Thursday, March 8, 2012

Skinny Girl Sangria

What's a girl to do when her foot might be the source of death for her?

Foot fetishists will be sorely disappointed. Also? Jesusf_ckingmotherofgod please stop bleeding, foot.


Drink.

So I tried Skinny Girl Sangria for the first time tonight. No, it wasn't free. No, I'm not being paid to review it. I'm just sharing. 'Cause I kind of was suckered by the "skinny girl" part.

I'm drinking it now. My first thought was that it smelled kind of like cow poo... or something else I couldn't place. It feels almost thick like ice wine, but it's only supposed to have 110 calories per 125mL.

For those of you wondering, you don't mix it with anything, you just drink it as if it were a regular pre-made sangria. Which it is. But with a different kind of taste that I can't place.

It tastes reasonable. It has potassium sorbate and no sugar. It looks like thick apple juice. It has floaties in it. OH WAIT - NO, that's just because I re-used a glass that has Great Dane fur in it. My bad.

When I looked at the nutritional info when I was in the liquor store, I had no idea if that was even good, since most wine and other coolers don't print the calories. Or, well, if they do, I am too hammered to ever read the labels. I'd say it's worth trying once to see if you like it. We're not talking about Cristal here.

I'm drinking it, but I'm still overweight. Damn false advertising.


Based on the cost (I think I paid $15 for 750mL), it is decent enough, but I'd rather have red wine at full calories (which has to be comparable, but I am too goddamn lazy to Google that sh*t). Or get that lovely gut rot that comes with more than one Smirnoff Ice vodka cooler.

Okay, the nutritional info on the Skinnygirl website says it has 132 calories and 22.5 grams of carbs per 5 oz.

Also? The more I drink of it, the better it tastes, so don't trust a word I am saying.

It's nice for a change. And nice if you are trying to numb yourself to the realities of life and death.

You know, not to be dramatic.

Has anyone else tried this stuff, and if so, what did you think?



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40 comments:

  1. $15.....
    Holy shite I could get 3 boxes of wine for that.
    Cheers, Sausage

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    1. @Sausage Fingers - We NEED box wine in Ontario, dammit!

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    2. helppp, i want to know what is the best, great delicious tasting wine for a great price..... for a very special occassion..anyone? :]

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    3. @Vanessa - It really depends on your personal taste, red or white, sweet or dry, the type of notes/flavours you prefer, blah blah blah.

      Tell me more and I can tell you what I like. Not that I am an expert by any stretch of the imagination...

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    4. @ Stephanie C... we have boxed wine in Ontario!! I have been buying it for years... Where exactly in Ontario are you talking about where the LCBO does not carry boxed wine?

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    5. @Cathy - I honestly haven't seen it, but maybe I am not looking in the right spot! I'm just outside of the Toronto area...

      What brand(s) is/are there?

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  2. Box wine rocks.

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    1. @tollyfaye - Hi there! Thanks for commenting. And as I said to SF above, I need boxed wine here!

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  3. Never tried it. I'll stick with my Barefoot wine. Since sangria is super easy to make I stopped buying it. This way i can load it up with fruit, suck down the juice and then eat the intoxicatingly delicious fruit pieces. Om nom nom!

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    1. @Michael - But "making" = effort... but the alcoholic fruit does sound tastier and healthier!

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    2. Honey, that barefoot wine is off the chain, piton grigio...bullucks

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  4. I'm amused by the idea of nutritional information on a bottle of booze. But for $15, you can get a bottle of Cake Vodka, which is infinitely better tasting and plays well with anything. Then at least you can mix it with your fruit juices and get some actual nutritional value from them.

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    1. @blissflower1969 - I know, I meant to go back and put air quotes (aka ") around nutritional, because it is pretty funny.

      Can you get Cake Vodka in Canada? Does it taste like cake?

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  5. Yeah, I got the skinny girl margarita, and I didn't lose any weight. I think I wasn't supposed to drink the whole bottle in one night.

    Live and learn, I guess.

    But I found something almost awesome last night. "Bud Light Platinum". I know, I know. Bud light. But it's a beer that only has 137 calories, and is 6% alcohol. Some kind of magic there. Also, the bottle is blue.

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    1. @Leauxra - I think you must have to drink MORE of it to be effective, right?

      I can't drink beer though. It makes me barf and it's got gluten (but mostly because of the barf part). Sounds great for a beer drinker though!

      *Trying to pretend I have a clue about beer, even though I haven't had it since grade 10...*

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    2. U guys r stupid it's not supposed
      Make u lose weight

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    3. @Anonymous - NO WAY!?! /sarcasm font.

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  6. well shut the front door - SKINNY GIRL?!? That's just insane. Way to play up on all our insecurities mutha fuckin person who made this shit up. Wait. Wasn't it that silly housewife of some-way-too-rich-area? Anywhooooo

    Drink wine. It's cheap, we all look glamorous when we drink it, and no one cares if you are pouring it from a box. Win/Win. Also? get's you drunk waaaaay faster than those 'light' shit drinks.

    My advice is free. You're welcome

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    1. @Carmen - That's the one - Bethanny VonSkeletor. I do prefer a nice red. Or a cheap red. Or the biggest glass of red. You know, a real wine snob, I am.

      I was surprised that the skinny girl gave me the buzz it did, but it was very shortlived. Plus, I had Smirnoff Ice Light before it (by accident).

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    2. I am super glad you said "by accident" because it was almost friends-off. seriously. A SMIRNOFF ICE? Tsk Tsk

      Red wine's the shit. In the biggest glass you can find. Cheers!

      (PS: VonSkeletor is FUCKING AWESOME)

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    3. @Carmen - My bad. That was a close call.

      Thanks for the laugh about VonSkeletor.
      And I am currently searching out the biggest glass I own to open some red tonight. YAY!

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  7. I like the saying "Well Shut The Front Door". My wife says it.
    Also, now I know what the toe next to my little is called.
    Hope your baby toe doesn't kill you.

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    1. @MarkD60 - Thanks for stopping in and leaving a comment! I love new faces.

      Yes, the lesser known wonky toe is often forgotten.

      I hope it doesn't kill me, too, but you should see the LOOKS that thing gives me some times...

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  8. I've never tried this wine. I'm not crazy about wine, my fav is beer or sparkling fruit drinks (I can't remember what they are called).

    Do you have a serious infection in your foot? It sounds like it. If you are on antibiotics alcohol can interfere with them working. I hope your little footsie will be okay.

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    1. @Belle - Do you mean alcoholic sparkling fruit drinks? If so, do share the name.

      I might have melanoma. Had a really sketchy mole removed. Actually two - there was another in my ear. Awaiting test results.

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  9. Now following your blog and thankies for the comments on mine :) I must say I've barfed up a lot of winebeerliquor you name it, but I haven't tried the skinny drinks. Thinking maybe i should! :))

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    1. @Hey Monkey Butt - I suppose if you barf it up, it doesn't really matter in the end, right? ;)

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  10. Just bought my first bottle of Skinny Girl Sangria. I am a fan of Bethaney's though she can get on my nerves. I was so excited to try it!! Well, I was disappointed, as I love me some sangria. It does not taste like sangria at all!! I COULD get used to it, I guess. I really wanted to LOVE this drink, but it ain't gonna happen...

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    1. @Anonymous - I like Bethenny Frankel quite a bit. She's spunky. But in terms of the sangria, as I said, I'd prefer a standard full calorie glass of red wine.

      Thanks for taking the time to comment, and happy beverage-ing!

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  11. We DO have boxed wine in Ontario !

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    1. @Anonymous - What kind and what do I ask for? Does it give you a wicked hangover? ;)

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  12. i tried the pina colada.. it tastes watered down, so im thinking it does have less calories.. its not supposed to make u lose, but rather help u not gain a whole bunch of empty calories while drinking. i dont think its bad at all.

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    1. @Anonymous - I realize about the weight loss, I was just being silly. How awesome would it be to DRINK away weight? I think half of all the people I know would be drunk off their butts all the time.

      I don't think the Skinny Girl Sangria tastes bad, I just prefer a regular red wine to it. I haven't tried the pina colada, though. What is the alcohol base to it?

      Thanks for commenting.

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  13. It tastes and smells like vomit in a glass. Margaritas are awesome though, just stick to that.

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    1. @Anonymous - Having never drank a glassful of vomit, I can't confirm or deny your statement. Though I have puked enough in my lifetime.

      It admittedly has a smell that isn't too terribly alluring. It tasted okay to me, but like I said, I prefer red wine for sure.

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  14. I tried it tonight. I thought it was pretty good. But, I did get it for only $3.25 a bottle so it was worth the gamble. Either no one in my town likes the taste or just didn't want to pay $15 a bottle so they had it on clearance LOL

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    1. @Amanda Smith - That is an amazing price! Here in Ontario, Canada, the price of booze is set by the province. So if they have a sale, you might get a few dollars off, but never any clearance booze.

      Sucks to be us on that one!

      Glad you enjoyed it, and thanks for taking the time to comment. Do you think you'd buy it again? Either full price or $3.25?

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  15. I just bought this the night before last. I've been curious about it for a while so I decided to try it instead of my usual. The first night I went back and forth on the taste. Bad at first, an hour later ... decent (really late) aftertaste. Decided to have another glass last night. Revelation ... it's cheap beer in a wine bottle. Bleck! Think about it. The color, the smell, the taste ... beer, beer, beer. Well at least now I know. No more Skinnygirl for me. I'll be fat and heart healthy with my favorite red.

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  16. Interesting... the skinnygirl sangria i bought last night was not the color of apple juice... it looked like white wine in the bottle! havent busted it open yet, but maybe i need to taste it before i center my birthday cupcakes around (self-concocted sangria cupcakes, thought i'd do a white cake with this tossed in; add a white chocolate grand marnier ganache in the middle and maybe a strawberry vodka buttercream on top :))

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  17. I thought it was deeelish
    but the best kick butt sangria
    Is at the Cheesecake Factory

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