Do you want something festive for Xmas?
Do you have restrictions on alcoholic beverage drinking like me?
Do you want ginger in every application possible?
And do you live an inordinate distance from a Trader Joe’s?
You read that right – this is my “pregnancy champagne.”
Well, if any of these questions have you answering “yes,” see if your pre-celebration Aldi run can include some Sparkling Ginger Brew.
Since I’ve been saving this for Xmas time, I only got started a couple weeks ago with the Triple Ginger Brew from Trader Joe’s (which I got over Thanksgiving when in my mom’s more metropolitan neck of the woods). It was my son’s birthday and I thought that I should get the tasting started! Unfortunately I was the only one who wanted any, so the tasting was more of a marathon than a sprint.
Fast forward to 2 days before Christmas (yoday), and that same boy who turned 2 just a few weeks ago came down with the stomach flu. Now, he got pedialyte + apple juice, but mama was soothing the belly with some ginger ale!
So, I finished off my trader joes bottle and decided to start in on the Aldi version. Let me tell you – if you miss the TJ bottle of this spicy and sparkly drink, you won’t be left wanting when you have the Aldi version.
Trader Joe’s brew is a bit more up-front, and Aldi’s ale has a warming effect that comes in after a smoother entry than its competitor. I think anyone would be satisfied with the overall bite both of these bring.
I can’t remember price points, but they were comparable for sure. So we’re the ingredienta, which were and probably are basically the same. I would guess, however, the versions of ginger used differed slightly since the mouth effect was different between the two.
If you can’t get a nice mimosa on New Year’s Day like I probably won’t be able to, then hopefully take advantage of the fun experience this ginger ale brings!
So, from this pregnant lady to all of you, I wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a joyful New Year.I’ll see you in 2018!