8 August 2020

Rhubarb & Pink Grapefruit Premium Cider (Aldi) By @SpectreUK

Älska Rhubarb & Pink Grapefruit Premium Cider

I may have mentioned a few times in the past how much I love the flavour of rhubarb. Even earlier this week I wrote about how much I'd enjoyed a glass of rhubarb mead wine. Well I also love grapefruit juice too. I have it on some mornings for breakfast these days. I used to have it for a treat by the bucket load to wash down my vast English Breakfasts whilst staying in a hotel. Unfortunately it'll be a long time before we go on holiday somewhere, probably later on next year.
I've decided that I'll drink more grapefruit juice when I get back to regular work. I used to eat a banana for breakfast, and another with my lunch, but I'm on strict calorie counting ad infinitum due to the rehabilitation of my knee and keeping my weight down, so will most likely go with a liquid breakfast when I get back to regular day to day life in general.
This Rhubarb & Pink Grapefruit Premium Cider appeals to both my love of rhubarb and my love of grapefruit juice. The Swedish Cider Company, Älska, created this Vegan friendly, gluten free, 4% volume rhubarb and pink grapefruit flavoured pear cider. I also like pear cider, so all good here in the description, but what does it taste like?
On opening the can there was a cheerful fizz. It's been an extremely hot afternoon and after my usual weights and mat exercises this morning I could really do with something that refreshes me, as well as a few extra calories to help wash down the protein from my tuna sandwich and Scotch Egg on the side. There was a heavy smell of pink grapefruit with a little rhubarb and pear at the back of the aroma. On taste this pinkish fizzy cider has an initial strong flavour of pink grapefruit. The sourness from the pink grapefruit is soothed almost immediately by a sweetness from the rhubarb and a faint alcoholic buzz and fruitiness from the pear cider.
This Rhubarb & Pink Grapefruit Premium Cider is definitely a keeper. I'll have to get a few more cans in. Here are some of my all time favourite flavours wrapped in a 330ml can of refreshing goodness. It is perfect for a lazy afternoon in the sun with a good book, or on a hot steamy night with a good thriller on the box. Personally I enjoyed it cold, on it's own, and not on the rocks!

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