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Alcohol Spotlight: Angry Orchard Taps Into Seasonal Flavors With Release of New Cider: Angry Orchard Tapped Maple

 

 

 

 

New seasonal cider is not-too-sweet, made with a touch of Vermont maple syrup

WALDEN, N.Y., Feb. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the cider makers at Angry Orchard announced the national release of its new seasonal hard cider Angry Orchard Tapped Maple, available now through April. Tapped Maple blends American culinary apples with a hint of maple syrup from Vermont maple trees for a not-too-sweet cider with a big, bright apple taste.

Because cider making follows a seasonal path alongside apple trees and harvest, cider makers are especially tuned into the seasons. At Angry Orchard's Cider House in the Hudson Valley of New York, the cider makers like to play around with adding seasonal ingredients to cider recipes to create unexpected, but seasonally appropriate, flavor combinations. For example, with Angry Orchard Tapped Maple, they took inspiration from the highly-anticipated late-winter tapping of maple trees to make something completely new. The base cider is made from culinary apple juice and is actually quite dry. The maple syrup – rich in flavor and natural maple sweetness – adds a delicate balance, and gives the cider a strong maple-forward aroma, and full, round mouthfeel. It's a great flavor profile for the last days of winter leading into spring's cool start.

"Like apples, not all maple syrup is created equal. The flavors can vary significantly from season to season and depending on production techniques," said Ryan Burk, Head Cider Maker at Angry Orchard. "My team and I visited maple farmers from across the Northeast to dive deeper into the qualities that make maple syrup unique, then took those findings back to our Cider House to incorporate this natural sweetener into a dry cider we'd been working on. Ultimately, we found a nice combination with Tapped Maple."

Tasting Notes from Angry Orchard's Cider Makers:

  • Tapped Maple (5.0% ABV): Made from apples high in acidity, the dry cider base is then backsweetened – a common cider making technique that occurs after fermentation – with maple syrup to achieve balance between contrasting flavors.  This cider is made from a blend of culinary apple varieties from the renowned Pacific Northwest region including Braeburn, Fuji, Granny Smith, Gala and Pink Lady apples. Tapped Maple offers a flavorful contrast to dishes like southern fried chicken or pork tacos, but also pairs well with classic hearty desserts like bread pudding.

The seasonal experimentation also led to another new limited release cider in Angry Orchard's Winter Orchard Sampler Variety Pack, Angry Orchard Spiced Apple. Spiced Apple combines a fresh apple taste with lively seasonal spices, much like a classic baked apple pie. A mix of culinary apples like Braeburn, Fuji, Granny Smith and Gala French, and bittersweet apples, such as Amere de Berthecourt, Beden, Medaille d'or, Michelin, and Binet Rouge were used in the making of Spiced Apple.

Having traveled the world exploring various apple varieties and ingredients and uncovering new processes and techniques, the cider makers at Angry Orchard continue to hone their craft as they develop inventive and refreshing styles for drinkers to experience. The cider industry has made a recent comeback, as drinkers have embraced hard cider as a go-to alternative to beer and wine, and it's carving out its rightful place at the table.

Tapped Maple is now available in 6-packs and the Winter Orchard Sampler Variety Pack nationwide through April 2017. Spiced Apple is available as a limited release in the Winter Orchard Sampler Variety Pack through April 2017. Suggested retail price for a 6-pack is $8.99-9.99, and $15.99 – 18.99 for a variety 12-pack (price varies per market).

About Angry Orchard Cider Company:
The cider makers at Angry Orchard have been experimenting with apple varieties, ingredients and processes to develop hard cider recipes for more than 20 years. The cider makers have travelled the world to find the best apples for cider making and chose specific varieties – like French bittersweet apples from Normandy, culinary apples from Italy and the Pacific Northwest U.S. based on each cider's desired flavor profile. In fall 2015, Angry Orchard opened a new home for research and development on a historic 60-acre apple orchard in the Walden, NY. There, the cider makers will continue to drive experimentation at the Innovation Cider House, and drinkers are welcome to visit for samples of exclusive ciders made on-site. Despite the recent growth of hard cider in the US, the category is still small and relatively unknown. Angry Orchard is committed to drinker education and awareness-building to help grow the category for all craft cider makers.

Angry Orchard makes a variety of year-round craft cider styles, including Angry Orchard Crisp Apple, a crisp and refreshing fruit-forward cider that blends the sweetness of culinary apples with dryness and bright acidity from bittersweet apples for a balanced flavor profile. Angry Orchard also makes The Cider House Collection specialty ciders, as well as a variety of seasonal ciders.

To Learn More:
To find where Angry Orchard hard cider is served near you, visit the "cider finder" at http://www.angryorchard.com/cider-finder. Cider lovers can explore the Orchard online at www.angryorchard.com/our-orchard and like us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @AngryOrchard.

Angry Orchard is a registered trademark of the Angry Orchard Cider Company.

 

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Snack Spotlight: Vermont Ancho Pepper Turkey Sticks

 

 

ANCHO PEPPER TURKEY STICKS

Flavor that takes you south of the border. Crafted with lean, humanely-raised turkey, ground Ancho chili peppers, Mexican oregano, cumin, and other spices for nourishing real meat protein.

24, 1-oz pieces in a convenient dispenser box.

 

 

NUTRITION FACTS

Serving Size: 1oz

Servings Per Container: 24

Calories70

Protein10g

Sugars0g

Amount Per Serving:

Calories 70
Total Fat 3g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0
Sodium 230mg
Total Carbohydrates 1g
Sugar 0g
Protein 10g

 

JUST TO BE CLEAR, OUR MEATS ARE RAISED …

  • Without Antibiotics
  • With No Added Hormones
  • Vegetarian Fed

 

AND MADE …

  • Without Sodium Nitrate
  • Without Preservatives

 

ALLERGEN INFO

  • Gluten Free
  • Nut Free
  • Dairy Free

 

 

Featured Ingredients

FLAVOR THAT TAKES YOU SOUTH OF THEBORDER IN EVERY BITE

ancho powder
Ancho Powder

mexican oregano
Mexican Oregano

ALL INGREDIENTS: TURKEY, SEA SALT, EVAPORATED CANE SUGAR, MOLASSES POWDER, ANCHO POWDER, CELERY JUICE POWDER, CUMIN, PEPPER, LACTIC ACID STARTER CULTURE (NOT FROM MILK), GARLIC, MEXICAN OREGANO. ENCASED IN COLLAGEN CASING.

 

 

About Vermont Smoke and Cure

At Vermont Smoke & Cure™, we’ve been consciously crafting delicious smoked meats and meat snacks since 1962. We use humanely raised meats whenever possible, and simple local ingredients like Vermont maple syrup and apple cider, combined with the highest quality spices and herbs like tamarind and quarter crack pepper.

 

 

Company: Vermont Smoke & Cure
Brand: Ancho Pepper Turkey Sticks
Origin: U.S
Category: Snacks
Packaging: 1.0 oz. each, 24-pack
Claims: Vegetarian fed, gluten-free, free of antibiotics or added hormones.
Variants: View Full Range Here
Price: 24-pack $32.95
Where to Buy: Buy OnlineStore Locator
Website: http://www.vermontsmokeandcure.com/

 

 

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Snack Spotlight: Vermont Uncured Pepperoni Turkey Sticks

 

 

UNCURED BACON PORK STICKS

We’ve combined pork and our own maple and apple cider brined bacons with slow hickory smoking for nourishing real meat protein with that great bacon flavor that makes life worth living.

24, 1-oz pieces in a convenient dispenser box.

 

 

NUTRITION FACTS

Serving Size: 1oz

Servings Per Container: 24

Calories90

Protein8g

Sugars2g

Amount Per Serving:

Calories 90
Total Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0
Sodium 210mg
Total Carbohydrates 2g
Sugar 2g
Protein 8g

 

JUST TO BE CLEAR, OUR MEATS ARE RAISED …

  • Without Antibiotics
  • With No Added Hormones
  • Vegetarian Fed

 

AND MADE …

  • Without Sodium Nitrate
  • Without Preservatives

 

ALLERGEN INFO

  • Gluten Free
  • Nut Free
  • Dairy Free

 

 

Featured Ingredients

THE PERFECT BALANCE OF MAPLE, CIDER ANDDELICIOUS IN EVERY BITE

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Bacon

maple syrup
Maple Syrup

 

ALL INGREDIENTS: PORK, WATER, SEA SALT, MAPLE SUGAR, APPLE CIDER, CELERY JUICE POWDER, CHERRY JUICE POWDER, POTASSIUM CHLORIDE, MAPLE SYRUP, DEHYDRATED CANE SUGAR, SPICES, FLAVORINGS, LACTIC ACID STARTER CULTURE (NOT FROM MILK).

 

 

About Vermont Smoke and Cure

At Vermont Smoke & Cure™, we’ve been consciously crafting delicious smoked meats and meat snacks since 1962. We use humanely raised meats whenever possible, and simple local ingredients like Vermont maple syrup and apple cider, combined with the highest quality spices and herbs like tamarind and quarter crack pepper.

 

 

Company: Vermont Smoke & Cure
Brand: Uncured Pepperoni Turkey Sticks
Origin: U.S
Category: Snacks
Packaging: 1.0 oz. each, 24-pack
Claims: Vegetarian fed, gluten-free, free of antibiotics or added hormones.
Variants: View Full Range Here
Price: 24-pack $32.95
Where to Buy: Buy OnlineStore Locator
Website: http://www.vermontsmokeandcure.com/

 

 

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Snack Spotlight: Vermont Uncured Pepperoni Turkey Sticks

 

 

UNCURED PEPPERONI TURKEY STICKS

Classic pepperoni flavor. Crafted with lean, humanely-raised turkey, peppers, paprika and garlic for nourishing real meat protein.

Available In:

24, 1-oz pieces in a convenient dispenser box.

Box of 8 resealable pouches containing six 0.5 oz. pieces each.

 

 

NUTRITION FACTS

Serving Size: 1oz

Servings Per Container: 24

Calories70

Protein10g

Sugars0g

Amount Per Serving:

Calories 70
Total Fat 3g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0
Sodium 230mg
Total Carbohydrates 1g
Sugar 1g
Protein 10g

JUST TO BE CLEAR, OUR MEATS ARE RAISED …

  • Without Antibiotics
  • With No Added Hormones
  • Vegetarian Fed

 

AND MADE …

  • Without Sodium Nitrate
  • Without Preservatives

 

ALLERGEN INFO

  • Gluten Free
  • Nut Free
  • Dairy Free

 

CLASSIC PEPPERONI FLAVOR IN EVERY BITE

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Paprika

ALL INGREDIENTS: TURKEY, SEA SALT, EVAPORATED CANE JUICE, SPICES, CELERY JUICE POWDER, LACTIC ACID STARTER CULTURE (NOT FROM MILK), SEA SALT, GARLIC, SPICE EXTRACTIVES. ENCASED IN COLLAGEN CASING.

 

 

About Vermont Smoke and Cure

At Vermont Smoke & Cure™, we’ve been consciously crafting delicious smoked meats and meat snacks since 1962. We use humanely raised meats whenever possible, and simple local ingredients like Vermont maple syrup and apple cider, combined with the highest quality spices and herbs like tamarind and quarter crack pepper.

 

Company: Vermont Smoke & Cure
Brand: Uncured Pepperoni Turkey Sticks
Origin: U.S
Category: Snacks
Packaging: 1.0 oz. each, 24-pack
Claims: Vegetarian fed, gluten-free, free of antibiotics or added hormones.
Variants: View Full Range Here
Price: 24-pack $32.95
Where to Buy: Buy OnlineStore Locator
Website: http://www.vermontsmokeandcure.com/

 

 

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Snack Spotlight: Vermont Chipotle Beef and Pork Sticks

 

 

CHIPOTLE BEEF & PORK STICKS

Layers of flavor and medium spicy heat. Crafted with lean beef and pork, chipotle peppers, cumin and garlic for nourishing real meat protein.

24, 1-oz pieces in a convenient dispenser box.

 

 

NUTRITION FACTS

Serving Size: 1oz

Servings Per Container: 24

Calories80

Protein6g

Sugars0g

Amount Per Serving:

Calories 80
Total Fat 6g
Saturated Fat 2.5g
Trans Fat 0
Sodium 230mg
Total Carbohydrates 0
Sugar 0
Protein 6g

 

JUST TO BE CLEAR, OUR MEATS ARE RAISED …

  • Without Antibiotics
  • WithNo Added Hormones
  • Vegetarian Fed

AND MADE …

  • Without Sodium Nitrate
  • Without Preservatives

ALLERGEN INFO

  • Gluten Free
  • Nut Free
  • Dairy Free

 

 

Featured Ingredients

LAYERS OF FLAVOR AND MEDIUM SPICYHEAT IN EVERY BITE

 

 

Chipotle

Chipotle

 

cumin powder

Cumin

 

ALL INGREDIENTS: BEEF, PORK, MOLASSES POWDER, SEA SALT, CHIPOTLE, PAPRIKA, ONION, CUMIN, PEPPER, CELERY JUICE POWDER, ASCORBIC ACID, GARLIC, LACTIC ACID STARTER CULTURE (NOT FROM MILK). ENCASED IN COLLAGEN CASING.

 

 

About Vermont Smoke and Cure

At Vermont Smoke & Cure™, we’ve been consciously crafting delicious smoked meats and meat snacks since 1962. We use humanely raised meats whenever possible, and simple local ingredients like Vermont maple syrup and apple cider, combined with the highest quality spices and herbs like tamarind and quarter crack pepper.

 

 

Company: Vermont Smoke & Cure
Brand: Chipotle Beef and Pork Sticks
Origin: U.S
Category: Snacks
Packaging: 1.0 oz. each, 24-pack
Claims: Vegetarian fed, gluten-free, free of antibiotics or added hormones.
Variants: View Full Range Here
Price: 24-pack $32.95
Where to Buy: Buy OnlineStore Locator
Website: http://www.vermontsmokeandcure.com/

 

 

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Food Review: Bobo’s Mountain Sugar

 

Bobo's Mountain Sugar is a line of all natural Vermont Maple syrup available in half pint jars.  The current line includes Vermont Fancy, Medium Amber and Dark Amber.   Bobo's is perfect for pancakes, waffles or any other food or drink you want to taste even more delcious.

 
Vermont Fancy
The sugarmaker’s syrup. Made from ice-cold sap, this lightly-colored, gentle flavored syrup comes first in the season when nights are still bitterly cold and days barely echo of spring. Fancy has undertones of floral, vanilla, and pure sweetness. What you see is what you get: perfection.

Medium Amber
Comes in with a bang mid-season and makes a big ruckus. Days are longer, nights are warmer, and picnicking is de rigueur. Medium amber has a rich, red color and a buttery texture. Versatile, charismatic, and Bobo’s go-to choice for switchel, stews, and dressings Shimmery and sunny.

Dark Amber
Like Bobo, Dark Amber is elusive and mysterious, appearing at the end of the season when the sap is warm and the days even warmer. Big, bold, and sporting a dark red color, it has a strong maple flavor and a thick, rich texture. We hope it sticks around for a while, but it often makes a hasty exit. We drink it in coffee, in milk shakes, and poured lavishly over strawberry pancakes. It is huge.

 

 

About the Company
Bobo browses the mountain, his head full of ideas. He sees forest gardens, ski trails, saunas, mushroom cultivation projects, goat pastures, and hammock awnings. He watches the seasons come and go — by his account, there are eleven seasons in Vermont, not four. He scribbles in his notebooks, counts, and measures. There’s a lot of information to take in: how many salamanders are in the pond or the date of the first frost or the spectrum of colors of the maple leaves in October. Bobo is curious about it all.

Grounding the operation on the mountain and trying to keep up with the visionary Bobo, are Tina Hartell and Skye Chalmers. They work to make sure that the sap is boiled and the gardens are tended and the woods roads are cleared. Their three-year olds twins make sure they stop to catch tadpoles, eat peas off the vine, and throw rocks in the stream.

 

 

Company: Bobo's Mountain Sugar
Brand: Bobo's
Origin: USA
Category: Sweeteners
Packaging: 8oz
Claims: All Natural
Variants: Vermont Fancy, Medium Amber, Dark Amber
Price: $11.00
Where to Buy: Buy Online
Website: bobosmountainsugar.com

 

 

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Product Spotlight: Yolo Snacks Maple Popcorn

 

Yolo is a made up word. We thought that it was fun to say, write and read. It is also acronym for you only live once. That’s our philosophy in life and in business. We create big flavors for the world’s greatest popcorn. So grab a bag of Yolo Snacks Popcorn. Yolo Snacks! Creating Smiles.

 

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Maple Variety
Vermont Kettlecorn, maple sugar kissed kernels, Pure Bliss

 

About Yolo Popcorn
Steve and Peter are the Yolo Guys. They started Yolo! Snacks because they’re popcorn fanatics. They didn’t think about a niche product or an emerging trend. As the Yolo Guys like to say, you only live once. To them, that means work hard, spend a lot of time with family, and create something that makes people smile.

From our popcorn factory in Vermont we make the freshest popcorn possible just for you (For us, too). We start with corn from a family farmer in Iowa and add the best and purest Vermont flavors we can find.

Try a bag today, share it and let us know what you think. We’re on Facebook and Twitter. But if you’re old school, you can always just call us.

 

 

Company: Yolo Snacks
Brand: Yolo Snacks
Slogan: Go Ahead, Try to eat it one kernel at a time
Origin: USA
Category: Salty Snacks
Packaging: .74oz Bag
Claims: Gluten Free, Whole Grain, o Trans Fat, All Natural
Variants: Original, Maple, Cheddar, BBQ
Price: $1.26 USD
Where to Buy: Online, View Stores
Website: yolosnacks.com

 

 

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Product Spotlight: Switchel All Natural Hydration Drink

 

 

 

Crafted in Vermont using authentic ingredients, this one-of-a-kind beverage combines the natural sweetness of maple syrup with the tanginess of organic apple cider vinegar–with added hints of lemon, ginger and molasses. Switchel was traditionally used by Vermont farmers to slake their thirst and provide natural energy while haying. As a modern day alternative to conventional sports drinks, Switchel provides hydration therapy and restores depleted minerals in the body. It has a crisp, clean flavor with a long, smooth finish.

Like most dairy farmers at the time, our ancestors would mix up a jug of Switchel in the morning and put it in a nearby brook while they were haying. This beverage would keep them satiated until they made it back to the farmhouse in the evening.

Switchel is the true All-Natural energy drink with only 5 whole food ingredients. Each of these ingredients boasts their own nutrition profile; synergistically, they make for an immune boosting, healthy elixir. The collection of minerals from the combined ingredients helps the fluid to be absorbed faster than plain water, slaking your thirst and rehydrating hard working cells and tissues

 

 

100% Vermont Maple Syrup is an excellent source of the trace mineral manganese which is an essential cofactor in a number of enzymes important in energy production and antioxidant defenses.

Maple syrup is also a good source of the trace mineral zinc that acts as an antioxidant, reducing damage due to oxygen, such as that caused by free radicals. Antioxidants help to reduce the risk of cancers and slow the progression of age-related macular degeneration. Together manganese and zinc are important allies in the immune system, lessening inflammation and supporting healing.

Maple syrup has much more calcium than honey, as well as more potassium. Potassium is an electrolyte vital to cell function for proper hydration. It also aids in conducting electricity through the body, especially necessary for heart function, and enables both voluntary and involuntary muscles to contract.

Maple syrup has a lower glycemic index (ranking of foods to the extent that they have in raising blood sugar) than cane, table sugar.

 

 

Organic Lemon Juice provides twice the amount of vitamin C from oranges. Vitamin C is one of the most important antioxidants in nature, and helps to form collagen, essential for bone, teeth, and blood vessel structure. Lemon juice also contains potassium.

 

Organic Apple Cider Vinegar is the fermented juice from crushed apples. Like apple juice, it likely contains some pectin; several B vitamins; and vitamin C. It also contains small amounts of the minerals sodium, phosphorous, potassium, calcium, iron, and magnesium.

Some research suggests that apple cider vinegar is helpful in moderating blood glucose levels. It has also been reported to help in lowering levels of blood cholesterol.

 

Apple Cider Vinegar has been used by many over the years for a variety of maladies: leg cramps and pain, upset stomach, high blood pressure; as well as to help rid the body of toxins, stimulate thinking, and fight infection.

 

Ginger Root is a wonderful digestive aid! In fact it is often prescribed for women in their first trimester of a pregnancy to help alleviate the nausea known as “morning sickness” and heartburn. Furthermore, ginger is sometimes used for inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis.

 

Organic Blackstrap Molasses is an excellent source of iron essential to creating red blood cells. It’s also high in potassium and a good source of both magnesium (important for heart muscle contraction) and calcium.

 

 

 

 

Company: Switchel
Brand: Switchel
Slogan: Slake your Thirst
Origin: USA
Category: Juice
Packaging: 12oz glass bottle
Claims: All Natural, Only 60 Calories
Price: 12oz ($2.89 to $3.39) Quarts ($7.49 to $8.29)
Where to Buy: View Stores Here
Website: vtswitchel.com

 

 

 

 

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