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Aperol and Pimms beaten by supermarket own brands in blind taste test

APEROL and Pimms have been beaten by supermarket own-brand copycats in a blind taste test conducted by Which?.

The discounter’s Aperini Aperitif e Austin’s Classic Summer Punch both beat the original versions in taste, as well as on price, in the blind test.

Aldi's copycat Aperol is only £6.99

Aldi’s copycat Aperol is only £6.99

It means families looking for a tipple in the 23C heat this weekend can save moneyAND get a tastier drink.

Quale? asked a panel of 100 Brits to rate the flavour, “mouthfeel”, appearance and smell of Pimm’s and Aperolboth £15 for 700mlalong with two supermarket versions of each.

In the the head-to-head taste test, Quale? pitted Aperol against two supermarket aperitifs from Aldi and Sainsbury’s.

Aldi, the cheapest of the bunch, came out on top with a score of 74%, compared to the real deal, which scored 72%.

What were the results of the blind taste test?

Pimms

  • Aldi Austin’s Summer PunchScore: 72%, Prezzo: £7.49
  • Tesco Summer CupScore: 69%, Prezzo: £8
  • Pimm’s No. 1 – Score: 67%, Prezzo: £ 15

Aperol

  • Aldi AperiniScore: 74%, Prezzo: £6.99
  • AperolScore: 72%, Prezzo: £ 15
  • Sainsburys AperitivoScore: 69%, Prezzo: £8

The discounter’s Aperini£6.99 for 700mlwas the top tipple for four in 10 tasters and was more than 50% cheaper than Aperol, a saving of £8 per bottle.

In a separate test, the consumer group pitted Aldi and Tesco fruit-based gin cups against Pimm’s No.1.

Aldi’s Summer Punch£7.49 for 700mlwas the cheapest of the three drinks tested, but also the highest-rated overall, punteggio 72%.

More people picked it as their preferred drink compared to Tesco and Pimm’s, con 45% saying it was their favourite of the three.

Aldi's Pimms dupe is £7.50 cheaper than the original

Aldi’s Pimms dupe is £7.50 cheaper than the original
Pimms is £15 from Tesco

Pimms is £15 from Tesco
Aperol is usually £15 to buy from the supermarket

Aperol is usually £15 to buy from the supermarket

Tesco’s Summer Cup (£8 for 700ml) narrowly edged ahead of Pimm’s to take second place in their taste test, with a score of 69%.

It costs just 50p more per 700ml bottle compared to Aldi, giving Tesco shoppers a great value option for tasty summer cocktails.

In a separate taste test, Quale? domandò 100 people to rate Aperol against two supermarket aperitifs from Aldi and Sainsbury’s.

Again Aldi, the cheapest of the bunch, came out on top with a score of 74 per cento.

Aldi’s Aperini£6.99 for 700mlwas the top tipple for four in 10 tasters and was more than 50% cheaper than Aperol, a saving of £8 per bottle.

Sainsbury’s ownbrand alternative, an £8 bottle of Aperitivo narrowly came in third place scoring 69%.

It’s worth noting though that we’ve spotted that Morrisons has slashed the price of Aperol to just £10 ahead of the long weekend if you’re looking to save on the branded tipple.

If you’re after more bargain booze, then Asda is offering 25% off boxes of prosecco, wine and champagne this bank holiday weekend.

We’ve also got the low-down on how to cut costs on your booze bill as prices have risen post-lockdown.

Plus if you’re in a hurry to get the discount buys delivered to your door, Tesco has also launched a rapid delivery service to ferry groceries to customers within an hour.

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