Alska | Cider's New Blood

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? 

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 and Winter Spices and finally, 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 Alska 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? 


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. 

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  1. This is such a good cider alternative. You get to have a good cider while saving some moolah.

  2. I love fruit ciders, I really need to get down to Aldi and buy some!

  3. There are so many fruit ciders on the market however I love the sound of the flavour combinations of the Alska.

  4. I am glad that it shares similarities with Koppenberg as I am a big fan. I like the sound of the upcoming cinnamon spice flavour, that sounds lush x

  5. We're huge Aldi fans at our house, and their products never disappoint! My husband would love the fruit ciders, especially the strawberry and lime. I think I'll surprise him and pick some up the next time I stop in for groceries. x

  6. My friends love Aldi too so I guess I couldn't agree more on this post. As for me I'd go on the kiwi lime cider.

  7. I buy this for my partner and he loves the berry one x

  8. Strawberry and Lime?! I'm there! These sound delicious and definitely something I'd buy on a day like today! xxx

  9. The cinnamon and winter spice one sounds nice I'll keep a look out for that.


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