Nature’s Nectar 100% Apple Cider

Last Updated on December 15, 2017

When fall hits, there are some things you just start pining after. Hot drinks, chili, and, of course, anything pumpkin. Just as much a part of the harvest season is that most special of drinks, apple cider.

And Aldi has it.

Nature's Nectar 100% Apple Cider

Nature’s Nectar 100% Apple Cider comes in a typical 1-gallon jug and is a Seasonal Buy — it’s around for longer than a Special Buy (ALDI Find) but is not a year-round Regular Buy. The packaging describes it as 100% juice, and it’s pasteurized. There are two ingredients: apples and potassium sorbate, a preservative commonly used in apple cider. The packaging does not give any indication where the apples were grown or where the cider was processed.

At the time of this post, it retailed for $3.49, or about 2.7 cents an ounce. This is among the cheapest options we’ve seen for apple cider — it’s about a third of the cost of our local farmer’s market, about half the cost of name brand cider at our local store, and significantly less than the generic cider at our local grocer. We don’t mind supporting our local farmers from time to time, but we have to admit that the Aldi cider is every bit the bargain we’d hope Aldi cider to be, and then some.

Does that mean you sacrifice for taste? We don’t think so. It tastes like any cider we’ve had anywhere else — sweet and tart, with just the right amount of each.

Nutritionally, the cider is 120 calories for an 8-ounce serving. The cider is high in natural sugar — 28 grams per serving — but also contains 25% of your daily allowance for Vitamin C, so there is some nutritional value. Apple cider isn’t exactly something you drink strictly for health, but it has some benefits in moderation. (It may also have some health benefits over apple juice.)

The Verdict:

If you’re an apple cider fan and you want to drink it on a budget without sacrificing taste, Aldi’s apple cider is a no-brainer. Nature’s Nectar 100% Apple Cider tastes like any other cider, and for cheaper than other competitors we know of. Highly recommended.


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  1. Richard N. Mattis

    bought some to try and it is very good (though not as good as the homemade we made ourselves with a mixture of different apples ) but it only cost a little more than we had in ours (with a lot of work)!

  2. The posted picture makes it look better than the one that I purchased. My jug is fairly light in color. The taste is as I expect, but it doesn’t have much body. It makes me wonder if it was too finely filtered. It seems too close to Apple juice.

  3. I thought this was the worst apple cider I have ever had. The first mug tasted like vinegar. I thought it was maybe because of what we had for dinner. But, it was the same taste the next time I drank it. It is bitter. I have bought different apple ciders for years and they all usually taste about the same. Bought this one this year as it was the cheapest I found. But, it ended up the worst deal as I can’t even drink it, so, total waste of money. Maybe I got a bad batch.

  4. I absolutely love the seasonal Aldi apple cider! I look forward to it every autumn and it is often available well into February. It is the cheapest (including Walmart) and most deliciously sweet I’ve found anywhere…tastes like you’re drinking an apple. The only time I ever had an off taste is when I once made the mistake of not refrigerating it right away. I figured since it was not refrigerated when I bought it, it would be ok to leave it in the pantry for a few days. Then it started to ferment a bit and taste a bit carbonated and off. I never made that mistake again and it’s always been perfect.

  5. The Salted Caramel was GREAT

  6. I’ve found that warming this with a cinnamon stick and a teaspoon of raw-type sugar helps a lot.
    It’s more budget priced, but the flavor is definitely a step down.

  7. Very satisfied, buuuut…With all the varieties and apple growing regions throughout the US, what would be so difficult to include where the source of Nature’s Nectar apples and where the cider is processed on the labeling? This is the only brand I’ve purchased recently that doesn’t. Calling Aldi HQ results in fermenting just waiting for them to pick up. A local store manager told me they have the same problem.

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