'I tried the amazing new Baileys flavour and it's cheaper on Amazon than in supermarkets'

A new flavour of Baileys is perfect year-round not just for Christmas
-Credit: (Image: Narin Flanders)


When it comes to festive food and drink, there are certain staples that encapsulate the taste of Christmas - from mince pies to pigs in blankets, large tubs of Celebrations to mulled wine. But for many, Baileys is a holiday essential and, as fans of the cream liqueur brand know, supermarkets have been offering significant discounts since October to entice us to indulge.

Narin Flanders of The Mirror is an admitted Baileys enthusiast but for many people it remains a winter beverage. However, Diageo, the company behind Baileys, has been doing everything possible to persuade shoppers to enjoy the iconic drink throughout the year.

There are now regular limited edition flavours released throughout the year, including mint, salted caramel, pina colada and even a Deliciously Light version with 40% fewer calories than Baileys Original and, in Narin's view, doesn't compromise on taste. But now, for a limited period, a new variant is creating quite a buzz among shoppers so she thought it would be good to give it a go. Here's how she got on:

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"The creators of Baileys Birthday Cake claim it tastes like sponge cake but that doesn't really do it justice. When you open the bottle you certainly get a subtle scent of cake and it's the delicious homemade kind, not a shrink-wrapped one from a petrol station.

Upon tasting, there's a delightful vanilla punch with a subtle buttercream undertone. While it retains the signature Baileys' alcohol warmth, the whiskey flavour isn't as dominant as in the Original, making it incredibly palatable without being overly sweet - though it's certainly a treat for those with a penchant for sugary delights, reports the Mirror.

Baileys recommends topping off a glass with whipped cream and sprinkles for the ultimate birthday beverage, and at that point, I reckon I'd find it more appealing than an actual cake. They also suggest drizzling it over ice cream, creating a birthday cake essence in a form suitable for a heatwave.

Having sampled numerous limited edition flavours over time, it's refreshing to see Birthday Cake Baileys priced reasonably - currently £17 on Amazon or £17.50 through a Morrisons shop, especially when demand often exceeds supply causing prices from online retailers to escalate.

While Birthday Cake Baileys isn't my top pick among all the limited edition flavours - that accolade goes to Mint Choc Shake, which boasts almost a dark chocolate taste without the cocoa overpowering the mint or the classic Baileys warmth - it certainly ranks highly in the range.

This Baileys Birthday Cake is an ideal gift for any Baileys aficionado, or even as a treat for oneself. It's lighter than the Original, making it a great summer evening drink.

I'm not alone in my admiration for this flavour. Currently, Baileys Birthday Cake boasts a 4.5 out of 5 rating on Amazon, with numerous customers lauding its taste and value for money.

Plus, it's currently cheaper on Amazon than in supermarkets, meaning you can have it delivered to your doorstep for less than the cost of going out.