Breaking the pattern
I have to admit, this end of week sabotage has been a bit of a cycle for me - and I think I’ve finally found a way to break it. I recently had the opportunity to try Black Tower’s new offering - B Secco White and B Secco Rosé. At just 65 calories and 5.5% ABV - this is a tiny 3 SYNS per glass. I’m thinking to myself — this has the potential to be a game changer.
As summer gets into a groove many of us feel the seasonal shift toward refreshing, fruity, fancy fizzy drinks of a Saturday evening. Typically this has us reaching for cider, wine or prosecco. Make one wrong move with our choices however, and our syns for the week are thrown off -- undoing all of the good work for the week. To put this into perspective, here are a couple of summer faves and their syn values:
Pint bottle of Original Bulmers: 12.5 syns (up to 16 for a flavoured version.)
Kopparberg Original / Pear (12/15 syns respectively)
Small glass of white wine: 6 syns
Glass of Rosé wine: 4.5 syns
The Taste Test
I fancy myself as a bit of a Connoisseur de Booze, sure I’ve been at this game for almost 20 years! So, quality is important - a sparkling drink needs a bit of complexity. I’ve tried other “low-calorie” offerings and this is where they fall short - there is often something lacking.
Myself and my pal Maria found the perfect occassion to try a glass of the B Secco Rosé. I had just “proposed” to her to be my bridesmaid, and we were having a little celebration with a few tines in my sunny back garden. We both enjoyed it immensely - it has that celebratory sparkling zing, gorgeous fruit flavour (but not overly sweet) and it even tasted… expensive. We polished off the bottle happily-- by then I had only used 9 of my daily syns!
Availability / Cost
The clincher here is that at the time of writing, they are on sale in Tesco Ireland for a mere €5 for a bottle - normally €6.99. A little birdie told me that there are also two more offerings to be released soon in Tesco Ireland - B Fruitiful Strawberry and B Fruitiful Passionfruit - which will be only 55 calories (only 2.5 syns per glass)
So find an occasion and round up your pals, and enjoy this summery delight guilt free!