Sunday, June 17, 2012

The Latest in Chocolate: Chocolate Covered Pomegranate Seeds

Dear friends,

Sorry I didn't get around to posting this weekend. I missed you and hope you're well. A belated happy Father's Day to all you daddies out there.

And now, onto the pomegranate...


What do you think of the pomegranate?

I'm not ANTI-pomegranate. I just never got into the pomegranate craze. It's a fruit that seems to have become the brand du jour for body washes, shampoos, lotions, foot powder and even chocolate.

So I gave the pomegranate a chance by sampling Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Covered Pomegranate Seeds.

I like them. They're crisp and tasty - a delectable combination of fruit and dark chocolate. They are small and thus easy to inhale quickly.  It wasn't long before I found myself staring into an empty container. I can't say they're healthy - sugar and fat content are high, but they are kosher AND gluten free!

All in all, I give Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Covered Pomegranate Seeds a 4 on a scale of 1 to 5 (5 being perfect).

Have a sweet week! 


22 comments:

  1. Wow, that does sound very good. I ate the fruit when I was much younger because "it was cool" to do so. Nowadays I care less about being cool.

    As for chocolate, my next door neighbor is a flight attendant and she just returned from Malaysia presenting me with a nice box of Beryl's assorted chocolates.

    I've never tried them but I will this afternoon after lunch.

    Take care!

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  2. In addition to being kosher, didn't Solomon compare some woman to a pomegranate in the Bible? I think he meant it as a compliment.

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  3. They sound delicious, but since I can no longer have seeds, I will have to pass. I am diabetic, but dark chocolate is still allowed in small amounts. Which is why I find myself investigating more and more chocolatiers and paying higher prices for my treats instead of just going to Wal-mart and grabbing vast quantities of cheap candy.

    I know all about that inhale, though. I remember many a time when I started off with a huge amount only to be reaching into an empty package.

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  4. I'll have to mention these to my son, who is gluten free.

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  5. Can't say pomegranates are high on my list either.
    And you must shop at Trader Joe's a lot. Vegetarian to a degree, Robyn?

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  6. Good news they’re “easy to inhale” because I HATE getting those seeds caught in my teeth! ;)
    Wishing you a sweet week, too…

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  7. Never ate such a fruit so no idea on this one, plus yeah chocolate and I don't mix well.

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  8. I can't eat pomegranate seeds because they're an aphrodisiac and they make me too randy. Just kidding. I'll check these out.

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  9. I don't know that I could eat anything named after an Igneous ROCK!

    But I LOVE MY ROBYN!!!!!

    I think the Biblical reference was to breasts...wait-Don't quote me on that!

    Big Hugs my Friend!

    John

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  10. Jeremy, I'd like to live in your neighborhood. Mmm, let me know how those Beryl's taste. Thanks for taking the time to stop by.

    GB, I bet there are many Biblical references to the pomegranate - its plump, juicy, soft yet firm, red-pinkish, delicious appeal. Solomon was a man of prowess, right?

    Melissa, the inhaling thing is a hard habit to break. Heck, I don't even try. I'm glad you need not abstain from chocolate altogether.

    MsA, I hope he likes them.

    Alex, yes. I pretty much avoid red meat but not to a point of calling myself vegetarian. Were it not for my sweet tooth, I'd have a very healthy diet.

    Beth, yeah, seeds tend to require lots of dental floss. But these don't.

    Pat, I wonder if pomegranates aren't so popular -or even grown- in Canada. Hm, well, you're not missing too much.

    Stephen, LOL. That's really good. You had me going for a moment. Thanks.

    John, I imagine you're right. Pomegranates and breasts go hand in hand, Biblically speaking. Er, don't quote me on that. I wouldn't eat igneous rock either unless I had to. I hope I never have to. I love you too, John.

    xoRobyn

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  11. Oh my gosh, those look so good. I'm so excited to get a Trader Joe's in Utah.

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  12. We just got a Trader Joe's in Houston! Everyone is all a twitter! ha! I'm not a pomegranate fan either. Gross!

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  13. They are good, but I think the edamame that you suggested is even better! I also love TJ's! Julie

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  14. ummm if I see those I will purchase them for sure

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  15. I think Solomon compared a particular womanly part to the seed-fruit, but I may wrong as my Bible knowledge is ancient and hazy.
    Pomo is considered to be very good for women and girls given the iron content and it supposedly helps in easing those 'M' cramps.
    I don't quite fancy the taste but have been forced to swallow them over the years under mom's watchful(rather concerned) eyes.
    The chocolate coated ones sound a better option- dual benefits for starters.

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  16. I'm going to TJ's for some shopping tomorrow and guess what I'm adding to my list? Yep! Can't wait...

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  17. I can't imagine they would be good but now I'm curious.

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  18. The picture alone makes that chocolate looks so great, I was searching all over the net about your chocolate. Thanks for sharing this!

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