My mum and nan absolutely love this drink, but personally myself I can only have it from time to time! An authentic caribbean drink it is packed full of fiery feisty flavour!
The 500ml bottle can be bought in our local corner shop for 99p and this is where I purchased mine today. The drink itself when opened gives a loud fizzing sound and the smell of mild ginger emulates out the bottle and greets your nose with warmth. Pouring it into a cup the drink is actually a grey-cloudy coloured beverage and altho carbonated it doesn't have an over the top amount of bubbles floating on the top so can be poured with ease, without the routine I normally have with fizzy drinks when I pour a small amount, wait for the 90% of gas bubbles at the top to simmer down and then continue pouring until I fill my glass.
I find it ideal to drink ice cold so either pour over some crushed ice or leave it in the fridge for ages until it's at an ideal cool temperature! Drinking it, this ginger beer is quite refreshing and as much as I HATE ginger I can drink this as it is much sweeter tasting although you can definitely still taste the hint of ginger! One thing with this beverage is I find I do burp incessantly afterwards! Oops! The flavour also lingers so I can still taste it ages after drinking it too!
Overall I do recommend this drink, but due to me sounding like a burp machine I really don't drink it all that often. It is nice and refreshing and very much reminds me of laying in the caribbean but it probably isn't for those who like a strong tasting fiery drink!
I do really enjoy fizzy drinks but I do try and keep my intake of them down to a minimum as they are not very healthy. If I do indulge in a fizzy drink then I try and opt for a sugar free option and have recently discovered the light version of Old Jamaica Ginger Beer.
I have always loved the taste of ginger and was introduced to ginger beer by my gran as a child. The old Jamaica ginger beer has been around for quite some time and can be purchased from most larger supermarkets. My recent purchases have been of 330ml individual cans of the light version ginger beer from Asda for just £0.35 each which I think is great value.
The light ginger beer comes in a sliver aluminum can with ring pull opening allowing you to pour the drink out into a glass or drink straight from the can. It states on the can that this light ginger beer has the 'same fiery taste, no sugar' and is made with Jamaican root ginger. You can also purchase this ginger beer in individual or larger sharing bottles.
The ginger beer itself is a kind of cloudy, milky colour a little like traditional lemonade. You can smell the ginger fragrance as soon as you open the can which I personally find very pleasant. The drink has a nice fizz with plenty of bubbles and as soon as it hits your taste buds you can taste the ginger. The flavour is quite strong and punchy and you can a lovely warming feeling from the spiciness of the ginger as you drink it. I personally think this light version of the ginger beer is better as you can a better taste of the ginger rather than it being overly sweet. I do find this a refreshing drink in the summer if served ice cold from the fridge in a glass with ice. It also makes an excellent mixer for alcoholic drinks , especially my favorite Sailor Jerry!
Overall this is one of the best ginger beers I have tried and at less than 5 calories per can it won't ruin the diet either!
I really enjoy the taste of ginger in cakes, biscuits or sweets, and I quite like the fiery, spicy kick of ginger beer as well. I never normally think to buy it when I go shopping, and usually stick to my much loved Coke Zero, but last time I did a weekly shop I fancied something a bit different, and decided to try this D & G Old Jamaica Ginger Beer.
I picked the diet or 'light' version because I am watching my weight. This drink is great if you're on a diet as it contains no fat or sugar and only 1 calorie per 200 ml! I'm also pleased to report that although it contains the sweetener Sucralose, it does not contain any Aspartame which I know some people like to avoid.
When poured out the ginger beer has a very pale, cloudy appearance. It doesn't look very exciting but it definitely tastes exciting! It is very fiery and has a definite gingery taste to it. It is very sweet too which is nice, and surprising considering it is sugar free.
I love the fact that with this drink, it is so tasty that it really feels as if you are having something substantial and so it mentally fills you up, which is excellent for those of us trying to watch our food intake. The only complaint I have is that sometimes it tastes a little bit peppery and it can induce coughing! It's obviously not very pleasant to start coughing when drinking so I try to only have a little at a time, rather than big gulps, and then I don't tend to cough so much!
A 1.5 litre bottle of this ginger beer retails at £1.07 from Asda at the moment, however it is on offer at 2 for £1.50 which will save you a bit of money. You can also buy a can of it for 39 pence. If you are looking for something slightly cheaper, you can buy a 1 litre bottle of Asda's own low calorie ginger beer for 47 pence which works out as less money, however I haven't tried that yet, and I would be surprised if it is as nice!