100% Honey Crisp Apple Cider
December 1, 2014—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed.
Even apples have ancestors. Many of the apples we enjoy today bear little-to-no resemblance to the varieties enjoyed by our apple-eating ancestors in centuries past. Throughout the ages, apples have been transformed through hybridization - both deliberate and naturally-occurring - transformations that result in new varieties of apples. The most recent superstar variety is the Honeycrisp, developed by botanists at the University of Minnesota. This hyper- popular hybrid traces its own ancestry to the Honey Gold, McIntosh, Jersey Black, and Macoun varieties, and while it's still relatively new on the national level, it has already reached such heights that it's about to surpass the venerable Granny Smith in popularity! Clearly, this admirable apple deserves its own cider.
We're happy to oblige, with the recent introduction of Trader Joe's 100% Honey Crisp Apple Cider. This limited edition Cider is unfiltered, made with freshly-pressed Honeycrisp apples grown in the state of Washington. Because it's not filtered, it looks and tastes like cider you'd press yourself at a pick-your-own-apples orchard. Ours is pasteurized for safety - it will keep unopened in your pantry for about six months; once you open it, it will last 7-10 days in the fridge. In reality, it won't last very long at all - once you take a sip of this sweet-tart cider, you'll be hard-pressed to resist another. And another.
We're selling 100% Honey Crisp Apple Cider in a 64 ounce bottle for $2.99, while we can keep it in stock.