Sainsbury Basics Lager

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  1. Inge Jones

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    I dunno if anyone's posted about this before, but I have just discovered Sainsbury's Basics Lager. It's delicious and only 57Kcal a can, so most of us could have a can or two without wrecking the diet. Also it's 2% alcohol so at least you're actually having a drink, not a pretend drink :D
     
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    Sounds good to me :D My fav cider is something like 250 cals a pint :eek:
     
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    I phoned them and asked if they would consider making a similar cider, because I actually prefer cider but usually it is too strong, and like you say too high in calories for me.
     
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    Something like that would be really good for me - cider seems to be pretty horrifically high in cals - lately have been having a glass of rose wine instead..
     
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    25ml shot of vodka is 55cals... I know which I'd prefer :p
     
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    Can understand that :p - Strangely for me spirits seem to get me drunk without me feeling it - very odd!

    Am happier with cider or wine for me (or Port shhhh)
    but I can see me having far less cider in the near future, and I can only really handle 2 glasses of wine..
     
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    Sainsburys low alcohol czech lager is only 20 cals a bottle, I think it's very palatable & it goes down nicely with a drop of sugar free lime squash :eek:)

    I do wish there was a low calorie cider too, my favourite tipple.
     
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    I love the Sainsbury's Basics lager :p
    How do you know the calories? I can't find it on their site or on the can itself.
     
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    I phoned their customer care line. The woman who answered then had to phone some other place to find out lol!
     
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    Oh well done :D Think I might just have a another now.
     
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    Finally got round to getting some to try, is nice!
     
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    My husband has started drinking the Basics bitter. The price and strength is the same, but the flavor changes all the time! At least the lager always tastes the same.
     
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    Inge when you phoned to ask for the cals I don't suppose they have you any other details like the carbs for eg?
     
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    I didn't ask anything else, as I am purely on fat, salt and calory control. I knew the fat and salt would be negligible :D
     
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    LOL yes, fair bet that one
     
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