A short update now on our ongoing battle between budget supermarkets Aldi and Lidl. Just one product this time, and the post is quite brief, but anyways; on with the show.
Lidl’s own brand irish cream is packaged very much in the standard style – a darkly coloured, squat bottle with a picture of a meadow – and is a disappointing 15% alcohol. Bucking the trend of so many of Lidl’s other alcoholic products though, this one is actually made in Ireland – and not then bottled in Germany. It costs £3.99 and is probably built on a base of Dundalgan Irish Whisky, which I haven’t tried.
Over ice, this is one of those brands that falls into the category of dirty Irish cream. It’s just thin and watery – little more than alcoholic milk. And the milk is skimmed. There is nothing luxurious about it – nothing overtly unpleasant either, aside from the fact of feeling a bit dirty.
Luckily though, it is absolutely fine in coffee.