Alska | Is it The New 'IT' Cider


I tried so many varied alcoholic drinks over 2019 and never got around to posting about them all. Now, I no longer drink alcohol - many reasons, health and wellbeing being the main priority. I've now not had anything to drink for over 100 days however, that doesn't mean that some of these reviews (items purchased myself) shouldn't be shared, especially if they are super good or super bad. This is one of my favourites so felt you really should know more about the brand.  

Aldi has always been a great place to pick up cheaper brand alternatives to the big names. Cider is no exception here, and, what they have to offer is a major game-changer in the world of budget drinking especially if you're a fan of the more popular high street brands such as Kopparberg and Rekorderlig. 



Alska, is the brainchild of the Swedish Cider Company in Stockholm and their goal is to create the best-tasting fruit cider in the land. Did they achieve this? 

Well, let's find out.....

First off I am partial to cider. But, I'm not overly keen on the dry stuff. I prefer the sweeter, fruity flavours that brand's like Rekorderlig or Kopparberg offer and are widely known for because they are easy to get down and thirst-quenching in the Summer heat. So when I heard that Aldi offered something similar to these I initially didn't believe it because other big brands have tried to head the flavoured cider market and failed miserably. But I am a man who likes to save his precious coin so taste-testing this brand was a must. 

First off Alska cider will set you back a frivolous £1.49 per bottle. It's a huge difference in price to the other brands which range from £2.10 upwards to £3 per bottle. It's really like getting a buy one get one free, but does the taste compare? 

The first taste I was pleasantly surprised as the flavour range is what you would expect (or at least hope for). There are a lot of similarities to the other big brands that's for sure. 


The range includes: 


Strawberry and Lime

♥ Nordic Berries
♥ Peach and Raspberry
♥ Pure Pear, 
♥ Pear  and Lychee
♥ Apple Cinnamon
♥ Winter Spices
♥ Lemon and Ginger. 

I've not tried all of the flavours, but I will be keeping my eyes peeled for the Cinnamon and Winter Spices (!!!). The flavours that I did try were all drinkable. All tasty. None were forced down. They were very much like their more expensive counterparts. 

One thing I noticed is that Alaska is sweeter and less carbonated which is great for you guys who have stomach issues. It's also gluten-free and suitable for vegans, if you look for those things when purchasing your grog then Alska is a sure bet. 

So, do I recommend this over the higher-priced alternatives? 

Absolutely! 


Aldi has lived up to its reputation with this range and continues to deliver top quality merchandise while keeping the price within reason. Will I be choosing this brand over Kopparberg or Rekorderlig...? 


For the time-being yes I will drink this alongside my favourites from Kopparberg and Rekorderlig, after all, they are keep bringing out awesome new flavours. 

Connor

Statement: Purchased Myself

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