Award-winning Cornish drinks producer, Healeys, this week launches two delicious new additions to its soft drinks range. Apple and Strawberry Juice is based on an old family recipe, while Cloudy Lemonade draws inspiration from family summers on the farm.
Healeys is returning to its roots this year to create modern day flavours using family recipes last seen in the 1990s. Designed to appeal to young and old alike, the two bottled drinks arrive just in time for Easter, with the first juices pressed this week.
Following the installation of a £3.5million state-of-the-art production facility in 2015, up to 28 tonnes of apples are processed every day at the family farm, which also has 24-hour production to ensure it meets demand for its popular cyder and hand-crafted fruit juice.
In the 1990s, the family farm produced a range of 10 fruit juice blends, and it was the discovery of a collection of these recipes in an old file which inspired the re-release of classic Apple and Strawberry Juice using fresh juice from the farm blended with strawberries.
Cloudy Lemonade is produced using Sicilian lemons – renowned as the finest in the world – blended with fresh Cornish water from the farm’s very own borehole.
Perfect with breakfast, lunch or as a non-alcoholic drink at dinner, the Healeys range is a popular alternative for those who don’t want to sacrifice flavour when they’re not drinking alcohol. Both juices are designed to complement the existing range of juice flavours and will appeal to a diverse range of ages and palates.
Joe Healey, Commercial Director at Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm, says: “We’re always looking to develop our range and we felt it was time to bring back some classics we loved as kids.
“In the 1990s we had around 10 different juice blends but as we ramped up cyder production, we halted a few of the juices to keep production streamlined. We increased our cyder production capacity in 2015, and we’re now in a position to bring back some classics. Watch this space for more.
“When we were young, there was nothing better than coming in to an ice cold lemonade after playing on the farm in the hot sun. So we decided to replicate mum’s recipe with the best lemons from Sicily blended with our own Cornish water. It’s the same with the Apple and Strawberry Juice – we could have picked any of the 10 recipes, but we knew this one would be a winner from the start and it complements the existing range perfectly.”
Healeys runs regular tours of its bottling plant and orchard, as well as operating the recently expanded visitor centre where guests can learn more about how the popular drinks are made and sample the flavours.
The range of juices including the new Apple & Strawberry Juice and the Clouded Lemonade are now available in the farm shop or online.
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