Kopparberg Mixed Fruits Alcohol Free Review.


Kopparberg are one of the biggest players in the cider market. They don’t just do the standard apple cider tho, they are masters at all sorts of fruit cider and have a huge following around the world.

They have moved head long into the alcohol free market now as well. They have this mixed fruits as well as a pear cider. This is my review of the Kopparberg mixed fruits alcohol free cider.

What type of cider is Kopparberg Mixed Fruits alcohol free?

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With such a long title you could probably guess what this is.

Most of the Kopparberg range is made on a base of fermented apples (that is what a traditional cider is). This mixed fruits adds in various unfermented fruit juices to the fermented, the dealcoholised apple.

Is Kopparberg Mixed Fruits alcohol free really alcohol free?

If you have read some of my posts about the alcohol free labelling laws (such as my cider article here), you will know that not all EU alcohol free drinks are strictly alcohol free.

Kopparberg confirm that their alcohol free ciders have less than 0.05% ABV, meaning they are what the rest of the world think of as alcohol free.

A typical orange juice will have x10 the amount of alcohol that an alcohol free cider will have.

Kopparberg Mixed Fruits alcohol free ingredients

Along with beers, you can tell a lot about a cider by the ingredients they list, sometimes by the ones they dont!

The ingredients include…

  • Carbonated water
  • Fermented apples
  • Juice (apple, blackcurrant, elberberry, raspberry)
  • Sugar

The carbonate water will be a feature of how they remove the alcohol via vacuum distillation. They need to add the water they boil off.

From the list of fruit juices they have, i would be keen to try this. Some of them can be quite tart but they have countered this with the addition of sugar. Will there be too much sugar tho?

Kopparberg Mixed Fruits alcohol free nutrition

They second part of the label of an alcohol free cider that can be telling to the flavour is the nutritional data.

Kopparberg mixed fruits has…

Values per 100ml or 100g
Alcohol0.0%
Calories 38kcal
Carbohydrate9.2g
Sugars9.2g
Kopparberg Mixed Fruits alcohol free nutrition data

38kcal per 100ml is high for an alcohol free beer or cider, extremely high in fact. It is that high due to the huge amount of sugar.

9.2g of sugar is very high and there is a very real risk of the drink being too sugary. The only slight positive is that it has 1g per 100ml of sugar less than the Kopparberg alcohol free pear cider.

The Look

The bottle and label are identically styled to their alcoholic range, so much so, at first glance you might miss the “alcohol free” writing. We have a raspberry and blackcurrant on the label so one would hope that is what you are going to taste.

The cider itself is a pale red/pink colour, indicative of the mixed fruits (mostly berries).

The Aroma

The initial whiff leaves you in no doubt this will be very very sweet. It smells like something your mum would not have allowed you to drink as a kid!

I suppose it smells like a fizzy mixed berry cordial, not really like a cider. 

There is a bit of various red berries and fruits in the nose but the overall feeling is of sugar and chemicals.

The Taste

Oh my, that is one of the sweetest, carbonated non alcoholic drinks I have had. It is hard to get past the sweetness but when you do, the raspberry is probably the stand out flavour. 

No tart raspberry here tho, as you would expect. The blackcurrant adds a nice note to the flavour but overall this is just an expensive fizzy pop isn’t it? The flavour isn’t even that strong, their pear cider has a much stronger taste on the palate.

I don’t really know what this has going for it over say Fanta or something like that. The sweetness means you couldn’t have more than one and the flavour isn’t even that strong that you would want more if your teeth would let you.

I don’t really see the point of this. There are better alternatives that don’t have to have fermented apples put in and then the alcohol removed. It seems like a pointless step to produce basically a fizzy pop.

The Verdict

Worth having one of this so as you know you don’t need two.

Far too sweet and You could get a better product that hasn’t been fermented then had to alcohol removed when adds enormously to the price.

The Score

4/10

I don’t really see the point in this product apart from letting Koppaberg in on the alcohol free market. You’ll never have more than 1 at a time. 

Where to buy Kopparberg Mixed Fruits alcohol free?

To be honest, you are just going to get these via the supermarket or local off sales but these are some of my affiliates…

You can try these at Wise Bartender as well, a brilliant non alcoholic retailer

For UK readers, Light Drinks has this and others, if you use code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE you get an additional 5% off

*Affiliate Disclosure – if you click on the links and buy from these providers, i might receive a small commission*

Is Kopparberg Mixed Fruits alcohol free gluten free? 

Kopparberg confirm all their ciders are gluten free with less than 5ppm of gluten

I have an entire article on non alcoholic ciders and gluten if you want more information.

Is Kopparberg Mixed Fruits alcohol free vegan?

Kopparberg confirm all their ciders are vegan friendly. they use plant based fining material.

For more on vegan drinks see my article on the matter. Why beers/ciders may or may not be and how to check.

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I don’t really see the point in this product apart from letting Koppaberg in on the alcohol free market. You’ll never have more than 1 at a time. 

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