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Apple Cider vs Juice

Frankie's picture

Okay, so I am at the market and they have apple cider on sale (store brand) and it looks identical to the apple juice. What gives? Are juice and cider interchangable terms?

I saw some other cider which was much darker and had bits of pulp in it. That's the cider with which I am familiar.

Can anyone explain what's going on?

Oh yeah, I bought some of each as the weather is very cold and I love hot apple cider and juice. It doesn't give me the same bump as coffee - which I love - but it is somehow soothing and keeps me from operating at hyper-speed.

Anyway, I bought and tasted each. No difference in flavor - cold, room temp, or hot.

Frankie


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Flay your Suffolk bought-this-morning sole with organic hand-cracked pepper and blasted salt. Thrill each side for four minutes at torchmark haut. Interrogate a lemon. Embarrass any tough roots from the samphire. Then bamboozle till it's al dente with that certain je ne sais quoi.

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msm-s's picture

(post #33546, reply #1 of 4)

until an expert comes along, i'll state my opinion that the clear "cider" is simply misnamed; perhaps a marketing ploy to make it sound cozy and better.

MarineEngineer's picture

(post #33546, reply #2 of 4)

Check out the wiki entry on apple cider

Marine Engineer

Frankie's picture

(post #33546, reply #3 of 4)

"Nevertheless, some large U.S. corporations continue to market the same clear, filtered, processed, and pasteurized apple juice as "apple cider", particularly in urban supermarkets, where customers might be less likely to notice the difference."

Just as I suspected. Bastards! All of them.

Frankie


Flay your Suffolk bought-this-morning sole with organic hand-cracked pepper and blasted salt.
Thrill each side for four minutes at torchmark haut. Interrogate a lemon.
Embarrass any tough roots from the samphire. Then bamboozle till it's al dente with that certain je ne sais quoi.

Arabella Weir as Minty Marchmont - Posh Nosh


Flay your Suffolk bought-this-morning sole with organic hand-cracked pepper and blasted salt. Thrill each side for four minutes at torchmark haut. Interrogate a lemon. Embarrass any tough roots from the samphire. Then bamboozle till it's al dente with that certain je ne sais quoi.

Arabella Weir as Minty Marchmont - Posh Nosh


TracyK's picture

(post #33546, reply #4 of 4)

I think real apple cider is pressed from the whole fruit (skin, core, and all) whereas apple juice is pressed from the apple flesh only... but don't quote me on that!


For grocery store puposes, the most genuine apple cider is generally found in the refrigerated section. :-)


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