The same difference: Ballycastle and Baileys Irish cream

The same difference Ballycastle


In my new post series, The Same Difference, I will am comparing a cheaper version of an item or product to it’s higher value equivalent and determining, in my opinion, whether the cheaper item is a reasonable substitute to save money. High price does not always mean high quality and brand does not always mean best. As all frugal types know, it pays to do your homework
This week I want to tell you all about Ballycastle Irish cream. I will choose 2 of my favourite qualities any item can have to describe Ballycastle: cheap and delicious!


Ballycastle is a cheap version of Baileys and let me tell you, it’s less than a third of the price and tastes very much the same. Maybe if you were to taste them side by side you could tell the difference but if you were handed a Ballycastle over ice you probably would think it is Baileys.
Baileys costs £14.00 for 700ml where as I pick the same quantity of Ballycastle up for just £4.29 from Aldi!
And if it couldn’t get better than that, I got given a gift set of three different flavours for Christmas; chocolate orange, caramel and mint chocolate, yum yum yum!

I’m giving Ballycastle Irish cream a big fat ‘Same’ seal of approval. 

PS. Do you drink Ballycastle? If you do, do you 
agree it’s the same difference as Baileys?

By Jenni Tulip

I'm a bright-haired, hill walking, magpie whispering, skull collecting, tree hugging, money saving, bird watching, happy campervanning, ferret fanatic, woodland dweller sharing my stories and passion for the outdoors to inspire you to immerse yourself in nature.

  • Anonymous

    That's a great tip – I shall look out for that when next in Aldi, thank you. A great idea for a series – look forward to reading more comparisons.

  • i loveee aldi! and irish cream 😉

  • I shop at Aldi but I haven't tried this. I always loved Baileys though but I decided I wasn't having a drink this year, I need to keep to my resolution! Will keep an eye on your other tried and tested items. x

  • Thanks! I hope you enjoy my future posts 🙂 I really recommend Aldi and their Irish cream.
    Jenni x

  • Me too! x

  • Good luck with your resolution! If you decide to ditch it then do it with Ballycastle 😉
    Jenni x

  • Anonymous

    I've made my way through many bottles of the Bally and it tastes exactly the same as Baileys! Yum

  • I think actually it is nicer than baileys. I was given the trio of different flavours as a Christmas present too and they're lovely!
    Aldi's also do a Pimms like drink called Austins which is great.

  • Anonymous

    I BUY BOTH THE BALLYCASTLE AND AUSTINS AND THERES NOT MUCH DIFFERENCE FROM THE ORIGINALS.GREAT TIP,MIX ONE THIRD BAILEYS TO TWO THIRDS BALLYCASTLE, YOUR BAILEYS GOES A LOT FURTHER