I love doing reviews and even though I have been getting behind with the list of goodies I’ve been getting lately do know that those reviews will soon be posted.
I recently was given the chance to try Michelob’s new product called ULTRA Light Cider. The sponsor’s site happens to be Anheuser-Busch first cider produced and distributed in the United States so this should be one reason to try this product. When I see “Light” in a title, I almost always assume it has some fake sugar added to the product so I skip it and do not even buy it.
Hard cider is one drink I was first introduced when I moved to Michigan. It was November 2009 and we went to an apple farm in St. John where we drank hot apple cider, consumed donuts and purchased our first bottle of fresh hard cider. Yes, hard cider is an alcoholic drink, for those who have never tried it. When I drank it I knew it had alcohol and it was smooth and crisp at the same time. I also knew it was a combination of apples and grapes with perfect carbonation. How many calories in a glass of that drink? It was estimated that there was about 195 calories per glass.
Why share that information with you? Well I knew that consuming alcohol was not calorie-free so why not choose something that had the minimum amount without the fake ingredients?
Michelob’s ULTRA Light Cider has 120 calories per serving and is naturally gluten-free made with all-natural ingredients and lightly sweetened with stevia. Yes, STEVIA! It has a total of 6 grams of sugar that comes in the form of dextrose too.
What makes cider different than beer? Well, cider’s process is similar to that of beer but it does not use barley or hops. Instead the brewing process only includes apples. Michelob’s ULTRA Light Cider is a great alternative to champagne, white wine and as I stated before, even traditional ciders. Check out this process: