Superfood fads come and go. In the late 2000s, it was pomegranate and the curvaceous bottles of pomegranate juice produced by POM Wonderful were the trendiest item. After being sued for advertising unsubstantiated medical claims about their juice, bottles of POM Wonderful quietly disappeared from supermarket shelves in Sydney. It was time for the next superfood.
Thankfully, while pomegranate products no longer greet at every turn, the delicious slightly acidic and sweet ruby jewels continue to be used to flavour select products like this Apple & Pomegranate Cider Blended with Soda Water by Spring Cider Co.
The cider is a beautiful translucent salmon pink with a crisp apple nose and lightly effervescent. Consumed ice-cold, bright notes of crisp apple come through with a gentle sweetness ahead of lightly acidic pomegranate notes — like ripe and fresh cherries — in the body before the apple returns in the finish and lingers on the palate. With an alcohol content of 2%, the mellow sweetness of this cider makes for an immensely refreshing and easy drink avoiding the sharper notes of full-strength ciders without being too dry.
This is an immensely enjoyable cider, but it’s more expensive than many full strength ciders.