Monteith’s Crushed Pear Cider is Vegan Friendly

by Redwood Cider Co
Address: 523 Moutere Highway
RD1 Richmond, Nelson, 7081
New Zealand
Phone: +64-3-544 2706
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Added: almost 8 years ago
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Company email (Aug 2017)
"Many of our ciders are made from ingredients which are suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Some of our ciders do contain cochineal and some of the flavoured ciders aren't suitable for vegetarians due to the manner of production of the fruit juices used. It should be noted that for all our ciders, there is always the possibility of low levels of carry-over between ciders that aren't suitable for vegetarians and those that are.

"I can however confirm that all of our variants of Old Mout is suitable for vegetarians/vegans."

Company email (May 2017) re Old Mout:
"Old Mout is suitable for vegans/vegetarians as it contains no animal derived ingredients. However there is a very small chance of a carryover from other ciders that do contain cochineal."

Company email (May 2017)
"We do not use any such elements [isinglass, gelatin, etc] within our cidery though. All Monteith’s products across beer and cider are produced in NZ only."

Company email (March 2017) re: Orchard Thieves cider
"We currently do not use any isinglass or any other animal derived fining agents."

Company email (May 2014): re: Old Mout Cider
"While the majority of our ciders do not have any animal derived ingredients there is a possibility of carryover from some of our ciders that do, therefore we do not claim that any of our ciders are vegetarian.
For your information we don't use finings (Isinglass) or any animal products such as gelatine for filtration of cider, finings are used to clarify some of our lager's/beers not our ciders."

Company email (October 2012):
"Yes – all our ciders (Monteiths, Johnny Arrow, and Old Mout) are vegan friendly.
We don’t use any dairy, fish, or animal derived fining agents.
We use bentonite clay for fining."

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