Last Updated: 5/25/2011 10:31 AM
Of the Phenom line, Blueberry Pomme has the strongest fruit flavor and, despite having the same amount of carbohydrate, tastes the sweetest. The blueberry and pomegranate flavors add an enjoyable note to the mix, but, despite having a touch of elderberry juice, they taste more like candy than their respective fruits. The coconut water, which is derived from concentrate, adds subtle notes of saltiness and nuttiness to the backdrop. Otherwise, this product doesn’t have a very strong coconut water presence. Functionally, this variety is enhanced with vitamins, electrolytes, and antioxidants (in the form of vitamins C and E). In our opinion, it’s really a question of whether consumers will want the added flavoring and vitamins or the less processed style of some of the other brands on the market. And in the case of this product, what they’ve done seems to interfere with the natural simplicity of the product, especially since it looks and is, at least to some extent, marketed as a coconut water brand. Still, this is the most enjoyable flavored offering that’s currently in the Phenom brand.