Thatchers Alcohol-Free Cider
Thatchers have been producing top-quality, cider for four generations so have had plenty of time to perfect the taste. Like other cider producers, this Somerset-based company have decided to bring in new fans of cider by creating a Thatchers alcohol-free cider – ZERO. Thatchers craft this drink by using a selection of their bittersweet apple varieties, creating an alcohol-free cider with body.
Thatchers Zero has gone on to be a real crowd pleaser and multiple award winner including gold from ‘Taste of the West’ and silver at the ‘World cider awards’ last year.
The question is how does this golden amber cider stand up against its alcoholic cousins and are the accolades justified. Well, you’ll just have to read my review below to find out.
Is Thatchers alcohol-free cider any good?
This is certainly a tasty alcohol-free cider. It was both dry and refreshing and very similar to an alcoholic apple cider. I would say the only downside was that I found it to be a bit too sweet but this is a trait generally found with alcohol-free ciders. Personally, I think it could be improved by having a bit more body to it.
Aroma & Appearance
Well, it certainly gave off a strong fruity cider aroma that was pleasant and familiar. Looks-wise it was golden in colour once poured into the glass and too fizzy.
Thatchers Zero is both gluten-free and vegan friendly and at just 130 calories for a 500 ml bottle it won’t add the pounds. You can find Thatchers in most supermarkets and alcohol-free specialists.
Buy Thatchers alcohol-free cider
At the time of writing, you can purchase this cider from most supermarkets including Sainsbury’s and Asda. You can also find this drink on the following alcohol-free specialist retailers.
– per 500ml
Type – cider
Brewery – Thatchers
Country – UK
Alcohol content – <0.05%
Calories – 130
Ingredients – Contains Sulphites for freshness
Vegan friendly? – yes
Gluten-free? – yes
Availability UK/ EU – medium
Availability US/ CAN – very hard
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