Your Questions. Our Answers
Is there any alcohol in these Ciders?
Nope! they are 100% alcohol free! Having said that, a lot of folks LOVE to use our ciders in their cocktails, as they add a spicy kick to their favorite liquors.
Is the sediment or cloudiness in my Cider normal?
Yes! This is a live product that hasn't been subjected to the effects of heat or cooking and thereby contains the living mother that manifests as the solids you may see in your tonic. It's totally harmless and in fact is considered to be a desirable part of apple cider vinegar!
What exactly is the 'Mother'?
The mother nourishes the bacteria that ultimately turns apple cider into its corresponding vinegar. Pasteurized vinegar does NOT contain this live mother.
Are these ciders organic?
Although we have not at this point gotten a USDA organic certification, over 90% of the ingredients that go into our products are in fact certified organic, including the apple cider vinegar, turmeric, ginger, onion, garlic, dandelion, burdock, cinnamon, black pepper, lemons and maple syrup. Better yet, over 90% of what goes into our products comes from within a short distance of our production facility.
What makes your product so awesome?
We don't skimp on our ingredients. In fact, each gallon of fire cider that we make contains well over three pounds of root vegetables in it. And our Earth Ciders have well over two pounds of root vegetables per gallon. That's A LOT of roots. We don't add water to our product either, giving you full strength apple cider vinegar. The results are products that are bold, rich and intensely flavorful.
How much should I take?
A good amount to take is a tablespoon a day. That's the same as a half ounce or a shot glass filled half way up.
What's the best way to take it?
You can enjoy it straight as a shot. You can mix it with your favorite beverage. You can mix it with oil to make a scrumptious vinaigrette to pour over a salad. Or get creative and make your own recipe for enjoyment! Check out our recipes blog here.
This cider tastes a little <adjective>-er than the last one I ordered. What's up?
Our ciders are made in small batches using fresh whole ingredients that are available at the time of creation. Just as mother nature varies from season to season, so too does the fruit she bears for us to consume. These small variations result in very subtle differences in profile from one batch to the next.