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Old times remembered
Member Name: Ninski1
Advantages: Well priced
Disadvantages: Too sweet for my tastes
This drink reminds me of my Mother, who used to drink Babycham, sometimes with Brandy in and always with a cherry on a stick, which I thought was the height of sophistication in the 1980's. Recently I picked some up in my local Tesco, 4 200ml bottles of the sparkling perry for £3.99, as it was Christmas.
Babycham is a bit of a retro classic, there is now even a clothing range sporting the well known jumping deer that is the iconic Babycham logo. It has 6% alcohol, is made from pears and is fruity, sparkly and very sweet to taste. It is pale yellow in colour.
The bottles are green and are covered in a crinkly foil design with the information of what the product is and the deer logo, they need opening using a bottle opener, to flip off the cap top, but this is easily done and the glass can be recycled.
Overall, I like the idea of babycham, and will on the odd occasion drink it as it reminds me of my mother, but overall I find it too sweet and sickly, and also although it does not loose its fizz whilst in the glass, it is not a very enjoyable drink, especially if you prefer dry white wines or a good shiraz. So to conclude the idea of it is greater that the taste and although it would be shame to not see it on the supermarket shelves, I'm not sure I will be buying it regularly, those with a sweeter tooth than mine may disagree.
Summary: Average perry