Real cider. Made in Romania

Back in April we told you about the highly predictable reaction of Romania’s easily-bribed bloggers to the launch in Romania of Strongbow, that awful drink which calls itself cider, and which naive idiots drink thinking is cider. As we said then, Strongbow is not cider, and no right-thinking cider drinker who knows his apples would ever touch the stuff.

We also promised, in the same post, that the real thing would be coming soon. Well, soon in Romania is a highly flexible term, not least when there is a minefield of bureaucracy to manoeuvre.

Well, finally, the real stuff is now available: Cidru Clarks, made in Romania of 100 per cent Romanian apples.

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There are three versions: dry, semi-dry and semi-sweet. You can currently find them at 100 de Beri, Alandala and the Real Beer Shop. You can stock up online at Berero.

People: there is now no excuse whatsoever for drinking that utter shite Strongbow.

PS No, the makers have not sent us a crate. We bought our own (not a concept most Romanian bloggers are aware of).

  • Mr Rearguard

    “We also promised, in the same post, that the real thing would be coming soon. Well, soon in Romania is a highly flexible term, not least when there is a minefield of bureaucracy to manoeuvre.”…………..No problem for me, made my own, finally! Had a few problems trying to extract the juice from the apples to start with. So I used a drill and a paint mixer thinghy attached to the drill and that pulped the apples good and proper. With the apples pulped it made the squeeze process more rewarding as more juice was collected. I wanted to make 100litres but I got 80 instead. I know it doesn’t sound like much but I’ve got also 500litres of wine to keep me going. I’m going to have a little first taste of the cider this weekend to see how it’s coming along.