Fizz-ed juice drinks? Same idea, but in a can.

Dec 11, 2008

I have right now in my fridge a case of Hansen's pomegranate soda and am SO wishing I'd picked up Izze instead. Hansen's "pomegranate" has an aftertaste of cilantro and parsley, I kid you not.

Izze next time it is.

I take my pomegranate flavors very seriously, being Eye-rainian and all. ;)

Dec 11, 2008

I agree with SoniaBonia - the blackberry is sooo yummy! Also, at least here in Seattle, Costco typically has these by the case in a mix of flavors. That's your best bet!

Tracy D
Dec 14, 2008

Izze IS the best thing ever! All of the flavors are seriously delicious but pomegranate is my favorite too. I tried sparkling apple this week and it tastes like a healthier version of an apple jolly rancher and I've got sparkling grapefruit in the fridge. Yum yum!

Dec 14, 2008

I love it too, but my favorite is grapefruit. It got me through my first trimester with this pregnancy!

Dec 15, 2008

my mom likes to mix the pomengranate with a bit of oj. i prefer the clementine drink. mmmmm.

Anne in SC
Dec 15, 2008

My family has tagged on to some friends' thing of having "Fun Drink Friday". After I get the kids from school we stop by a convenience store and pick out something we don't usually choose. Maybe you could start something like that on your blog.

I LOVE,IZZE drinks!