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Grandpa Tony's Unpasteurized Apple Cider - Applebrook Farms, Broad Brook, CT


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Grandpa Tony's Unpasteurized Apple Cider - Applebrook Farms, Broad Brook, CT

gordon wing | Oct 27, 2006 03:18 PM

Had some of Grandpa Tony's Cider - pressing number 2 - a delicious mix of 17 apple varieties (if I counted right) Sweet, tart, refreshing and with a good finish. It's unpasteurized so bring a cooler to keep it cold on the way home. The apple varieties change during the season so the cider will also change but they know what they're doing so it will continue to be a well balanced cider. If you haven't tried unpasteurized apple cider before you need to give yourself a new experience.

They also have cider donuts - made for them by Donut Dip in West Springfield. Haven't tried them but I'm still looking for a cider mill that makes fresh donuts on the premises.

Below is part of an email they sent me when I asked for a list of the apples in the cider:

We get our donuts from Donut Dip in West Springfield. In Connecticut, making your
own donuts requires a commercial kitchen which we don't have. We found Donut
Dip and had them create cider donuts for us. They had never made them
before, but now they're one of their biggest autumn/winter sellers. We
pick them up fresh on Saturdays and Sundays and sell them frozen during the week.
We usually sell out by 4 on weekends so the earlier you come, the better.
We're open 11-5 on Saturday and Sunday, 12 - 6 Tu - Fri and closed on Mondays.
The apples used in Pressing #2 are Gala, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious,
Macintosh, Cortland, Macoun, Ginger Gold, Honey Crisp, Roxbury Russet,
Jonamac, Jonagold, Liberty, Paulared, Empire, Jonathan, Summer Rambeau and
Spartan. Thanks for your interest in our farm, Tom and Sharon Muska

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