“ Brand: Bacardi Rum Range / Type: Cocktail „
I am a big fan of alcopops and have tried many different varieties, Smirnoff ice, WKD, reef, Caribbean twist, bacardi breezer ect. Most of them are pretty good but one of my all time favourites has to be the blue Bacardi breezer, but unfortunately it is very hard to come by these days :(
Bacardi breezer is an alcopop brand which is a premixed drink of Bacardi rum and fruit flavours and is 4% ABV. It comes in a variety of flavours including orange, lemon, pineapple, lime, raspberry, watermelon, mango and many more, it probably has the biggest range of flavours of any alcopop so there is likely to be a flavour for everyone!
The flavour of the blue version of this drink is blueberry and it has the added benefit of being only 100 calories (per 275ml bottle) as it is "half sugar" compared to other drinks in this brand. It is available (if you can find it) in 275ml bottles, which have a beer bottle type top, and 700ml big bottles with have a screw top. The smaller bottles have about 1 unit of alcohol in them and the large bottles have about 3 units. If you have read my previous review on blue WKD you will have read that I'm not overly keen on that drink due to it being really sweet, the blue Bacardi breezers on the other hand are not overly sweet and sickly and in fact taste lovely , combine that with only having half the sugar and this drink is a winner for me!
This drink, as I've mentioned, is not available many places any more. You used to be able to get it in any supermarket and in most pubs, now you are lucky to find it in a pub and it has completely disappeared from supermarkets, the only place I've seen it in the last few years is in a shop called home bargains. If memory serves me correctly the cost in the supermarkets was around £2.50 for a big bottle and about £5 for a pack of 4x275ml bottles, about average for this type of drink. Like everything, it cost you a fair bit more to buy it in a pub or a club, around £3 for a small bottle, large bottles only being available in supermarkets.
If you like alcopops and happen to come across some of this I would recommend you give it a go as although I haven't had any for a few years, it is still a firm favourite and I'm gutted it seems to have disappeared!
I do like the odd Bacardi Breezer and Smirnoff Ice. Although they perhaps taste more like Juice, I just think that they are a nice fruity alcoholic drink which is perfect if you aren't in the mood for a heavy drink eg Wine, Spirits. Perhaps not the most sopisticated drink out there, but I don't mind.
You get Breezers in 2 different bottle sizes. The 275ml bottle which costs around £1.60 (I think it is around this price.) I tend to buy in the 4 Bottle muntipack which is around £4.20 in my local Asda, or often on a 2 for £7 offer. You can get them in a 700ml bottle too which costs anything up and around £3.50 around my local bit or often a 2 for £5 offer. Sometimes you can get a larger box which I think is a 12 bottle box but these are normally mixed flavours and I notice this more on the run up to Christmas.
Anyway back to the flavour in question. I've only seen this flavour in a 4 bottle pack. I guess it could be available in the large bottles, but not where I stay. Anyway the 275ml bottle is fine for me, as since they are just under 100 calories then I can easily incorporate 1 bottle into my Calorie intake in a day since I am currently on a diet.
The bottle looks like the picture. A clear glass bottle and you can see the light blue liquid through the bottle. A nice colour. The label tells you what you need to know, ingredients, nutritional information. I always thought that these should have twist open caps instead of the bottle opener ones, but that isn't really an issue anyway as I don't go about the street swigging from a bottle (well not thesedays anyway!)
These taste nice. The Blueberry taste is nice and refreshing and doesn't taste fake and full of artifical stuff. There is a good sparkle to this drink, but it isn't overly fizzy. The fizz stays in the bottle a good lenght of time so should last with you sipping at this drink and you don't have to gulp it down.
So this is a nice tasting drink and calorie wise is alright for you too. What more do you need?
Worth a try if you haven't tried and a perfect ice cold bottle to have in the sun.
I used to drink Bacardi Breezers when I was in my teens but then I am pleased to say my taste beds matured and I became a wine drinker. Last year the supermarkets started advertising low calorie Bacardi Breezers and I thought I would give them a go. I had been looking for a new drink, something other than wine where I could drink without getting too drunk and that is easy to drink but reasonably low calorie. I was extremely pleased when I found out that per bottle of the Low Sugar Bacardi Breezers there were only 100 calories per bottle, which is less than half that in a standard bottle of alcopop. The blueberry flavour sounded even more appealing. My experience after drinking two bottles was less than appealing and I can honestly say I will never be drinking a bottle of Blueberry Bacardi Breezer again.... Ever!
***What is it***
Blueberry Bacardi Breezers are "a blend of Bacardi rum, spring water and blueberry fruit flavours". Each 275ml bottle is promoted to contain less than 100 calories per bottle.
The drink comes in a 275ml clear glass bottle. The label on the bottle displays the Bacardi Breezer brand and states this is Blueberry flavour.
The liquid inside the bottles is bright blue. This is not as light a blue as the colour of Blue WKD, and the Blueberry Bacardi Breezers appear a murkier colour than Blue WKD.
I noticed Asda often have these on special offer. A pack of four 275ml bottles usually cost around £4.50. Asda recently were selling these four packs for £2.50. This does seem like excellent value, but in my opinion on special offer that's still £2.50 more than I would be willing to pay for these drinks!
The scent of the drink is very odd. Like with most alcopops this drink smells fruity but this is a very artificial unnatural scent (even worse than a Blue WKD). The scent does smell of berries but more similar to perfume or air freshner rather than fruit juice or fruit that you would eat!
The drink does not taste sweet like most alcopops do it tastes very sour and bitter. This tastes nothing at all like blueberries and reminds me almost of bitter blackberries. This initial taste hits your mouth and then as you swallow a very artificial sugary taste is left in your mouth. As you drink more of the drink this sugary artificial taste seems to coat your mouth leaving you with a plastic type taste in your mouth.
The taste of the Bacardi is not at all apparent, but in most alcopops you cannot taste the alcohol. However the alcohol content is lower in these Bacardi Breezers than other alcopops and per bottle it is 4%ABV rather than the usual 5% ABV. That tied in with the artificial sugary taste may explain the distinct lack of Bacardi taste.
About an hour after drinking (one) bottle of the Blueberry flavour of Bacardi Breezer I felt extremely sick and had a bit of an upset stomach. I didn't really think anything of it as I had other drinks. The following week I had two bottles one afternoon whilst sitting in the garden. An hour later I was extremely sick and had an upset stomach. I mentioned this to a friend who also said she felt pretty sick after drinking this flavour from the Bacardi Breezer range.
I certainly will not be drinking or buying Blueberry Bacardi Breezers ever again. I think I was pretty unfortunate than the drink does not agree with my stomach but even if that was not the case I don't think I could bear to drink something that tastes less of blueberry and more sour and artificial which just leaves a sugary plasticy coating in your mouth. Completely disgusting!
---Smile, it won't kill you---
At this particular moment, the only belief system that is working within my being is that Sky (provider of phones, internet and TV) (hah) should crawl back into the chasm from whence they came and die a fiery death while choking on their own vomit. If at some point I am to be immortalised as the leader of the rebellion against Sky and a new religion is born of it, they will tell that the reason for such bile being aimed at them is the fact they just screwed me out of £40 for my phone, tried to charge me another £65 to fix my TV and then smiled happily while offering me £20 credit to use against all things pay per view (which will currently be impossible to watch unless I stump up the fore mentioned £65)
Throw in the fact the post office have lost an integral part of my costume for my next burlesque night out, my mother has tried to beat up the owner of the gay bar I frequent, my eye has been twitching for five days now and I just discovered Zooey F***ing Deschanel is in ANOTHER movie I just bought, I've not had a good week. Yeah, I'm getting to the point.
Deciding that it was in fact the grown up thing to do, I decided to get my mother a card and chocolates for her birthday despite being mightily unimpressed with her. At the same time I thought I would go and grab myself a four pack of blue wkd's. This of course would be too much to ask. They only had twelve packs, which, thanks to sky, I cannot currently afford. They did, however, have ONE four pack of Blueberry Bacardi Breezer. I decided to just give in and take it.
For those of you who are hermits, Bacardi is white Rum that has been around from 1862. Most people like to put the stuff in Coke (which, I'm told, is an incredibly gay drink) and is a key ingredient in mojitos (pronounced Mo-Hee-Toes), an incredibly disgusting drink that only serves to remind me why they tell you not to swallow mouthwash.
They do, however, own quite a lot of drinks now, including Martini, Drambuie whisky, Disaronno Amaretto, and some vodka I've never heard of. Yay for them. The use a bat against a red circle as their logo, but mostly it just makes me think that Batman is a bit of an alcoholic. Hmm.
Bacardi Breezers came along somewhere in the late 90's (if memory serves me right) and come in a good many flavours. The watermelon one is particularly good for making your father believe you are spewing up blood and trying for a minute to rush you to hospital before you explain the contents of your stomach to him in a rather blunt manner. Ahh memories.
After a while they released a "half sugar" range of breezers, aiming neatly at all those dieters who want reduced calories while boozing their tits off. Mysteriously, the half sugar range seems to have disappeared and in its place is a subtle new range of "100 calorie" breezers, which are a whole 5 calories lower than their half sugar predecessors. Who cares about that though, if I'm getting drunk I don't care how fat I look.
For a mere...well, less than four pounds anyway, you can get yourselves four of these rather weak looking drinks. The packaging is white and blue and is quite muted. Not half as vibrant as I want my drinks to be. I want them brimming with magical colours and ridiculous amounts of E numbers.
All I get in this one is a "refreshing blend of alcohol, Bacardi rum, fruit flavours and spring water." That's only of partial use to me (it's got booze in it so it's not ALL bad). Looking at the liquid inside the bottle, it too is disappointingly weak in colour. But, hey, who am I to judge. Oh yeah, I am ME! So, the colours are not a good sign for me.
---Down with the sickness---
The bottle reminds me there are just 100 calories in this 275ml bottle. This disappoints me as there are 244 in a decent bottle of blue wkd. I feel that's just bitching for bitching sake though. Then it tells me about the alcohol content of the bottle and I go right back to bitching. Only 4%!!! What am I supposed to do with that? That's a whole 0.5 percent less than my holy Wkd and less than some beers out there. This is a piss poor performance from Bacardi. With only 1.1 units per bottle and if I weren't a lazy douche, I'd be attempting to work out how much percentage points a shot of Bacardi would give you just so I could moan about how weak this breezer is. Either way, if I had gotten a four pack of blue Wkd I would have been a whole 2% more pished right now. This angers me.
---Open up the demon---
So now we get to the flavour. It's an alcopop so I expect it to be sweeter than a bag of sugar rolled in something else incredibly sweet then dipped in syrup. This stuff is bitter. Ok, so my face doesn't curl up like someone sucking a lemon but it isn't half as sweet as you would expect. Being honest though, none of the Breezers I've tasted so far have been all too sweet. I should have remembered that.
Also, in line with the others, I find this to be quite gassy. Full of fizz. Occasionally the fizz will over power the flavour. It reminds me of when you order juice in a fast food place and they have ran out of syrup. Just with a hint more flavour. Like gum that has been chewed on too long, after the first couple of sips it just looses it's flavour as your mouth gets used to it.
I believe that is all you need to know now. The stuff is crap to ok depending on exactly how much you need your alcohol fix. Other than that it's pretty much weak in every other department. Not much flavour, not much colour, not much alcohol. Not much fun. Given, you could probably stomach them for a whole night easier than you could other Alcopops...but where is the fun in that??
Brand: Bacardi / Type: Rum