The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving and mulled cider fun facts. As we research for our daily content on food trucks, food carts and street food, we stumble upon some items of knowledge that we just did not know.

We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in our section titled “Did You Know?”

For today’s Did You Know we will look at Mulled Cider Fun Facts

Mulled Cider Fun Facts.  Sweet un-fermented cider is heated to a temperature just below boiling. Cinnamon, orange peel, nutmeg, cloves, or other spices added.

  • Hot mulled cider is a popular Autumn and Winter beverage.
  • Wassail (Old Norse “ves heil”, Old English was hál, literally ‘be you healthy’) refers both to the salute ‘Waes Hail’ and to the drink ofwassail, a hot mulled cider traditionally drunk as an integral part of wassailing, a medieval southern English drinking ritual intended to ensure a good cider apple harvest the following year.
  • The combination of spices varies, but it usually consists of cinnamon, cloves, allspice, and nutmeg; and less frequently star anise,peppercorn or cardamom. It also usually includes dried fruit (such as raisins, apples or orange rind).
  • Wine was first recorded as spiced and heated in Rome during the 2nd century.

Key Date

  • September 30th is National Mulled Cider Day.

Mulled Cider Fun Facts We May Have Missed

Feel free to let us know about the Mulled Cider Fun Facts we missed in the comment section or our food truck forum. We always love to add to these lists. If we can verify the facts we will give the reader credit in the article.

Reference: Wikipedia facts about Cider

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