What is Apple Cider?
Apple cider is made from fresh pressed apple and contains some pulp, as it is not filtered in the same way as apple juice. The cider is slightly opaque and a warm brown color. The flavor is sweet, full and crisp.
What does Apple Cider Taste Like?
...Sweet is one of the five main tastes. It has smooth and round notes in its flavor profile. Sweet is a naturally occurring flavor in many foods, including fruits, berries, winter squashes, sugarcane, and honey. The sweet taste in these foods is due to a higher sugar content. Sweetness is characteristic of desserts and is used as an accent in savory foods.
...Apples have been around since nearly the beginning of human evolution. However, domesticated varieties are newer to the scene and much sweeter, as wild apples are extremely sour. The apple is a round fist-sized fruit with a smooth skin that is either green, or variations of red, and may have yellow tones. The white flesh has a crunch and is sweet and crispy. Apples are a common fruit in the USA and eaten raw and cooked in desserts, salads and savory dishes.
...Sugar comes from sugar cane and sugar beets. The sugar is extracted from the juice of both plants and refined into the granulated substance known as sugar. Sucrose, the sweet substance of sugar is a combination of glucose and fructose. White sugar is composed of tiny white, dry granules. The flavor is sweet and neutral. Brown sugar is brown and has more moisture, with a richer flavor that hints at molasses. Sugar is used in both sweet and savory foods.
...Ground cinnamon is a fine aromatic powder made from the bark of the cinnamon tree, also known as cassia; another variety. The bark is peeled from the tree, dried and ground into the warm brown powder that is known as cinnamon. The flavor is spicy, warm and sweet and savory at the same time. It is extremely popular in many cuisines and common in American desserts.
...Allspice is a spice made from the dried berries of the pimenta dioica plant; a member of the myrtle family. Allspice is ground into a powder that is a dark rich brown color and used to flavor baked good and added to some savory dishes. The flavor is similar to a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and a hint of black pepper.