Friday, December 19, 2008

Why buy Baileys?

One of the brands that's been most heavily promoted this Christmas - as it is most Christmasses - is the Irish cream liqueur Baileys.

The discounts look impressive admittedly. Tesco is selling it at £9.97 and Sainsbury's at £11 instead of £12.79 but given that it's only about 17% ABV you wonder why it costs that much in the first place.

For £9 you can buy a litre of Sainsbury's very decent (if you like this sort of thing) Taste the Difference Irish Cream Liqueur while Aldi is selling its own 'Specially Selected' Irish Cream Liqueur for just £4.99 which I thought was pretty good when I tried it this week - rich, creamy and caramelly with a good belt of whiskey. Serve it over ice and I doubt if anyone would notice.


  1. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


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  2. Thanks, Deborah - good to hear from you and glad you're enjoying it!

  3. Just discovered your blogs myself. Great stuff. I remeber a few years ago vising a rather nice bed and breakfast in Dingle, Kerry where, as part of breakfast you could get porridge with a shot of a cream liqueur over it. It was both unexpected and delicious! I imagine the Aldi offering would be great "cooking" Irish cream for such purposes as well as over ice.

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  4. Mmmmm - like the porridge'n'Baileys (or Baileys drinkalike) idea, Adeptus. Also once made a mean bread and butter pudding with a cream liqueur . . .