Fresh, earthy and refreshing, the distinguishable taste of a fruity cider is a favourite of many of us. But to achieve that sweet and juicy taste, a lot of fruit ciders have a high-calorie content due to the sugar present in them among other factors.
So, how many calories are in a pint of fruit cider? On average, there are 307 calories in a pint of cider. The number can differ from brand to brand, e.g. Kopparberg Mixed Fruit Cider has 308 calories while Skinny Fruit Cider Mixed Berries has 153 calories which is half the average.
Keep reading to find out how many calories different brands of fruit cider have, which fruit cider has the fewest calories, and how calories in fruit cider compare to calories in beer.
Fruit Cider Calorie Content
The average pint of fruit cider has 307 calories and 39g of sugar. Of course, this number can fluctuate depending on the brand you opt for.
Have a look at the table below to see how many calories and how much sugar there is in a pint of popular fruit cider brands.
|Calories per pint
|Sugar per pint
|Skinny Fruit Cider Mixed Berries
|Rekorderlig Wild Berries Cider
|Kopparberg Mixed Fruit Cider
|Kopparberg Strawberry & Lime Cider
|Stella Artois Cider Raspberry
|Rekorderlig ‘Strawberry Lime’ Cider
|Rekorderlig ‘Passion Fruit’ Cider
Kopparberg Strawberry and Lime Cider is one of the ciders with the highest calorie content, with 330 calories and 44g of sugar per pint.
Which Fruit Cider has the Fewest Calories?
Skinny Fruit Cider has only 153 calories per pint, making it the fruit cider with the lowest calorie content when compared with other popular brands such as Kopparberg and Rekorderlig. Despite it having fewer calories, its ABV (Alcohol by Volume) is 4.0% which is the same as other brands.
And here are some bonus points: Skinny Fruit Cider has 100% less sugar than other fruit ciders. It’s also gluten-free and vegan, so you can enjoy a refreshing pint of the cider even if you follow strict dietary requirements.
What Has More Calories – Beer or Fruit Cider?
On average, a pint of lager has 230 calories, which is a lot less than the 307 calories in the average pint of fruit cider. So, fruit ciders are more calorific than lagers due to the high sugar content.
Calories in beer and fruit cider come from two places – the alcohol content and the carbohydrate/sugar content. Fruit ciders tend to have more carbohydrates (sugars) to achieve the sweet taste you’d expect from a fruity cider, which is usually the reason why they are more calorific.
For example, Kopparberg Mixed Fruit Cider (4.0% ABV) has 45g of carbohydrates and 308 calories per pint while Corona Extra (4.5% ABV) has 23 grams of carbs and 232 calories per pint.
What to Look Out For When Choosing a Fruit Cider?
Apart from the calorie content, it’s worth noting the carbohydrate or sugar content as it can vary significantly from brand to brand. And take note that even 0% ABV fruit ciders are high in carbs and sugars, for example, Kopparberg 0% Mixed Fruit has 52g of sugar per pint while Skinny Fruit Cider has zero sugar. There’s a significant difference, so have a look online to check the carbohydrate and sugar content.
What’s more, fruit ciders come in a range of flavours – from mixed berries to pineapple and more. Browse the different options and try the different varieties to find your favourite.
Skinny Fruit Cider – Fewer Calories, Full Flavour
With half the calories of other fruit ciders, Skinny Fruit Cider is the newest addition to our range of lower-calorie drinks. Alongside our premium Skinny Lager and Skinny IPA, we’re committed to providing quality beer and cider at just 89 calories per bottle. And all of this while keeping the full flavour you’d expect from your drink. Why not browse our shop and try it for yourself?