For the final part of my budget brand Christmas food experiment I had the task of trying out the bucks fizz I’d purchased from Asda and Lidl – a popular tipple at Christmas time. It’s a tough job but somebody’s got to do it! And for this task DJ deigned to join in. Unfortunately my local Aldi was sold out of theirs, so I was unable to try it out. So if you’ve been luck enough to find some, do let me know what you think of it.
First up was Asda’s bucks fizz, costing a credit crunching £1.84 for 75cl. I was pleasantly surprised. It was very quaffable and orangey in flavour, with little bits of fruit in it. But then I like my booze sweet. DJ complained that while it was perfectly drinkable it tasted more like fizzy orange juice than bucks fizz, and he had a point. The alcoholic volume was only 3.9 per cent which would explain why.
In comparison the Lidl bucks fizz, more expensive at £2.99 for 75 cl, had a more bitter alcoholic flavour to it, tasting more like a true bucks fizz. And unsurprisingly, the alcohol volume with this product was higher at 5.5 per cent. It was also very drinkable and out of the two bottles was our preferred product.
Asda bucks fizz £1.84 – 5/10
Verdict: Very pleasant and an excellent price, but more like fizzy orange than a bucks fizz.
Lidl’s bucks fizz – 7/10
Verdict: Quaffable, more expensive than the Asda version but a more faithful bucks fizz.
Have a great weekend xxx Piper.
Which stores do you think are best for budget Christmas booze?
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