Gluten Free Products
Woodchuck Hard Cider
It’s no secret I like to talk to cute boys, and it’s also no secret that I like to spread the gluten free word, so naturally when a cute boy is serving me my alcohol, he will find out that I am gluten free. On a recent trip to the Lake Erie Island of Put-in-Bay, I did the above things [met cute boy, talked about being gluten free], which ultimately led to a life-altering, alcoholic beverage experience. I had my first EVER taste of gluten free Woodchuck Hard Cider, given to me by the oh so handsome bartender. Boy, oh boy is that stuff tasty!!
After being handed Woodchuck’s Amber hard cider and taking my first sip, I realized I had been missing out on this wonderful product for far too long. The first thing to run through my mind was the fact that I would have to write a review of this beverage for my readers [that are over the age of 21 of course]. Not too long after, I contacted Woodchuck directly and explained my mission: write an awesome review of their products. That mission is now being accomplished as we speak.
I was sent three different flavors of the hard cider just a few weeks later - Summer, Granny Smith, and Private Reserve Ginger. The first flavor I decided to try was Summer, and after using my new handy-dandy Woodchuck bottle opener key chain, I tipped the bottle back and took my first sip. My picky taste buds approved of the refreshing taste, and I proceeded to drink the rest of the bottle.
The next flavor of Woodchuck I tried was Granny Smith. Seeing that I like the traditional Granny Smith apple, I figured I would enjoy that same taste infused with booze [I mean, how could you go wrong?]. The flavor was, once again, very refreshing, and had just the right balance of Granny Smith-ness vs. “hard”-ness. You all know I have very girly taste buds as well, so the fact that I enjoy a hard cider means that it deserves two thumbs up.
The final flavor that I have experienced thus far in my Woodchuck journey is their Private Reserve Ginger. I was a little wary before trying this since I’m not usually gung-ho about ginger when it is a spice in my food, but I thought I’d give Woodchuck the benefit of the doubt. So, after taking my first sip, I was pleasantly surprised! I did in fact enjoy the apple + ginger taste, and definitely went back for more. But, one criticism I do have for this flavor is its calorie content of 250 per bottle.
Seeing that it is summertime and I am trying to keep this bikini bod on point [key word = trying], a beverage containing the amount of calories that the Private Reserve Ginger has is a bit of a no-no for me. What I advise all you calorie conscious, hard cider drinkers is to try the Private Reserve Ginger flavor [because it really is quite tasty], but stick with a different flavor of Woodchuck when drinking on the regular. Granny Smith cider has 160 calories/bottle, so that will most likely be my first choice. The Amber cider has 200 calories/bottle, and Summer cider has 210 calories/bottle, which aren’t exactly stellar, but still a better bikini-loving alternative.
In conclusion, I most definitely approve of Woodchuck Hard Cider, and I advise everyone [over 21] to try!
Disclaimer: Please drink responsibly.