I think from a supermarket point of view the ones you've listed at pretty much the best you will get. In supermarkets it's either the cheap, super strength knockout gear (White Lightning, Zeppelin, etc.), the mass produced fizzy stuff (Strongbow, Magners, Thatchers, etc.), the fruity stuff (Koppaberg, Rekordelig, etc.) or the top shelf, high ABV%, more niche stuff like you have found. I think Aspall are one of my favourite picks from supermarkets. Other than that I just keep an eye out for anything that is single apple varierty, dabinett apples and/or have a year on the label, a bit like wine (although it's probably a marketing gimmick!). Also keep an eye out for supermarkey own brand bottles which are often made by the bigger cider makers but offer something different. I know that the Sainsburys one is from Westons and is quite a nice drink. It does seem though that when you get into this bracket you won't find much below 5% and it only goes upwards, definitely some caution needed.
That's interesting I am the same after many decades of drinking beer it just stopped agreeing with me. I felt bloated and tired I thought I was going to have to stop drinking! Then I discovered the joy of cider. But not all cider is the same. For a lot of mass market ciders the alcohol is from glucose syrup rather than pure fermented apple juice.This creates a thin fairly tasteless cider. The problem particularly on a money saving site is that these are not cheap. Morrisons usually has a good selection of pure juice ciders in their 3 for a fiver range.Thirsty farmer comes to mind. After many years of trying ciders though preferring a dry non fruit cider I stumbled across a local ( Sheffield) pure juice cider maker.Ashover cider company. It's not cheap compared to your 18 can boxes of strongbow. I pay around £27 for a 10l box which is around £1-60 a pint Depending where you are in the country searching for a local cider maker may reveal one just down the road that may deliver or allow you to pick up bottles or bags of pure juice cider.In my opinion these pure juice ciders are the height of complexity and taste. At the moment due to Covid deliveries from these local cider makers may be limited but hopefully once Covid restrictions are lifted they will be more accessible. Support your local cider maker you won't regret if saving money is not your main priority. The difference between a pint of Ashover Pippin and strongbow is night and day.
can't beat Thatchers Haze, more expensive but super smooth 8)
Be good to hear reasonably priced recommendations as I'm trying to get more into bespoke ciders after finding beer not agreeing with me anymore, I'm not a fan of the flat ciders, so it being fizzy is important. Aspall, Weston's and henneys are my supermarket go to's (along with strongbow for 18 packs and cheapness) but other recommendations welcome from folk who know what they are talking about.
Okay, so what are the real ciders Mr Bit of aCider Snob?
Posted 27th JanPosted 27th JanLocalLocal
Magners original 568ml bottles of cider £1 instore at Home Bargains Tamworth£1Home Bargains Deals
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I'm eternally grateful to Magners for their high profile,trendy and excellent ads,a good few years ago, for bringing cider back into the mainstream. We've certainly now got a great range to choose from...but Magners isnt one of them
Usually 2 for £18 in Asda
Often £9. I usually get a case when it is.
£9.99 last week Its a fact everything has gone up @ Greedy Morrisons
Posted 16th Nov 2020Posted 16th Nov 2020
Magners Apple Cider 10X440ml Can for £5 (Clubcard) @ Tesco£5Tesco Deals
Nice low price for Clubcard members Was £8, reduced to £5 from tomorrow 17/11 50p per 440ml can (y) Magners Original is a Premium Irish Cider carefully crafted with the f… Read more
Its not just packing, its where all their maturation tanks are (looks at Google images) and where they press and bottle. Its also the site that used to have a lovely orchard but they expanded following the summers of 06/07 and chopped them down.
£5 with free delivery? im amazed it doesnt mention this unless you sign in/up. i might buy for someone else...cheers
That was only spirits and liqueurs. Magners is still entirely owned by C&C. The Grant operated facility in Clonmel that C&C sold off, but still use, is just a packing facility - nothing to do with the making of the Cider Not denying teh recipe may have changed, but I can't find anything concrete online.
They sold off a large part of their business in 2010 to William Grant, following that Grants started running the operation in Clonmel.
New owners? Been owned by C&C Group since the 30s! Any citation for the reduced maturing; can't find anything online - some forum comments about a change of recipe, but nothing official that I can see
Posted 30th Oct 2020Posted 30th Oct 2020LocalLocal
the sourse is from my taste buds its not an observation. If your only choice of cider is Magners then please dont have it with ice cubes. By the time you get near the bottom of the glass you re drinking slightly flavoured water
They’ve been at this price in the Redditch store for over a week now
I'm interested where you get this from - Are Magners fibbing? Can you cite a source for your observation? "We've held true to that original recipe ever since. Made with 17 different apples, pressed, and left for a couple of years to get extra tasty, it's crisp, refreshing, and the best way to celebrate, well, pretty much anything"
there s more apples in Oxtail soup than in Magners cider. If you want a cheap cider try Kingstone Press or those big 2litRes bottles for £3 in ASDA
Posted 11th Oct 2020Posted 11th Oct 2020
Magners Original Cider Cans 18 x 440ml, £12 or 2 cases for £18 @ Asda online instore£12Asda Deals
Just seen this instore. £12 for a case of 18 440ml cans, or 2 cases for £18. So the equivalent of £9 per case is the cheapest I've ever bought 18 cans for. The magic 50p per can. P… Read more
Good question seems like it is just worked out in a completely different way https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/rates-and-allowance-excise-duty-alcohol-duty/alcohol-duty-rates-from-24-march-2014 My question is just put an online order in but no idea how long this lasts ?
i shudda gone to specsavers
That works out to 60 pence a tin. Not bad, doesn't beat this deal though. (y)
i picked up 20 cans for £12 in tesco yesterday.....
Regularly £9 for 18 in Morrisons. I got some 2 weeks ago. Now £10 there.
Posted 9th Oct 2020Posted 9th Oct 2020
10 x 440ml Cans of Magners Original Cider £6 with Clubcard £8 without @ Tesco£6Tesco Deals
10 x 440ml Cans of Magners original cider £6 with Clubcard £8 without. Available in store or online
This beer was actually originally brewed by Marstons, as a collaboration with Shipyard for Wetherspoons. It proved so popular that Shipyard now also brew it themselves for the US market. Shipyard's founder originally brewed for Ringwood, hence the close link between the breweries.
Lol yea it's shame, but most brands are like this. Doubt if they could keep the price this low if it came in from Portland every week
I am off out then 😃
I've just picked up a pack from my local (Wellingborough) Tesco .....
Posted 26th Aug 2020Posted 26th Aug 2020LocalLocal
£17.82 is min price in wales and scotland. wish people will stop putting national in all the alcohol deals.. gets us scots and welsh all excited!
Hmmm, was £10 then £11 all through lockdown so why this increase? Morrisons again, price gouging and expecting no one to notice, i do know how this lot of chancers get into the top 5 every year, they're terrible!
You took the words out of my mouth :D
It's been £10 all through lockdown, picked some up last sat so cold, its gone up
To be honest, this isn't much of a deal as Morrisons more often than not sell this for £10 or £11 and occasionally £9....
Posted 11th Jun 2020Posted 11th Jun 2020LocalLocal
Magners Irish Cider - 18 x 440ml Cans for £10 Instore @ Asda (Farnborough)£10
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Yeah the deep orange colour of the cider i miss even that! And all the adverts with cider in the garden and ice how could they remove it - its criminal! (shock) ;(
I loved that Citrus Strongbow. Thatcher do a Cloudy Lemon Cider. Very good tbh. Only 4% but a lovely drop nonetheless. Don't cry mate. I've shed enough for us all. 😔
Hot, paid £6 for one of these in Tesco
Top deal nice yin! Whatever happened to Strongbow Sirrus though? It was deffo the best cider in ages! I remember getting puggled on one pint many times - yeah i am a lightweight ciderpoof i know! (confused) ;(