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Armula - Make mine a large one please - A taste of the exotic in the lovely cold UK!
Member Name: thriftygiftyisme
Advantages: Creamy, fruity, taste of the exotic
My guilty pleasure at Christmas, while I deserve a treat after wrapping all the Christmas presents.
=How I came across Armula=
About 15 years ago wondering around duty free shop in Tunisia, I spotted this bottle on the shelf, I was instantly curious, as I had never seen the brand before, and the picture had an elephant on the front, and also it was on offer. As I love Baileys, I thought I can Baileys anywhere, and thought I'd take a chance.
The bottle is a brown glass bottle, gold screw top, a gold tassel around the neck of the bottle, and a picture of an elephant on the label. With the description that it was a liqueur, with a 17% volume of alcohol and was made from a fruit called the Matula fruit with is native to Africa, and then matured for two years and then is blended with cream.
The first thing that you notice is the smell, it is a sweet smell but not over powering, you get a aroma of fruit, the nearest to describe the smell to would be a cross between a apricot and a peach. It's a creamy liquor, similar to a Baileys but a thinner consistency. It's lovely served over ice, and when you drink it just goes so smoothly and you feel a warm taste. The drink has an element of sweetness, and it's not one that you would drink to get drunk on.
This is as gorgeous when poured over vanilla ice-cream, it enhances the taste of the ice-cream.
I'm pleased to say that you now buy this from Tesco, - it is around £15 a bottle, for 70cl. But it is defiantly worth it, and once you've drunk this your love it. I can't recommend it highly enough
Summary: A beautiful drink, and it lovely any time of the year, thou its my guilty pleasure at Christmas