Many UK Ciders have less apples in them than you think !


In the UK, cider manufacturers do not HAVE to put the ingredients of their ciders on the bottle.

As a result, YOU may not know exactly what it is you're drinking - or how much apple juice is in it.


(Here's what we found out when we did a bit of research)

1. Blenkinsop, Philip (20 December 2012). "Insight: Cider, the golden apple of brewers' eyes"]

2.  1st September, 2010- [Source: GOV.UK. Notice 162 Cider Production. Clause 30]


3* [source: Jarvis 1993]
3` [source: Ministry of Agriculture statistics for the UK (1999)]

3^ [source: Juice Content in Ciders - FSA Project Q 01057A ]


4. {Source} :http://allaboutbeer.com/apple-juice-concentrate-cider/

5. {Source} :http://allaboutbeer.com/apple-juice-concentrate-cider/

For balance, we would like to say that there are some amazing, all natural UK ciders out there - it's not our job to name check them, but they're the ones shouting about their provenance too.

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So what's the rest of it made of ?

The simple answer is - either other fruits, grains etc or apple concentrate. It's a lot cheaper than the apples themselves. But as you can imagine, it does have its downsides.