Product Type: Tesco Soft Drink
Newest Review: ... 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 th... more
Ginger beer but not beer!!!!!!!
Tesco Fiery Ginger Beer
Member Name: aksram
Tesco Fiery Ginger Beer
Advantages: excellent value for money, great taste
Disadvantages: will be discontinued
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.
Summary: try before it is out of stock