Award winning Cornish business celebrates Tesco cider deal

Award winning Cornish business celebrates Tesco cider deal


Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm, home of the popular Cornish Rattler and Cornwall’s oldest cyder producer, is now distributing the cloudy cider nationally via Tesco, after customers called for more local produce on the supermarket shelves.

Available in the traditional 500ml bottle nationally and packs of eight regionally, the 6% Rattler Original Cornish Cloudy Cyder will be on sale in more than 600 stores from September 7.

The drink producer and visitor attraction near Truro has also celebrated winning gold in the British Bottlers’ Institute awards, highlighting the continued growth and success of the Cornish business.

Joe Healey, Commercial Director at Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm, said: “Rattler is our flagship brand and we’re immensely proud of its success. Thanks to its popularity we are now celebrating national distribution with Tesco, which is a fantastic achievement for the business and our family. We are delighted that even more people can head to their local Tesco and see our cyder on the shelves.

“The Tesco partnership comes as we celebrate another set of award wins, which shows that not only do customers appreciate being able to enjoy our drinks but so does the wider drinks industry.”

Healeys has been supplying its award-winning cider to Tesco stores across Cornwall and Devon since 2016. Rattler can also be found on sale at Morrisons supermarkets throughout the country.

And Rattler Original has scooped gold in the British Bottlers’ Institute Awards for ciders abv 5.5% and above with Healeys Apple Juice also winning the top spot in the fruit juices category.

Joe added: “These award wins help to highlight the rising popularity and growth of the Cornish food and drink market and we are so excited to be a part of it.”

Having celebrated its tenth anniversary last year, Rattler has become synonymous with Cornish summertime, resulting in production increasing by 25 per cent in the last 12 months while the range has grown to include Pear, Berry, Mulled and a new flavour for summer 2017; Strawberry and Lime. Rattler Original bottle sales are also up by 40% year-to-date.
To see the full Rattler range, visit the Healeys website here…

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  1. Liz Blowfield


    Sep 06, 2017 @ 8:06 pm

  2. Keith Andrews

    I have been pestering Tesco to stock rattler every month in their shopper survey. Seems like it’s worked! Hurrah

    Sep 06, 2017 @ 9:28 pm

  3. pstricia

    L only seen rattlers at morrisons 3 for a fiver .leigh area .are you selling it at Tesco at leigh near Wigan store.l always buy it but need all the other ones too

    Sep 07, 2017 @ 10:06 am

  4. Kirsty

    We recently visited Healeys cider farm & absolutely loved the Rattler ciders. We’re over the moon that our local Tesco in Hastings sells the original but was wondering if the strawberry & lime or the berry Rattler would ever be stocked. It’s a long way (6 1/2hrs each way!) to drive down & get some!

    Sep 07, 2017 @ 5:47 pm

  5. Craig Grundy

    Absolutely love your products, have visited your site twice in 2 years. your recommend your products highly to all my friends

    Sep 07, 2017 @ 5:53 pm

  6. brian lannagan

    Congratulations Healey on getting such a contract I have visited the farm many times over the years and seen it grow to the stage you are now I also enjoy the fact that you do encourage responsible dog owners like me especially going round the vinyards on the tractor and eating outside in the main caff area

    Sep 07, 2017 @ 6:27 pm

  7. Susan ellerton

    So glad Tesco are now selling this cyber it’s my daughter and her partners favourite. Last Christmas we tried all the supermarkets to buy some for them as a gift without success. Thank s to you this year things will be a lot easier.

    Sep 09, 2017 @ 7:07 pm

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