250 mL bottle
3.08 g sugar / oz.
One of the few drinks inspired by a baked pastry, "Grandma's apple strudel", was imagined by Fred Kendlbacher as a bit of a joke with friends Mike Reiter and Philipp Maier. But Kendlbacher had experience in the beverage industry, and Reiter and Maier owned an ad agency, so after many hours experimenting with a recipe, they found a bottler and distributor and released the new beverage in late 2013. The drink was a fast hit: within six months, Omi's Apfelstrudel was available in almost every Austrian supermarket, within a year for sale in the United States and elsewhere around the world.
The apple juice drink is not carbonated, and does not contain sugar or preservatives (or pastry crust, butter or walnuts). The drink is made from a mix of gala, jonagold and pinova apples grown in the state of Styria in southeast Austria.
The label says this is made from natural apple juice and cinnamon. It does indeed taste like an apple strudel pastry! Is there a flavor of buttery pastry crust in here also? Apple and cinnamon and a little butter are enough to evoke the idea of a strudel.
I heated some to see what it tastes like as a warm drink, but it's not as good as a simple apple cider. For some reason it seems gooey and overly sweet as a hot drink. Most sweet ciders taste less sweet when heated, but this is the opposite. It tastes better cold.
An interesting and pleasant novelty drink, but maybe not worth going out of your way for.
100% apple juice, citric acid, natural cinnamon aroma.
Kendlbacher Getränkevertriebs GmbH.
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