Opening a Pomegranate Under Water

I’ve eaten pomegranates all my life and until this year, when I’m approaching 32 years old, I had never tried opening a pomegranate under water. I’ve always just plucked them as I eat them, ending up with brown and yellow fingertips.

DEATHLY AFRAID of popping any of them due to the terrible dark red staining factor of the juice, it took me F-O-R-E-V-E-R to eat one. If I bought it at Costco, it took me F-O-R-E-V-E-R x5 because apparently POM Wonderful plucks all the monstrously giant poms and reserves them for Costco.

A tray is terribly expensive here in Hawaii, going for $13.99 for a tray of 6, but I always buy them whenever I can because I’ve always had the impression that pomegranates aren’t the most popular fruits and I keep thinking that if I don’t help keep sales decent with my meager 3-4 tray purchases a season, then they won’t carry them again the next year.


Fortunately and unfortunately, POM Wonderful sent me like 25 coupons for free poms from Safeway, so now I’m in a pomegranate eating frenzy so that I can start my yearly Keep-in-Stock ritual with Costco’s pomegranates.

Anyway, enjoy the video. It really is super fast and pretty fun too.

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