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Aldi Topstar Diet Fiery Ginger Beer

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Manufacturer: Aldi / Type: Soft drink

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      04.04.2010 15:14
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      Well worth trying!

      Aldi Topstar Diet Fiery Ginger Beer

      Description: Manufacturer: Aldi / Type: Soft drink.


      Aldi is one of those stores that I always find to be a bit hit or miss. On some occasions, the products are really good, and because they tend to be cheaper than the main supermarkets, excellent value for money. On other occasions though, the products are a let down and taste cheap as well as being cheap!

      I am a big fan of fizzy drinks. Normally, Pepsi is my fizzy drink of choice but lately, due to being on a diet and losing the few pounds that I gained over the festive season, I have been cutting back and replacing it with water instead. Having said that, I do like to treat myself now and again and so at the weekend, sometimes have a couple of vodkas with a fizzy drink mixer.

      There is something about good ginger beer that makes it that little bit different to other fizzy drinks and with vodka and a splash of lime, it is delicious. I tried Aldi's diet fiery ginger been quite recently for the first time and was pleasantly surprised by just how good it was.

      A 2 litre bottle of this drink will cost you just £0.49 which is significantly cheaper than most other brands. The bottle is plastic with a screw on lid. I have read another review on here which explains that the drink goes flat quite quickly and I agree, it doesn't keep its fizz very well but if, like me, you are using it as a mixer for drinks one evening, that doesn't matter too much.

      The drink isn't too fizzy but does have a lovely refreshing ginger taste which is a little bit deceptive as it has quite a kick in the aftertaste! I like ginger beer to be hot and this one certainly doesn't disappoint. It has a natural taste and doesn't have that slightly weird flavour that most diet drinks seem to have so if you are looking for something that doesn't feel like a diet version, this is certainly worth trying.

      Overall, this drink is refreshing, spicy and pretty good value for the money. It isn't the best that I have ever had but for the price, it is a decent enough option and I would definitely buy it again. The fact that it is a diet drink just makes it that little bit better too!

      Nutrional Information Per 100ml is as follows:

      Energy: 2 Kcal
      Protein: trace
      Carbohydrate: Trace
      Of which sugars: Trace
      Fat: Trace
      of which saturates: Trace
      Fibre: Trace
      Sodium: 0.01g
      salt equivalent: 0.02g

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        30.10.2009 00:41
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        Lovely, refreshing gingery drink....this is!

        When it comes to my favourite all time flavour of pop it simply has to be ginger beer. The hotter the better for me as well! I just love the stuff! Every week when my Mother does the weekly shop she gets me a couple of large bottle all for me and me, I'm only too happy to receive it.

        However when I saw she had last week bought me 4 bottles of the stuff I was initially delighted. I thought how generous is that for the peanuts in board I pay weekly till I spotted it was called Topstar a make I had never heard of and then spotting on the back of the bottle it is produced for Aldi. My little heart sank. However I always rise to a challenge and decided it must be drank!

        The Packaging:

        2 Litre plastic bottle with a dent around it's middle for ease of handling and a blue screw on/off cap to the top of it. Around the middle of the bottle is has a metallic silver label and on the front of that I'm told it is Topstar Diet Fiery Ginger Beer and that it contains no artificial colours, that it is gluten free and suitable for Vegetarians and there is an at a glance nutritional chart shown. Other information on the back of the bottle includes a full nutritional rundown, ingredients are listed as are contact details for Aldi. Nice enough bottle, this is.

        The Drink:

        Well it's a cloudy sort of off yellow colour and when you open it you get a really nice and sweet aroma of ginger. Taste wise.... well it's really great actually. Slightly sparkling opposed to highly fizzy when you first drink it you get the taste of ginger with a really natural sweetness, you think that's it then the fiery bit kicks in and it's quite hot at first then subsides after a couple of seconds. I love it and it really does give a hit of hotness and leaves no nasty after-taste at all. It's simply light and refreshing and tastes as you think it should.

        The only issue with this is that it doesn't stay sparkling for very long once poured, add ice and it kills it flat in seconds so your best not to add ice and serve it simply chilled I think. It stores ok for a couple of days sealed and in the fridge but leave it out in room temperature, again it goes flat.

        A really pleasant drink though that offers real value for money dispite it going flat and me, I'm now addicted to the flipping stuff!

        Nutrional Information Per 100ml:

        Energy: 2 Kcal
        Protein: trace
        Carbohydrate: Trace
        Of which sugars: Trace
        Fat: Trace
        of which saturates: Trace
        Fibre: Trace
        Sodium: 0.01g
        salt equivalent: 0.02g

        Only available in Aldi stores priced around 45p a bottle.

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