Isn\’t international trade in food a lovely thing

Apple growers face grim harvest with worst yield for 15 years

Apple growers, cider-makers and gardeners in despair as cold, rainy summer leaves orchards bare and threatens higher prices


For scrotes will
still be able to get drunk on White Lightning because, get this, there are other parts of the world which have managed to produce apples this year.

If the localists, the locavores, ever manage to get their plans enacted such merriment among the underclass would have to cease every few years. Which would be a terrible burden upon the rest of us as God Knows what they\’d be like if they were ever sober.

9 thoughts on “Isn\’t international trade in food a lovely thing”

  1. …..If the localists, the locavores, ever manage to get their plans enacted such merriment among the underclass would have to cease every few years……

    No doubt the puritans bastards would see that as an added benefit

  2. The major British branded ciders have, for years survived on imported apple pulp and juice. I know, I’ve followed the bloody tankers down the A367 (past Downside {or should that be pissed Downside?}) to Shepton Mallet often enough.

  3. They can still make White Lightning from all the “eating apples” that are unfit to eat – it is decent cider that will be in short supply.
    Pace Nick Luke, most branded ciders do not rely on imported apple pulp because the choice of apple affects the flavour: he was presumably observing deliveries to a high-volume low-quality producer. Two Herefordshire producers took over the two leading positions in British cider-making after Allied Breweries bought Coates, the leading Somerset producer and Matthew Clark bought Taunton Cider.

  4. John 77:
    Is Taunton Cider low enough in quality and high enough in volume for you?
    Matthew Clark, a drinks distributor promoted to produce cider from Coates and Taunton Cider Co, took over the Showering’s works in Shep’on and produce,inter alia, that awful rubbish known, locally, as ‘Bla’forrn’.
    The whole lot are now owned by C&C, owners of ‘Magners’. Says it all really.

  5. @Nick Luke
    I gave up drinking Taunton’s Blackthorn after the takeover because the changed the recipe and it didn’t taste right. 40-odd years ago it was the cider of choice in my college bar but in the last dozen years I’ve only tried it a handful of times, each of which was enough to put me off for a year or more.
    So, taking your question literally, Taunton is *too low* in quality for me: taking it as I presume you meant it, the answer is “yes”.

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