“ Manufacturer: Asda / Type: Soft Drinks / Beer „
I love a nice drink of pop when I get back from work and one of my all time favourites has to be shandy. I remember my dad making his home made shandies for me and my brother when we were small and I recall feeling very 'grown up' that I was allowed the thimble full of lager with my lemonade - I must have been about ten at the time.
We paid around 50p for this large two litre plastic bottle of Asda's own brand shandy and it is s nice drink, I have to say. The bottle looks slightly different to the way the picture here portrays it but I am sure the taste is just the same.
I like the fact that this shandy is actually made with 'real lager' as the front of the pop bottle tells me. The amount of lager is only 12% so it's not 'knock your socks off' shandy, but the taste is good, nevertheless.
This drink is best served very cold from the fried. I pour it into a large glass, sit back and enjoy. It is a fizzy shandy but not as fizzy as some of the other Asda own branded pops I have had. The bottle emits a nice hiss when you unscrew the twist off cap for the first time and the smell is lovely. I can detect the very faint smell of lager and the refreshing smell of the accompanying lemonade. This is a great drink to have on a hot summer's night when you just get back from a long day at work.
This particular shandy is also sugar free, and as someone who is watching their weight (constantly) then I feel I can justify myself with the odd drink without feeling guilty. It is one of life's simple pleasures. The shandy does manage to retain it's fizz for about three days after opening, so long as you make sure the top is screwed on tight after each use.
I shall continue to buy this particular brand of shandy as it is a lovely clean fresh taste, very refreshing, and it doesn't cost a bomb.
We seem to go through a lot of fizzy pop in our house mainly for the convenience aspect and therefore I do buy the cheaper supermarket versions as I simply cannot afford all the brand names, some are not so good but this one is one I like.
The Shandy comes in a 2 litre plastic brown bottle with a gold screw top lid and costs 47p a bottle which is great value when you think you can pay nearly £2 a bottle for some of the brands but even better is that if you buy 4 bottles which can be of varying flavours you get them at a reduced price of £1.50.
The bottle has changed since the picture dooyoo have above as Asda have changed many products to their choosen by you range and there is now a green label on the bottle striped with a darker green and a picture of a country cottage on the front, I have no idea what a cottage has to do with shandy but I'm sure there must be some logic somewhere. The label also states no added sugar which i always buy as i think that the full sugar drinks are not only extra calories that you don't need to put into your body but I am not actually keen on full sugar drinks anyway.
The drink is actually made with real lager as stated on the front of the bottle and when you check the ingredients you find it is 12% lager, along with carbonated water, wheat, barley and lemon juice to name the main contents. The drink actually contains gluten so anyone with an allergy may have to beware, the bottle contains 8 servings and each serving contains 18 calories with no saturated fats which is good. The bottle states that you should consume the drink within 3 days of opening but apart from going flat I don't think it tastes any different after 3 days.
On opening the bottle you need to beware it doesn't fizz up too far as this drink does have a habit of doing this, the smell is like lager as you would probably expect and it tastes of weak very fizzy lager but without the bitter aftertaste. I don't like lager but I love the taste of this, it is very refreshing but I do find that it tastes better after the main fizz has worn off which generally is about half a day after opening. This is a lovely drink and extremely good value, this is one we often drink in our house.
When it comes to pop I'm rather a fan of the stuff and am known to be a huge guzzler which is why I try to buy economical purchases and ones with no added sugar in them more often than not! My habit would make e a heffalump if I'm not careful I'm sure lol!
I spotted this in Asda the other day costing a mere 48p a bottle and I really fancied it and so got me a bottle to try out.
2L brown but still see-through plastic bottle that has a twist on/off dark blue plastic cap to top of it. On the of the label there is a pub scene depicted and I am told that it is Asda 'No added sugar' Lager Shandy 'Made with real lager' and that it contains no artificial colours, flavours or aspartame and that it is suitable for Vegetarians. Other information listed on the back of the bottle includes ingredients and allergy advice being given, a nutritional chart, the size is stated (as I've listed already) and contact details for Asda are listed. Nice enough bottle this is and of good size and of course it is informative enough.
The Drink Itself:
Open this up and you get a rather strong whiff of beer really. The hops the lot! It's light brown in colour and of course transparent and slightly bubbling opposed to overly fizzy and of course you don't get a head on it!
Best served chilled, this to me actually does taste like a pre mixed lager and lemonade to a certain extent. Sweeter mind you than one I'd mix myself and of course it doesn't contain alcohol although it says it does on the bottle I feel that, that means just the flavouring without the alcohol part as no percentage is given and it isn't said on the bottle to not give it under 18's either.
This is a refreshing drink and perfectly fine providing you appreciate sweet drinks. It's of decent quality and I think offers great value for your pennies too and overall I rather like it for a change!
Nutritional information Per 250ml Serving:
of which sugars: Trace
of which saturates: Trace
Sodium Trace: Trace
equivalent as salt: Trace
Only available in Asda stores.