In the name of health and well-being I decided to try this week's cider - Strongbow Clear, a low sugar & low carb cider. I haven't seen another like this on the market - the reasons of which became evident fairly quickly.
Let me tell you why...
In terms of flavour, this cider fails to deliver - it tastes as if they have taken a standard cider and heavily diluted it with water. It is definitely lower in sugar - however I think it is sweet enough. It's as if the flavour is missing rather than the sugar. That said, if you need to lower your carb intake - this is probably the cider for you. As for me, I'll stick to the others on the market.
In terms of apple - I was unable to notice any distinct flavour characteristics. It has a slightly dry finish, however that's as good as it gets.
I shared this one with Girlfriday and she quickly decided she could not finish it. I had to agree. Sorry Strongbow - we're not a fan.
At 5% alcohol, this 355ml bottle will provide you with 1.4 standard drinks. Overall, it's a great concept but unfortunately the absence of flavour lets this one down.
$2.99 per 355ml bottle
$14.99 per pack of six
$47.99 per case of 24
Available: Dan Murphy's and other mainstream bottle shops.
On a happier note, we all ventured down to gorgeous Kangaroo Valley yesterday for a lovely road trip. Have you ever visited? Did you see the old suspension bridge?