“ A fiery ginger soft drink. „
Ginger Beer and Whiskey...the perfect combination. I had never been interested in this drink, I had only ever drank Whiskey in a cocktail and had never even drank Ginger Beer, I wasn't even sure what it tasted like. I love ginger so wasn't sure why I had never tried this.
Originally we were buying the more expensive brand but due to saving up (and yes 70p a week will add up) I decided to give this bottle a try at only 65p for 2 litres it was a bargain!
We then gave it a try and it was delicious, it blended with the whiskey so well and was less 'fizzy' than the more expensive brands. The taste was smooth but you could really feel the kick of the ginger, it also left a lovely aftertaste. I couldn't believe the taste for the price, besides the gassiness of the more expensive products you wouldn't be able to tell the different.
Then because we had so much of this bottle leftover (2LTR's is hard to get through between two people) after the weekend I decided to try some on its own and again it was even more delicious. I became addicted and now have a glass of Fiery Ginger Beer every night with my tea. For 65p this lasts all week, I buy a new one each although it keeps its taste for the whole 7 days but could be longer, I just haven't tried it after this period.
As this is a Tesco Brand Product it is only available from Tesco but in my opinion it is worth the visit.
Perfect for all those who are looking to spice up their life for 65p!
Tesco Fiery Ginger Beer
I remember as a young girl enjoying home made ginger beer very much indeed. Sadly over the years though I've tried many store bought ginger beers none have lived up to my memory of what I drank as a child (except possibly one which is Crabbie's Alcoholic Ginger Beer - and that's alcoholic which I can't really drink anymore without causing myself problems with the Fibro).
I hate to say it but this Tesco Fiery Ginger Beer although it fares better than most in my quest to find 'proper' ginger beer still isn't there.
Ok I've only ever found this in a 2 litre bottle - they may do it in other sizes, but if so I've not seen them. The 2 litre bottle only costs 57p, which is a pretty low price really. Colour wise this is quite similar to the stuff I had as a kid - it's got that slightly unappealing cloudy brown colour that a good ginger beer should have. The biggest problem I have with this is that its just waaay too sweet and fizzy. When you open the bottle you really have to be careful with this stuff that it doesn't escape as the fizz is extreme with this one - I'm not sure why companies think fiery and fizzy should go hand in hand, but they do seem to strangely.
Now, I've found, that if you pour this over lots and lots of ice, let it sit for a few minutes to allow some of the excess carbonation to escape, and then drink it really cold, it's pretty nice. Still a tad sweet, but at least when cold it's not ridiculously over sweetened tasting which it is if you don't cool it.
The ginger is definitely there and very evident, but at the same time it also tastes like they've pepped it up some with something else too. Strong ginger has a kind of dryness to it if you know what I mean that's quite different from the heat of chilli, and that's what this tastes like it's had added - a touch of chilli to make it seem peppier than it really is. It's a shame really because if they'd just put more ginger in instead, it would probably have been a lot nicer.
One of the best way's I've found of drinking this, is mixed with a little orange juice strangely. The combination of the two flavours works rather nicely together, and the fruit juice takes the edge off the fizz nicely too meaning you get the nice back of the throat ginger, but in a slightly less artificially taste.
For the price I think I do recommend this, but if you can drink alcohol and want a much nicer ginger beer flavour then grab a crabbies - it's well worth it ;)
If anyone has read any of my previous reviews you will know that I am quite possibly a fizzy drink fanatic; ginger beer for me is just a pure winner and one of the best brands I have tasted is actually Tesco's own Fiery Ginger Beer. Usually I have such a sweet tooth, scratch that I must have a whole set of sweet gnashers but there is just something about ginger beer that I absolutely adore; it has a warmth to it that other fizzy drinks just do not possess and there is a certain nostalgic quality to it. The ideal ginger beer to me is not overly sweet and there definately must be an oomph to the flavour, I like mine to have a big kick of ginger - no namby pamby drinks for me, I want to be met by a gutsy taste when I take my first sip.
Tesco Fiery Ginger beer promises all of those qualities and boy does it fulfill them! The drink itself comes in a 2 litre bottle and costs just 54p; the bottle has a screw cap for easy opening and once opened the drink should be consumed within 3 days. The beer is a pale amber colour with plenty of fizz and smells resoundingly of ginger and the flavour of this delicious beverage definately lives up to its expectations; it is very gingery - definately how it should be! I have tasted other ginger beers in the past and have been highly disapointed as a lot of them definately lacked any oomph, some also had a synthetic taste or were so weak in flavour the ginger was hardly detectable! This drink however has the kick that I love so well, you can absolutely taste the real ginger root extract and I adore the warming flavour; it does have a sweet undertone but it is not sickly sweet at all; I think the balance of flavours is spot on.
This is a drink that I only get now and again but when I do have it I love it, the ginger beer is gorgeous served chilled or over ice and is delightful when sipped on warm summer evenings. Equally it is just as tasty any time of year and I expect the ginger kick could help warm you up on frosty days! I would recommend this brand for all lovers of ginger beer as it's certainly one of the best that I've tried.
Tis the season to cut down now that Christmas is over and those evil pounds have crept on again so whilst out doing my weightloss shop thats it gone are the biscuits and pies and in come the vegetables and salad it is also time to swap from full fat pop to diet pop. I know its still probably not brilliant for me but we all deserve alittle treat don't we and whilst on a diet fizzy pop is a treat to me.
My review is for the Tesco own Fiery Ginger Beer the Diet version it costs a small 65p for 2 litres and is made with ginger root extract. The best thing about it is for 250ml of pop there are only 2 calories, 0g of sugar / fat / saturates and only a trace of salt.
The pop comes in a orangey brown bottle and you can smell the ginger as soon as you turn the lid and pour the liquid itself is a cloudy colour similar to cloudy lemonade and it tastes to me like regular ginger beer for Fiery I would expect a warming sensation as I drink though that might just be me I do however like the taste you can definatley taste the ginger in it an the after taste is also very gingery. I find that it tastes best when it comes straight from the fridge and is nice and cold very refreshing. I find that the pop itself is not overly fizzy which for me is great because I am not keen on overly fizzy pop.
The Ginger beer does contain gluten so it is not good for you if you are gluten intollerant. It also tells you on the bottle that it is not made of nuts nor is it made in a factory which handles nut products though they still can not guarantee that it does not contain nuts thats right that sneaky person who likes there snickers may have messed with it so you better be careful if you have a nut allergy.
I give this Diet Fiery Ginger Beer 5 stars its a nice treat for me in the days of the Christmas cut back.
Ginger Beer is one of my favourite carbonated drinks and the Fiery variety in particular has a special kick to it.
It isn't often I drink it in the winter, but in the summer, I often choose this product as an alternative to beer or lager. A favourite time would be after cutting the grass, when I want to reward myself and sit back and admire a job well done.
I like all ginger beers, but find that the Tesco one is invariably cheaper than the branded alternatives. Since we usually shop at Tesco, that's the brand of ginger beer that I most often buy.
In terms of taste, I liken it to the home-made ginger beer that was often made by my Mum from a ginger beer plant - although not as sugary sweet probably. (I also remember it as being the drink that Swallows and Amazons drank in those fantastic Arthur Ransome stories. I seem to also recall that one of the children in that book was called Titty - you don't come across many Tittys thesedays, do you? She was an Able Seaman on Swallow. Captain of Amazon was Nancy - thesedays there are probably as many Nancy's as there used to be. Anyway, they all loved 'Grog'.)
The taste of ginger beer is unique and instantly recognisable and it's one of those products that you either love or loathe. It is cloudy and really rather fizzy. To me, a good ginger beer has to catch the back of your throat and this one does that. Fiery is a bit of an overstatment perhaps. After the initial whoosh of flavour though it dies away quite quickly, until the next swig.
It doesn't hold its fizz for long and if I pour out a pint glass of the stuff and drink half to slake my thirst, if I were to go back to it 20 minutes later, it will have gone fairly flat. Similarly, it doesn't keep very well in an opened bottle and you really need to drink it within a day or two to get the same taste and fizz.
It's less than 50p per 2 litre bottle in Tesco but I tend to buy it when it's on offer.
It's amazing how sometimes the name can be misleading.
For years I have been shopping in supermarkets, passed the softdrinks aisle, looked at ginger beer bottles and cans but never bought them. I was under the assumption that it is 'Beer'- an alcoholic drink. Since we are all non-alcoholic, there was no question of me bringing it. Then went to BBQ party to my neighbour's house and she offered me a glass of chilled ginger beer and I said 'Sorry, I don't drink!@ and she said 'I know and that's why I am offering you ginger beer and not margaritas'.
Only then I realised it was just a soft drink- and from then there was no looking back!!! Thanks to my neighbour! Now we are all ginger beer drinkers- before that it was just coke or lemonade at home.
Tesco's ginger beer comes in 2 litre bottles or in 330ml cans- pack of six. For a 2 litre bottle, it costs just 62p i.e.3.1p / 100ml. For 6 cans of drink it costs £1.09 (£0.06/100ml). It is currently under offer for 50p. Apparently it is going to be discontinued!!! I can't even order them at their online shopping anymore.
Carbonated Water, Flavourings (Ginger Extract), Citric Acid, Sweeteners (Aspartame, Acesulfame K), Acidity Regulator (Trisodium Citrate), Colour (Sulphite Ammonia Caramel), Preservative (Sodium Benzoate)
nutrient per 100ml
Energy( kCal) 1 kCal
Energy kJ 2 kJ
traces of protein, fat, carbohydrate, fibre, sodium and salt
History (this bit taken from our well known wikipedia)-
Brewed ginger beer originated in England in the mid-18th century and became popular in Britain, the United States, and Canada, reaching a peak of popularity in the early 20th century.
Brewed ginger beer was brought to the Ionian Islands by the British Army in the 19th century, and is still made as a local speciality known as "tsitsibíra" by villagers in rural Corfu.
As the name says it has got a fiery ginger taste. Apparently ginger is very good for health. I remember my mom used to make ginger tea when i had cold. It also helps to treat nausea- that's why many women like eating ginger biscuits during pregnancy! Ginger beer makes me feel good when you drink it after a heavy meal. It has a very sharp ginger taste and is very fizzy and i like it that way.
I have tasted the old Jamaican ginger beer and it tastes good too but haven't found much difference in it and the tesco's very own brand except for the price. it is almost double. So I have settled for the Tesco's ginger beer since then but will be very disappointed if they discontinue it.
I have recently become quite a fan of ginger beer - particularly one made by a premium brand called Luscombe, however as this is pricey and not altogether easy to source at times I was looking for an alternative from the supermarket.
I was really pleased to find this available in Tesco for the very reasonable price of £1.09 for 6 x 330ml cans. However, I was even more pleased with the taste. In truth I had expected something with quite a synthetically ginger-type taste or was more fizz than flavour.
It has quite a deep ginger flavour with more than a hint of heat to it, as indicated by the fact that it is described as 'fiery.' The fizz is significant without being overpowering or distracting. What makes this one particular special is that it has a really pleasant hint of sweetness or fruit which underlies the spicy ginger. On looking at the can this is provided by small amounts of apple and hibiscus concentrates. The quality means it resembles something reminiscent of a more expensive branded drink. It is also equally nice when drinking at room temperature or chilled. Chilled especially it is really quite refreshing.
Whilst I have drunk it as a regular soft drink, where it really comes into its own is when it is mixed with spirits - for example it makes a mean Moscow Mule with vodka and lime or Kampinsky Fizz with vodka, lime and crème de cassis - being a complimentary flavour rather than one which overpowers.
I do not really think that I have anything else to say about this other than its price rely does belie its quality and I can see it as something which will be a regular fixture in my shopping trolley for a long time to come.
The other day whilst in Tescos I decided on a change from my ususal soft-drink tipple of Cream soda and thought I would try this Fiery Ginger Beer, it has been cold recently and thought it might warm me up a bit!.
The ginger beer comes in a brown 2 litre plastic bottle with a red screw cap The front of the bottle reads "flavoured with ginger root exrtract" so no artificial flavourings, there are no artificial colourings either, it has a cloudy white colour a bit like "real" lemonade.
The Ginger Beer has a mellow smell of ginger, not too sharp which is very pleasant, it isn't too fizzy which is good so you do get most of the zing from the ginger flavour, the label says "fiery" but I would have to disaggree with that, it does have a light kick but isnt as strong as some of the other brands I have tried.
This product costs just 47p which I think is an absolute bargain, they also do a diet version of it but I havent tried that one. I will definately be buying this again, it is refreshing and leaves a nice taste in your mouth and is half the price of some of the other brands, so give it a try.
I love fizzy drinks, but like to vary what I'm drinking and often plump for Northern drinks like Dandelion and Burdock and also Iron Bru. One of my favourite drinks is also ginger beer. I love ginger beer that is flavoursome and often only go for ones which say 'fiery' on the label.
So I noticed this drink in Tesco recently and got 2 bottles of my Dandelion and Burdock and a bottle of this as it was part of a deal of 3 bottles for £1.20, Which is quite a good price. A single bottle costs 48p. Obviously I was thinking this would only be a one off as it would probably not taste very nice. However I must admit that this actually tastes ok. There is a gingery taste to the drink due to the due to the real ginger root extract in the drink. Other brands of ginger beer can be a bit expensive sometimes.
The drink is quite refreshing; some of these cheap own brands are cheap for a reason. However this one is different, it is actually something I would buy over and over again. The drink is also quite nice in fact it is overly fizzy. Some drinks when you open them have to be left for a while just to let it calm down a bit, while this one doesn't. It can be drunk straight away.
Nutrition info per 100ml-
Energy - 3kj/ trace kcal
Protein - 0.0g
Carbohydrates - 0.0g (of which sugars 0.0g)
Fat - Trace
One draw back I can see with the drink is if you don't finish it in one go, the drink goes quite flat easily. Therefore to drink a two litre bottle in one go can be a bit tricky.
Another draw back I see is that the drink is supposed to be fiery - It does have a nice gingery taste, but it is definitely not fiery! If anyone has any doubts about this after trying this brand should try the M+S ginger beer - You can see the ginger at the top of the drink!
However, overall this is a good cheap drink that does taste like it ginger beer and is something I will continue buying. Obviously if you buy the 3 bottles for £1.20, using a Tesco Club card will currently get you 2 points, and if you take you own bag you will get an extra point, which does make the drink seem a little bit cheaper.
-------review also appears on ciao.co.uk----------------
I am a tea addict. I very rarely drink soft fizzy drinks (with the exception of a can of diet coke when I am out and thirsty) as I am just not really a fan of them. However, we always have a vast amount of diet soft drinks in the house as my husband loves them.
One of the bottles that came home from our shopping trip once was the diet version of Tesco's fiery ginger beer. Ginger beer is a soft drink that I enjoy so I tried a glass. My first thought was that for an own brand that cost 47p this wasn't bad. There was no watery taste that you get with some own brands where they have skimped on the flavouring (especially true with diet drinks) and there was a definate taste of ginger due to the real ginger extract in the drink. It was pleasantly fizzy as well - just the right level - I find that overly fizzy drinks burn my throat for some reason and I find them a little hard to digest.
This drink was also really refreshing and cured my sugar cravings! I think that because it tastes more 'natural' than the nasty sugary drinks that are on offer like orangeade and the strange bright blue bubblegum flavoured one, I found it easier to register as a food on my tastebuds and enjoyed it far more for that.
Normally I can leave the bottles of soft drink to my husband, but if this is in the house then I am more than happy to help him dispose of it!
A bottle of this stuff costs 47p for 2 litres, it is actually not awful, it claims to contain no artificial flavours or colours and is made with Ginger Beer root extract.
I decided to try this as a cheaper alternative to my usual Jamaican Ginger Beer, the difference is a 2 litre bottle is cheaper than a can of my usual brand, the packaging is nice enough. When you pour the Ginger Beer is comes out with a nice spicy smell and bubbles and fizzed, however I found the initial taste wasn't strong enough for me, it had too much of a sugary soft drink taste and not enough of the spicy ginger which gives it such a kick.
I found I couldn't enjoy a glass as it got way to sweet and sickly and the flavours left my stomach feeling unsettled, I didn't have an after taste other than the metallic taste I have previously mentioned, I really wanted to enjoy this to save money but am going back to my old brand as it cost more but really did taste of ginger beer and not some saccharine-heavy cheap version.
Unfortunately this drink lacks that bite of the original and is therefore more of a watered down soft drink, I haven't mixed it with spirits as I know the combination won't work so well. The drink contains gluten and also comes in diet variety if you prefer, it is a good price and will appeal to many.
Tesco Fiery Ginger Beer is one of my favourite soft drinks in this price range. A bottle costs only 47p, and there's a long standing offer that means you can get three for £1.20 too which works out at only 40p per bottle. That's pretty darn cheap for 2lt of any soft drink, let alone one as nice as this!
What I like about this is that it's both fiery and thirst quenching at the same time. When I drink a mouthful of this fizzy drink, it tastes really fizzy, spicey and as the name suggest, fiery. It really flares up my taste buds and has a very dry, hot flavour to it. But when I drink it down and swallow it, then it becomes surprisingly thirst quenching.
It's got a really strong smell to it as well, which I think is a big part of the appeal. Often when you buy a cheap fizzy drink, like Tesco own Cola, you don't get much of a scent to whet your appetite. But you really do with this. It's invigorating just to open the bottle.
This is great drunk alone but it's nicest over ice, or used as a mixer with white spirits like Vodka and Bacardi. At as little as 40p per 2lt bottle, I don't think you can go far wrong with this. I think it deserves five stars because I like it so much I'd happily pay £1.50 a bottle for this stuff.
I first bought Tesco own brand Fiery Ginger Beer two years ago when I started being more careful with money and stopped paying out a fortune for branded fizzy drinks. It is normally priced at 47p for a 2l bottle but is currently on special offer at 3 for £1.20. It is quite often on this special offer however keep your eye open for it on offer at 3 for £1, I noticed this offer just before Christmas so stocked up. The ginger beer had a one year best before date so plenty of time to drink up our supply.
Tesco ginger beer comes in a brown transparent plastic bottle with a matching brown label. There is a picture of a glass of ginger beer on the label. It does stand out on the supermarket shelf as most of the bottles are clear plastic.
On pouring out the ginger beer into a glass it is a pale yellow/ginger colour and smells of ginger. This drink does taste of ginger and is not too sweet, I have found that some brands of ginger beer can be too sugary and therefore sickly but Tesco seems to have got the balance just right here. This drink is very fizzy when you first open the bottle and I do find that I need to leave the first glass for 15 minutes before drinking as I don't like the bubbles going up my nose. The taste is very refreshing and thirst quenching, I love it served with ice on hot days.
I have to say that this is not my favourite ginger beer, my preference would be for D & G Old Jamaica Ginger Beer because the ginger taste is stronger. The price of this is about 40p for a can and isn't really worth the extra cost. Taste wise Tesco would come second for me. I recently wasted 99p on a 1litre bottle from Marks & Spencer and was so disappointed to find it was full of bubbles, sugar and no real ginger taste.
Tesco own brand ginger beer has no artificial flavours or colours but does have artificial preservatives and stabilisers. Per 100mls it contains 50 calories and a trace of fat. They cannot guarantee this product to be nut free and it contains gluten.
I thought I would include a drink recipe we have tried using Tesco ginger beer which has proved to be popular with friends and family.
300ml ginger beer
750ml bottle sparkling wine
2 fresh mangoes
200g caster sugar
2 lime juice
Halved lime slices, to serve
Peel mangoes and chop roughly, discard the stones. Blend the mango, sugar and lime juice until smooth. Pour mixture into a jug, when you are ready to serve add the ginger beer and wine. After pouring into a glass add a slice of lime for decoration.
Overall this is a cheap, tasty drink, it just loses one star as it is not my first choice if money wasn't a consideration.
Tesco Fiery Ginger beer.
With all the recent coughs and colds flying around and finally succumbing to one myself I fancied something that would be refreshing and comforting for my sore burning throat. I certainly found it in this great carbonated drink from Tesco's.
Tesco Fiery ginger beer contains natural ginger root extract which adds authenticity to the drink. The bottle is a brown two litre sized bottle and was priced at £0.47 but recently they had it on offer three for £1.20 which was an absolute bargain.
It claims that there are no artificial flavours or colours which ticks my box as far as drinks are concerned however it is laden with sugar which may be not good for some but there is a sugar free bottle as well so don't dismiss it quite yet. I had got one of each as my wife only drinks low sugared drinks.
The bottle is sealed with a red screw top cap which was tightly sealed and you are advised that as it is a pressurised container you should take care when opening, covering the cap as you do so.
There is a distinct smell of ginger emanating from the bottle which is good. I poured myself a long glass of the said liquid. It is a pale opaque colour with a few aerated bubbles floating to the surface and popping as it reaches the top. Sniffing the glass the smell of ginger is quite warming and welcoming. So onto the taste test.......first mouthful it didn't hit the spot but boy on the second it certainly did. There was a distinct warming feeling left at the back of the throat which was very comforting and it seemed to ease the discomfort in my throat. Tasting ever so sweet and gingery it was not at all unpleasant in fact it was very moreish indeed. There was a sense of after glow left in the mouth once you had swallowed the drink which was quite a nice sensation and it left my mouth and throat feeling clean and clear.
I had a taste of the sugar free version and there was the same distinct warming ginger taste but I can tell the difference with the artificial sweetener in it. Personally I would stick to the sugared variety as a matter of personal taste although I think the sugar free version (Diet) is quite palatable and refreshing too.
There is of course the allergy advice and nutritional advice given on the label and that includes the following:
Suitable for vegetarians. (Why on earth shouldn't it be?)
Recipe: No nuts.
Ingredients: Cannot guarantee any nuts?
Factory: No nuts.
Carbonated water. Sugar, Natural flavour contains ginger extract. Citric acid
(Preservative) Potassium sorbate. Stabilisers ( Acacia vegetable oil) Malted barley extract.
Nutrition per 250mls.
Fat: Trace less than1%
Saturates : Trace less than1%
Salt: Less than 1%
Calories: 125 per glass.
So as you can see there is a whopping amount of sugar in it so not friendly for diabetics or dieters. I ( Note I took the blame to save the peace) inadvertently did not seal the bottle as the cap was loose and I actually found it more palatable being flat without all the fizz and thought it much nicer.
By the way the diet drink is only 2 calories a glass.
I would highly recommend this ginger beer as a soothing refreshing drink especially if you do have a sore throat and particularly if you are off your food. It's a very pleasant change from other carbonated drinks. I guess it could be used as a mixer in a long drink and dare I say it...it probably would taste nice with a toddy of whisky in it