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Packaging Spotlight: Thatcher’s Somerset Haze Now in Cans


As we turn our thoughts to taking it easy on long, hot, summer days with a chilled cider and some outdoor eats, Thatchers Cider has introduced its new premium cloudy cider in 440ml cans.

Somerset Haze is a totally new style of apple cider. Crisp, with a sweet finish and naturally hazy appearance, Somerset Haze appeals to lovers of apple cider, as well as those young adults who prefer a sweeter style, lower strength cider (4.5%).

Crafted from apples varieties including Discovery, Falstaff, Gala and Jonagold, Somerset Haze is a truly laid-back cider, perfect for summer drinking. It’s great with food too, and chef Tim Maddams has created new outdoor eats recipes – Pulled Chicken Burger with Hazy Ketchup, and BBQ Bacon Chop with Beetroot Slaw.

It is the juice of the Jonagold apple that brings a natural haze appearance to this cider. To waken the Haze, gently roll the can or bottle before opening.

“Somerset Haze gives those drinkers who are looking for an easy drinking, cloudy cider the opportunity to experience the premium taste of Thatchers,” explains Martin Thatcher, fourth generation cidermaker at Myrtle Farm. “Haze has the heritage of four generations of cider making behind it and we believe it will fill the gap for an authentic, sweeter, lower abv premium cloudy cider.”

For more information go to:  www.thatcherscider.co.uk






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Food Spotlight: Wyke Farms Super Light Somerset Mature Cheddar



About five years ago the Chairman of Wyke Farms, John Clothier, son of Ivy, was told he had high cholesterol and must change his diet. Unbeknown to John, his son Richard set about creating an alternative recipe to replace his everyday favourite, Mature Cheddar. Eventually, one of the test recipes tasted so much like Cheddar that even John, a devoted cheese connoisseur, was impressed.

Even more impressive, Super Light (the new name for Leskol Half Fat) has 90% less cholesterol than Cheddar and contains only 1.3% saturated fat. It’s also high in Omega 3 fatty acids, has vitamin E and contains the same amount of calcium as standard Cheddar, so it’s great for growing kids.

The cholesterol and sodium levels are fantastic too, because it's made using LoSalt, making Super Light perfect for those looking for a healthy lifestyle. In fact, a 200g block of delicious Super Light contains all the calcium and protein of 5 pints of milk - without the fat and the carbohydrates.







About the company:
Since 1861, our family has been proudly making the finest quality, great tasting Farmhouse Cheddar. Traditionally produced at Wyke Farms in the heart of the Somerset countryside, our multi award-winning and UK best-selling Cheddar range is still made using our Grandmother, Ivy Clothier’s, age-old recipe.




Company: Wyke Farms
Brand: Wyke Farms
Origin: UK
Category: Cheddar
Packaging: 300g pack
Claims: 90% less cholesterol than Cheddar
Variants: View Full Range Here
Price: £12.00
Where to Buy: Buy Online
Website: wykefarms.com





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Drink Spotlight: Perry’s Somerset Redstreak Cider



Perry's Cider from the UK offers a variety of cider products. Today we bring you their single variety Somerset Redstreak.


Tasting Notes:
Our Redstreak apples are grown exclusively in our Knowle St Giles Orchard. The Redstreak apple produces a wonderfully refreshing and crisp medium cider, with a full apple taste and lingering finish. The cider is lightly sparkling to lift the full apple flavour and aroma.

Serve chilled and enjoy with good food or simply by itself.

Release: Year Round



About the company

We've been making award winning craft ciders since 1920 when William Churchill acquired the family farm and started making cider as a side line to his blacksmiths business. The company was later taken over by Henry and Bert Perry his nephews who pushed the company forward and continued to experiment with craft ciders.

Much of the techniques and our current ethos came from these experimentations. In fact we still ferment our ciders in exactly the same way and each year will continue to use the two hydraulic presses installed by them in the 50's. These presses have squeezed over 7 million pints of cider each.

The company passed onto Henry's wife Marguerite and two sons John and Andrew after Henry's and Bert's deaths.

Fast forward to today and the company is still run by the Perry family with George, John's son taking over the day to day running of the company and cider production. John and Marguerite are still very actively involved in the company and cider industry as a whole with John over seeing the company. John is also the current chairman of SWECA (the South West of England Cider Makers association).




Company: Perry's Real Somerset Cider
Brand: Perry's
Origin: UK
Category: Cider
Packaging: 500ml bottle
Variants: View Range Here
Alcohol Volume: 6%
Price: £2.25
Where to Buy: Store Locator






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