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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Kopparberg X-Strong Raspberry Blackcurrants Cider Confirmed sighting: Kopparberg X-Strong Raspberry Blackcurrants Cider
Posted: 21:39 Thu 09-Nov-2006. Price: 2.19/ 500ml. Location: Newsagent near London Finchley Road tube. Sub-flavours: Apple; Pear. Nutritional unusualness: 7.0% vol alcohol .
Snackspot reports: Again, one for readers above legal drinking age, despite the overpowering taste of Blackcurrant Chewits. The Apple and Pear varieties are somewhat more conventional, and hence seem to have made it into some Weatherspoons pubs and branches of Sainsbury's - but the company website claims they also make cider from cranberries, raspberries, and a "Super Cider ICE Bluberry/ Lime" (once you've used the link at the bottom to translate it from the original Swedish).

...While in other colourful cocktails: there's only 5.5% alcohol (plus the sweet strawberry-ish taste of "hibiscus") in Sabai Wine Spritzer (Sainsbury's, 4.99/ 4-pack of 275ml bottles); "some UK pubs" will become the testing ground for Diageo's Guinness Red during "the next few months"; and "rachael merrall" toasted the apple (and lime?) Smirnoff Signatures as "Lovely vodka cocktails. I'm not a lover of vodka but these cocktails on ice on a hot summer's day are definitely a winner", after purchasing them for 8 Euros in Limoges, France.

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Posted: 11:46 Fri 10-Nov-2006 by "lilsnacker" # permalink comment
Comment: had these last year they were at dalton park, peterlee, durham (a retail park) doing i suppose a taster session to see if the british market was interested, bought two of the blackurrant and raspberry and drank them the next night highly enjoyable yum yum
Posted: 00:17 Mon 13-Nov-2006 by "Matt" # permalink comment
Comment: Currently drinking the Pear cider, you can buy it in Ikea. If you want to try the other varieties then (if you have a membership card) go to makro they stock alot of them...
Posted: 14:53 Tue 14-Nov-2006 by "mikey" # permalink comment
Comment: Can get as much of the kopparberg as you want in most Northern Ireland off sales. It is also making it's way into pubs. I believe that Sainsbury's which sell's the products in NI are planning to roll it out to the rest of the UK. Rocket fuel in a bottle. 99265
Posted: 17:29 Wed 22-Nov-2006 by "noobling" # permalink comment
Comment: Can anyone tell me where to buy pear koppaberg (not makro)i am currently paying £1.85 a 500ml bottle. 4
Posted: 22:08 Sat 25-Nov-2006 by "Emma" # permalink comment
Comment: Omigod!

I have made a discovery!

Currently drinking the Pear cider in liverpool from Sainsbury's and now on a mission to taste the rest of the range before word gets out!

How good would this cider taste in the summer with a BBQ?


Posted: 22:16 Sat 25-Nov-2006 by "Paul" # permalink comment
Comment: This is one of the most refreshing drinks I have ever had!

No too sweet, not too dry!

get it more shops ASAP!

I am the 1st of my mates to try it and I will spread the world!

2007 drink of the summer!


Posted: 22:58 Sat 25-Nov-2006 by "Phillerena " # permalink comment
Comment: You gotta laugh at the above posts - they are so obviously by the same person. They didnt even try to make it sound like it was by different people.
Posted: 15:43 Mon 27-Nov-2006 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: hehe yeah - they do come from the same IP address (though have to be pretty dedicated to be marketing their product online after 10pm on a Saturday night..?)
Posted: 12:50 Fri 08-Dec-2006 by "deisegirl"
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Comment: I don't normally drink cider, but tried a bottle of the apple cider one day after hearing my sister in law raving about it. Very nice - bit too easy to drink though *yikes*
Posted: 21:47 Wed 13-Dec-2006 by "Hank"
(apparently posting from 195.93.21.104: cache-los-ad08.proxy.aol.com) # permalink comment
Comment: just been diagnosed as coeliac , means allergic to gluten!! so no more beer its made from malt n stuff that contains gluten , just tried the pear cider ( no gluten in that ) my nephew sent some down from London, his wife is swedish, must say its absolutly excellent , hope its available in my local Sainsburys. would reccomend every one tries it !!!!!
Posted: 22:52 Wed 24-Jan-2007 by "Zappomatic" # permalink comment
Comment: Is Kopparberg actually cider? To me it tastes like foul white cider with added flavouring, ugh! Give me some proper vintage English or Normandy cider any day.
Posted: 15:47 Fri 02-Feb-2007 by "Lindsey B" # permalink comment
Comment: My husband loves the blackcurrant one he tried it in Colchester but now can't find it anywhere - Does anyone know where i can buy the blacurrant one in Middlesex or on line?
Posted: 10:39 Tue 13-Mar-2007 by "Annnaomi"
(apparently posting from 80.2.210.49: ) # permalink comment
Comment: Question: If apples make cider - what do pears make?

Answer : Soap!


Posted: 20:55 Tue 13-Mar-2007 by "Marquez" # permalink comment
Comment: Pears make Perry you numbnut
Posted: 15:47 Wed 18-Apr-2007 by "Billy Biff" # permalink comment
Comment: Tesco's have recently started selling the 500ml 4.5% Pear Cider. Currently the have a deal of buy 3 for £4...lovely jubbly!!
Posted: 00:08 Tue 24-Apr-2007 by "netsurf" # permalink comment
Comment: one of my first legal drinks. blows the socks of strongbow imho but taste wares off after the first which is a shame designerdrinx.co.uk sell these also website is back up in may according to their site. (not affiliated with them) weatherspoons resturant chains are a good source too :)
Posted: 20:20 Wed 02-May-2007 by "treelee" # permalink comment
Comment: summer fruits kopparberg is the tits, but we cant find it in any shops anywhere please HELP
Posted: 03:42 Wed 16-May-2007 by "Loz" # permalink comment
Comment: yummy pear cider i luv it sometimes it's a bit sickening tho the apple koppaberg is lovely. im not a cider fan but this is now my drink of choice!!
Posted: 12:51 Wed 23-May-2007 by "Jack lad" # permalink comment
Comment: I'm a big fan of underage drinking, and when im out in wetherspoons Kopperberg is the fockin dogs, mate!
Posted: 18:48 Thu 07-Jun-2007 by "Uncie" # permalink comment
Comment: where can i buy kopperberg cider online in bulk, in the uk?????????

THanks


Posted: 21:14 Sat 22-Mar-2008 by "Tone" # permalink comment
Comment: http://www.beersofeurope.co.uk/acatalog/Beers_of_Europe__Swedish_Cider_439.html
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