I don’t claim to be an apple expert by any means, and I’d never heard of a Wyken Pippen apple – but I can tell you it makes great apple juice.
George Bernard Shaw famously said
3 cheers for the Morris Family at Welsh Farmhouse in Crickhowell for not only growing amazing apples but having the idea to turn them into delicious Organic Apple Juice.
And a big thank you to The Taste of Wales for sending us a lovely bottle to try.
I’m sure we’re all guilty of just grabbing our usual brands from the supermarket shelves without much thought for where it comes from. But maybe, just maybe, there’s a better version of the same thing made in Wales that tastes much nicer.
Working with The Taste of Wales has really made me stop and think about buying Welsh produce. There’s something very gratifying about knowing exactly which orchard in Wales your bottle of apple juice came from. And if you can look up a picture of the family who lovingly produced it in small batches on their property, well isn’t that brilliant!
Yes you can buy your usual own brand juice and it’ll be cheaper for sure, but you won’t feel as good about it – I guarantee it.
We tried the Laxton’s Superb – described as sweet. “This apple variety was developed in 1897. It is a classic Old Victorian dessert apple and is a cross between Wyken Pippen and the Cox’s Orange Pippin. It produces a flavoursome sweet juice”
So if you fancy trying something that Queen Victoria might have sipped in celebration of her diamond jubilee – this is your juice.
It’s sweet but not too sweet and full of organic appley flavour. It’s a cloudy juice, which always seems more natural to me and as it sits in a glass by my office window the sun is catching it’s rich golden caramel colour.
For me, it would be perfect for a summer garden party, or a country picnic. Or if you want to stay home – how about a long lazy sunny afternoon under the parasol with a good book.
Apparently it’s the summer drink of choice at Highgrove when the Prince of Wales is in residence!
The fab news is, you don’t even have to break a sweat to get hold of a few bottles. You can order it straight from your mobile, or tablet and have it delivered to your home. The Taste of Wales sell a whole range of Welsh products and if your order comes to more than £20 they deliver for free.
We’ll be reviewing more products available from The Taste of Wales very soon.
I’m Judith – 50% Caker, 50% Blogger, and this is my Food & Lifestyle blog where I tell you my cake stories, review products I love and share my top baking tips. I love to write and take pretty photographs so have a read and see what you think.
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