Step aside rosé, there’s a new drink in town claiming to be Prosecco, but without all those pesky calories.
UK based brand Thomson & Scott has released the world’s first ‘skinny prosecco’, and it claims to have just 67 calories (less than half an egg) and 7 grams of sugar per bottle.
"With so many other food and drink products cutting their sugar content; why shouldn't champagne too?,” Amanda Thompson told The Telegraph.
The Telegraph asked wine expert Victoria Moore to break down exactly how much better off you would be drinking the skinny version over the real deal.
"Brut champagne must by law contain no more than 12g of sugar per litre – same for Brut prosecco – and most of the big champagne brands contain less than that.
"For example, Veuve Clicquot orange label has about 8g per litre, so if you were to drink a whole litre of the Veuve rather than the 'skinny prosecco', you'd only be consuming one whole extra gram of sugar.
"You'd also have to drink a whole litre of the 'skinny prosecco' to save 5g of sugar against a normal Brut prosecco which is about 18 calories - probably the same as a Ryvita."
While Skinny Prosecco isn’t available here in Australia just yet, the company has plans to expand. So in the meantime w guess we'll just have to stick to real stuff.
Always remember to drink responsibly!