How can unwanted fruit create award-winning cider?
Created by a couple of cider enthusiasts, Jaspels makes a range of award-winning, craft ciders using apples from across the Isle of Anglesey in Wales, that would otherwise have gone to waste.
Anglesey Cider Project
The Anglesey Cider Project was created to make use of the apples on Anglesey that were going to waste each year. A plea went out via social media in 2016, asking the people of Anglesey to donate unwanted fruit in exchange for an allocation of cider the following spring. Due to an overwhelming response, by 2017, Janet and Ade had launched Jaspels Anglesey Craft Cider as a brand of its own.
Jaspels Anglesey Craft Cider is traditionally made using the handmade wooden press method. The freshly pressed juice is then fermented for various periods of time and is carefully blended to produce a wide variety of ciders. As Jaspels rely on apple donations to make its cider, it can never repeat the exact recipe for each year, which makes the company’s cider unique.
Less waste, more taste
As well as reducing food waste, Jaspels encourages the planting of orchards, and its aim is to grow Welsh Heritage apple trees across Anglesey. In addition, its waste apple pomace is given to pig farmers and to Pennotec, a local business, for food research development. Jaspels now has five times as many donors and has secured more apples from local supermarket rejects.
This story shows how Jaspels supports Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production, specifically Target 12.3: “By 2030, halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses”
Jaspels makes a range of award-winning, craft ciders using apples from across the Isle of Anglesey in Wales, that would have otherwise gone to waste. Created by a couple of cider enthusiasts, Jaspels has created the Anglesey Cider Project to plant more orchards on the island using heritage apple varieties.
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