Jacques Cider 2 for £5 @ ASDA
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Jacques Cider 2 for £5 @ ASDA

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Found 3rd Apr 2008Made hot 3rd Apr 2008
Jacques cider, 2 750ml bottles for £5, normally £3.57 per bottle.

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Original Poster

Why is 2 for £6 hot, but 2 for £5 cold???

Makes you laugh don't it!! It's already had my HOT vote - love a bottle of cider every now and then!:thumbsup:

this stuff is liquid gold!! voted hot! though it isnt ALOT cheaper than the normal price.

hawkio;1824948

this stuff is liquid gold!! voted hot! though it isnt ALOT cheaper than … this stuff is liquid gold!! voted hot! though it isnt ALOT cheaper than the normal price.



Every penny counts!!:)

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hawkio;1824948

this stuff is liquid gold!! voted hot! though it isnt ALOT cheaper than … this stuff is liquid gold!! voted hot! though it isnt ALOT cheaper than the normal price.



£3.57 + £3.57 = £7.14

£2.14 saving :thumbsup:

hawkio;1824948

this stuff is liquid gold!! voted hot! though it isnt ALOT cheaper than … this stuff is liquid gold!! voted hot! though it isnt ALOT cheaper than the normal price.



What??? £3.56 in Tesco normally, though its on 2 for £6 at the mo. Bought 1 last time and had to get a special promise voucher to get the other as there was no stock. Even with my staff discount its £5.40 so this is a good offer. HOT.

Voted hot

HOT. Anyone tried the new one? Saw it in tesco yesterday

wouldn't a big bottle of strongbow and some cordial be cheaper?

guerilla;1825206

wouldn't a big bottle of strongbow and some cordial be cheaper?



It would certainly be... different :whistling:

its not that expensive round or way ive seen this at 2.80- a bottle regularly

Costs an arm and a leg this stuff in the local boozer

hawkio;1825229

its not that expensive round or way ive seen this at 2.80- a bottle … its not that expensive round or way ive seen this at 2.80- a bottle regularly



Wheres that?

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hawkio;1825229

its not that expensive round or way ive seen this at 2.80- a bottle … its not that expensive round or way ive seen this at 2.80- a bottle regularly



£2.80 + £2.80 is still £5.60. :-D:w00t:

Slightly off topic but here goes. I'm not an expert in cider but I really like French (Normandy) stuff. It actually tastes of apples rather than the water-downed-dishwater, British stuff I've tasted. I'm not one of these 'real ale' people but after you've tasted decent cider you never want to go back. My only criterion is that the stuff should taste as though it's actually made from fermented apples, not dish rags and suger. What is wrong with British cider makers? Or is it that British cider drinkers will drink anything if there's an expensive label on the outside or a company throws millions at an advertising campaign (witness Magners and Bulmers at the moment)? We (ok....you....I'm Irish) grow some of the best apples in the world (in terms of taste) but the majority of the cider made here is bloody awful.

And this 'Jacques' stuff (which sounds French but is made by Strongbow, and on which I wasted my money trying a bottle a few weeks ago) is more of the same. Firstly, it's not cider; it's labelled as 'fruit cider'. So God knows what goes into it. All I know is that it tastes too sweet and has a chemically unpleasant after taste reminiscent of an 'alco-pop'......if you like that kind of thing; some people do.

So far in my quest to find a decent tasting, inexpensive cider that's available in supermarkets (and I've been on this mission for months now; spending ridiculous amounts on some bottles) the only thing I've come up with is Sainsbury's 'Slightly Sparkling French' medium cider. It comes in champagne-type bottles with a champagne-type cork. It's about 15p a bottle more expensive than this Jacques dishwater (at the offer price) and normally costs less. It actually tastes like it's made of apples (hurrah!) although it has a hint of tannin that gives it a roughness that I don't particularly like. Normally I hate Sainsbury's (over priced) but I make a special trip every once in a while and stock up. I get strange looks at the check-out but who cares!

For those of you who have never tasted proper cider, give this deal a miss and try the Sainsbury's stuff and then come back to this thread and tell me that you'll ever want to go back.

Does anyone know of any other decent and inexpensive cider available in supermarkets (or off-licences) or even something available on mail order? I've not been to Morrison's (I live in London) or Somerfield (God between us and all harm).



EDIT: Sorry, I'm actually wrong about the cost of Sainsbury's 'Slightly Sparkling French' cider. It's £1.99 for a 75cl bottle, which is a heck of a lot cheaper than the Jacques ****. Now you have no excuse!

Titchimp;1825216

It would certainly be... different :whistling:



wouldn't be different i'm almost certain that's what it is! same company... aren't they? well that's what it tasted like me. i like my cider cloudy!

valiant;1825398

Slightly off topic but here goes. I'm not an expert in cider but I really … Slightly off topic but here goes. I'm not an expert in cider but I really like French (Normandy) stuff. It actually tastes of apples rather than the water-downed-dishwater, British stuff I've tasted. I'm not one of these 'real ale' people but after you've tasted decent cider you never want to go back. My only criterion is that the stuff should taste as though it's actually made from fermented apples, not dish rags and suger. What is wrong with British cider makers? Or is it that British cider drinkers will drink anything if there's an expensive label on the outside or a company throws millions at an advertising campaign (witness Magners and Bulmers at the moment)? We (ok....you....I'm Irish) grow some of the best apples in the world (in terms of taste) but the majority of the cider made here is bloody awful.And this 'Jacques' stuff (which sounds French but is made by Strongbow, and on which I wasted my money trying a bottle a few weeks ago) is more of the same. Firstly, it's not cider; it's labelled as 'fruit cider'. So God knows what goes into it. All I know is that it tastes too sweet and has a chemically unpleasant after taste reminiscent of an 'alco-pop'......if you like that kind of thing; some people do.So far in my quest to find a decent tasting, inexpensive cider that's available in supermarkets (and I've been on this mission for months now; spending ridiculous amounts on some bottles) the only thing I've come up with is Sainsbury's 'Slightly Sparkling French' medium cider. It comes in champagne-type bottles with a champagne-type cork. It's about 15p a bottle more expensive than this Jacques dishwater (at the offer price) and normally costs less. It actually tastes like it's made of apples (hurrah!) although it has a hint of tannin that gives it a roughness that I don't particularly like. Normally I hate Sainsbury's (over priced) but I make a special trip every once in a while and stock up. I get strange looks at the check-out but who cares!For those of you who have never tasted proper cider, give this deal a miss and try the Sainsbury's stuff and then come back to this thread and tell me that you'll ever want to go back. Does anyone know of any other decent and inexpensive cider available in supermarkets (or off-licences) or even something available on mail order? I've not been to Morrison's (I live in London) or Somerfield (God between us and all harm).



i agree, that cider should taste like apples (and should not come with ice!), i cant think of much things worse than a pint of strongbow. i think sainsburys generally offer the best selection of ciders around here, i normally go for the taste the difference stuff, alot of the time its on special offer as well so its not that expensive and i think its a lovely drink.

advertising plays a massive part in what people drink and what they pay for it. i noticed in whetherspoons yesterday that barcardi (possibly the most disgusting rum in the world) costs more than havana club!

guerilla;1825400

wouldn't be different i'm almost certain that's what it is! same … wouldn't be different i'm almost certain that's what it is! same company... aren't they? well that's what it tasted like me. i like my cider cloudy!



well ive got some stongbow here so what type of cordial do you recommend? I'll give it a go

Titchimp;1825435

well ive got some stongbow here so what type of cordial do you recommend? … well ive got some stongbow here so what type of cordial do you recommend? I'll give it a go



hey i never recommended it, but i reckon robinsons sumer fruits or similar

http://www.britvic.com/Cms/Images/Flavours/PackShots/169.jpg

simonts;1825267

Costs an arm and a leg this stuff in the local boozer



It's £7.90 for 750ml in a pub near us.

I'm sure it is just white cider and cordial.

I picked up some meat from a farmer in Somerset a few weeks back and he gave me a few bottles of cider he had made from a press they restored...Blew my brains out

I concur with boiler man (valiant) that good cider should or does taste like apple juice and only a few jars will put you on your back.

Finding this quality is really difficult as I think the locals drink most if not all, the bandits.

Maybe someone knows of a mail order company selling quality cider that they could list?

taste like red bull and cider. way over priced anyway for cider.

valiant;1825398

Slightly off topic but here goes. I'm not an expert in cider but I really … Slightly off topic but here goes. I'm not an expert in cider but I really like French (Normandy) stuff. It actually tastes of apples rather than the water-downed-dishwater, British stuff I've tasted. I'm not one of these 'real ale' people but after you've tasted decent cider you never want to go back. My only criterion is that the stuff should taste as though it's actually made from fermented apples, not dish rags and suger. What is wrong with British cider makers? Or is it that British cider drinkers will drink anything if there's an expensive label on the



Have you tried Westons, particularly the Organic? Thats good stuff.

J.

You should try working for S&N if you dont like the price

you get 6 bottles for a tenner :-D


Mel

Jaden;1826044

Have you tried Westons, particularly the Organic? Thats good stuff.J.



Yes. It's certainly better than most but it still doesn't have that 'appley' taste. I'd give it a 6 out of 10. But it's WAY over-priced. It works out at around £3.30/litre as opposed to the Sainsbury's French, 8 out of 10, stuff at £2.65/litre.

I have no truck with organic vegetables/fruit if I have to pay more for them. What's the point? It's the variety of vegetable or the breed of animal that dictates taste, not particularly how they're farmed. And the idea of 'organic' apples is just plain ridiculous. I used to live on a farm (Irish peasant stock here) and farmyard reared chicken (traditional breeds) tasted marvellous, but the organic supermarket stuff in the UK is little different to the battery reared stuff in terms of taste. I still buy organic meat/chicken though, but purely on animal welfare grounds.

Sorry, I digress!

Sounds like a good deal...coming to a bus stop, graveyard or playground near you any time now.

thanks, never tried it until 5 mins ago but really nice, popped into asdas earlier today.

Only downside is it's very very drinkable.:whistling:

Original Poster

Drinking the second bottle now with the wench ;-)
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