Saturday, May 22, 2010

Brookside Dark Chocolate Pomegranate

The second of the two new chocolate-covered fruit juice "gummis" from the Canadian company Brookside features juice from Pomegranate, also know for its health benefits and antioxidants. The ingredient listing is okay, dark chocolate (sugar, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter, milk ingredients, alkalized cocoa powder, soya lecithin, salt and natural flavour), fruit juice from concentrate (flitered water, pomegranate juice concentrate, cranberry juice concentrate, apple juice concentrate and elderberry juice concentrate), cane sugar, corn syrup, maltodextrin (corn), pectin, citric acid, malic acid, natural flavour, ascorbic acid, canola oil and confectioner's glaze.

How do they taste? The dark chocolate is a little sweet (I would think that it just makes the "dark chocolate" category, and the fruit juice pieces, like the acai/blueberry one, are really very sweet, too sweet that you sometimes get a "sugar burn" in the throat, if you eat them too fast. Overall, I think these are not bad tasting, though I don't really get the pomegranate flavour (perhaps there are too many other juice concentrates). The 200 g bag was about $5 at WalMart. I don't think I would buy this product again.

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